Beauty and the Beast

Near West Theatre

November 16 – December 2, 2007

Director/Musical Director: Robert Navis, Jr.
Choreographer: Stephanie Morrison Hrbek

Cast:
Belle: Trinidad Snider
Beast: Kevin Joseph Kelly
Gaston: Eric Alan
Mrs. Potts: Kristy Cruz
Lumiere: Matt Wieferhold
Cogsworth: Jeffrey E. Braun
Chip: Christian Flaherty
Maurice: Michael Andrews-Hinders
Babette: Katelyn Blockinger
Madame de la Grande Bouche: Brenna M. Connor
Lefou: Steven Schuerger
Monsieur D'Arque: Roger Conners
Bookseller: Edwin Smith
Silly Girls: Kelcie Dugger, Susan Sandberg, Abby Skully, Hannah Storch

Ensemble: Elizabeth Allard, Josh M. Andrews, Patrick Barnum, Tom Campbell, Daniel Carreon, Morgan Emma Clark, Christine Coyne, Sharron DeCosta, Mary Ann Domzalski, Rachel Drotar, Monique Dugger, Eric Fancher, Joel Fenstermaker, Ben Hess, Anthony Jugan, Kaz Klein, Annie E. Kostell, Julianne Kurdila, Dominic Longo, Katie Medvec, Liz Mullin, Vinny Mullin, Hayden Olivia Neidhardt, Djuan R. Pierce, Andy Schumann, Ben Schumann, Grace Ellen Schumann, Sarah "Edana" Sesek, Elizabeth Shick, Zenaida V. Smith, Autumn Smith, Caitlin Thompson, David Turner, Noah Utterback, Eleanor Werner, Mary Woods

Press:

Plot Description: Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster, who was long ago trapped in his gruesome form by an enchantress. The only way for the Beast to become human once again is if he learns to love and be loved in return. There is a time limit, too: once a magical rose loses all of its petals, all hope will be lost and he will stay a Beast forever. The Beast’s enchanted household–populated by such beloved characters as Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, Cogsworth, and Chip–watch anxiously as Belle and the Beast grow to understand and befriend one another. Their feelings grow ever deeper as the clock ticks and petals continue to fall off the enchanted rose–will they confess their love for one another before it is too late?

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