CHICAGO HEIGHTS | The Marian Catholic Theatre Department is preparing for their upcoming performance of “Beauty and the Beast." The musical is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. April 19 and 20 and at 2 p.m. April 21 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information on Marian Catholic’s Theatre Department, visit www.mariachs.com.