Beauty and the Beast runs this week

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
Lumiere (Alex Bodine) and Belle (Amy Stuart) in “Be Our Guest” with the tableware.

The Penn Yan Academy Drama Club presents its first musical in the new Penn Yan Academy auditorium, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.”

This fairy tale featuring great pieces such as, “Beauty and the Beast” and “Be Our Guest,” is designed to thrill both young and old.  

A cast and crew of over 75 people have been working for months to present this production on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 10, 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, March 12 & 13 at 2 p.m.  

This is the first musical production the drama club is presenting in the newly renovated auditorium, and it will be the final performance as Penn Yan students for several popular local talents, including Amy Stuart, Alex Bodine, Jonah Pielow and more.

The storyline from the 1991 Disney movie, is based on a classic European fairy tale.

The Disney animated feature won Academy Awards for Best Song (Beauty and the Beast) and Best Original Score in addition to being the first animated film to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.

Presale tickets are available at Longs’ Cards & Books, Pinckney Hardware, and Milly’s Pantry.  

Presale ticket prices are $7  for adults and $6 for children; at the door: $9 for adults and $7 for children.

Dinner theatre tickets and reservations may be made with The Keuka Restaurant for each performance.  


Belle - Amy Stuart

Beast - Jonah Pielow

Maurice - Michael Rhode

Gaston - Ray Mashewske

LeFou - Ben Falter

Lumiere - Alexander Bodine

Mrs. Potts - Erica Lyte

Chip - Dylan Hassos

Cogsworth - Connor Cincotta

Babette - Leah VanSone

Mme. de la Grande Bouche - Casey Switzer

Monsieur D’Arque -Tyler Harris

1st Silly Girl -Katie Scott

2nd Silly Girl - Courtney Switzer

3rd Silly Girl - Heather Anderson

Bookseller - Reid Castner

Ensemble -

    AnneLisa Decker

    Alexander Bodine

    Tyler Harris

    Noel Scouten

    Daniel Martens

    Lindsey Morehouse

    Rachel Joyce Dillon

    Connor Cincotta

    Hannah Gaston

    Amanda Pereira

    Andrew Baxter

    Rebecca Bailey

    Colleen Cincotta

    Hannah  Hotaling

    Chelsea Strong

    Shelby Goodell

    Rachel Gaston

    Kara Hollowell

    Meghan Fuqua

    Jessica White

    Leah VanSone

    Casey Switzer

    Erica Lyte

Children’s Ensemble -

    Vivienne Hoad-Dillon

    Abby Bodine

    Alycia Moravec

    Genevieve Elliott

    Alexia Strong

    Collin D. Cummings