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“Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic” when New Albany High School (NAHS) presents Disney's “Beauty and the Beast,” February 6, 7 and 8, in the NAHS Auditorium. With wonderful music by Alan Minken, Tim Rice and Howard Ashman,this stage adaptation of the Academy-Award winning animated feature will transport you to another place and another time, where life was simple and the mystical reigned.
From “Once upon a time there lived a young prince” until the final victory of good over evil, this fast-paced adventure will keep the audience enthralled with brilliant acting, wonderful music, vivid costumes, lavish feature numbers, and a set beyond imagination.
LeeAnn Thompson, art director for the play and art teacher at NAHS, said, “This play is very family friendly, the set is very elaborate and is quite a visual treat for everyone. This is the most elaborate set I have ever worked on in my 11 years of working with plays. I have really enjoyed creating the props. Students in my art class are helping create the fake food used in the play.”
Belle is played by senior Hanna Sizemore, the Beast is played by senior Kyle Hickey, Gaston is played by sophomore Luke Foley, LeFou is played by sophomore Tarver Reeder, the Lumiere is played by junior Bryan Green and Mrs. Potts is played by senior Hannah Roberts. There are 87 more NAHS students that are casted into the play.
The characters that play Belle, the Beast, Gaston, LeFou, the Lumiere, and Mrs. Potts all said, “The play is fun and wonderful and we have loved preparing for the play.”
Hickey said, “Acting gives you a chance to be someone you normally wouldn't be in daily life.”
Foley said, “It was really fun getting to meet new friends and work with old ones. The play is about joy, romance and life and that life is about its ups.”
Come relive this “Tale as old as time” Friday and Saturday evenings, February 6 and 7 at 7:30 and sunday afternoon, February 8, at 2:00. Tickets are now available through the NAHS office, 662-534-1805,and they are $8 for reserved seating and $6 for general admission.
All of the cast members said, “We love Beauty and the Beast and hope that everyone comes out to see the play.”