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The classic Disney tale, Beauty and the Beast, is steadily coming to life as Red Lion’s musical cast begins learning the 2016 show.
“The students involved are working really hard to make this years show something to remember,” senior Callie Tomblin said, who plays the cart-wheeling rug.
Opening night for the show was March 4, at 7pm.
With the nature of how this musical is, theatre-goers can expect much dancing, tumbling, and even a fight scene.
The play is directed by Angie Wise, with Mr. Tom Wise as vocal director, Gabriella Marchi as dance coordinator, Mr. Curtis Crone as pit instructor, and seniors Caroline Smith and Christine Dellinger as student Directors.
Senior Mark Peters is playing as The Beast, the second time he has been star of the show.
“It’s a very fun experience becoming and developing another character again,” Mark said. “But this year is different because as a senior, not only do I have the responsibility of a lead, but I also have to take on the large responsibility of a senior and be a good example to the lower grades.”
Belle is played by senior Maddie Smith, who was part of the ensemble in last years play.
What’s unique about this year’s show is that the ensemble is split into townspeople and “inanimate objects.” These inanimate objects include things such a plates, rugs, cups, and even a wardrobe.
Be sure to come out and see this hardworking group perform the 2016 show Beauty and the Beast.