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A Stunning Stage Performance Brings "Beauty And The Beast" To Life!

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Be our guest! The PCA Middle School Drama Department, led by Drama teacher, Jenni Brown, wowed sold out audiences last Thursday through Saturday in the classic tale of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Junior.

The show was full of drama, musical ballads, perfected French accents, laughter and even the sponsor “commercials” were a hit!

Eighth grader Bella Pollard performed the role of Belle. “My favorite part of being Belle was the close relationships I built during the practices and building up to the play, they are all my really close friends now and I’m just so glad I got to do this with them,” states Bella.

Chase Desmond, eighth grader, scored the role of villain “Gaston”. The audience couldn’t get over his wig! “It was amazing working together with the cast." Chase reflects, “My favorite part about being Gaston was making people laugh.”

The Beast was played by eighth grader, Miles Johnson! In full costume and makeup, the transition into the beast was impressive. Miles says, “One thing I loved about being a part of Beauty and the Beast was seeing the work we put into the play pay off on opening night.”

Choir Director, Jolene Hethcox, arranged the musical score for the play and it was choreographed by PCA parent, Kelsey Nelson. The backdrops were created by the Upper School Art 2 class. Many thanks to parents for helping with the set, costumes, makeup, backstage coordination and so much more!

We appreciate our community sponsors for the event; The David M. Gilstin Insurance Agency, ZAGS and Lowcountry Gastroenterology.

Our PCA Drama students are bright stars and we cannot wait for next year's performance!

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Spectacular Set Design Showcases Students' Creativity!

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Tale as old as time.. Our middle school students are preparing for fantastic performances of Beauty and the Beast on Thursday, February 29, Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2. The drama students aren’t the only ones who have been putting in hard work for the show. Our Art 2 High School students, under the guidance of the art teacher, Nicole Seitz, have spent the past few months designing, creating and painting the play set. 

“Painting the set for the middle school play is an intense collaboration of our Art 2 high school students. It's the first time many have painted anything on that scale. From initial design sketches to final details, students learn to pitch in where needed, but also to take initiative and divide tasks. Whether adding light and shadow to trees or designing lighting or marble floors, our students know what working as a team truly looks like. I'm so proud of this group of artists”, exclaimed Mrs. Seitz. 

This has been such a fun experience for the art students. Freshman Mady Fennessy said, “Being able to work with my friends on such a big project was super fun. I got to know a lot of new people.” 

Make plans to attend this classic fairytale as our middle school students bring this Award-winning animated film to life! You’ll be captivated by the spectacular music, costumes and set design! 

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