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A Tale as OLD as Time, Theatre Brings Disney Magic to Life

Jada Jackson

Reporter


The first Disney princess movie, Snow White, was released over 80 years ago. Since then, Disney has been releasing classic movies which move the hearts of audience members and empower young women. The Theatre Department has taken on the task of bringing one of these classics live. January 24 through 26, theater will be performing “Beauty and the Beast” and it’ll be a grand time.

The theatre students are thrilled to be involved in this timeless story and show their acting skills to the public. The theatre students have been working on this for a while and put forth their best efforts to make this great but we know they’ll do great either way.

“I’m really excited about playing Lefou, a really silly and stupid character which, in my opinion, is the most fun to play,” senior Megan Schievelbein said. “I would like for the readers to come see the show. It’s one thing to be told how extravagant the performance will be, but it’s another to see it in person. It’s a show and story that everyone knows so we’re gonna have to work really hard on pulling it off and having that same magic, which I think we will.”

Those working on the play have put tons of time and dedication into this masterpiece and are excited to receive much support from the audience.

“I like to think that I’m pretty involved with this show,” senior Faith Sehon said. “I was given the title of student director as well as production manager. I’m super excited to get started with this show. It’s going to be a great way to wrap up my senior year. I feel like all I want to say is to come see our show, and that’s cliche, but advertising for this show is a big deal. We as a company put so much time, sweat, and tears into our show. ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is going to take a lot of energy and I can’t wait to see the audience filled.”

Some of the actors go above and beyond, not only rehearsing their lines, but also helping backstage. Actors are expected to construct the sets, paint the props, and learn their lines in order to make the show as grand as possible.

“I am currently cast as Belle in the Seguin High School’s “Beauty and the Beast”,” junior Allana Darrow said. “On top of everyday rehearsals, I get to design minor set elements as well as build, paint, and help out backstage organization. I am also this year’s vice president and involved in the more general health of the theatre department. In addition to seeing my own designs come together, I am excited to play my biggest role yet. My second speaking part in this PAC, I am so honored to have been given this opportunity and I cannot wait to see it out to the best of my ability. The show has so many elements of intimacy and comedy including some tough acting moments for a high school so I can’t wait to see those moments come to life and be a part of a few of them.”

Be our guest and come watch the show on January 24 and January 25 at 7pm and January 26 at 2:30pm.



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