(From left) Students Will Dykstra as Gaston, Shawn Deddens as the prince, Gill Hoogstra as Belle and Aidan Van Delft as Maurice star in Credo Christian’s production of Beauty and the Beast. (Miranda Gathercole/Black Press)

Beauty and the Beast at Abbotsford Arts Centre

Production presented by Credo Christian High School starting on April 25

For the first time in many years, students at Credo Christian High School in Langley are putting on a musical production.

Beauty and the Beast will be performed at the Abbotsford Arts Centre (2329 Crescent Way) from April 25 to 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Close to 100 students are involved in the musical, including 30 singers on stage, 15 musicians in the full live orchestra, and dozens of others behind the scenes creating the costumes and building the sets.

“Several departments have done great work on this project. The set is super impressive, and the programs and costumes are stellar,” said production manager Ron de Haan in a press release.

Competition was stiff for singing positions, and the result is some very fine music, said de Haan.

“The cast is very, very talented, and the music and characters make this musical a pleasure to rehearse and perform.”

The Beauty and the Beast musical, based on the 1991 animated Disney movie, follows the story of a selfish prince who has been turned into a beast as punishment for his actions. To become human again, he must win the love of a woman.

Gill Hoogstra and Shawn Deddens play the title roles of Belle and the Beast in the production.

Tickets range in price from $10 to $20, and can be purchased online at credochs.com.

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