GREENE – Fans of Disney’s animated classic Beauty and the Beast will have a chance to see the film’s theatrical adaptation this weekend on the Greene High School stage as the Footlights present their spring musical.
With performances at 7 tonight and Saturday, and a matinee at 3 p.m. Sunday, audiences will have three opportunities to see the student production of the Tony Award winning Broadway musical. Tickets, which will be available at the door, are $7 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens.
According to Amanda Boel, who co-directed the production with Nicole Cline, the show was chosen to showcase the many talents of the students involved with Footlights, particularly those who will be graduating this year,
“We have a very talented senior class,” Boel explained, many of whom have starred in numerous musicals during their high school career.
With its creative costuming, fantastic set, witty dialogue and numerous musical numbers, the Footlights production is a feast for the eyes and the ears. While on stage, the show is flawless, it was not without its challenges for its young stars. The complexity of the characters required more than the usual preparation of simply learning lines and songs.