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St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School’s production of Beauty and the Beast

Date: July 29, 2016

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St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School’s musical production of Beauty and the Beast was a huge success with over 1400 tickets sold over the four shows held at the West Gippsland Arts Centre.

Based on the smash hit 1991 Disney movie, Beauty and the Beast tells the story of beautiful and intelligent Belle, a young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village and finds herself imprisoned in the magical castle of a terrifying beast.

The musical was accompanied by a 32 piece orchestra, and the School invited children in the community to dress as their favourite Beauty and the Beast character at Saturday’s matinee, where they had the opportunity to meet and greet the cast after the performance.

Having dedicated countless hours for rehearsals, production, direction, set construction, costume organisation and stage props, students, staff and parents are feeling very proud of the outcome of the show with the encouraging comments from members of the audience that included:

“What a fabulous performance, you have done your school proud. My little people were mesmerised and lasted for the whole show, we loved it.”

“AMAZING!! I couldn’t believe that it was a School production! Absolutely brilliant!”

“While we are thinking about very talented young people I would like to congratulate all the students that took part in the Beauty and the Beast. I attended yesterday afternoon’s session and was blown away by the professionalism and talent that was on display. Well done students and well done St Paul’s for fostering all manner of talent.”

“Saw this fabulous production last night and it was absolutely amazing. Congratulations to everyone involved especially the fabulous performers and Orchestra.”

St Paul’s teacher, Casey Hall, who directed and choreographed the musical production said Being part of a show such as this is a unique experience that presents students with opportunities for development in ways that are unparalleled in everyday school life, and I can safely say that each student involved in Beauty and the Beast 2016 will walk away from this experience a more resilient, insightful and fulfilled young person.”