The Prince of Peace Players will present “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” next week.
The musical will be performed March 15 to 17, with a special dinner theater March 15 catered by the Corner Deli. All performances will take place at Prince of Peace Catholic School, 312 S. Fourth St. Cost for dinner and admission to the show is $16 per person. Seating begins at 5:45 p.m. with dinner being served at 6 p.m. The show will begin at 7 p.m. Reservations are due by Friday and can be made by calling 242-1663.
Performances on March 16 and 17 will being at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for people 18 and younger.
The story of “Beauty and the Beast” was first published back in the 18th Century. Disney released the movie in November 1991. It became the first animated movie to earn an Oscar nomination for best picture. The movie was adapted and opened on Broadway in April 1994, going on to play more than 5,461 performances in 13 years.
The Prince of Peace Players consist of 43 students, ranging from fourth through 12th grades, that will perform dances and songs, including “Be our Guest,” “Belle,” “Home,” and “Gaston.”
Cast members include Sydney Schreiber as Belle, Keaton Fuller as the Beast, Noah Strausser as Gaston, Katie Angelse as Lafou, Jon Schulns as Maurice, Paige Whitney as Lumiere, Skylar Schaver as Cogsworth, Allyson Naeve as Mrs. Potts, Isabel Hansen as Chip, Megan Mulholland as Babette, Destinee Irish as Madame Bouche, and Jakob Motroni as Monsieur D’Arque.
The Villagers include Sydney Kaup, Collin Mikesh, Jaime Josund, Conner Williams, Brittney Eshelman, Jason and Selena Vogel, D.J. Guillory, Emma Kitteringham, Katie Motroni, Emily Kuehn, Olivia Gossard, Grace Guillory, Makenzi Sparks, Tanner Dickherber, Erica Evers Jenna Anderson, Amberly Eshelman, Taciana Bilek, Josie O'Neill, Emma Kuehl, Chloe Whitney and Aedan Marlowe.
The Silly Girls are played by Judy Hsu, Caitlyn Dolan, Krista Atkinson, Rebecca DiVarco, Jackie Posey. Erin Vander Bleek and Vianca Corpus are the narrators.
The play is directed by Tom Jankowski with musical direction by Elise Croner.