HHS Musical Theatre Presents: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
The spotlights come up on the HHS stage once again but this time in a very magical way. For the first time in forever HHS will be presenting a Disney production. When teacher/director Mrs. Everson announced this year’s production to be the classic tale that’s old as time Beauty and the Beast reactions were all over the board. “I was excited to see how we were gonna do it. I knew very well that we had the talent to pull it off.” Says HHS senior and star of the show Jake Johnson who is returning to the stage as Beast in this year’s production. Having been introduced to the stage when his freshman year came along he really gained interest when he earned his first lead character in the HHS production of Anything Goes. When heard he received the role his thoughts stated “I was pretty shocked knowing there was a huge battle for the role and that I received it after all the amazing talent I had been up against.” He hopes that the message and morals of this show attract to the younger audience members of the show and the lesson impact of the show positively comes across. When asked what role he would want to play by the time he had retired he noted the character Phantom in Phantom of the Opera and Frank Abagnale, Jr in Catch Me If You Can.
This year’s star of the show brings a HHS senior to the spotlight, Maggie Wood who is taking the role of the iconic Disney princess Belle is very excited to take on this role with her fellow cast mates. “It’s been my favorite Disney princess since I was little and it’s always been a dream role of mine.” She Believes this show will a huge benefit towards the HHS theatre department to broaden the horizon of the HHS theatre skills. Her #1 dream role would be the role of Christine Daae in Phantom of the Opera.
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