Beauty and the Beast

June 3 – July 31, 2021

Be our guest in the enchanted world of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast with Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will be broken, and he will be transformed into his former self…but time is running out!

With classic songs such as “Belle”, “Be Our Guest”, “Gaston”, “Beauty and the Beast”, this tale as old as time will bring your entire family together.

Rated G

Running Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes 

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Beauty and the Beast

June 3 – July 31, 2021

Be our guest in the enchanted world of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast with Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will be broken, and he will be transformed into his former self…but time is running out!

With classic songs such as “Belle”, “Be Our Guest”, “Gaston”, “Beauty and the Beast”, this tale as old as time will bring your entire family together.

Rated G

Running Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes 

Danielle Hope Abrom
Danielle Hope Abrom (Ensemble/Enchantress) is excited to be returning to the Dutch Apple where she was last seen as Victoria in Cats. Favorite roles include Alice in Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella in Into the Woods, Ivy Smith in On the Town. BFA in Film-Temple University; trained at Pennsylvania School of Ballet and Joffrey Ballet School. She recently published a book, Shadow of Eclipse, and is continuing to workshop her original musical, Royal Shadows, which had its first concert version at the Fulton Theatre Studio in 2019. Many thanks to Lauren Sobon for the opportunity! daniellehopeabrom.com
Robert Ayala
Robert Ayala (Ensemble/Gaston US) was just recently seen in On Your Feet at The Dutch Apple! @_robertayala
Joshua Bellamy
Joshua Bellamy (Ensemble/Dance Captain) International Tour: The Wizard of Oz (Hunk/Scarecrow). National Tour: The Wizard of Oz (Ensemble/Assistant Dance Captain). Regional credits: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Ensemble/Dance Captain), Kinky Boots (Angel Swing), Disney’s Newsies (Specs), Cats (Mr. Mistoffelees), Rent (Angel), West Side Story (Swing), Peter Pan (Michael Darling), plus many other productions with Fulton Theatre, Maine State Music Theatre, Media Theatre, Sight & Sound, Norwegian Cruise Lines, American Music Theatre, and Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre. Love to my family, friends, and RayD8!
TIMOTHE BITTLE
Timothe Bittle (Lumiere) is super excited to back at the DADT. Last seen as Mr. Greenway in Elf the Musical. Originally from Randleman, NC he has been blessed to perform all around the United States, Canada, and Japan. Some of his favorite roles have been Mr. Henshaw in the National Tour of Finding Neverland, Billy Flynn in Chicago, Coalhouse in Ragtime, Jim in Big River, Benny in In The Heights, and Curtis Jackson in Sister Act. @tlbittle
SHANNON CONNOLLY
Shannon Connolly (Rosie) is stoked to put her platforms back on and return to the role of Rosie! You may have last seen her as Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast. Previous Dutch Apple shows include: Sister Act (Sister Mary Patrick), Lucky Stiff (Rita LaPorta), A Christmas Carol (Mrs. Fezziwig), and A Christmas Story (Miss Shields). Much love to the entire cast and crew; extra love to Frank. Visit her website at: www.Shannon-Connolly.com
Zachary Fernback
Zachary Fernback (LeFou) is ecstatic to be performing the role of LeFou here at Dutch Apple Theatre! He graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre and Biblical Studies from Lancaster Bible College (2021). He is also a graduate of the Sight and Sound Conservatory (2016). Some of Zach’s favorite credits include Singin’ In The Rain (Cosmo), Ruth (Mahlon), Hello Dolly! (Waiter-BarnabyU/S) with LBC; Newsies (Race/Fight Captain) with EPAC; Samson (Ensemble) with Sight and Sound Theaters; Titanic (Latimer); Featured Dancer in Sing, Sing, Swing with Servant Stage; and Lead Candy Cane/Tea in George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™ with CPYB. Zach would like to thank his family and friends for their constant love and support. All glory to God!
Private: KAYLA HALL
Kayla Hall (Silly Girl/Ensemble) is happy to return to this stage where she began performing at the age of 8! She has previously performed here in Peter Pan, Fiddler on the Roof, Music Man, King & I, and currently Disney’s Descendants! When not on stage, Kayla is a first grade teacher and a dance instructor/choreographer for Dutch Apple’s Broadway Bound Camp. Special thanks to her family, friends, and D’Apple creatives.
Frank Hughes
Frank Hughes (Ensemble) is ecstatic to be back at the Dutch Apple and the Taverna! Most recently you may have seen him as Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast. Recent Dutch Apple credits include: Happy Days (Mr. C), Lucky Stiff (Luigi Gaudi), A Christmas Carol (Fezziwig), and Sister Act. Much love to the cast, crew, and creative team, extra love to Shannon. For my mom. Visit his website at: www.frank-hughes.com
Braedyn Jones
Braedyn Jones (Chip) is excited to make his first appearance on the Dutch Apple stage. Though not a stranger to the stage, this will be his first time in theatre. He has been dancing for 6 years, 5 years competitively in genres such as hip hop, musical theatre, jazz, open, acro/gymnastics, lyrical and contemporary dance. He loves to preform and entertain and would like to thank his family, friends and dance teachers for their guidance and support. IG: @bajones709
KIRK LAWRENCE
Kirk Lawrence (Maurice) is thrilled to return to the Dutch Apple in this magical musical! National tours: Finding Neverland (Frohman/Hook); The Wizard of Oz (Prof. Marvel/The Wizard) Dutch Apple/Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre credits include: Clue: The Musical (Col. Mustard), West Side Story (Doc), Yeston and Kopit’s Phantom (Jean Claude), Anything Goes (Eli Whitney), Mary Poppins (Admiral Boom/Chairman), and, A Wonderful Life (Henry Potter). Other regional credits include: Sweeney Todd (Todd), and, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Wonka). He sends love to Jamie, gratitude to the Prather organization, and, thanks you all for supporting live theater! KirkLawrence.com
Brian Nabors
Brian Nabors (Sky) is dummy hype to be continuing his tenure at the Dutch Apple! A graduate of James Madison University, you may have seen him recently as Jacob in Grumpy Old Men or as Gaston in Beauty and the Beast! Past credits include Sky in Guys and Dolls, Adam in Children of Eden, and Ed in Curious Incident. Much love to Mom, Dad, Shan, and Watson! Go dukes! OotO!
Jennie Nasser
Jennie Nasser (Sophie) is thrilled to be playing Sophie in Mamma Mia. You may have seen her in other Prather Productions such as Belle in Beauty and the Beast, and Annette in Saturday Night Fever. She has toured internationally as the lead soloist, singing aboard Aida Cruiseline. NYC credits: An American Hero (Gallery Players) Selected regional credits: Maggie in A Chorus Line (Cumberland County Playhouse), Katharine McGowan in Titanic (Akron Civic Theatre) Lead Woman in World Goes Round (Porthouse Theatre), Mary Poppins (Cumberland County Playhouse). Her love goes out to her fiancé Michael Glavan for his unwavering support. Follow her on Instagram: @Jennienasser
Ernesto Olivas
(Ensemble) is stoked to be returning to the Dutch Apple! He was most recently seen on the national tour of Jimmy Buffet’s Escape to Margaritaville. His favorite Dutch Apple credits include On Your Feet, and Beauty & the Beast. IG: @ernesto__olivas
Megan Opalinski
Megan Opalinski (Wardrobe) is delighted to be back in Lancaster! D'Apple favs: Menopause The Musical (Earth Mother), Stand By Your Man (Mee Maw), Sister Act (Sister Mary Lazarus), The Music Man (Alma Hix), Regional, international & off-Broadway favorites: The national & international tours of Sister Act The Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone (The Chaperone), Mamma Mia (Rosie), R&H’s Cinderella (Marie The Fairy Godmother), The Full Monty (Vicki), The Savannah Sipping Society (Jinx) The Sound Of Music (Mother Abbess), Urinetown (Penelope Pennywise), Kinky Boots (Pat), Steel Magnolias (Ousier), Smoke On The Mountain Homecoming (Vera), Les Miserables, Evita, A Man of No Importance, vocalist at The Venetian Resort in Macau, China. Registered Teacher With Yoga Alliance. Gratitude To My Ever Supportive Friends & Family. Namaste. Romans 8:31
MEGAN ORLOWSKI
Megan Orlowski (Ensemble/Mrs. Potts & Wardrobe US) is overjoyed to be back on stage at the Dutch Apple! Megan's favorite regional credits include Mavis in Stepping Out, Annelle in Steel Magnolias, Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof, and Sheree in Dixie Swim Club. Megan is also an author with six series ranging from dystopian to high fantasy. You can find Megan's books at MeganORussell.com.
Jack Packer
Jack Packer (Chip) is happy to be back on stage at Dutch Apple! Favorite credits include On Your Feet (Nayib/Young Emilio), Elf the Musical (Michael Hobbs), Finding Neverland National Tour (Jack/Peter), Holiday Inn (Charlie Winslow), JESUS (Young Jesus), and A Christmas Carol (Tiny Tim). Jack studies voice with Reji Woods (Creative Pursuits Studio) and dance with Amy Meehan (Premiere Danse Academy). He thanks Lauren for this opportunity to perform again. Isaiah 25:1 Instagram @jackryanpacker
NICHOLAS J. PEARSON
Nicholas J. Pearson (The Beast) is so grateful to be back on the Dutch Apple after last being seen as "The Lion" in The Wizard Of Oz in 2017 before going on the road with the show in that role. Other Prather credits: "Moose" in Crazy For You. Regional credits: "Mitch", A Streetcar Named Desire (Greenwood Lake Theatre), "Adult Male", Spring Awakening (Three of Cups Production, NYC), "Sir Bedevere", Spamalot (Barn Theatre, Michigan), and "Shrek", Shrek The Musical (Cape Fear Regional Theatre). Thanks to Lauren Sobon and the Dutch Apple team for all their support. Much love to Mom Rita and sister Laura. This and every performance dedicated to his father and brother.
Aaron Pottenger
Aaron Pottenger (Ensemble) is so thrilled to be making his Dutch Apple debut in Beauty and The Beast. Recent credits include: Benny Southstreet in Guys and Dolls, Juror #3 in Twelve Angry Jurors, Featured ensemble in Ragtime, Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid and El Gallo in The Fantasticks. Aaron was also featured in Jonah and Miracle of Christmas at Sight and Sound Theatres! He is a proud graduate of the Sight and Sound Conservatory Class of 2017. Without the faithfulness of God none of this would be possible. Huge thank you to Prather Productions for this opportunity and the loving support of his Mother, Sister, family and best friends! IG: @TheAaronPottenger
Ashley Rubin
ASHLEY RUBIN (Ensemble) is thrilled to be in Dutch Apple’s production of Mamma Mia! after having just recently been seen in Grumpy Old Men and Beauty and the Beast! National Tour: Grease! (Frenchy). Off-Broadway: I'll Say She Is: The Lost Marx Brother's Musical. Favorite regional credits include Tanya, Mamma Mia (Interlakes Theatre) Norma Cassidy, Victor/Victoria and Margie MacDougall, Promises, Promise (Broward Stage Door); Tess, Crazy For You (Broadway Palm, Dutch Apple); Angelique, La Cage Aux Folles (MNM).
Christopher Russell
Christopher Russell (Ensemble/Maurice & Cogsworth US) is overjoyed to be returning to the Dutch Apple stage. Past favorite roles include touring: Avram in Fiddler on the Roof, the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz. Regional: Jerry Lukowski in The Full Monty, Freddy Benson in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Don Lockwood in Singing in the Rain. Much love to his Dutch Apple family and to his lovely wife, Megan Orlowski.
Ryan Scanlon
Ryan Scanlon (Ensemble) is a graduate of Liberty University in 2016 and has been performing professionally since with theatre companies like Virginia Music Theatre, The Fulton, Sight & Sound and Alluvion Stage Company. Some of his favorite productions to be involved with have been The Hunchback Of Notre Dame, Meet Me In St. Louis and Mamma Mia! All glory to God for the opportunities and special shout out to my favorite girl Casi Briggs. Psalms 19:14
Erica Seeling
Erica Seelig (Ali/Assistant Dance Captain) could not be more excited to return to the Dutch Apple stage! She has performed in the last two runs of Beauty and the Beast for Prather Productions here at The Dutch Apple and also at the Broadway Palm dinner Theatre in Fort Myers, Florida. She grew up in Atlantic City, New Jersey and went on to study dance/musical theatre at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She has also been seen in A Chorus Line and Lights Camera Christmas (Ocean City Theatre Company) Check her out on IMDB for new upcoming Indie films. She is beyond grateful to be able to perform in such uncertain times and thanks everyone for coming out to see the show! Follow her on Instagram: @Ericaseelig
Gabriela Selino
Gabriela Selino (Lisa) is thrilled to be joining the cast of Mamma Mia! Credits include, Regional: On Your Feet, West Side Story, Saturday Night Fever (Maria Huerta), Grease, Sister Act and Beauty and the Beast. Film: Steven Spielberg's- West Side Story, Lin Manuel Miranda's- In the Heights, TV/Streaming: PowerBook lll, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Commercial: Trade Coffee, Musicals with a Message, Up4 probiotics Unique Blends. Print: National Campaign for Laura Geller NYC makeup. She wants to thank her parents for their endless support, her agent Jim #MTAFAM, and Prather Productions for the many opportunities. Follow my next adventure IG: @gabineedsacabi_nyc
Adam Sweeney
Adam Sweeney (Youth Male Swing) is excited to be returning to the Dutch Apple stage after making his debut over the summer as Chip in Beauty and the Beast. He has also performed in several children’s shows at the Eichelberger Performing Arts Center in Hanover, PA, including Disney’s Frozen Jr. (Olaf) and Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. (John Darling). He thanks everyone at Dutch Apple for this opportunity and wishes you all a very Merry Christmas!
MEGAN URZ
Megan Urz (Silly Girl/Belle US) is super excited to share this beautiful tale as old as time! Favorite credits: The Wizard of Oz in Saudi Arabia (Dorothy Gale), Christmas Wonderland (National Tour-Spirit Productions), Lucky Stiff (Annabel Glick), Annie (Star To Be), and My Fair Lady (Ensemble). ~Eph 3:20~
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Aubrey Young (Tanya) is excited to continue her run with Dutch Apple after having previously performed as Babette in the enchanted castle in Beauty and the Beast and made the best coffee in Wasabash in Grumpy Old Men. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte: BA theatre, dance minor. Aubrey performed for two seasons at Cedar Point Amusement Park as a singer/dancer in their shows like, Eternal Jamnation, Lights, Camera, Action!, Totally Live: This Country Rocks! and Lusty Lil’s Wild West Review. Other credits: The Addams Family (Morticia), Phantom of the Opera (Meg Giry), Rock of Ages (Waitress #1/ensemble).
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