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NWF State Colleges Summer Musical 'Disney's Beauty and the Beast' Cast Announced

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4/16/2009 - NICEVILLE- The cast for Northwest Florida State College's summer musical production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, has been announced. A magical production filled with song and dance, Disney's Beauty and the Beast will be presented July 22, 23, 24 and 25 at 7:30 pm on the mainstage of the NWF State College Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center in Niceville. Tickets go on sale June 1.

Beauty and the Beast is Disney's most acclaimed and beloved Broadway Musical. This classic story follows Maurice, played by Denis Milonas of Seacrest, who becomes lost in the woods on his way to the fair and seeks shelter in an old castle, but the master of the castle is a horrible Beast, played by Jeremy Ribando of Niceville, that takes him captive. Maurice's daughter, Belle, played by Brittney Hammock of Mary Esther, must then give up her freedom to save his life. Belle's taming of the unfortunate Beast and his ultimate transformation back into a handsome prince enthralled Broadway audiences for over 13 years.

Other lead roles are portrayed by Nalia Bauer of Crestview as the Enchantress, Darla Briganti of Holt as the Wardrobe, Sean Cutler of Mary Esther as Cogsworth, Okeye Mitchell of Miramar Beach as Lumiere, Aaron Valenzuela of Niceville as Gaston, Allison Everitt of Niceville as Mrs.Potts, Brandon Willard of Niceville as Lefou, Camden Schjott of Santa Rosa Beach as Chip, Brett Huston of Valparaiso as D'Arque, and Wendy Justice of Valparaiso as Babette.

Various supporting roles in Disney's Beauty and the Beast from Silly Girls to Napkin Rings and Villagers will be played by:

Cantonment: Stephany Heath

Crestview: Rita Dailey, George Frye, Mary Gleason, Zachariah Hillard, Jesse Hinton, Jarick Rivers

DeFuniak Springs: Bruce Culpepper

Destin: Garrett Carpenter, Joshua Juneau, Kyle Poppell

Fort Walton Beach: Suzanne Faison, Melissa Gaccione, Annie Gornall, Max Murdock, RJ Murdock, Katie Robison, Stephen Shouse, Sydney Whittaker

Mary Esther: Anna Husley, Caitlin Norman

Niceville: Cameron Daniels, Gretchen Erickson, Jessica Erickson, Laura Hernandez, Joleigh Jarvis, Cara Ratliff, Lauren Rew, Serenity Rowland, Brooke Stewart, Melissa Whitworth, Alexander Zins

Pensacola: Jessica Benitez

Santa Rosa Beach: Hillary Vest

Shalimar: Dharbi Jens, Ansley Walker