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School Musicals

April 13, 2012

Photo Gallery, Video, Story: Mohawk High presents ‘Beauty and the Beast’



Senior Vince Galiardo has been a fan of the Disney movie since he was first saw it more than a decade ago.

“I was so excited about doing the play,” he said. “That’s the reason I tried out.”

Galiardo plays Gaston, whose character is just the opposite of the Beast — appealing on the outside, but lacking on the inside. And when it comes to women, Gaston proves to be extremely vain and rude. His attempts to be with Belle often result in disaster due to his chauvinistic behavior.

“Everyone’s expectations are so high,” said Galiardo, who unlike Fry, will not be weighed down with a bulky costume. “I only wear a wig.”

Galiardo promises the production will offer some “Disney magic.”

“The biggest challenge is meeting audience’s perception of characters they already have in their heads,” McKim said. “Comedy is hard to play. You have to be very serious in your role in order to be funny. We talk about that a lot.”

“Beauty and the Beast” Cast

Beast/Prince: Philip Fry

Belle: Christina Conti

Maurice: Andrew Henley

LeFou: Jared Hepler

Gaston: Vince Gagliardo

Lumiere: Joel Perry

Cogsworth: Matthew Montgomery

Mrs. Potts: Brianna Crawford

Chip: Marc Conti

Wardrobe: Casey Boyer

Babette: Jenna Natale

Enchantress: Paden Jones

D’Arque: Mitchell Long

Prince/Beast double: Mitchell Grim

Silly Girls: Paden Jones, Elizabeth Frketich, Danielle Kelty, Caitlyn Ponziani, Kelcy Seth

Napkins: Kayla Beatty, Katelyn Byers, Jamie Rafacz, Jamie Trotter

Wolves: Kayla Beatty, Casey Boyer, Katelyn Byers, Marcus Gurgiolo, Katherine Harding, Jamie Trotter

Ensemble Cast (Villagers, Dinnerware, Vendors, Mob): Kayla Beatty, Chelsye Bridegam, Katelyn Byers, Katie Callahan, Maggie Cosgrove, Alexis DeSantis, Matt Fleck, Fred Gadelmeyer, McKenzie Griffin, Mitchell Grim, Matthew Gubish, Marcus Gurgiolo, Katherine Harding, Paden Jones, Kayla Kelly, Danielle Kelty, Mitchell Long, Mike Maravola, Nathaniel McBride, Jessica Meyer, Caitlyn Ponziani, Jamie Rafacz, Megan Sensky, Kelcy Seth, Sarah Spann, Cara Trotter, Jamie Trotter, Cara Weaver, Michael Wiggins.

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