JIS’s Production of Beauty and the Beast

JIS Beauty and the Beast Poster

It was unfortunate that I was down with the flu and couldn’t make it to any of the shows. Nevertheless, I received much positive feedback from friends and students who watched the show. They said they enjoyed it and I’m happy to have played my part by teaching lead actors, multi-role actors as well as choir members for the past few months leading up to the show.

This was the second time I worked on this musical, the first being with Relentless Studios, as their Voice Coach.

I am truly proud of James Bannister who took on the role of the Beast. He has never had a single singing lesson in his life prior to this production. When I first heard him a few months back, I knew he had a natural talent. With lots of focused practice and commitment to lessons, he proved that he could deliver with excellence, within a short time frame of about 3 months.

I’m equally proud of my other students who had lead roles – Lois Hogan who played Chip, Rebecca Yahya as Cogsworth, Athena Chalmers as Monsieur d’Arque and Melodee Goh as Babette; and students who bagged multi-roles and chorus parts – Olivia Smith, Maddie Fillion, Livi Gillam, Kiara Kruger, and Franchezqa Kroeger.

Well done, everyone! Keep up the great work!

Did you watch the show? Let me know what you thought of it.

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