grey timberland boots ‘Fantastic’ for MacDonald to get lead role
Alison MacDonald is ready for biggest role yet.
She stars as Belle in Superior Heights Collegiate and Vocational School’s production of Beauty and the Beast. The musical runs Feb. 28 March 3 at Sault Community Theatre Centre.
MacDonald, a Grade 11 student at Superior Heights, has appeared in several productions staged by Superior Heights and Shot in the Dark Productions including Pippin, The Sound of Music, West Side Story and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She’s also worked backstage, serving as part of a lighting crew when the high school did The Music Man in 2016. interesting to explore the character. You read the script and you find little nuances and kind of hidden things that you wouldn’t see if you just watched the production. You have to really be in the character to know what she thinks, what she feels, what she wants to do.
She considers Belle to be intelligent, like the other women in the community and seeking adventure. MacDonald gets a solo with Home. It’s a little nerve wracking, she said of the song. never sure what my voice is going to sound like and what’s going to come out at different rehearsals. But you just go for it, try not to be afraid. You’re going to have support all around.
MacDonad’s viewed the 2017 live action take on Beauty and the Beast with Emma Watson and Dan Stevens and of the 1991 animated version. She contends neither played a major influence on her performance of Belle. tried not to copy anything.
She’s cast opposite Calvin Lane as Beast. The musical marks his first stage appearance after four years playing basketball and three years on the football field. ‘I’ve loved it so far. It’s just been an amazing experience.
Lane anticipates he’ll do more shows in the future.
Director Anthony Aceti finds good balance between new and returning talent for the latest show by Superior Heights. He oversees about 35 actors and 15 crew. knows it. It’s a great, fun, exciting piece of theatre.
The musical’s songs include the title track and Be Our Guest. Additional works not in the animated version include Human Again and No Matter What. 23
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