Spring Musical

Canton Central School Presents Disney Musical “Beauty & the Beast”, March 8 & 9

Specially Priced Matinee on Saturday, March 9th

On Friday, March 8th the Canton High School Thespians will perform the Disney musical “Beauty and the Beast” at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, March 9th, there will be a special matinee performance at 2:00 p.m. as well as an evening performance at 7:30 p.m. All performances will take place at the Hugh C. Williams High School auditorium. Tickets will be available for purchase from the High School main office beginning March 4th and will also be available at the door. Tickets are $12 for adults, $7 for students and Sr. Citizens. The Saturday afternoon matinee performance at 2 p.m. will have special pricing: tickets for adults will be only $10 and all children and students under 18 will only be $5.

This “tale as old as time” begins with the independent-spirited young girl named Belle (Johanna Tupper), who longs to experience all the world has to offer. Her father, Maurice (Rylan Powell), an eccentric inventor, encourages Belle to be true to herself. The local heart-throb of the town, Gaston (Ciaran O’Brien) has his sights set on marrying Belle, despite her lack of interest in him. Gaston’s buddy LeFou (Kaden Worthley) is always at his side, assisting his every move. When Maurice gets lost in the woods and ends up in an unusually enchanted castle, he is imprisoned by the master of the house, the Beast (Lucas Watts). Belle comes to her father’s rescue and takes his place in the castle as the Beast’s prisoner. While at the castle, Belle becomes acquainted with the many enchanted items who were once servants and are under a terrible spell which is turning them into various objects such as a clock named Cogsworth (Aiden Ridriguez-Doyle), a candelabra named Lumiere (Nolan Swinwood), a teapot named Mrs. Potts (Olivia Sommerstein) her teacup son Chip (Elijah Williams), a chest of drawers who used to be an opera singer named Madame La Grande Bouche (Alexa Snow) and a feather duster named Babette (Ellie McDonough) among several other enchanted items in the castle. Will the Beast and Belle fall in love and break the spell that hangs over the castle? Will Gaston end up marrying Belle? Will the enchanted objects return to their normal selves? Find out by joining us for a delightful musical that will entertain and enrapture the whole family.

The Canton Thespians would like to thank the school and performing arts community for their continued support of the musical theater program at Canton. If you would like to join this community, please consider joining the Canton Music Friends who will have a table set-up in the lobby of all performances. We hope you will “Be Our Guest” on March 8th & 9th!