Presented by Piedmont High School’s Musical Theatre and Dance teacher, Amy Moorhead, the production features over 40 PHS/MHS students among the cast and crew.
With direction and choreography by Moorhead, and vocal direction by Amy Belles, the stage musical is based on the Academy Award-winning animated film. The stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. This “tale as old as time” is filled with spectacular costumes and is a great opportunity to bring your entire family (masked) to the theater.
- Friday, February 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
- Saturday, February 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
- Sunday, February 6 @ 1:00 – 3:30 pm and @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Holy Names High School
4660 Harbord Dr
Oakland, CA 94618
- Cost: $14 – $32
- Please purchase online at https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/60451
Photos courtesy of Amy Moorhead
Hello and I congratulate all performers, musicians, and everyone in the PHS Community for all the dedication and hard work to detail to pull this off.
Most of all, Ms Moorhead and Ms Belles deserve superstar accolades for having the drive, focus, and maybe temerity to pull this off in times as this.
This entertainment production adds a bit to the “Tale As Old As Time” element of the musical.
I hope that all involved in the production collaborate to provide content to the school’s journalism program to give folks the best take on the many stories that are a part of the undertaking and realization of this production and performance.
School media coverage and collaboration between performance entities and school media outlets are part of the productive symbiosis and provide many stories for digital pieces that can enrich the public on the school’s Highlander online presence.