Beauty and the Beast: northern suburbs actors excited to perform Disney favourite at Regal Theatre


Andrea Lim, of Landsdale, will play Babette in Beauty and the Beast. Pictures: Hamish McSporran

Stephanie Stockbauer (16), Emma Law (14) and Jacinta Baxter (16).

Jessica Weir (16), Kenisha Yam (16), Tahlia May (19), Leah Cusma (14), Katy Astle (20) and Stacey Taylor (17).
Andrea Lim, of Landsdale, will play Babette in Beauty and the Beast. Pictures: Hamish McSporran Stephanie Stockbauer (16), Emma Law (14) and Jacinta Baxter (16). Jessica Weir (16), Kenisha Yam (16), Tahlia May (19), Leah Cusma (14), Katy Astle (20) and Stacey Taylor (17).

SEVERAL northern suburbs residents will appear on stage in Beauty and the Beast at The Regal Theatre this month.

The Disney production will start on August 25, with Landsdale resident Andrea Lim included in the cast.

Lim will play Babette, a housemaid who has been magically turned into a duster, in the first eight performances of the show.

“I really enjoy giving Babette life, as she is very different to characters I have played before,” she said.

“All the cast and crew are amazing, and the show is family friendly and fun.

“Working with the costumes and sets is a little daunting as they are so detailed; I am worried I will damage them.”

Lim is studying an advanced diploma in music theatre and her previous experience includes roles in High School Musical, Grease and Fame, performing in How to CoHost a Murder at FringeWorld and most recently the lead role of Kim in Miss Saigon at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre.

Butler’s Stephanie Stockbauer (16) is serious about her role as a Silly Girl in the Subiaco show.

She, Clarkson’s Emma Law (14) and Jacinta Baxter (16), of Quinns Rocks, are all excited to be part of the cast, which includes performing arts students from across WA as well as industry professionals.

“It’s magical seeing everything come together,” Stephanie said, describing it as a family show for all ages.

“We’ve loved the experience of being in a big production,” Jacinta said.

“There have been so many amazing people to meet and work alongside,” Emma added.

Cast members also include Currambine residents Tahlia May (19) and Stacy Taylor (17), Edgewater’s Katy Astle (20), Kenisha Yam (16), of Beldon, Leah Cusma (14), of Joondalup, and Jessica Weir (16), of Ocean Reef.

“We are really excited to show people what we’ve been working on,” Leah said.

“All age groups can relate to the story, and with so many people having grown up with the Disney movies, it is a wonderful opportunity to see it presented live,” Jessica said.

What: Beauty and the Beast
Where: The Regal Theatre, Subiaco
When: August 25-September 3
Tickets: premier.ticketek.com.au

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