The Weston Friendly Society will present Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and book by Linda Woolverton will be presented at the Weston Friendly Society of the Performing Arts in May. After suspending production from its original opening date of April 25, 2020, WFS is thrilled to wrap up its first full season with its version of this classic.
Under the direction of Hollis Welch Sullivan who began his tenure with the company in 1976, the choreography of EMACT/Dash Award winner and current Artistic Director Daniel Forest Sullivan, and the musical direction of local favorite Steve Bergman, this Tony Award-winning ‘ Tale as old as Time’ is sure to warm the hearts of all viewers, young and old.
Beauty and the Beast will take place over two weekends, starting May 14. Performances take place on Saturday May 14 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sunday May 15 at 2 p.m., Saturday May 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday May 22 at 2 p.m. Tickets go on sale April 10 and are available at www.westonfriendly.org.
The complete Beauty and the Beast cast includes Nora Sullivan as Belle, Robert Orzalli as The Beast, Michael Sterling as Gaston, Lance Dillaway as Maurice, Scott Berozi as Lumière, Rick Grenier as Cogsworth, Erika Wilde as Mrs. Potts, Jill Craig as LeFou, Stephanie Mann as Madame de la Grande Bouche, Dana Sullivan as Babette, Nell Jacobsen as Chip, Bridget Sullivan, Jessica Ober and Sarah McGowan as the Silly Girls, and an ensemble cast including Madeline Craig, Elizabeth Hassett, Colin Hurst, Emily Hurst, Darcy Jacobsen, Billy Jenkins, Paul Keefe, Denali Kikuchi, Colleen Locke, Rebecca Mayersohn, Nina Nieves, Gavin Patricks, Ronnie Schmidt-gross, Cara Siobhan, Laura Sweder, Libby Sweder, Joey Thordarson, Jonah Watkins and Grace Wilde.
Set and costume design is by Daniel Forest Sullivan, lighting design is by Erik Fox, and animation design is by Paul Roach.