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Scenes From Beauty And The Beast

Photos by Virginia Lazar

OAKHURST – Yosemite High School’s production of the Disney musical Beauty and the Beast played to a packed house last night.

The evening left even the smallest children enthralled, as little kids were invited on stage at the show’s conclusion to have a hug with “Belle” and the rest of the cast.

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The show opened on Wednesday, Apr. 23 to great reviews, and runs through Saturday, Apr. 26, including a matinee performance on closing day.

Directed by Lars Thorson, with Randy Hyatt as musical director, Jackie Byers as Vocal Coach/Pianist, and choreography by Shelby Pisel, the program featured Katelyn Hammerling as “Belle,” Eddie Nixon as “Beast/Prince,” Jacob Caldwell as “LeFou,” and Ben Hartesveldt as “Gaston.”

Playing enchanted roles were Jocelyn Boe as “Mrs. Potts,” Dillan Masai as “Lumiere,” Lance Litten as “Cogsworth,” Kaitlyn Sikora as “Chip,” Hannah McMechan as “Babette,” and Zoe Powel as “Madame de la Grande Bouche.”

Beauty and the Beast - Dillan Masai as Lumiere - Yosemite High School Apr 26 2014 - photo by Virginia LazarBeauty and the Beast - Malory Meiss, Shelby Pisel, Maya Mendonca, Dillan Masai, Kimiko Smith, Katelyn Suderman, and Yasmin Figueroa - Yosemite High School Apr 26 2014 - photo by Virginia LazarBeauty and the Beast - Katelyn Suderman and Malory Meiss - Yosemite High School Apr 26 2014 - photo by Virginia LazarBeauty and the Beast - Dillan Masai, Brett Stanfield, and Tyler Pierce - Yosemite High School Apr 26 2014 - photo by Virginia LazarBeauty and the Beast - Eddie Nixon as Beast and Katlyn Hammerling as Belle - Yosemite High School Apr 26 2014 - photo by Virginia LazarBeauty and the Beast - Katlyn Hammerling - Yosemite High School Apr 26 2014 - photo by Virginia LazarBeauty and the Beast - Eddie Nixon and Katlyn Hammerling - Yosemite High School Apr 26 2014 - photo by Virginia LazarBeauty and the Beast - Ben Hartesveldt as Gaston - Yosemite High School Apr 26 2014 - photo by Virginia LazarBeauty and the Beast - Eirena Ewert, Olivia Pearson, Brett Standfield, and Jacob Caldwell - Yosemite High School Apr 26 2014 - photo by Virginia LazarBeauty and the Beast - Eddie Nixon - Yosemite High School Apr 26 2014 - photo by Virginia LazarBeauty and the Beast - Breeze Leal, Malory Meiss, Jordan Rose, and Maya Mendonca - Yosemite High School Apr 26 2014 - photo by Virginia LazarBeauty and the Beast - Yasmin Figueroa, Jonathan Wharton, Eirena Ewert - Yosemite High School Apr 26 2014 - photo by Virginia LazarBeauty and the Beast - Cast invited young audience members up on stage after the show - Yosemite High School Apr 26 2014 - photo by Virginia Lazar

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