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Category: Tale as Old as Time

An Honor, and a Privilege!

By Deb Laskey It’s an honor to be acting as make-up chair for this year’s AOTC summer production of Beauty and the Beast!  And, it will be a privilege to help transform a handsome young man into a ghastly beast.  And there will be many others from the community that will be transformed also; into…
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The Importance of Theatre

By -Miles Kolby Meador A few weeks back, I had the chance to meet up with an old friend from high school to go out on a Saturday night date. Keeping things classy, we decided to do the ever popular dinner and a movie combo, with a trip to Chili’s and the local AMC theatre…
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No Matter What

By John Haley No Matter What, the role of Maurice, in my estimation, has to be one of the best characters I could play.   Not that I look at all like the cartoon character. The entire show of Beauty and the Beast is not only extremely enjoyable to children, but also to the inner child that…
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Chance is Chip!

By Elizabeth James When I was twelve years old, my mother brought me to Chicago to see Beauty and the Beast. It was my first experience with musical theatre. To this day, I remember the way the lobby smelled. I remember the squish of the cushion on the seat. I remember how fast my heart…
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There May Be Something There That Wasn’t There Before.

By Jackie FIscher Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to…
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True As It Can Be

By Julie Gindy I love a fairy tale. I grew up reading the classics, Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and many more. Nothing says a happy childhood like a cannibalistic witch, coo-ca-ly coo there’s blood on the shoe or a terrifying giant. Though this story is truly a “Tale as Old as…
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A Beauty of a Cast

We have had a very busy few days and have come out with a stellar cast! On Wednesday about 45 people attended a dance workshop to learn the Beauty and the Beast dance audition piece. We had 2 audition sessions on Saturday and 80+ individuals danced and sang! Sunday afternoon the job of piecing together the…
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Our Tale Begins

This story begins with a team of talented, devoted, & hard working individuals all journeying together to to create a tale as old as time, Beauty and the Beast…Acting Out style! On Sunday afternoon at Perry Farm Park we gathered together to take a collective look and plant our ceremonial sign therefore staking out our spot…
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Audition Tips

By Sharon Richardson As I was preparing to write a blog about audition tips – I went back and read my blog from a year ago and realized – that information really doesn’t change!  So we are “recycling” a blog from last year with a couple different thoughts thrown in!  We are looking for a…
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Dancing in Pageantry

By: Kendra Souligne I am honored to choreograph this year’s AOTC production of Beauty & the Beast. In keeping with tradition, when it comes to choreography, we have the utmost respect for authenticity. The story of Belle living in 19th century France invokes the necessity for research of that time period and what style of…
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