Performances on Thursday, Friday and Sunday start at 7:30 p.m., and
there is also a matinée performance at 2 p.m. Sunday.
In 1991 Walt Disney transformed "Beauty and the Beast," a
traditional French fairy tale into an animated classic. Belle is a
girl who is dissatisfied with life in a small provincial French
town, constantly trying to fend off the misplaced "affections" of
the conceited Gaston. The Beast is a prince who was placed under a
spell because he could not love. A wrong turn taken by Maurice,
Belle's father, causes the two to meet and, through this, the "tale
as old as time" unfolds.
The LCHS production of "Beauty and the Beast" is directed by Rhys
Lovell, Kim Peterson-Quinn and Julie Kasa. Kayla Huskins serves as
stage manager and Mikel Frost as technical adviser.
Cast members and their roles include Shelby Voyles as Belle, Matt
Mason as the Beast, Jarrod Grover as Gaston, Matthew Langdon as
Lumière, Lauren Stanfield as Mrs. Potts, Wyatt Phillis as Maurice,
Grace Sheley as Madame De La Bouche, Lizzie Jaegle as Cogsworth,
Olivia Graue as The Enchantres, Tara Shane as Lefou, Justin Broom as
Monsieur D'Arque, Madison Bishop as Babette, and Will Lovell as
Other cast members are Morgan Conrady, Miranda Brooks, Jacqueline
Keysear, Stephanie Hannel, Kendall Katz as Silly Girls.
Townspeople are Haley Welch, Sydney Marshall, Paige Brewer,
Antoinette Richmand, Anna Spaulding, Jenna Williams, Angela Kelly,
Alysa Cox and Karley Boyd.
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This year's production also includes a cast of children playing
the roles of village children and enchanted castle butlers and
maids. They are Emma Buenrostro, Shadae Carter, Francesca Audabato,
Ysabella Audabato, Olivia Cooper, Emily Craig, Haylee Dunham,
Destiny Ellis, Cassie Everson, Chloe Laubenstein, Paige Mcree, Grace
Montgomery, Ben Nunn, Lily Porter, Chloe Pryzkopanski, Alexa Reed,
Josie Schumann, Daniel Siebert and Emily Siebert.
The pit orchestra, under the direction of David Swaar, features a
top-notch group of musicians: Cody Garretson, Christian West, Austin
Heurd, Nick Satterfield, Shelby Lessen, Rachel Skelton, Marissa
Booth, Chelsey George, Rebecca Stein, Corey Webster, Clarissa Bess
and Amy Swaar
Tickets for the LCHS production may be purchased at the door. The
cost is $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens, students and
This year's musical will be performed at the Johnston Center for
Performing Arts at Lincoln College.
For more information, call 217-732-4131, ext. 515.
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