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Countdown for beauty of a ‘Beast’

GET A GRIP: Horsham College student Riki Juma, as Gaston, wrestles Ryan Morrow, Gaston’s sidekick Lefou, during a dress-rehearsal for the school’s musical production, Beauty And The Beast, from August 2 to 4 at Horsham Centre Cinemas. Picture: LUKE HOBBS

Sets, costumes, music and the fine-tuning of performances have all been part of busy preparations for Horsham College’s production of the Disney Broadway musical Beauty and the Beast.
The college will present the famous musical, which ran on Broadway for 5464 performances between 1994 and 2007, for three big nights next week.
The show, the culmination of eight months of preparation, will include an on-state cast of more than 80, a student orchestra and back-stage and lighting crews.
The shows will be at Horsham Centre Cinemas at Horsham Theatre on August 2, 3 and 4, all starting at 8pm.
Musical director Larissa Riddell said audiences could expect a full gamut of comedy, drama and tragedy associated with musical theatre productions.
“It’s musical theatre so it has all those elements. It’s an all-student show and my expectations of the kids, like always, are very high. I’m sure they will all rise to the occasion,” she said.
Ms Riddell said the college production would be an accurate representation of the original Disney animated movie featuring Alan Menken’s musical score and the lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice.
“It includes all the big songs that many people will recognise such as Be Our Guest, Human Again and of course the Beauty and the Beast title track,” she said.
Year-12 student Emmy Bull is playing the lead role of Belle while Ben Plunkett from year 10 will make his musical theatre debut as the Beast.

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