The Drama Club will present a “tale as old as time” as they perform several showings of Beauty and the Beast during the last week of March.
“It’s going to be a great show,” director Brian Stike said. “We have a very talented Belle. The ensemble is doing a great job at
Stike chose Beauty and the Beast as this year’s drama because it’s a “great challenge,” he said.
“It’s a difficult show,” he said. “It’s very intense.”
Beauty and the Beast has been one of the most difficult performances in Stike’s 13 years at the high school, he said.
“I also chose it because we haven’t done a kids show in a while,” he said. “It’s a show that will get kids out and appreciative of drama.”
The club has been rehearsing since the second week in January. The students have also been fundraising through for the costumes, props and sets, Stike said. Beauty and the Beast is an expensive show to put on.
“For a show like this, you have to rent the costumes,” he said. “It’s difficult to recreate a beast or a teapot. You want the costumes to look good.”
More than $5,000 was raised for the costumes alone, he said.
The show will feature senior Brittani Hrehorovitch as Belle, senior Kevin Quigley as the beast and junior Josh Tamburro as Gaston.
Showings will be on March 29, 30 and 31 at 7 p.m. There will also be a matinee on Saturday, March 31 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are on sale Monday through Friday at the high school’s main office from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.
“I’m expecting it to sell out,” Stike said. “It’s going to be something for all ages.”