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Based on the smash hit 1991 Disney animated feature and dating back to a late 18th-century classic French fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village.

When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster, who was long ago trapped in his gruesome form by an enchantress. The only way for the Beast to become human once again is if he learns to love and be loved in return. There is a time limit, too: once a magical rose loses all of its petals, all hope will be lost and he will stay a Beast forever.

The Beast’s enchanted household–populated by such beloved characters as Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, Cogsworth, and Chip–watch anxiously as Belle and the Beast grow to understand and befriend one another. Their feelings grow ever deeper as the clock ticks and petals continue to fall off the enchanted rose–will they confess their love for one another before it is too late?

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Dates

Nov. 24 @ 7:30 pm
Nov. 25, 26 @ 2:00 pm
Nov. 30 @ 7:30 pm
Dec. 1, 2 @ 7:30 pm
Dec. 3 @ 2:00 pm
Dec. 7, 8 @ 7:30 pm
Dec. 9 @ 2:00 pm

Cast & Crew

Julia Trelford – Belle

Julia is in grade 12 at SDSS in Port Elgin. Most recently, she acted as Ariel in the little mermaid! Her favourite musical is Chicago. She can’t wait to bring beauty and the beast to life on stage!

Benjamin Hearn – The Beast

This is my second season with the KTG, first starting with Grease as Danny Zuko in 2019. From then on I’ve been in several productions elsewhere including Leading Ladies, The Fantasticks, Next to Normal GLT (Goderich Livery Theatre) and “Kingsbridge the Musical V What A Year It Was.” I’m very excited to be back and bring a dream role of mine, the Beast/Prince, to life on this stage. Thank you to my fiancée Emily Corbett who sacrificed so much so I could do this show, and to my wonderful son Peter for being the best son possible love you both.

Dan McGibney – Gaston

The theatre has always called to me, stage productions and musicals were a keystone in my growing up. From the Sound of Music to Phantom of the Opera to Pirates of Penzance I have always been a fan of the magic that is shared between the actors to the audience. I had the pleasure to be in fiddler on the roof, guys and dolls, and the Jack and the beanstalk pantomime amongst other shows though the kincardine theatre guild and sacred heart highschools drama program. I’m glad to be back in the mix and excited to bring this show to life.

Bruce Fenton – Maurice

I first got involved in theatre *ahem* years ago in high school in Mississauga, starting with the lighting crew and then moving to on stage work. After “too many years to remember” away from the theatre, I reignited my passion after moving to my county (Bruce from Bruce). I have been a singing, dancing tree, an inept home invader, an egg farmer, a dejected estranged husband and one of Cinderella’s step-sisters. I dedicate my performance to others struggling with mental illness. Together, we will eliminate the stigma. We are strong. Please don’t suffer in silence.

Jameson May – Lefou

Hello, my name is Jameson, but everyone calls me Jamo. Theatre is such a fun experience for me. I started acting with a couple of roles in KTG’s A Night of One Act Plays.  I am so excited to play Lefou because I feel like there is so much potential to expand my acting playing this character. I’m also extremely excited to sing Gaston.

Jason Geberdt – Lumiere

Jason Geberdt has been an integral member of the Kincardine Theatre Guild since his debut
performance as the Butler in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” in 2016, earning him the prestigious Best Newcomer award at the Western Ontario Drama League awards. What truly brings him
the greatest joy is the opportunity to share the stage with his daughters, Isabella and Gabrielle, and
create cherished memories together. As he prepares for his upcoming role as Lumiere in “Beauty and the Beast”, Jason is eager to bring his unique flair and passion to illuminate the stage once again.

Jim May – Cogsworth

My first ever acting role was as Dandini in KTG’s production of Cinderella – A Pantomime.  Bringing this character to life really lit a fire within to continue to challenge myself and my fear of being on stage.  I joined the KTG Board the following year as the Publicity Director.   I am a big believer of “there is no growth in your comfort zone” so I look to continue to challenge myself with the role of Cogsworth as the next step in my theatre journey.

Leslie Wade – Mrs. Potts

I am excited to be bringing Mrs. Potts to life in the upcoming production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, one of my all-time favourites!  My love of music stems from my early childhood sitting on the floor in the living room listening to records and singing along with my mom.  This is my 4th production with KTG. Normally I would be in the band tuning up my flute or tenor saxophone, but I’m excited for my first major onstage acting and singing role.   I live in Kincardine with my husband, Aaron, my two daughters, Aarelyn and Paige and our two dogs.

Katie Johnson – Chip

Katie has a passion for music and has been taking vocal lessons for two years. She recently played an Oompa Loompa in her schools performance of “Willy Wonka.” She is so excited to dive into her role
As “Chip” and can’t wait to be a part of the Kincardine Theatre Guild! Katie loves playing soccer, drawing and hanging out with friends. She lives in Kincardine with her mom, dad, 3 sisters, 2 dogs and her cat!

Terina Wnuk – Enchantress/Babette

I’m absolutely thrilled to announce that I’m setting out on another exciting adventure in the world of theatre! After my debut earlier this year in ‘Curse of the Silver Pharaoh’ with the Kincardine Theatre Guild, I am now eagerly stepping into the role of Babette in ‘Beauty and the Beast’.  By day, I wear the hat of a local Real Estate Agent, and who would’ve thought that my knack for Real Estate might add a touch of humor to my performance? After all, I’ve been known to turn even the trickiest ‘beastly’ real estate scenarios into ‘happily ever after’ deals.  Join me on this enchanting journey as we bring the tale as old as time to life on stage!

Leahanne MacKay – Mme. de la Grande Bouche

Leahanne recently joined the theatre community debuting earlier this year in “The Curse of the Silver Pharaoh” as the ditzy, forgetful research assistant Zoe Telford.  She is very excited to be joining the cast of Beauty and the Beast as Madame de la Grande Bouche – the once diva opera singer , turned wardrobe. “ It’s the curse!”

 

Supporting Cast:

Les Filles de la Ville – Isabella Geberdt, Alexis Hunter, Rachel Eby

Baker – Steve McGibney

Book Seller – Jaris Edwards

Prologue – Jaris Edwards/Kristina Meisenheimer

Gaston’s Cronies – Sid Duggan, Amanda Stockbridge, Oscar Weerasinghe

Wolves – Oscar Weerasinghe, Stella Gowan, Kayleigh Clubbe, Ivy Cruickshank

Gargoyles – Sid Duggan, Kristina Meisenheimer

D’Arques – Claudia Nashmi

 

Jennifer Neil – Director

This is Jennifer’s tenth season with KTG and in that time, she’s been an ASM, Producer, Director, Actor and mostly, a Lighting Designer. A lifelong Disney nerd, directing Beauty and the Beast has been a dream come true for her.

Wyonne Baribeau – Producer

I love everything about the theater, backstage, on stage, in front of stage!  I’m really excited to be producing  Beauty and the Beast!   When I’m not at the theatre I am at home performing my duties as servant to 2 needy dogs and a demanding cat.

Deb Deckert – Stage Manager
This is Deb’s first time stage managing for KTG although she has lots of experience having worked with other theatre companies in the Waterloo- Wellington area. Her favourite aspect of theatre is acting and some of her favourite roles include Dolly in Hello Dolly; Sister Hubert in Nunsense; the boozy psychic Carmen in Cooking with Gus; Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest; and portraying historical figures in Guelph Museum’s Spirit Walks. She was last seen on the KTG stage this past spring as the crusty detective, Heather Montgomery in “Curse of the Silver Pharaoh”.

 

Orchestra

Joy King: Keyboard

Peter King: Guitar

Doug Neil: Bass

Andrew Robichaud: Percussion

Ani Eby: Cello

Carol Reid: Clarinet

Rod Coates: French Horn

Brent Holst: Trumpet

 

Production Team

Assistant Stage Managers – Sandy Blackwood, Leise Peddie

Choreographer – Erica Everingham

Vocal Coach – Liz Coates

Lighting – Gabrielle Geberdt

Sound – Drake Richardson, Greg Senyshyn

Props – Jayne McGibney, assisted by Grace Hay,  Lilly Mogk, Giselle de Leur, Louise Whitaker

Maurice’s invention – Dan McGibney, Steve McGibney

Make-Up & Hair – Isabella Sinclair, Paige Wade, Rachel Boardman, Emily Corbett, Kristina Meisenheimer, Elaina Ravell, Bella Geberdt, Sandy Blackwood, Leise Peddie, Jen Neil

Costumes – Holly McAdam, assisted by Chuck Exel, Marg Hedley, Neil Gowan, Julia Hallam, Dawn Wiseman, Bella Geberdt, Margaret Visser, Colleen Rutledge, Meredith Herron, Jayne McGibney

Set Painting – Darren Creces, assisted by Donna Baxter, Deb Deckert, Abs Schweinzer, Catie Van Veen

Set Build – Wyonne Baribeau, Lori Solomon, Graham Hancock, Warren Kozonguizi, Gord Thompson, Onno Visser

Front of House – Sarah Davenport

Display Photos – Sandy Nelson

Publicity & Social Media – Will Legrand

 

Special Thanks to…….

The Kinetic Knights Robotics Team for the creation of the Rose

The volunteer ushers

All the parents who helped as runners and supervisors during rehearsals

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