Summer Grand students rehearse Disney's Beauty and the Beast.
Photo by Mercia Hobson.
The Herndon High School Drama Boosters Club production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast is in its last days of rehearsal. Summer Grand students present three performances of the family-friendly, musical adventure that follows Belle as she discovers friendship and love in unexpected places.
Samba Pathak, camp counselor and publicity for the event that involves 70 campers, said, "Working on a typical high school musical takes roughly four to five months to execute. However, these hard-working students have one month to get this 'tale as old as time' together.”
Faith Hargadon, who plays Belle, described the play as "a beautiful story of love and acceptance."
Emma Harris, who plays Mrs. Potts, called it "a magical experience to see." She encouraged young children to sign up for the "Princess Tea" event before the matinees.
Meanwhile, in set and design, other students such as Patrick Cluff, 16 of Herndon, and William Malyszka, 13 of Herndon, worked on props. "The prop doesn't have to do anything; it just needs to look like it does." Other students worked on sound and lighting.
Held at Herndon Middle School, 901 Locust Street, the Saturday and Sunday matinee performances are July 27 and 28 at 2 p.m. The only evening performance is Saturday, July 27 at 7 p.m. Ticket are $12 at www.herndondrama.org.