MIAMI COUNTY — School On the Rock, the home school program of Miami County, will take on a beast of a musical this spring.
Students, from throughout Miami County and beyond, will offer “Beauty and the Beast” for this year’s annual production.
This classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into 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. This “tale as old as time” is filled with lessons about love and redemption, and that beauty is found within.
The show is set to have four performances, at 7 p.m. March 30-31 and at noon and 5 p.m. April 1 at The Hangar, located at First Baptist Church of Vandalia, 615 S. Dixie Drive, Vandalia.
Amy Fraley has taken on the role of director for the show, while choreography is being handled by Laura Beth Fraley and Amy Fraley. The producer is Lisa Caupp.
Students performing in the show and their towns include:
Belle — Laura Beth Fraley, Troy
Beast/Prince Adam — Aedan Kennedy, Troy
Mrs. Potts — Olivia Early, Brookville
Lumiere — Noah Hill, Union
Cogsworth— Nathan Scott, Tipp City
Gaston— Jason Fraley, Troy
Lefou — Ryan Hill, Union
Maurice— Jacob Starry, Vandalia
Babette — Courtney Marker, Dayton
Monsieur D’Arque — Nathan Burton, Dayton
Madame de la Grande Bouche — Kylie Aldridge, Dayton
Chip — Sophia Kladitis, Clayton
Silly Girls — Megan Caupp, Englewood; Briana Oroszi, Pleasant Hill; Ally McFadden, Springfield
Enchantress— Lauren Christenson, Dayton
Narrator — Amy Fraley, Troy
Young Prince — Nathan Burton, Dayton
Book Shop Owner— Aaron Davis, Piqua
Aristocratic Lady— Hallie Starry, Huber Heights
Lady with Cane — Julie Pardoe, Huber Heights
Baker — Elijah Knost, Dayton
Hat Seller— Jacob Early, Brookville
Lady with Babies — Rachel Christenson, Dayton
Lady with Babies daughter — Kelsie Marker, Dayton
Sausage Curl Girl — Bethany Scott, Tipp City
Sausage Curl Girl’s Mom — Kali Wolf, Union
Milkmaid — Abbey Burton, Dayton
Egg Lady — Kali Wolf, Union
Fish Man — Stephen Mattingly, Medway
Candle Man — Marcus Watson, Dayton
Shepherd Boy — Cameron Daniel, Troy
Laundry ladies — Phoebe Kladitis, Clayton; Eden Kladitis, Clayton
Sugar —Hallie Starry
Creamer — Aaron Davis
Salt — Bethany Scott
Pepper — Noah Caupp, Englewood
Plates — Lauren Christenson, Gracie Knost, Dayton; Casey Daniel, Troy; Katie Mattingly, Medway; Kali Wolf and Julie Pardoe
Napkins — Briana Oroszi, Megan Caupp, Kelsie Marker, Ally McFadden
Spoons — Meredith Caupp, Englewood; Phoebe Kladitis, Eden Kladitis
Forks — Matthew Christenson, Dayton; Logan Wolf, Union; Micah Watson, Dayton
Knives — Stephen Mattingly; Curtis Wackler, Troy; and Marcus Watson
Whisk — Elijah Knost
Corkscrew — Cameron Daniel
Broom — Rachel Christenson
Dust pan — Ty Caupp, Englewood
Rug — Jacob Early, Brookville
Wolves — Lauren Christenson, Meredith Caupp, Selah Early, Vandalia; Megan Caupp; Aliyah Early, Vandalia; Abbey Burton, Hannah Early, Vandalia; Rachel Christenson.
Tickets are $8 each presale from any student of call Tammy at (937) 414-6437, or $10 at the door. Children 2 and under are free on a parent’s lap. Doors will open 30 minutes before the show.