Last week, students from Cadbury College took to the stage to perform three nights of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
Audiences packed out the college’s state-of-the-art theatre and enjoyed impressive performances by a cast of fifteen Performing Arts students.
The stage production was based on the classic Disney film, with the college’s live band providing the music. The production, with its enchanting story and comic characters, appeals to all ages and over 200 parents and guests came along to see the show.
The students, who are all studying BTEC Performing Arts alongside A Levels, have spent months juggling revision and rehearsals to stage their version of the hit musical.
A humorous performance from Eric Mok as Lumiere and the gutsy personality of Gaston, played by Francis Quinn, provided the audience with plenty of laughs.
Belle was played by seventeen year old Lauren Clarke from Kings Norton whilst fellow student Meisha Gayle starred as the Beast.
Show director, Drama and Performing Arts teacher, Kathryn Hale, said:
“The show was a huge success drawing a larger audience than we have ever had before. I was very impressed with the quality of the performance particularly as many of the students had their AS exams during the same week. As always, I am very proud of all who were involved.”
The BTEC Performing Arts course at Cadbury College is a practical study programme in which students develop the singing, acting and dancing skills needed to be successful in the competitive performing arts industry.