‘Beauty and the Beast’ premieres Aug. 22


Pictured as Beauty and the Beast are cast members Krista McClean and Chris Vecchione. Photo by Bobbie Starr Pigeon

Canyon Lake Community Theatre is bringing the magic of the enchanting musical “Beauty and the Beast” to the theatre under the stars on the stage at Indian Beach. The cast is comprised of more than 50 performers ranging in ages three to 75. The adult cast will perform on Aug. 22, 24 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. The youth cast will perform on Aug. 23, 29 and 31 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets to this full-scale, Broadway-style musical production are on sale now at clctheatre.com. Tickets cost $25 for Priority Reserved, $20 for Reserved and $15 for General Admission. Senior and child General Admission tickets cost $10.

A Thursday night Family Package can be purchased for $50 and includes four tickets and four snacks. Additional Family Package tickets can be purchased for $10 each.

The Aug. 24 show will be a dinner show. Dinner will be catered by the Sports Stop. Tickets cost $35.

The production is directed by Leslie Vecchione and choreographed by Stephanie Vecchione. The musical is directed by Ilene Moore.

The cast is as follows:

Belle, Makenna Diegleman and Krista McClean; Beast, Chris Vecchione; Gaston, Javon Jones; Le Fou, Jacob Weaver and Alyssa Frederick; Maurice, Bobby Swann and Joe Armato; Lumiere, Austin Otwell and Ryan Stetson; Mrs. Potts, Stephanie Vecchione and Victoria Diaz; Cogsworth, Courtney Swann and Emily Garvito; Chip, Abby Vecchione and Ella Gotoski; Babbette, Jade Wegener and Bella Rusin, Madame de la Grand Bouche, Maryanne Stevens and Audra Sinay; Msr. D’Arque, Jeremy Swann and Carly Eizenwasser; Prince, Angelo Gibiliterra; Enchantress, CoCo Morrison; and Silly Girls, Carla de la Cruz, Frankie Montenegro, Natasha Perry, Fiona Gulati, Kiara Price and Alexa Jones.

The following young cast members will be featured in a special number just for them that will include solos (they are also in the whole show as townspeople and enchanted objects): Zoey Carroll, Brooke Plant, Carly Linderoth, Alena Roth, Jenna Humphrey, Adam Giddens, Tavin Vestal, Daisy Lyon, Ashlyn Devere, Samantha Triolo, Katie Brodeur, Alex Gulati, Aaliyah Robles, Aaliyah Lopez, Penelope Lansing, Alena Perigan and Della Perigan.

All ensemble is in all of the show as townspeople, enchanted objects, etc. There are several speaking/singing parts assigned. Ensemble: Riley Walsh, Brooke Lyon, Jade Lyon, Helena Devere, Stellarose Gallardo, Juanita Robles, Michelle Swann and Rachael Finewood.

While all cast will dance, the following are the wolves, napkins and lead dancers in “Gaston”: Kiara Price, Jade Wegener, Sarri Staggs, Lexi Plashe, Sabre Cardoza and Bella Rusin.

Canyon Lake Community Theatre provides the community with access to the performing arts by providing a platform and showcase for local talent. The club engages and entertains the community by providing theatre experience for all ages, from all youth productions to musicals under the stars.

For more information about “Beauty and the Beast,” call 951-821-6767.