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Sunrise Centre ready to present ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at Harquail Theatre

The Sunrise Centre is ready to raise the curtain on a theatrical performance five months in the making.

Cayman 27 takes you behind the scenes with the cast and crew for a rehearsal of the Sunrise Centre’s one-night-only adaptation of the classic Beauty and the Beast, where clients are putting the finishing touches on a scene.

Occupational Therapy Assistant Katie Salvhus told Cayman 27 the play is full of powerful performances.

“Kristen is a female playing the role of Beast, she has a big personality, not afraid to get loud, she has a very strong stage presence,” said Ms. Salvhus.

“There are some crazy strong characters here,’ said Centre Point Dance Studio instructor Natasha Clark.

She told Cayman 27 she’s impressed by the effort all around.

“We are here as like a helping hand, and it’s been so nice to watch them grow from their first rehearsal to the rehearsal you’re seeing now, there has been a massive change,” said Ms. Clark.

Script writing on the production began in February, with auditions and rehearsals beginning soon after.

“This is the stressful part,” said Ms. Clark. “This is where you need to have all of the props ready, you have to have all of the stagehands ready, do you need to make sure that everybody is right there so that everything goes really smoothly.”

And one night only, Thursday June 7th, the cast takes Beauty and the Beast to the stage of the fabulous Harquail Theatre.

Ms. Salvus said the audience is truly in for a treat.

“[The cast is] really pulling through. I am really impressed with how theatrical they are, how much they are enjoying it, it is really really showing all of the different personalities that they all have,” she said.


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