Every year, the La Cañada High School theater department hopes to go out with a bang. This year, they'll look to accomplish that with an all-school production of “Beauty and the Beast,” based on the 1991 Disney movie of the same name.
A 50-member cast will bring the show to life. “Beauty and the Beast” will run from Thursday to Sunday at LCHS’ auditorium. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the show will begin at 7 p.m. There will also be matinee performances at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
The final show of the year is the one chance Justin Eick, LCHS' theater director, has the opportunity to work with middle-school students alongside the high school teens. And, “Beauty and the Beast” will be the first production this year when three distinct departments — the theater, choir and instrumental music programs — will work together on the same project.
“Our goal in mounting this final production is to create an opportunity for students from every walk of life to participate in the performing arts,” Eick said.