Redmond High School (RHS) and area middle school students will present seven performances of “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” from April 12-21, 2018.
“As soon as the live action movie came out last year, students started begging me to bring “Beauty and the Beast” to our stage,” director Pat Tellinghusen said. “None of us could resist the magical draw of this story.”
Senior Spencer Johnson plays the prince cursed to become a beast, senior Joshua Mireles plays the self-absorbed Gaston, and sophomore Laynie Peugh plays Belle.
“Belle is beautiful, but she’s also strong, wise, brave and selfless,” Tellinghusen explained. “This show entertains, but also depicts timeless values.”
The show combines the talents of the RHS Troupers, along with 14 middle school students from Obsidian Middle School, Elton Gregory Middle School and one home school student.
“The middle school students add a lively energy to the cast,” Tellinghusen said. “It’s wonderful to see the upcoming talent, and the high school actors mentoring the younger students.”
Performance times run from April 12-14 and 19-21 at 7:00 p.m. April 21 includes a matinee performance at 2 p.m.
Performance tickets are available for purchase at: redmondhs.seatyourself.biz. Tickets are $8 for students and seniors, $12 for adults and children under five can attend free of charge. Tickets can also be purchased the day of the performance.
All performances will occur in RHS’s Clyde Moore Auditorium.