This year's High School production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast was a brilliant three nights - a lot of fun - a lot of work but well worth the time and effort. Congratulations to all involved.
Some photos from dress rehearsals
Behind the scenes in the dressing room
The musical - final night
Naturally a lot of work goes on behind the scenes. Thanks to the musicians, back stage crew, cafe staff, sound and lighting, prop and costume creators
Listen to the 30 second advertisement on Sydney's Hope 103.2 radio and meet some of the cast in this video.
Photos from earlier rehearsals
For those who have forgotten here is the introduction to the story of Beauty and the Beast...
Once upon a time, in a faraway land, a young prince lived in a shining castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, the prince was spoiled, selfish, and unkind.
But then, one winter's night, an old beggar woman came to the castle and offered him a single rose in return for shelter from the bitter cold. Repulsed by her haggard appearance, the prince sneered at the gift and turned the old woman away, but she warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within. And when he dismissed her again, the old woman's ugliness melted away to reveal a beautiful enchantress.
The prince tried to apologize, but it was too late, for she had seen that there was no love in his heart, and as punishment, she transformed him into a hideous beast, and placed a powerful spell on the castle, and all who lived there. Ashamed of his monstrous form, the beast concealed himself inside his castle, with a magic mirror as his only window to the outside world.
The rose she had offered was truly an enchanted rose, which would bloom until his twenty-first year. If he could learn to love another, and earn her love in return by the time the last petal fell, then the spell would be broken. If not, he would be doomed to remain a beast for all time. As the years passed, he fell into despair, and lost all hope, for who could ever learn to love a beast?
The Covenant Christian School Production of
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice
Book byLinda Woolverton Originally Directed by
Robert Jess Roth
Originally Produced by
Disney Theatrical Productions
By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd, Exclusive agent for Music Theatre International (NY)
Musicals are part of Covenant Christian School's 31 year history. The school holds a musical each year. One year it is the Junior School and the next the Secondary School's turn. Last year Junior School preformed Meet the King. The year before Secondary School performed Fiddler on the Roof.