Disney fairytale springs to enchanted life

Keene Central School will present Disneys Beauty and the Beast on Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 1 at 1 p.m. I knew that a lot of these kids grew up watching (Beauty and the Beast), and would have a fun time doing it, said Director Lynn DeWalt. Nathaniel Caner, cast as the Beast, agreed. He said it was enjoyable to work with such a large group of students, for one of the largest presentations the school has every presented. The costumes and sets, he added, were spectacular. About 40 students are part of the cast, from elementary grades all the way through seniors. DeWalt said that there were several special effects to create the magical world. DeWalt said the students familiarity with many of the songs had given the cast a jump-start on the performance. If they like the movie, theyll like the play, said Amy Ignatuk, cast as Belle. She added that while she was nervous about performing, she felt it was well worth the time. Its going to be surprising, and its going to be cute, said Katheryn Odell, cast as Mrs. Potts. She said the cast had been acting very professionally, which should produce a strong show. Performers include Amy Ignatuk, Nathaniel Caner, Paolo Sardella, Schuyler Davis, Katheryn Odell, Summer Reed, Brooke Hartson, Peter Dwyer, Caitlyn Reynolds, Dylan Boyle, Lindsay LaBarge, Louisa Sardella, Taylor McCabe, Balzac, Dennis Goodnough, Andrea Hickey, Brody Hooper, Alexandra Dumas, Sadie Holbrook, Louis Scaglione, Brett Guerin, James Bell, Andrew Sappah, Courtney Collette, Brianna Murphy, Nicole Gyfford, Dan Gyfford, Austin Holbrook, Brett Guerin, Athena Pepe, Cassandra Smith, Sarah Abbott, Anna Kowanko, Amanda Boyle, Brittany Guerin, Emma Gothner, Caitlyn Reynolds, Claire Ignatuk, Joseph Downs and Carter Timon. Tickets are available at Keene Central School and at McDonoughs Hardware in Keene Valley. The show is produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

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