Riverside Middle School Chorus presents ‘Beauty and the Beast’

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Matthew Flanagan as Gaston and Ellen Phillips as Belle perform in Riverside Middle School's Beauty and the Beast Jr. in the school's auditorium on Friday night.

Photos by Rich Dionne                                                                                                                                                Matthew Flanagan as Gaston and Ellen Phillips as Belle perform in Riverside Middle School’s Beauty and the    Beast Jr. in the school’s auditorium on Friday night.

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Riverside Middle School Chorus presented “Beauty and the Beast” as its annual spring performance, May 8-10, in the John Hurley Auditorium.

The performance was directed by  Rhode Island College’s Ranee Csigay, music direction by RMS chorus teacher John Baldaia and choreography by Tina Vittorioso of Center Stage Dance Academy in Seekonk.

Boasting a cast of 45 students this exciting musical with elaborate costumes and sets was fully staged with professional sound and lights. Musical highlights included “Belle,” “Gaston,” “Be Our Guest,” “Home,” “Human Again” and, of course, “Beauty and the Beast.”

The principle cast included:  “Belle” – Ellen Phillips;  “Beast” – Andrew Faria; “Gaston” – Matthew Flanagan – “Lefou” – Sergio Raposo; “Mrs. Potts” – Kylee Rebollo;  “Lumiere” – Zion Hall; “Cogsworth” – Zachary Garcia – “Madame de la Grand Bouche” – Katrina Nunes;  “Babette” – Brooke Martins –  “Maurice” – Terrance Fry, and Christy Long as “Chip.

 

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