Barely even friends...Then somebody bends...Unexpectedly
Burlington High School’s production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” opens this Friday and it will have just as much excitement and buzz in the air as a Broadway opening. The production is filled with fabulous sets, costumes bursting with creativity and color, a full professional orchestra and a huge cast of tremendously talented kids who have spent hours in rehearsal to bring this show to life!
Ticket sales are ahead of any show ever produced at BHS, resulting in the addition of a sixth performance. In just a few short years we’ve stepped it up so our total audience capacity will now be over 4800! It's pretty safe to say that the BHS spring musical is the “social event of the year!”
Finally, this production will include some special surprises that will break through the imaginary fourth wall of the stage without using one ounce of technology! It is a production that will go down in Burlington High School history!
The students who are participating in “Beauty and the Beast” are terrific kids who come from every grade level and ability just to be part of the spring musical phenomenon. The cast members are Kerry Alexander, Nicole Barnard, Kayleigh Barrucci, Teresa Belmonte, Emily Bertolami, Genevieve Brown, Sarah Burnham, Danielle Calder, Allie Campbell, Allison Cassidy, Natasha Chatterjee, Cecilia Chiang, Chris Coe, Gina Conti, Marissa Cote, Scott Czerwinski, Jill Daniels, Stephanie Desrochers, Bianca DiGregorio, Cassandra DiGregorio, Daniel Feldman, Giovanna Fernandes and Julianne Fitzgerald. Also, Sarah Fleischmann, Geoffrey Fong, Michelle Gouveia, Jenna Frank, Michael Garcia, Eddie Gelberg, Stuart Gelin, Katrina Gilstrap, Gabriella Gonzalez, Samantha Goober, Christina Grattan, Jennifer Gregorio, Meghan Groom, Christina Hanafin, Patrick Hanafin, Amanda Harrigan, Justina Hiney, April Hooper and Samantha Hovasse.
Cast members also include Sarah Jamal-Eddine, Ashley Jones, Dora Kadish, Jill Keaney, Erin Kelley, Andrew Kolifrath, Becki Krupp, Michelle Lee, Katie Mackey, Kristin Markuson, Emily Martin, Alissa Mastracci, Yitzhak Maurer, Mikayla Merrill, , Krisi Miller, Nicollette Moodie, Jessica Morey, Emily Murgo, Rachel Murgo and Kayla Nadir. Finally, cast members include Krutika Nayak, Paul Neves, Allie Nille, Zaven Ovian, Kalpita Patel, Sabrina Pereira, Maria Perfetti, CC Pouche, Laura Reale, Hayley Ridley, Catie Riggs, Sam Rollins, Meaghan Roper, Amanda Roth, Maya Russell, Shane Ryan, Danielle Schissler, Kylie Scott, Rebecca Scott, Gabrielle Semeraro, Lexi Sheldon, Futaba Shioda, Andrew Silva, Nick Silva, Laura Simon-Pearson, Kelly Spinali, Stephanie Swiszcz, Adam Tigges, Sharleen Varghese, Jessica Villalta and Nick Zenkin.
The production crew members take their jobs seriously both backstage and in the booth, managing the sets, props, sound and lights. They are Victoria Carrabino, Jamie Cahoon, Edward Chilliest, Sam Cote, Priyanka Deb, Jonathan DiRusso, Christopher LaRocque, Devin LaRocque, Joe Nosack, Jess Olin, Sarah Parker, Jacinda Pederson, Sabrina Pederson, Joe Sateriale, Daryn Starkey and Nick Stewart.
It goes without saying that the creative team for this production is incredibly talented and they have such vision that it makes a monumental task look like childsplay! Leading the team and celebrating ten years of both musical productions and teaching at BHS is John Middleton-Cox (Producing Director, Co-Music Director). He is joined by Stephanie Diozzi (Assistant Director), Amanda Potts (Co-Music Director/Production Manager), Leanne Reardon (Choreographer), Peter Waldron (Set Designer), Chet Maguire (Crew Chief), Kate McMahon (Box Office Manager/Program Designer) and Maureen Tierson-Krebs (award-winning Costume Designer/Coordinator).
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is not just another kid’s show… it reminds us about what’s important in life and how the power of love can be transforming. We hope all of Burlington will “Be our Guest” this weekend or next, and find out why audiences around the world have made it a smash hit and an international sensation!
Tickets are still available for all performance but don't wait! Performances will take place in the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center, 123 Cambridge Street, Burlington, MA. Performances are on March 25, 26 and April 1 @ 7:30 pm; April 2 @ 2:00 and 7:30 pm; April 3 @ 2:00 pm. Visit http://www.burlingtontickets.org/. For more information phone 781-A-FUN-TIC! Adults: $15, Students/Sr. Citizens: $10. Handicapped accessible.