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Rosary students perform Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Oct 26, 2015 09:56AM ● By Neighbors Magazines

From left: Tim Gilmore, Ashley Fritz, Kate Jarecki, Tom Seraphin.

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's classic musical, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Nov. 5-8 at Rosary High School’s McEnroe Auditorium. Show dates are Thurs.–Sat., Nov. 5-7, at 7:30pm and Sun., Nov. 8 at 2pm. Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The musical team includes Megan Drahos, producer, vocal and pit director; and Ali Kordelewski, staging director; with choreography by Ali Kordelewski and Rachel Mitchell. The cast includes 55 students from Rosary High School and Marmion Academy in Aurora.  Music is provided by members of the Rosary Symphony Orchestra, the Rosary Chamber Orchestra, and the Marmion-Rosary Band, as well as several local musicians.  Brunch with Belle and the cast is planned for Nov. 8 at 12pm, and Saturday evening features a pre-show wine tasting with hot hors d'oeuvres, an opportunity for photos with the cast, and a dessert reception during intermission. Pre-registration is required. Both events are fundraisers sponsored by the Rosary Fine Arts Boosters. Show tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students, senior citizens and children. Tickets may be purchased by mail, in the Rosary School office and online. 901 N. Edgelawn Dr., Aurora. 630-896-0831.