Swift Middle School will be filled with laughter, song, and a special surprise on March 22 and 23 when student actors and actresses will perform “Beauty and the Beast.”
The curtain at Swift Middle School will rise at 7 p.m. for the performances on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $2 in advance and $3 at the door, and proceeds will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Tickets are available at Swift Middle School and from any student involved in the play.
The Swift Acting Company Promotions Committee, consisting of Emily Bell, Kaitlyn Casko, Katlyn Dobinson and Zach Roten tell us, “A great cast of students has been working hard to make this an amazing play.” The Swift version of “Beauty and Beast,” produced by special arrangement with Brooklyn Publisher LLC, will feature a “comical twist . . . that you will be talking about when our production is over!”
In the front row of the photo is the play’s promotion committee: Zach Roten, Emily Bell, Katyln Dobinson and Kaitlyn Casko. Back row: Quintin Robinson as Alan, Miranda Waldvogel as Beauty, and Jeff Ortlip as Beast.
The play will also feature Brock Lasko as Father, Harleigh Church as Blossom, Kelly Cook as Mipsy, Shiloh Dale as Mab, Tori Delp as Fairy, Brianna Firlein as Babette, Emily Hastings as Morning Dew, Tucker Pierson as Watson, Katie Probst as Begonia, Mackenzie Ranck as Fairy, Emma Sensenig as Fairy, Ashley Spangler at Cacciatore, Wyatt Urbine as Prince, and Mackenzie Wagner as Fairy. Morgan Armstrong will be the storyteller, and Marlena Tatman will be the emcee.
The stage manager is Charlie Canby, and the make-up crew consists of Abby Burn, Lydia Fetterman, Halie Larson, Randi Rambo, Alana Sanchez, Hannah Sobotka-Briner, Amber Thomas and Katie Tipton. On the stage crew are Elizabeth Levering, Kyle Johnson, James Johnson, Shelby Latham, Camryn Reyburn, Lauren Swisher and Doug Zook. The costume crew consists of Victoria Hackart and Alexis Persing. Light and sound are being handled by Hannah Cooper and Eric Zaborskiy. The set design crew is Marissa Braun, Ericka Hassel, Stephanie Romero and McKinzie Wilson.
Director for ”Beauty and the Beast” is Theresa Sokso, and Alison McPherson is the assistant director. Student director is Grace Bell. Set design coordinator is Joleen Furches. Light and sound coordinator is Derrick Kreider, while the make-up coordinator is Ivan Wittel.