The Chillicothe High School drama department presented its fall production of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” Thursday and Friday and will have another performance on Sunday, Dec. 3. A cast of 50 were involved in bringing this beloved story to life.
The Chillicothe High School drama department presented its fall production of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” Thursday and Friday and will have another performance on Sunday, Dec. 3. A cast of 50 were involved in bringing this beloved story to life. See Photo Gallery Here As a Disney production, the cost of the show was high, with royalties for a Disney show being several thousand dollars in addition to thousands spent for extensive costuming, according to Lisa Rule, drama instructor. The production is a musical and featured the talents of many community members. David Goodwin, retired longtime CHS band director, led a 10-piece orchestra for the production. This year’s production marked the 50th year of drama at Chillicothe High School. The first production was “Our Town” in 1967, under the direction of Virginia Wall and Barbara Guille. Here’s a look at the cast and crew of this fall’s production: Belle (Kirsten Moore), The Beast (Brett Shaffer), Gaston (Trace Staton), Cogsworth (Michael Posey), Lumiere (Colten Johnson), Mrs. Potts (Samara Smyer), Chip (Sam Rodenberg), Madame de la Grand Bouche (Anna Shackelford), Babette (Rylee Miller), Maurice (Dimitri Dickerson), Lefou (Seth Batye), Monsieur D’Arque (Jake Chapman), Silly Girls (Brynlee Faulkner, Elizabeth Leach, Jessica Brade), Villagers/Mob (Hannah Sherrow, Brit Lowery, Jacob Parkes, Lexei Dickerson, Brittany Derickson, Cody Kennebeck, Jenna Moffet, Dylan Nuckols, Will Kieffer, Macy Gutshall, Macy Cavanah, Noah Crowe, Aundraya Shady; Bookseller (Gunnar Young), Enchantress (Ruthie Vinson), Silverware (Kaylee Lewis, Catey Trout, Elli Ross, Lydia Martin); Napkins (Jordan Hopper, Montana Plattner, Ruthie Vinson, Emma Bernskoetter); Plates (Sara Hopper, Lindsay Eckert, Devin Dowell, Kylee Larson; Salt & Pepper Shakers (Sydney Baxter, Callaway Chapman); Statue (Tara Buss) Wolves (Kaydee Busse, Casandra Leach, Emerson Staton, Emery Kale, Miley Kale, Leah Lewis, Juliann Gabrielson, Lydia Gabrielson, Emma Thomas. Crew (Maddie Spath, Emma Hurtgen, Allison Haley, Emery Evans, Kyrstyn Haney, Haley Mumper, Grahm Mayers; Sound & Lights: Scott Rule and Emma Rule Director: Lisa Rule; Vocal Director: Gail Shriver; Music Director: David Goodwin; Pianist: Carolyn Johnson; Bill Maupin, Joe Gillilan, Mary Garr, Joe Hull, Chad Hind, Samantha Figg, Donald Heaton, Xandria Obico.