brings “BEAUTY” to La Sierra High
Sierra High Boosters & Sara Hughes
upon a time” the La Sierra High’s Drama Booster parents wanted to help their
students produce a memorable musical. Musicals
are expensive, costing thousands of dollars more than a regular theatrical
production, but the school, students and parents were determined to find the
added funds needed to produce something amazing the economic difficulties.
So they worked with local GOODWILL Industries and held two huge
collection drives, raising approximately $7000.00 which funded over half the
cost of the production. Ninety-five
jubilant La Sierra High cast & crew members will be presenting that show,
“Disney’s BEAUTY & the
BEAST” beginning next week. “It
was simply amazing! Everyone worked
to help us earn the money. We really
didn’t know if we could do it…but the community came together…and here we
are! I can’t believe it!” said senior Robin Fales, who is the student
director (and also a valedictorian candidate).
professionally created enchanted costumes were rented for this amazing
recreation of this legendary love story. All
the musical excitement, humor and magic are combined with amazing costumes and
scenery to bring the full Broadway show to audiences of all ages.
The performers represent a diverse cross-section of the student
body with interests including baseball, singing water polo, dance,
tennis, student government, academics, basketball, medicine, music,
cheerleading, theatre, track, football and more…but they all agree that they
love this play. They began
rehearsals with a read-through before the Holiday Break…and have been
rehearsing ever since. Sometimes
they run from classes to sports to rehearsal, studying backstage between scenes,
but it has all been worth it, according to Robin.
“Everyone is working so hard and we all get along so well.
There are about 90 of us, but it is like a big family.
They even gave up two full weeks of vacation!”
weeks of rehearsal, the production is ready. Belle sings her way through the
famous tale…avoiding Gaston, enchanted by Cogsworth, Lumiere, Mrs. Potts &
the other magical characters in the hidden castle, fighting the mob with her
father, learning that it is possible to “love a Beast”…and living happily
ever after, of course.
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