LITHGOW High School drama students are undertaking one of their most ambitious productions with Beauty and the Beast and it promises to be an excellent show.
The production boasts magnificent costumes as well as a cast of highly talented students that have really rose to the challenge of such a difficult show.
Once again the production is under the guidance of director producer Rae Burton who has the knack of transforming these young students into quality actors.
Beauty and the Beast stars Sam Bentatos as the Beast and Pollyanna Barlow as the beauty, Belle, with both putting in a performance that would do much older actors proud.
The story is as old as time and has always been a favorite with people of all ages.
Bridget Cama is Mrs Potts and Chris Seymour as Chip, the cup with both wonderfully entertaining.
The maid Babette is played to perfection by Courtney Clarke while Brenella Abdel-Rehim is superb as the Madame De La Grande Bouche.
Mitchell Pearce is Lumiere and acts the part of the Frenchman to perfection and Isaac Trounce as Cogsworth is really entertaining.
Other members of the cast are Angus Capaldi, Max Arkley-Smith, Melinda Altman, Brooke Dowsett, Mallory Sedger, Tiarne Roots, Kasey Fitzgerald, Jonathan Engeler, Amy Muir, Jarrod Pringle, Eli George, Danielle Roberts, Kaitlin Trounce, Brittany Menzie, Keeley Newham, Terese Nicholson, Hannah Muir, Ashley Pate, Malithi Ratnayake, Emily Waru, Jameele Young, Jaidyn Goodwin, Felicity Ray and Naomii Waterson.
Behind the scenes are the technical team of Elizabeth Saill-Hayes, David Spiller, Yaniah Cleaver-Casson, Jayden Hardie, Jonathan Engeler, Summer Jones, Samantha Risby and Emily Spiller.
“Beauty and the Beast appeals to all ages, and it would make a great family outing,” Mrs Burton said.
“The costumes are superb and once again the High School has produced a cast that are both highly entertaining and talented.
“Thanks to the Musical Society for their help and I can really recommend this production to everyone.”
The first session for Beauty and the Beast is on Sunday, June 24 at 2pm followed by sessions on Tuesday, June 26, Thursday, June 28 and Friday, June 29 all starting at 7.30pm at the Lithgow High School auditorium.
Adult tickets are only $15; children/concessions $10 and a family ticket (two adults and two children) is $40.
Tickets can be purchased at the door.