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Sherwood Christian Academy presenting "Beauty and the Beast"

Tickets are available online, at the schools and at the church

ALBANY _ Sherwood Christian Academy is presenting “Beauty and the Beast” at 7:30 tonight at Darton State College Theater with two additional performances set Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The cast includes Ellie Holt playing Belle, Reed Reynolds playing the Beast, and Cierra Franklin as Mrs. Potts. A full orchestra “brings the magic of this beloved classic to life,” says director Stephen Hand.

“The students have worked so diligently in preparing for this production,” Hand said. “The challenge in doing a Disney show of this level is meeting the expectations of the viewers. For me, there is no reason why middle and high school students in Albany, Ga., cannot produce a Broadway caliber musical.

“That is my goal and I am confident that they are going to attain it.”

Tickets are available online at www.scaeagles.com/BeautyBeast, at Sherwood Baptist Church and at each campus of SCA. Ticket prices range from $8 to $16.