Skip to main content

Upland Country Day School stages 'Beauty & the Beast'

03/19/2014 01:21PM, Published by ACL, Categories: In Print, Schools, Arts+Entertainment


Andrew McCrystal, as Lumiere, sings 'Be Our Guest.'



Upland Country Day School’s sixth and seventh grade production of Disney’s musical “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” premiered last week with two full-house shows on the Upland stage. 

Upland hosted a group of students from local preschools and the Kennett Mom’s Club to the matinee performance. The cast and crew, comprised of 35 sixth and seventh graders, rehearsed for more than three months to stage the show.

Upland’s production was directed by Deb Phillips, director of theatre arts at the school. 

Based on the 1991 Academy Award-winning animated film, “Beauty and the Beast” is the classic tale of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Phillips said she believes that theater is vital to a student's educational experience. Being involved in a production, onstage or backstage, gives students confidence in their abilities, and the ability to take risks, both qualities that will serve them well in life. Every student at Upland participates in a full-scale dramatic production each year.

Upland’s “Beauty and the Beast” cast included Lucie Dionne as Belle, Lain Singer as The Beast, Cass Ledyard as Gaston, Rachel Hyzny as Mrs. Potts, Andrew McCrystal as Lumiere, Sam Stiefel as Cogsworth, Rylee Tilton as Babette and Ceci Fralick as Madame de la Grande Bouche. 


Like what you're reading? Subscribe to Chester County's free newsletter to catch every headline



upland country day school theater play beauty and the beast


You might also like

Thumb_artist-001

Sharing the beauty and grace of ancient Chinese arts

Hua Hua Zhang visited Upland Country Day School to show the beauty in Chinese arts, through puppetry and calligraphy.
Thumb_art-donation

Artist John Suplee donates painting to Upland Country Day School

The painting depicts a well-known tree at the Stroud Research Center and the nearby salmon statue.

  • Hand-blown Glass Open Studio & Sale

    12/21/2014
    10:00am — 06:00pm

    December 16, 2014 — West Grove, PA. Chester County glassblowers Michael Schunke and Josie Gluck o...


  • Christmas at Milburn Orcha

    12/21/2014
    11:00am — 03:00pm

    Free photo with Santa! Plus, you are welcome to bring your own camera! Skip the long, hectic li...


  • Christmas Spectacular

    12/22/2014
    05:00pm — 08:00pm

    Dec. 13 & 20 - Noon – 7pm Gift shop; First 50 shoppers receive a free holiday bag of chips with $...


  • Christmas Spectacular

    12/23/2014
    05:00pm — 08:00pm

    Dec. 13 & 20 - Noon – 7pm Gift shop; First 50 shoppers receive a free holiday bag of chips with $...


  • Being____ at Christmas

    12/25/2014
    10:00am — 05:00pm

    Snowy. Jewish. Happy. Caring. Buddhist. Generous. Family. Creative. Friendly. Sparkly. Fill in ...


 

 

Chester County High School Sports