Tale as old as time
King’s-Edgehill School enchanted the audience with their latest production — Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Held at the school’s Fountain Performing Arts Centre Nov. 22-24, the musical was a sold out success. Starring in lead roles were Emily MacMillan (Belle), Michael Dennis (Beast), Ben Jodrey (Gaston), Zachary Lakes (Maurice), Nico Castro-Folker (LeFou), Ryan Connor (Lumiere — a candelabra), Brayden Graves (Cogsworth — a clock), Katie Daniels (Mrs. Potts — a teapot), Layla Green (Chip — a teacup; and a wolf), Meredith Avalos (Babette — a feather duster), Maria LeDuc (Madame de la Bouche — a wardrobe), Orion Leidl Wilson (Monsieur D’Arque; and a shepherd), and Tori Marsman, Keyleigh Gravel, and Eleanor Gallant (Gaston’s Silly Girls). Rounding out the cast of townspeople and enchanted objects were Mykaela Collins, Andrew Nott, Riley Peckford, Jensen Sham, Friederike Wilke, Abena Danquah, Justin Nelson, Alex Creedon, Sarah Hickman, David Lee, Robyn Githinji, Renata Hidalgo, Jacinta DeLeon, Sage Sibanda, Amadia Collins, Emma Dufour, Brandon Mullen, Sara Jones, and Matthew Pothier. The narrator was John Kennedy and the children were played by Ezra Saski, Gaby Strickey, and Sophia and Annie Block. Working behind the scenes were stage managers Sarah O’Flaherty, James Drahos and Katrena Thomas. Ethan Drory was the sound technician. The pit band consisted of Debby Chao, Jen Chen, Ben Mackey, Emma Belliveau, Sid Chou, Rachel Huntington, Serene Chien, Patrick Wu, Leah Grandy, Toven MacLean and Jeff Smith (musical director). (Carole Morris-Underhill photos)
Published on November 27, 2012
Belle walks through the town with her nose in a book as townspeople sing about how odd she is.