---- — LONDONDERRY — North Elementary School students presented the musical “Beauty and the Beast” to sellout crowds last weekend at the Palace Theater in Manchester.
Students spent one day a week rehearsing for the show, featuring the characters of Belle, the Beast, Gaston, Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts and Chip.
Parent volunteers pitched in to help behind the scenes, including helping create the colorful costumes.
Belle was played by fifth-grader Olivia Stowell. Her “beast” was played by Alezandro Metro. More than 100 students were in the cast and in other roles both on stage and behind the curtain.