Covid pushes back opening of high school musical Beauty and the Beast

Director Sarah Mason announced this week that the schedule for the high school musical Beauty and the Beast had to be pushed back a week due to Covid.
“We have had to postpone our show by one week due to Covid related concerns. Performances will now be Nov.19 at 7 p.m., Nov. 20 at 7 p.m., and Nov. 21 at 1 p.m.,” said Mason.
Online tickets: If you have already purchased tickets for the show (families eligible for presale) you are currently being emailed your new tickets.
Tickets will be transferred over to the following weekend. For example, if you purchased tickets for Friday, Nov. 12, you still have those tickets but for Friday, Nov. 19 instead.
If you require a refund, please contact Mason at smason@ely.k12.mn.us and she will fulfill that request.
All performances are being held at the Vermilion Community College Theatre.
Belle, the female lead, is played by Sidney Marshall, a senior. Her character is a spirited, headstrong village girl who enters the Beast’s castle after he imprisons her father Maurice, played by sophomore Esther Anderson. One of the male leads, senior Bryce Fairchild, plays the part of the Beast, a reclusive soul who finds himself with the help of Belle. The antagonist, Gaston, is played by senior Jon Hakala. Gaston is a vain hunter who vies for Belle’s hand in marriage and is determined not to let anyone else win her heart. He is assisted by his hilarious sidekick, LeFou, who is played by sophomore Gavin Marshall.
Playing the role of Lumiere the candelabra is Gabe Mann, feather duster Babette is played by Gracie Pointer, Cogsworth the clock is Matt Janeksela, Mrs. Potts the teapot is Juliet Stouffer, and her son Chip is Mattie Lindsay. Making up the cast of about 30 are many other excited students, from both the middle and high school.
This show is sure to be entertaining for all ages. After years away from the stage, these kids are thrilled to be back performing for their community!