Belle, played by Abby Rzepka, comes to the aid of the beast, played by Stuart Coulston, during a dress rehearsal Tuesday at Niles High School. Leader photo/CRAIG HAUPERT
Belle, played by Abby Rzepka, comes to the aid of the beast, played by Stuart Coulston, during a dress rehearsal Tuesday at Niles High School. Leader photo/CRAIG HAUPERT

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Beauty meets beast this weekend in Niles

Published 3:23pm Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A tale as old as time is about to be told again.

A cast of more than 30 Niles High School Students is scheduled to perform the hit musical “Beauty and the Beast” this Saturday and Sunday at the Niles High School auditorium, 1441 Eagle St., Niles.

Abby Rzepka will play Belle, the heroine who becomes imprisoned in the castle of the beast, played by Stuart Colston. The beast is actually a prince, who was turned into a beast by a magic spell. The spell can only be undone when the beast learns how to love and be loved in return.

Show times for the spring musical are 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets cost $7 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens. Tickets may be purchased the day of the show. Reserved tickets may be picked up a the high school’s main office.

For more information, contact Niles High School at (269) 683-2894

 

Cast

• Narrator — Joshua Hough

• Belle — Abby Rzepka

• Beast — Stuart Coulston

• Gaston — Danny Grimes

• Lefou — Charles Billingsley

• Maurice — Jordan Kirby

• Cogsworth — Oskar Olade

• Lumiere — Jared Masten

• Babette — Chelsea Hamm

• Mrs. Potts — Katy Stetler

• Chip — Katelyn Phillips

• Madame De La Grande Bouche —Eva Nemeth

• Silly Lady 1 (Napkin, Wolf) — Danielle Villa

• Silly Lady 2 (Napkin, Wolf) — Emma Doud

• Silly Lady 3 (Napkin, Wolf) — Taylor Nelson

• Gaston’s Croonie, Monsieur D’Arque (Knife) — Ryan Roberts

• Gaston’s Croonie, Fish Man (Knife) — Nicholas Cole

• Gaston’s Croonie, Candle Man, Baker (Knife) — Matthew Golubski

• Gaston’s Croonie, Bookseller (Knife) — Mike Johnson

• Gaston’s Croonie, Asylum Guard (Knife) — Jon Lutin

• Gaston’s Croonie, townsperson (Knife) — Matthew Pleimling

• Hat Seller (Sugar Bowl) — Taylor Frazier

• Lady with Baby, (Napkin, Wolf) — Miranda Bailey

• Milkmaid, (Spoon) — Stephanie Rickords

• Aristocratic Lady (Egg Beater) — Tiffani Williams

• Shepherd Boy (Plate) — Hannah Hill

• Lady with Cane, (Napkin, Wolf) — Jenna McAllister

• Sausage Curl Girl, (Napkin, Wolf) — Paige Lamb

• Egg Lady, (Salt Shaker, Wolf) — Kennedy Lowe

• Townsperson, (Napkin, Wolf) — Brittney Klingerman

• Townsperson, (Napkin, Wolf) — Jordan Rohl

• Townsperson (Fork) — Nicole Benson

• Townsperson, (Fork) — Rachel Boyer

• Townsperson, (Fork) — Maria Campos

• Townsperson, (Fork) — Jamie Gaither

• Townsperson, (Plate) — Nevada Rodriguez

• Townsperson, (Plate) — Kyra Stewart

• Townsperson, (Spoon) — Bailey Schneider

• Townsperson, (Spoon) — Kalynn Wise

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