A crowd gathered outside on the warm evening waiting for the doors to open and smiles were on everyone’s faces. They were all thrilled to see this Disney classic musical.
Once the lights dimmed and the first strains of music were heard, the magic began! From the amazing sets to the fabulous costumes, the incomparable pit orchestra to the talented students on the stage, the crowd delighted in all the sights and sounds that are so beloved.
“I know every word!” said one excited ticket holder.
“I can’t wait to see it!” said another.
And once the curtains closed signaling intermission, the buzz was even stronger.
“It’s so great! I love it!”
Audience members came from as far away as South Carolina and Florida to see all the performances. “We wouldn’t miss it!” they all agreed. Of course, their grandson is in the show and plays Gaston!
There was laughter, excitement, danger, frightening scenarios, and, of course, romance!
Catch the show on Friday, May 6th at 7p, a matinee at 2p on Saturday, May 7th, and again at 7p for the final performance on Saturday night.
Tickets can be purchased at the door.
Hopatcong Drama Club - Beauty and the Beast
May 6th (Friday): 7:00 PM
May 7th (Saturday): 2:00 PM Matinee & 7:00 PM
Location: Hopatcong High School Auditorium (2A Windsor Ave, Hopatcong, NJ 07843)
Cost: $12.00 Adults / $10.00 Seniors & Students
Beauty and the Beast Storyline:
Having lived a life in selfishness, young Prince Adam is cursed by a mysterious enchantress to having the appearance of a monstrous beast. His only hope is to learn to love a young woman and earn her love in return in order to redeem himself. Ten years later, his chance shows itself when a young maiden named Belle offers to take her ill father Maurice's place as his prisoner. With help from the castle's enchanted staff, Belle learns to appreciate her captor and immediately falls in love with him. Back in the village however, unscrupulous hunter Gaston has his own plans for Belle.
Once again, these productions by the Hopatcong Drama Club are a great night out and fun for the entire family.
Professionalism assisted by Broadway Actor:
On April 26, 2022, Chris Monteleone a professional theatrical actor who played Gaston in Beauty and the Beast (Disney) on Broadway, stopped at Hopatcong Schools to work with the Drama Club to perfect the upcoming school play Beauty and the Beast.
During his visit, the actor of 27 years bestowed his knowledge to the students to fine-tune their already hard work ensuring they can take it to the next level for this performance.
As always, under the leadership of Mrs. Batche, these performances from the Hopatcong Drama Club always provide great family entertainment. The students work for over 3 months on their own time, and handle everything from building the set, setup, production staff and of course the actors in the play.
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