Leading Cast Members from right to left: Doug Larcher (Chicago Heights) as Cogsworth, Alise Morrow (Matteson) as Wardroge, Daniel Blewitt (Crete) as Lumiere, Hannah Lang (Monee) as Belle, Kyle Fitzgerald (Park Forest) as the Beast, Pia Lyander (Hazel Crest) as Babette, Cooper Packard (Lansing) as Maurice, Rebecca Senick (Tinley Park) as Chip, and Laura Hilger (Oak Forest) as Mrs. Potts (PHOTO SUPPLIED)
Park Forest actor Kyle Fitzgerald has the lead as The Beast
Chicago Heights, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The Marian Catholic Theatre Department is preparing for their upcoming performance of “Beauty and the Beast.” The musical is scheduled for Friday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 21, at 2 p.m.; in the Monsignor Croarkin Auditorium.
Based on the Academy/Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Menken and Tim Rice. This "tale as old as time" is a wonderful story to enjoy with the entire family.
Senior class cast members include: Hannah Lang (Monee) as Belle; Pia Lyander (Hazel Crest) as Babette, Kyle Fitzgerald (Park Forest) as the Beast, Steve Daw (Homewood) as Gaston, Doug Larcher (Chicago Heights) as Cogsworth, Tom Kavanaugh (Tinley Park) as Lefron, Maranda Brink (Chicago Heights), Anna Petrelli (Park Forest), Ileana Garcia (Matteson), Jason Molitsky (Dyer, Ind.), Patrick Fagan (Chicago Heights), Sydney Maheia (South Holland), and Mark Brabec (Homewood) as Ensemble.
Juniors: Laura Hilger (Oak Forest) as Mrs. Potts, Theresa Milazzo (Matteson) as Silly Girls, Alyssa Lorenzo (Thornton) as Silly Girls, Daniel Blewitt (Crete) as Lumiere, Tom Fagan (Chicago Heights) as D’arque’, and Aimee Tiberi (Chicago Heights), Kendyl Todd (Crete), Danielle Sovereign (South Chicago Heights), Kyliah Thompson (Richton Park) as Ensemble.
Sophomores: Alise Morrow (Matteson) as Wardrobe, Emily Callahan (Monee) as Silly Girls, Hope Lang (Monee) as Silly Girls, Cooper Packard (Lansing) as Maurice, Becca Hause (Crete) as Ensemble.
Freshman: Rebecca Senick (Tinley Park) as Chip, Katie O’Shea (Tinley Park), Jessica Barrett (Steger), Julie Javorka (Lansing) as Ensemble.
To purchase tickets, contact Diana McDonnell, Administrative Assistant, at 708-756-9768 or [email protected]. For further information on Marian Catholic’s Theatre Department, please visit www.mariachs.com.