DSHS readies ‘Magnificence and the Beast’

Dover-Sherborn Excessive Faculty is bringing the enchanted world of Disney’s “Magnificence and the Beast” to the stage in Mudge Auditorium on Thursday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m.; Friday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, March 19, at 1:00 p.m. and seven:30 p.m.

It has been three years since the highschool college students have carried out a musical in Mudge Auditorium after “Mamma Mia” was canceled heading into present week in March 2020 because of the pandemic. After years away from the stage, the forged, crew, and orchestra comprising over 60 highschool college students are thrilled to be again performing for his or her group. 

Sophomore Antonio Saenz attempting on the costume for Cogsworth that was made by his older sister, Senior Marisol Saenz who’s making all the Object costumes and might be within the function of Belle.

Many forged members should not solely portraying characters on stage, however they’re taking over extra roles behind the scenes. Emmeline Morgens, who might be within the function of Chip onstage, educated in Florida underneath knowledgeable particular results artist to learn to do customized theatrical prosthetics. This coaching got here into good use in designing and creating the intricate and fierce look of the Beast. Morgens utilized alginate mildew powder, a substance derived from seaweed, to the faces of the 2 seniors double forged because the Beast, Sam Thompson and Tommy Shea. From the molds, she is designing personalized prosthetics to suit their particular person facial options which can ultimately remodel Thompson and Shea into the Beast.

Two senior forged members are sharing the duties of designing and creating the sensational costumes for the present. Lauren Kelley, who’s heading up backstage crew, is taking over the “human” costumes together with the beautiful yellow robe for Belle and the good-looking blue swimsuit for the Beast. Within the function of Belle, Marisol Saenz can be making the “object” costumes outfitting Miss Potts in a teapot costume and remodeling Lumiere right into a candlestick. 

Seniors Jenna Eiten, who’s double-cast as Belle, and Izzy Taylor within the function of Lumiere are choreographing the dance numbers for the present, in addition to educating the forged the dance routines. Eiten says of their strategy: “In creating the choreography, we saved in thoughts all through the method that this present is sort of actually an animated cartoon, so for us that meant each motion needed to be exaggerated and filled with power.” As well as, Taylor is heading up the Hair Committee for the present, ordering wigs and planning hairstyles. 

The DSHS manufacturing of Magnificence and the Beast is bound to be entertaining for all ages and gives an important alternative to carry the whole group collectively for household theatre at its greatest. Along with the present itself, there might be an artwork exhibit within the cafeteria for viewing beforehand and through intermission. The exhibit will characteristic the paintings of scholars from all 4 colleges within the district – DS Excessive Faculty, DS Center Faculty, Pine Hill, and Chickering.

Tickets are on sale now and might be bought www.ticketstage.com or on the door. 

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