WHAT: Blue Springs South High School presents the Broadway musical “Beauty and the Beast,” by Alan Menken, Tim Rice, Howard Ashman and Linda Woolverton (1994), directed by Timothy Haynes and presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.
WHERE: Barbara Landes Performing Arts Center at Blue Springs South High School, 1200 S.E. Adams Dairy Parkway, Blue Springs.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 1 p.m. Saturday. Friday's show will have an interpreter for the hearing impaired.
HOW MUCH: Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students.
WHAT'S THE SHOW ABOUT: Based on the smash hit 1991 animated movie and dating back to a late 18th-century classic French fairy tale, “Beauty and the Beast” tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster, who was long ago trapped in his gruesome form by an enchantress. The only way for the Beast and his household servants to become human once again is if he learns to love and be loved in return and do so before the magical rose loses all of its petals. Back in the village, Gaston has been scheming how to make Belle his wife. The Beast’s enchanted household watch anxiously as Belle and the Beast grow to understand and befriend one another. Their feelings grow ever deeper as the clock ticks and petals continue to fall off the enchanted rose. (from stageagent.com)
Narrator: Garrett Mahurin
Enchantress: Brooke Snider
Young prince: Ethan Butler
Belle: Madelyn Padget
Maurice: Sam Arnett
Gaston: Gavin Schaefer
Lefou: Kyler White
Monsieur D'Arque: C.J. Miller
Cogsworth: Reese Betts
Lumiere: Mitchell White
Babette: Cordelia Williams
Mrs. Potts: Margot Reed
Chip: Anna Miller
Madame De La Grande Bouche: Vaysia Knust
Beast: Isaac Hardin
Silly girls: Averie Kirk, Chloe Hughes, Bailey Self, Megan Tiller, Alaina Wegner, Isabel Bueno
Servants/townspeople: Abby Arbieter, Jordan Riley, Makenna Schaefer, Shania Manalindo, Keiyan Coleman, Erron Gray, Garrett Mahurin, Joanna-Lynn Curless, Fariid Tokpah, Jonathan Leckbee, Luke Fournier
Townspeople: Jared Leckbee, Xander Corkins, Shannon Curry, Isabelle Morrison, Lily Manadae, Caitlin Ayala, Annika Schulstrom, Miyah Mayberry, Anaya Brady, Alizabeth Massey, Kiana Van Deventer, Daniel Todd, Livvy Wrisinger, Dylan Young, Guinever Hensley
Wolves: Xander Corkins, Anaya Brady, Kiana Van Deventer, Ethan Butler
Gargoyles: Jonathan Leckbee, Jared Leckbee
– Compiled by Mike Genet