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Sneak-Peek: DHS Presents Beauty & the Beast [VIDEO]

The Danvers High School Academy Theatre will be hosting Beauty and the Beast this weekend.

The 'Tale as Old as Time' will be making its way onto the stage this weekend, when the Danvers High School Academy Theatre presents "."

Director Kyla Fallon said the students have been rehearsing since the middle of September. Fallon, a Danvers High graduate herself, participated in the theater department at DHS and went on to a degree in the arts from Boston College.

While working as an aid in the Danvers School system, Fallon was told about a position in the theater department. From there, she said, it was the right place at the right time.

Now, this is Fallon's sixth production she has directed at . She said she has tried to introduce many different types of shows to her students, including writing their own scripts, dance-heavy shows, audience-participation, and more. Beauty and the Beast, she said, is the first performance in recent years that the whole family can enjoy.

Alongside the 40 high school cast mates, Falon worked with her old elementary school music teacher, Mrs. Gail Rappoli, to include 28 kids from the as part of the cast.

Be sure to watch our sneak peek video to meet some of the cast members and catch a portion of Tuesday's dress rehearsal.

The cast and crew include: Brian Ash, Aly Banerjee, Nicole Bates, Derek Bean, Don Bean, Josie Bezuka, Carly Branconnier, Lauren Burke, Tyler Butrica, Nick Caldarone, Sarah Carey, Andie Clarizia, Hobie Clark, Mark Cockfield, Ryan Conrad, Elyse Corbett, Alex Cwiok, Amy Driscoll, Julia Dunn, Daniela Estrada, Jeramey Evans, Andrea Fuller, Andrew Garcia, Bethany Geary, Mari Georgilakis, Sean Gibbons, Chris Gilmore, Jenna Glazier, Abbie Henry, Emily Jordan, Tim Jordan, Thea Koutoulas, Annabelle Krupchek, Joshua L’Abbe, Andrea Lang, Jessica Lewis, Christina Liotti, Amber Lowell, Dallas Masters, Joseph Mazzella, Gabby McKenney, Emily Murphy, Kaitlyn Nash, Andrea Osborne , Ashley Osborne, Chris Rembis, Patrick Rollins, Emily Scottgale, Emily Sheedy, Alex Skarmeas, Molly Spring, Brian Tenaglia, Maria Tenaglia, Shannon Theriault, John Tibbetts, Sarah Vandewalle, and Diana Waring.

The show will run Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday at 2 p.m., Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the .

The show is $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens, and $5 for students. Tickets can be preordered at ticketpay.com/DHS

Gina Ciruolo Reardon November 10, 2011 at 07:46 PM
Can tickets be purchased at the door? I'd love to take the kids (and my son's teachers son is in the play too)!
Molly Buccini November 10, 2011 at 08:10 PM
Hi Gina, As long as the shows aren't sold out, tickets will be sold at the door. You can also reserve your spots at ticketstage.com/DHS :)
Gina Ciruolo Reardon November 10, 2011 at 08:35 PM
Thanks Molly! Great article!
Jill Dwyer Henry November 15, 2011 at 02:09 AM
I hope you all enjoy the photos I've posted. As always it was a PLEASURE to spend time with all of the students during some of their practice runs. As the President of the Academy Theatre Society, I hope you will all come to the musical this spring: Legally Blonde. I'm sure if you attended one of the shows this past weekend you know that these students know how to put on a good show. I'd like to thank all who attended and especially all who volunteered...it couldn't have happened without you. Thanks for the great article, Molly!
Molly Buccini November 15, 2011 at 03:07 AM
Hi Jill...I'm going to make the photos into their own story. Thank you for submitting them!

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