Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at HHS

Last weekend, Hamilton High School in Sussex put on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. As my son, A.J., was in the show, I was lucky enough to be able to attend three of their four performances in addition to the “Parent Preview” performance. I have to say that this was one of the best high school productions I have seen in a very long time. The students in the cast, crew, and orchestra as well as the adult directors of the show are to be commended on a job well done.

Three actors in particular gave standout performances. Emily Cox (Belle), Zachary Weis (Beast), and Abby Angelroth (Mrs. Potts) are amazing and talented singers and they made the show believable in every way. Two other actors gave notable portrayals as well. The comic timing of Andrew Cronin (Cogsworth) and Sree Karri (Lumiere) really made the show fun to watch. All in all, the entire cast did an awesome job with the musical and dance numbers. It was obvious that quite a bit of hard work went into getting this show done right and it paid off.

As a father, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention how proud I was of the fantastic job that A.J. Magoon did in his various roles as Narrator, Book Seller, Townsperson, Wolf, and Dancing Menu. He brings a level of professionalism to every part he plays.

Nicely done, Hamilton Drama Department. Keep up the good work!


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