This Thursday, March 31, through Saturday, April 2, Mosaic Children’s Theater will perform Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, Jr., a Disney Theatrical Productions musical. The cast (of over 100 kids!) has been working hard alongside Director Kimberly Knight since November to bring this stage play to life, and the costumes are even based upon the ones worn in the Broadway production of Beauty and The Beast.
The performers range in age up to 8th grade, and are split into two casts to spread the workload over the show’s 3-day run, with two performances on the final day.
Several of the cast members’ parents have been working day and night piecing together amazing costumes for each character, managing ticket sales, lending a helping hand around the set, and organizing fundraisers to recover some of the costume and production costs that have been generously poured into this huge group effort.
The show’s major leads performed excerpts at a recent carnival held at Covington Middle School, where the play itself will take place this weekend. Before they sang, the actors in costume posed for photos, theme park style. (The photos seen in this post are from that preview show.)
Performances take place in the Covington auditorium as follows:
Thursday, March 31 @ 7pm
Friday, April 1 @ 7pm
Saturday, April 2 @ 2pm & 7pm
Tickets are $10 at the door or can be reserved by emailing email@example.com.
I’m doing a fundraiser to help cover some of the costume material costs, which have been purchased and worked on primarily by Ms. Knight and a couple of extremely dedicated parent volunteers, and am extending the offer to any of you out there interested in helping support a local youth theatrical organization. That means you can help even if you can’t make it to the show! (Of course, ideally you buy a ticket to the show and then buy some of the items we have there to for sale to benefit the theater…) Another great way to contribute, if attending, is to purchase snacks from the volunteer-run concession table in the lobby.
I’ve been making a special collection of limited edition rosebud lapel pins, inspired by and designed especially for the Beauty and The Beast theme. They will be for sale in the lobby before and during each upcoming show time for $5 each (cash only). At the same table we’ll also be selling light-up stem roses for audience participation and commemorative t-shirts.
SPECIAL SUPER-LIMITED PRESALE OFFER-
Until the end of the day tomorrow, I’m taking presale orders for $3 per pin. This helps me cover the cost of supplies, as all proceeds from sales made at the event will be going directly to the theater and costuming contributors, and also ensures that you don’t miss out, as inventory is limited. Payment can be made via PayPal or credit card, and your order will be available for pickup at Covington on show dates unless other arrangements are made. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
This is going to be an awesome production! Definitely a hard-working, talented performing arts group worth seeing and supporting.