Beauty and the Beast is the perfect choice for RMT Youth’s second musical after their stunning debut with GREASE in June 2015. Beauty and the Beast will be performed at the Redcliffe Cultural Centre June 10 to 12 for 4 performances only. Starring local Grace College Year 12 student, Lindsay Cooper, as Beast, Georgia Burnett as Belle. This production will also feature many other young local performers, including Liam Kirkpatrick as Cogsworth, Timothy Kennedy and Alex Kuchmenko as Gaston and Georgia Gleeson as Belle understudy.
RMT Youth invites the best of our local youth aged 13-19 yrs to perform under the direction of a Youth production team where all members are 25yrs or under. RMT aims to provide significant performance and production training opportunities for young people in the performing arts to assist with development of a local talent pool.
Beauty and the Beast will be directed by Reagan Warner (who recently played the role of George Banks in MARY POPPINS for RMT) and choreographed by Mike Lapot (co-choreographer for MARY POPPINS) and Brodie Jones (choreographer for RMT Youth’s GREASE in 2015). Lucas D Lynch will act as the key for this production taking on the roles of Musical Director and Producer. Lucas recently MD’d for RMT’s production of MARY POPPINS as well as MD for GREASE in June 2015. RMT are also taking the further initiative of inviting a cohort of YOUTH musicians to play in the pit orchestra alongside seasoned musicians as a training opportunity to develop the talent pool of young pit musicians.
7.30pm Friday June 10
2pm and 7.30pm Saturday June 11
2pm Sunday June 12
Available from the Redcliffe Cultural Centre on 3283 0407
or online at www.redcliffemusicaltheatre.com
The story of Beauty and the Beast originated some 4000 years ago. The version we know is based on a classic French fairy tale written in the mid-1700’s. Made popular in 1991 by Walt Disney as an animated movie musical, the stage version was first performed in November 1993.
Beauty and the Beast is a musical with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and a book by Linda Woolverton produced by Disney Theatrical Productions. Based on the 1991 film of the same name, which was in turn adapted from the French fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Beauty and the Beast tells the story of a prince who is transformed into a hideous beast as punishment for his cruel and selfish ways, and an adventurous young woman named Belle whom he imprisons in his castle. In order to become human again, the Beast must earn Belle's love before it's too late. Seven new songs were written for the stage musical. Beauty ran on Broadway for 5,461 performances between 1994 and 2007, becoming Broadway's ninth longest-running production in history.
BELLE GEORGIA BURNETT
THE BEAST LINDSAY COOPER
GASTON TIMOTHY KENNEDY / ALEX KUCHMENKO
LUMIERE LIAM WIGNEY
COGSWORTH LIAM KIRKPATRICK
LEFOU ZACHARY CRISAN
BABETTE STEPHANIE INCHES
MADAM BOUCH MADDI COLEMAN
CHIP REBEKAH COLLINS / JAMES FLITCROFT
SILLY GIRLS KALEY JONES, ASHLEY PROSSER & SOPHIE PRICE
MONSIEUR D'ARQUE ALEX KUCHMENKO / TIMOTHY KENNEDY
MRS POTTS KRISTIE PITT (Guest Starring)
MAURICE TONY AHCHAY (Guest Starring)
ENSEMBLE GEORGIA GLEESON (U/S Belle), JAI JACKSON (U/S Lefou), GABRIELLE BENCHETRIT, TYALLAH BULLOCK, TAYLAH PATON, HANNAH GRAY, HARRIETT BUCKLEY, KRIS KAMUSINSKI, EILEEN COLLINS, JASMINE REESE, RUBY GLEESON, ISABELLE MARBERG-KEUS, JACQUI HAGARTY & ALY REESE
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER MADELEINE JOHNS
PRODUCER LUCAS D LYNCH
DIRECTOR REAGAN WARNER
CO-CHOREOGRAPHERS MIKE LAPOT / BRODIE JONES
MUSICAL DIRECTOR LUCAS D LYNCH
ASSISTANT MUSICAL DIRECTOR MARINA PAROZ
PRODUCTION MANAGER SHARON BAPTY
INTERN DIRECTOR MATTHEW BAPTY
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Parental guidance is recommended for children aged 12 years and under.
Running time for the show is approximately 2 hours, with a 15-minute intermission.