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Disney’s "Beauty and the Beast" will be presented by the Gingerbread Players at Shoals Theatre beginning at 7 p.m. today. [COURTESY PHOTO]

Disney’s "Beauty and the Beast" will be presented by the Gingerbread Players at Shoals Theatre beginning tonight. The musical is appropriate for all ages.

The theater is at 123 N. Seminary St., Florence. Dates for the show are 7 p.m. today-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. It also will be presented at 7 p.m. June 21-22.

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Director is Jennifer Steen Kilpatrick. She is a graduate of the University of North Alabama with a degree in theater and radio/television/film. With 30 years of theater experience, she has appeared onstage in numerous theatre productions.

The assistant director is Gail Allen, while the music director is Joey Wright, and choreographer is Keri Ann Payne.

This is the 25th anniversary of the Broadway premiere and the second time Gingerbread has produced the musical. The last time was in 2007.

Cast members and their characters include: 

Belle: Janie Clasgens

Beast: Avery Guinn

Gaston: Charlie Parker

Lefou: Tyler Hudson

Maurice: Michael Green

Babette: Anna Bond

Lumiere: Adam Thomas

Cogsworth: Brandon Rutherford

Mrs. Potts: Jessica Rice

Chip: Landri Kilpatrick

Madame De La Grande Bouche: Gracie Camp

Monsieur D’Arque: Aaron Marquardt

Silly girls: Gwendolyn Wilson, Grace Wallace, Anastasia Hollister

Ensemble of townspeople/enchanted objects: Brynn Albretsen, Rane Albretsen, Dylan Bales, Rebecca Beaver, Caraline Berryman, Savannah Berryman, Michael Camp, Adeline Girnus, Mary Beth Hulsizer, Alyssa Jackle, Archer Jackle, Sydney Jacques, Kyndal Kilpatrick, Logan Kilpatrick, Nick Lewand, Preston Lumpkins, Sam Lumpkins, Landon McGee, Blake Mitchell, Martha Caroline Powell, Andy Wallace, Chloe Wallace, Cody Woodfin

Enchantress: Keri Ann Payne

Wolves: Adeline Girnus, Mary Beth Hulsizer, Alyssa Jackle, Lindsey Wallace


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