DSHS prepares ‘Magnificence and the Beast’

Dover-Sherborne Excessive College is bringing the mesmerizing world of Disney’s “Magnificence and the Beast” to the stage on Thursday, March seventeenth at 6:30 p.m. at Muzz Auditorium; Friday, March 18, 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, March 19, at 1:00 pm and seven:30 pm

It has been three years since highschool college students carried out a musical at Mudge Auditorium after “Mamma Mia” was canceled at Present Week in March 2020 as a result of pandemic. After years away from the stage, the forged, crew and orchestra comprising greater than 60 highschool college students are thrilled to carry out for his or her group.

Sophomore Antonio Sainz is making an attempt on a fancy dress for Cogsworth that was made by his older sister, Senior Marisol Sainz, who’s making all of the merchandise costumes and can play Belle.

Many actors will not be solely portraying characters on stage, however they’re additionally taking up further roles behind the scenes. Emmeline Morgans, who will play Chip on stage, skilled underneath an expert particular results artist in Florida to learn to do customized theatrical prosthetics. This coaching went to good use in designing and creating the animal’s advanced and fierce type. Morgans utilized alginate mould powder, a substance derived from seaweed, to the faces of two seniors double casts similar to Beast, Sam Thompson and Tommy Shea. From molds, she’s designing personalized prosthetics to suit their particular person facial options that can finally flip Thompson and Shea into the Beast.

Two senior actors are sharing the duties of designing and creating sensational costumes for the present. Lauren Kelly, who’s main the backstage crew, is donning “human” costumes, together with a stunning yellow robe for Belle and a fairly blue swimsuit for the Beast. Within the position of Belle, Marisol Saenz can also be “objecting” Miss Potts right into a teapot costume and turning Lumiere right into a candlestick.

Senior Jenna Eaten, who’s double-cast as Belle, and Izzy Taylor within the position of Lumiere are choreographing dance numbers for the present, in addition to educating dance routines to the forged. Eaton says of his method: “In creating the choreography, we stored in thoughts all through the method that the present is actually an animated cartoon, so for us that implies that each motion needs to be exaggerated and stuffed with vitality.” As well as, Taylor is main the hair committee, ordering wigs and planning hairstyles for the present.

The DSHS manufacturing of Magnificence and the Beast is certain to entertain individuals of all ages and offers an ideal alternative to carry the complete group collectively for household theater. Along with the present, the cafeteria will even have an artwork exhibit for viewing earlier than and through intermission. Artifacts of scholars from all of the 4 faculties within the district – DS Excessive College, DS Center College, Pine Hill and Chickering might be on show within the exhibition.

Tickets are on sale now and may be bought at www.ticketstage.com or on the door.

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