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Disney's Beauty and the Beast
a Musical Comedy
by Alan Menken

COMPANY : Chattahoochee High School
VENUE : Chattahoochee High School
ID# 1571

SHOWING : March 23, 2006 - March 25, 2006



Beauty and the Beast is the story of a young peasent girl named Belle who agrees to live with a beast in his castle in return for her father's freedom. While there, the animated objects around her try to get both girl and beast to fall in love, thus breaking an evil spell on the castle and all who live there.
As the curtain opens, you the audience, are transported in
to a little French town, a quiet provincial village where everyday is just another ordinary day. Even Belle wonders if anything exists beyound her little town, and she dreams of "adventure in the great wide somewhere," not knowing her adventures will soon begin.
The pervasive theme of Beauty and the Beast is the inner nature of true beauty. But is also the story of redemption. A selfish young prince endures a 10-year curse so he may see the world through different eyes and be ultimately transformed not only outwardly, but inwardly. A young girl who dreams of a better life is imprisoned in a dark castle where she finds her true love and a life better than she could have imagined.
Kathy Winchell-Artistic Director

Cast Rhonda Fossum
Music Director Rhonda Fossum
Assistant Director Callie Fuller
Assistant Director Fadi Rammo
Artistic Director Kathy Winchell
Set Design and Construction Clyde Fossum
Sound and Lights Jonathan Holzwarth
Set Design and Construction Fadi Rammo
Costume Design Karen Roberts
Choreographer Wendy Sorenson
Sound and Lights Tucker Weston
Set Design and Construction Kathy Winchell
Costume Design Kathy Winchell
Vocal Coach Leandro Coelho
Assistant to the Music Director Stephen Feinberg
Orchestra Conductor James D. Palmer
Assistant to the Music Director Saleena Siraj
Belle Jennifer Akin
Gaston Cody Caho
Mrs. Potts Sarah Davenport
Beast Henry Hadden
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What I did last night.
by channel
Friday, March 24, 2006
I hope that peaked your curiosity! Last night, I was witness to one of the best high school/community theater performances ever!

I saw this show on Broadway years ago and I'm sure my statements will resonate today. This show is magnificent. If you enjoyed the movie, you will be entranced by this show. Our CHS students are INCREDIBLE. If you don’t enjoy most musicals—don’t fret—this one will change the way you feel about them. Rhonda Fossum has outdone herself with this production. The music is incredible, the set design and special effects are wonderous, and the story itself is intriguing and keeps your attention. This is probably the best show I’ve seen in a LONG time. If you know me—that is A LOT. It is a show for the entire family. Last night we were blessed to have some senior citizens in the audience—not the teachers—and they were mesmerized by the performances. I even saw a couple of them waving their hands in the air to the beat of the wonderful music of our orchestra conducted by our infamous Jim Palmer!

It's one of those shows that makes you feel good after you see it. It makes you so PROUD of who you teach and with whom you work. I would definitely consider seeing it again and again. Every line and bit of shtick hit home, and the showstopper "Be Our Guest" made me swell with pride as I wiped the tears away. You will see your students transformed into semi-transformed household items like spoons, forks and knives, napkins, salt and pepper shakers, brooms and corkscrews strutting across the stage. (Yes its overblown and silly, but its great to see an audience still can go nuts over such a joyous showstopper.)

You will equally be amazed with the set design and costumes. The show takes you to a magical and mystical place full of fun, laughter, romance and tears. The choral performance are impeccable. You will be astounded with the vocal talents of these young people. If you are young at heart—and I think we are all in some way or another—working with teenagers all the time-- I HIGHLY recommend Beauty and the Beast. It is a charming show. Even if you think you are tired, have a lot of grading to do, do not want to come back to school on a weekend or at night—DO IT ANYWAY. You will be so glad you did. You may even feel compelled to write a review—I didn’t mean it to become one—like I did!! Enjoy!! Cry, laugh out loud, take pleasure in being a part of Beauty and the Beast!



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