Be our guest at the spring ballet performance where more than 65 dancers will bring a tale as old as time to life by dancing in the company performance of Beauty and the Beast. This ballet is presented by the St. Augustine Dance Conservatory and The Perla Ballet.
Show times are 7 p.m. May 27 and 4 p.m. May 28 in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine. Tickets are available at dancesadc.com
The story tells of a prince who has lived a life of selfishness with no love in his heart, so is cursed by a mysterious enchantress who gives him the appearance of a monstrous beast. His only hope to break the spell is to learn to love and earn love in return in order to redeem himself.
Belle is a bright girl who is dissatisfied with life in a small provincial French town, constantly trying to fend off the misplaced “affections” of conceited Gaston. When Belle finds that her ill mother has been taken prisoner in the Beast’s castle, she offers to take her place as his prisoner. Despite her precarious situation, Belle befriends the castle’s enchanted staff – a teapot, a candelabra and a clock, among others. Belle first sees the beast as nothing more than a monster, and he sees her as difficult and stubborn. However, Belle learns to see beneath the Beast’s exterior to discover the heart and soul of a man, and she falls in love. Meanwhile, back in her village, Gaston has his own plans and devises a way to ruin their newfound love.
Come dressed as Belle or your favorite princess and meet some of the cast after the show.
With over 200 costumes and countless rehearsals, the performers are excited to share the performance with the community at Lewis Auditorium, Flagler College. There will be dancing teacups, Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, villagers and fairies. Lead roles to be danced as follows. T
- The Rose – Morgan Rickelman
- Enchantress – Ava Kemp
- Belle – Rebekah Fedele
- Marianna – Alaina Allison
- Lefou – Sarah Owens
- Librarian – Anjali Lahiri
- Admirers – Danielle Romero, Camille Goldsborough, Celia Moore, Casely Kraft
- Lumiere – Kelly Orr
- Cogsworth – Andronica Bartimus
- Mrs. Pots – Lauren Lantz