SOTR takes on ‘tale as old as time’


Musical performances set for Thursday-Saturday

Staff Report



Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News Mary Beth Fraley portrays Belle while Aedan Kennedy portrays the Beast in a School on the Rock production of “Beauty and the Beast.” The musical opens tonight and will continue this weekend at the Hangar in Vandalia.


Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News Jason Fraley portrays Gaston while Briana Oroszi, left, and Ally McFadden portray “silly girls” in a School on the Rock production of “Beauty and the Beast.” The musical opens tonight and will continue this weekend at the Hangar in Vandalia.


MIAMI COUNTY — School on the Rock, the home school program of Miami County, will take on a beast of a musical this spring.

Students from throughout Miami County and beyond will offer “Beauty and the Beast” for this year’s annual production.

This classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. This “tale as old as time” is filled with lessons about love and redemption, and that beauty is found within.

The show is set to have four performances, at 7 p.m. March 30-31, and at noon and 5 p.m. April 1, at The Hangar, located at First Baptist Church of Vandalia, 615 S. Dixie Drive, Vandalia.

Amy Fraley has taken on the role of director for the show, while choreography is being handled by Laura Beth Fraley and Amy Fraley. The producer is Lisa Caupp.

Students performing in the show and their towns include:

Belle — Laura Beth Fraley, Troy

Beast/Prince Adam — Aedan Kennedy, Troy

Mrs. Potts — Olivia Early, Brookville

Lumiere — Noah Hill, Union

Cogsworth— Nathan Scott, Tipp City

Gaston— Jason Fraley, Troy

Lefou — Ryan Hill, Union

Maurice— Jacob Starry, Vandalia

Babette — Courtney Marker, Dayton

Monsieur D’Arque — Nathan Burton, Dayton

Madame de la Grande Bouche — Kylie Aldridge, Dayton

Chip — Sophia Kladitis, Clayton

Silly Girls — Megan Caupp, Englewood; Briana Oroszi, Pleasant Hill; Ally McFadden, Springfield

Enchantress— Lauren Christenson, Dayton

Narrator — Amy Fraley, Troy

Young Prince — Nathan Burton, Dayton

Townspeople

Book Shop Owner— Aaron Davis, Piqua

Aristocratic Lady— Hallie Starry, Huber Heights

Lady with Cane — Julie Pardoe, Huber Heights

Baker — Elijah Knost, Dayton

Hat Seller— Jacob Early, Brookville

Lady with Babies — Rachel Christenson, Dayton

Lady with Babies daughter — Kelsie Marker, Dayton

Sausage Curl Girl — Bethany Scott, Tipp City

Sausage Curl Girl’s Mom — Kali Wolf, Union

Milkmaid — Abbey Burton, Dayton

Egg Lady — Kali Wolf, Union

Fish Man — Stephen Mattingly, Medway

Candle Man — Marcus Watson, Dayton

Shepherd Boy — Cameron Daniel, Troy

Laundry ladies — Phoebe Kladitis, Clayton; Eden Kladitis, Clayton

Sugar —Hallie Starry

Creamer — Aaron Davis

Salt — Bethany Scott

Pepper — Noah Caupp, Englewood

Plates — Lauren Christenson, Gracie Knost, Dayton; Casey Daniel, Troy; Katie Mattingly, Medway; Kali Wolf and Julie Pardoe

Napkins — Briana Oroszi, Megan Caupp, Kelsie Marker, Ally McFadden

Spoons — Meredith Caupp, Englewood; Phoebe Kladitis, Eden Kladitis

Forks — Matthew Christenson, Dayton; Logan Wolf, Union; Micah Watson, Dayton

Knives — Stephen Mattingly; Curtis Wackler, Troy; and Marcus Watson

Whisk — Elijah Knost

Corkscrew — Cameron Daniel

Broom — Rachel Christenson

Dust pan — Ty Caupp, Englewood

Rug — Jacob Early, Brookville

Wolves — Lauren Christenson, Meredith Caupp, Selah Early, Vandalia; Megan Caupp; Aliyah Early, Vandalia; Abbey Burton, Hannah Early, Vandalia; Rachel Christenson.

Tickets are $8 each presale from any student of call Tammy at (937) 414-6437, or $10 at the door. Children 2 and under are free on a parent’s lap. Doors will open 30 minutes before the show.

Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News Mary Beth Fraley portrays Belle while Aedan Kennedy portrays the Beast in a School on the Rock production of “Beauty and the Beast.” The musical opens tonight and will continue this weekend at the Hangar in Vandalia.
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/03/web1_170328aw_Beauty_9623.jpgAnthony Weber | Troy Daily News Mary Beth Fraley portrays Belle while Aedan Kennedy portrays the Beast in a School on the Rock production of “Beauty and the Beast.” The musical opens tonight and will continue this weekend at the Hangar in Vandalia.

Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News Jason Fraley portrays Gaston while Briana Oroszi, left, and Ally McFadden portray “silly girls” in a School on the Rock production of “Beauty and the Beast.” The musical opens tonight and will continue this weekend at the Hangar in Vandalia.
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/03/web1_170328aw_Beauty_9481.jpgAnthony Weber | Troy Daily News Jason Fraley portrays Gaston while Briana Oroszi, left, and Ally McFadden portray “silly girls” in a School on the Rock production of “Beauty and the Beast.” The musical opens tonight and will continue this weekend at the Hangar in Vandalia.
Musical performances set for Thursday-Saturday

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