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Authentic beauty and beast take stage in school show

Lumiere, played by Will Thompson, is part of an impressive looking lineup in Freyberg High School’s Beauty and the Beast.

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Lumiere, played by Will Thompson, is part of an impressive looking lineup in Freyberg High School’s Beauty and the Beast.

An epic array of costumes has ensured Freyberg High School’s Beauty and the Beast production looks every bit as good as the Disney film.

The Palmerston North school’s production this year runs from October 20-24.

The impressive costumes are owned by a Christchurch woman, but were made by Weta Workshop and make sure the young cast look the part.

About 120 students are involved in the show, including cast, orchestra and production. The orchestra started preparing in November and stage rehearsals started in February, before Covid-19 delayed things.

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Beauty and the Beast is on at Freyberg High School from October 20-24.

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Beauty and the Beast is on at Freyberg

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The Series’ Character Should Play Gaston in ‘Beauty and the Beast’?

These high school students are tackling a tale as old as time. Who will play Gaston in the Disney+ High School Musical: The Musical: The Series production of Beauty and the Beast? There’s one character who is an obvious contender.

Actors Matt Cornett, Joshua Bassett, and Julia Lester of 'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series'
Actors Matt Cornett, Joshua Bassett, and Julia Lester of ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ | Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ is doing ‘Beauty and the Beast’ for their next musical

The students of East High School are back and ready to act in another musical production. Thanks to a post from the Disney+ Instagram account, fans learned that they’re actually doing another Disney-related show — the live version of Beauty and the Beast.

Not much is known about this upcoming season, including who will portray the two lead roles, Belle and the Beast. There’s also the question of who will portray the

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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Comes to the Malthouse Theatre in Canterbury

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Comes to the Malthouse Theatre in Canterbury

A new ‘Covid-Secure’ production of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will open at the Malthouse Theatre in Canterbury for a strictly limited run from Friday 11 December 2020.

Boasting dazzling sets and costumes, side splitting comedy and catchy songs, the production will be written by Paul Tate and directed by Joseph Hodges, with choreography by Jay Gardner and sound design by Phil Wilson.

The production will feature pantomime legend Paul Tate (Joseph) as Dame Mona Lot, SINEAD KENNY (Disney’s Aladdin) as Belle, JONATHAN CARLTON (Kinky Boots) as Prince Louis, Joe Kelly (Saturday Night Fever) as Pierre A’Tights, Sophie Camble (White Christmas) as Marie-Ann Toilette and Louise Young (Mamma Mia) as Cherie Trifle. Completing the cast are MEGAN DABBS and KATIE LARBEY.

You can book with confidence with the Malthouse Theatre with socially distanced seating, one way systems, and regular cleaning ensuring audience members safety is paramount. Refunds will be given is

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