Beauty and the Beast

FC Sacred Heart School presented the musical “Beauty and the Beast” on the Tiehen Gym stage Friday night to more than 200 people and hosted another 250 or so Sunday over the course of two performances. Sunday’s matinee provided a special opportunity to the youngest musical fans: Children came dressed as storybook characters and had coloring pictures autographed by the cast members (to no surprise, a long line formed to rub elbows with “Bell,” performing to outstanding reviews by FCSH junior Nora Barker, and “Beast,” played by the otherwise warm and cuddly Reggie Johansen). The sizeable production was directed by Wesley Farewell, Pam Smith and Stephenie Bippes, who had considerable assistance from many folks, including Christina Wertenberger, Mary Barker, Nic Sikora and Pam Harkendorff and a huge student cast of 30 or so.
Based on the smash hit 1991 Disney movie and dating back to an 18th century classic French fairy tale, 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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FC Sacred Heart School presented the musical “Beauty and the Beast” on the Tiehen Gym stage Friday night and then again twice Sunday, including a special children’s performance for Sunday’s matinee. Children came dressed as storybook characters and had coloring pictures autographed by the cast members (no surprise, a long line formed to rub elbows with “Bell,” performing to outstanding reviews by FCSH junior Nora Barker, and “Beast,” played by the otherwise warm and cuddly Reggie Johansen).  
The Sunday matinee will be a special children’s performance. Children are invited to come dressed as storybook characters, and will have coloring pictures autographed by the cast members. They  can also have  their picture taken on stage with cast members. The Sunday matinee will be a special children’s performance. Children are invited to come dressed as storybook characters, and will have coloring pictures autographed by the cast members. They  can also have  their picture taken on stage with cast members.

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