The AHS Fine Arts Department invites you to ‘Be Our Guest!’

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The Alvin High School Fine Arts Department invites you to “Be Our Guest!” as the Academy Award-winning animated film “Beauty and the Beast” comes to life onstage in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale. Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s international sensation that has been performed for over 35 million people worldwide, in 13 countries. The stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The classic tale features Belle (senior Suzanne Finger), a young woman in a provincial French town, and the Beast (junior Ben Miller), 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. Filled with spectacular costumes and stage magic, this “tale as old as time” is a heartwarming treat for all ages. The show will be performed on Thursday, Jan. 26, Friday Jan. 27 and Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. and will close on Sunday, Jan. 29 with a 2 p.m. matinee. Admission is $6 for students and senior citizens and $7 for general adult admission. Tickets will be available in advance online through myschoolbucks.com.

For the younger princesses in the making, Alvin High School Choir invites you to the 2017 Princess Party on Saturday, Jan. 21 in the AHS Cafeteria from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. You’ll learn part of “Beauty and the Beast” and sing along with your favorite characters. Come dressed in costume and take magical pictures. Four VIP Royal Experience Packages will be auctioned at the Princess Party. Winners will be part of the production of “Beauty and the Beast” on Jan. 29 and will also have VIP seating. Parents are admitted free to the Princess Party. Child’s admission to the Princess Party is $12 and includes a free children’s ticket to the Jan. 29 production of “Beauty and the Beast.” More details maybe found at the AHS Choir website: http://www.alvinisd.net/domain/1789.

The AHS production of Beauty and the Beast is a cooperative effort of Choir, Dance, Band and Theatre and features over 100 talented Alvin High School students as actors, singers, dancers, musicians, designers, costumers, scenic artists and technicians. The show includes all the beloved favorites from the movie: Lumiere (played by Brock Helpenstill), Cogsworth (played by Clayton Geiling), Babette the Featherduster (played by Alyssa Collier), Mrs. Potts (played by Kaitlin Kennedy), the Wardrobe (played by Kaitlyn Espinosa) and Chip (played by freshman Heather Welsch).