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‘Beauty and the Beast’ to be performed by Christ Wesleyan Theatre Productions

MILTON — Christ Wesleyan Theatre Productions again invites area theatregoers to “Be Our Guest!”

After their last offering, a dinner-theatre production of “The Diary of Anne Frank” Christ Wesleyan Theatre Productions is already in rehearsal for their next production Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.”

Disney’s live-action musical will be presented at 7:00 p.m. Nov. 7-9, with 2:00 p.m. matinees on Nov. 9-10 at The Auditorium, 363 Stamm Rd.

The lengthy production has a running time of three hours (including a 30 minute intermission).

Director Ryan Brosious announces the cast’s principals for the family fare modern classic. Carole Brosious is assistant director.

Heading the cast are Caitlyn Stamm as the young beauty Belle, and Brent Mestach as the grisly and fearsome Beast.

The Beast is really a young Prince caught up in the spell of a Enchantress. If the Beast can not learn to love and be love, he and his entire household will be doomed for all time.

Raymond Randall plays Belle’s father, Maurice; Tristan Maiers will play the village’s villain, Gaston; and Nathan Crawford will take on the role of Lefou (Gaston’s sidekick).

Inside the Beast’s castle and also under the spell of the evil Enchantress are: Lumiere (Seth Confer), Mrs. Potts (Diane Scott), her son Chip (Judah Kennel), Babette (Holly Mestach), Madame de la Grande Bouche (Crystal Swope), and Cogsworth (Chris Dailey).

There are more than two dozen other actors featured in the production, including the huge ensemble, with the show narrated by Tasha Snowden.

This stage version retains all of the show’s familiar tunes, including “Be Our Guest,” written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.

Tickets are available at www.cwtheatre.org and at the Well Read Bookstore at Christ Wesleyan Church, 363 Stamm Road. All seating is reserved.

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