A Beautiful Beast of a PlayTuesday, April 17, 2012 By Newspaper Staff
PCA’s theater class, along with its tradition, is now entering the world of “Beauty and the Beast.” PCA’s Drama students, along with PCA’s drama director, Brandi Carney, have decided to take on the esteemed task of presenting PCA with this Broadway musical. Using the talents of the 6-12 th graders, this musical is one you won’t want to miss. With McKenzie Bryan, a ? as the heroine “Belle”, and 8 th grader Jonathan Passmore as the ever famous “Beast”, the performance enters the stage May 4 at 7:00 PM. “This is my first play so far, and it’s great! Everyone is so talented,” Matthew Harris, a senior, playing the somewhat uptight but loveable character of Cogsworth commented. “I am very pleased to have received the part of the beast. I’m happy to have this experience with such a wonderful cast. I’m very grateful to have Mrs. Bradi and Mrs. Rayvyn as our directors,” 8 th grade student Jonathan Passmore said about the play. “It’s very exciting, and I can’t wait until we’re on stage with an audience,” McKenzie Bryan says enthusiastically. “Certainly a different experience, and fun to be in,” says Senior Everett Lodics, who plays the quirky and egotistical Gaston. “This is a production that has the potential to provide hope for PCA theatre again!” the assistant director Rayvyn Carney exclaimed, “there’s just an amazing array of talent to be enjoyed!” Mrs. Bradi sees this play as something that will go down in PCA history as one of the best plays ever presented by the PCA Theatre. There’s great potential in the cast and overall performance, so get your tickets while you can! Beauty and the Beast runs May 4 th and 5 th at 7:00 PM. It also runs May 6 th at 3:00 PM for the encore Understudy Performance.