Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Woodinville High School Theatre Company is excited to present a tale as old as time, Disney's Beauty and the Beast. The show runs April 27 - 29 and May 4 - 6 at 7:00 pm in the Woodinville High School Theater. Following the resounding success of their recent productions of Chicago and Fiddler on the Roof, WHS Theatre Company takes on something a bit lighter and more family friendly!
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast takes place in a small provincial town in France. The local prince is transformed into a hideous beast by an enchantress as punishment for his cruel and selfish ways. When Maurice, the town’s eccentric inventor, gets lost in the woods on the way to the fair to show off his latest invention, he seeks shelter in an old castle only to find its master to be a horrible beast that takes him captive. The inventor’s daughter, an adventurous young woman named Belle, takes her father’s place when she finds him in the castle. She soon discovers enchanted objects that serve the beast, and who try to make her new life easier. In order to become human again, the Beast must earn Belle’s love before it’s too late.
This classical musical love story is a tale that comes to life with unforgettable characters, astonishing sets and costumes, and a stunning score including, "Be Our Guest," "Gaston," "Human Again," and the Tony-winning title song, "Beauty and the Beast."
Beauty and the Beast’s cast is comprised of more than 60 Woodinville High School students, from a wide variety of backgrounds – from theatre, to choir, to band, to wrestling and football. The show is the final stage performance for seniors Aidan Gertz (Lumiere), Ben Hall (Cogsworth), Meghan Johnson (Mrs. Potts), Jacob Kishline (Maurice), Payton Kohls (Chip), Leah Sainz Jones (Wardrobe), Max Tammen (Gaston), and Marina Clever, Julia Hughes and Eva Sullivan (Silly Girls) as well as senior ensemble members Carl Bryden, Connor Byers, Jackson Cutogno, Connor Hudson, Evan Davies, Jarod Ehlort, Parker Hicks, Drayson Keo, Madison Kipp, Anael Kuperwajs, Jackie Machioro, Demi Oliva, Emily Oomen, James Pitts, RanDair Porter, and Emma Pulse.
The cast is supported by a pit orchestra from the WHS music department, and the technical aspects of the show, from set building and lighting to publicity, are handled by crews of students from the WHS technical theatre program.
Senior technical theatre students include: Madison Penoyer (Stage Manager), Alex (Scotty) Clark (Lights/Technical Director), James Pitts (Head Carpenter), Jordan Janshen (Director's Secretary), Nathaniel Gibbs (Sound/Technical Director), Ethan Pope (Sound/Technical Director), Alice Cloney (Costumes), Meghan Johnson (Hair and Makeup), Eva Sullivan (Props), and Parker Hicks and Sonja Marcus (House Manager).
The show is directed, produced and designed by Josh Butchart; Mason Cole is the Music Director; Darren Meucci is Pit Director; Eva Stone is Choreographer; Katharina Muller is Producer. Costumes by Marsha Stueckle; sound design by Brian Tanksley; lighting design by Steve Cooper.