Beauty and the Beast

March 3 - 11, 2018

Disney’s animated classic and recent live-action blockbuster comes to life in this full-length musical. When Belle visits a seemingly deserted castle to find her father, she meets a host of enchanted objects and their master – a menacing beast. She agrees to trade her freedom for her fathers, but can the “beast” learn to love before it is too late?

Auditions December 2 & 3 for ages 8 – 18.

Bring your class to one of our special school-time performances!


Beauty & the Beast Cast List

Beef Ragout Cheese Soufflé
Ash Prodromou NARRATOR Naomi Shanson
Kayla Kranen OLD WOMAN/ENCHANTRESS Shawn Pinkam
Cameron Meyers BEAST Charlie Hammond
Anisya Malinovskaya ARISTOCRATIC LADY Ashley MacDonald
Allison Hurley FISH MAN Emilia Prado
Sydney Cook EGG MAN Sawyer Chism
Beatrice Bell SAUSAGE CURL GIRL Julia Fung
Val Zvinyatskovsky BAKER Nolann Cossoul
Sophie Davies LADY WITH CANE Emma O’Neill
Jane Beeler LADY WITH BABY Hannah Kitamura
Isha Chudasama CANDLE MAN Jade Daujean
Danielle Norton HAT SELLER Zoya Musharraf
Katelyn Gainey MILKMAID Annalise Klenow
Senna Neiman SHEPHERD BOY Anna Richardson
Grigori Goldman BOOKSELLER Max Kelly
Yonatan Perrochon
Zoey Simpson Abigail Televitckiy
Sadie Evans Ava Pagan
Vara Vedati Danielle Ramberg
Violet Scandalis Sabine Mazzeo
Naomi Ran Maia Le
Hila Gotlieb Lena Feucht
Taylor Ewan Kiana Honma
Cora Easter Kiley Cox
Olivia Spreen Isabelle Baker
Amber Liu Gabriella Ransome
Jena Mamdani
Camilla Parks Lily Tunkelang
Tamar Segev Alexandra Bollyky
Sophia Schafer-Wharton Sophie Mazzeo
Le Do
Keira Lazareva
Grace Parker BELLE Rachel Troyer
Ben Rogers MAURICE Hunter McDivitt
Michael Tucker GASTON Olivier Plamondon
Olivier Plamondon BEAST DOUBLE Michael Tucker
Enrique Oti LEFOU Ella Brutman
Grace Gormley D’ARQUE Kyle Vetter
Ash Prodromou Naomi Shanson
Addison Parenti Libby Einav
Danielle Dor Mia Corfmat
Diya Gupta Chloe Burcell
Tessa Prodromou Korinna Dunn
Jessica Aaron SILLY GIRL 1 Daniela Gloster
Audrey Rechenmacher SILLY GIRL 2 Natalie Perrochon
Kathleen Denebeim SILLY GIRL 3 Olivia Colace
Catherine Celio SILLY GIRL 4 Natalie Choi
Sophia Sturiale SILLY GIRL 5 Samantha Belding
Samantha Waldbusser SILLY GIRL 6 Arielle Perrochon
Rachel Farhoudi Naomi Eason
Liv Levin Lainey Barcomb
Elizabeth Wang Aryana Brand
Anna Bronnikova Anna Sonsini
Kendal Backus Sienna Seiders
Alma Gur Julia Segal
Jolie Orban LUMIERE Renee Vetter
Theo Gardiner COGSWORTH Lizzy Kundrat
Abigail Mesel MRS. POTTS Mary Taylor
Sahar Ophir CHIP Yonatan Brutman
Kayla Kranen WARDROBE Shawn Pinkam
Marionne Sevilla BABETTE Caitlin Devenney
Annabel Gardiner FOOTSTOOL/DOG Devin Yau
Nila-ann Nag STATUE 1 Emerson Chism
Sevastian Oti STATUE 2 Ameer Ali
Meera Mathew HAT STAND William Blackburn
Addison Parenti SALT Libby Einav
Danielle Dor PEPPER Mia Corfmat
Diya Gupta CHEESE GRATER Chloe Burcell
Tessa Prodromou FLOWER VASE Korinna Dunn
Rachel Farhoudi CARPET Naomi Eason
Thank you all for coming out to audition for Beauty & the Beast! Casting such a large show with so many wonderful actors is always a challenge, a happy one, but still a challenge. Rest assured that no matter how you were cast Brian and Holly are going to give you lots of fun ways to help tell this story.
If you’d like to request audition feedback, please email your name and audition number to by Sunday, December 17. Due to the extensive amount of time and energy it takes to provide this feedback, no requests made after the deadline will be fulfilled. See you in January!

Director/Choreographer: Brian Miller
Vocal Director: Holly Smolik
Orchestra Director: Ande Jacobson
Set Design: Andrea Bechert
Costume Design: Caela Fujii
Lighting Design: Selina Young
Stage Manager: Shiboune Thill


Putting on a full-scale musical is an enormous undertaking. There are sets to paint, costumes to sew, lights to hang, and much more. Our shows would not be possible without our wonderful volunteers. 

Peninsula Youth Theatre requires a minimum of 25 hours of volunteer time from each family participating in a CenterStage production (15 hours for the second child and 5 hours per child after that). Without this contribution of time and energy, it would be prohibitively expensive for us to put these shows on stage. 

Don’t have a child in the cast but still want to volunteer? PYT will be happy to have your help! Non-parent volunteers must be fingerprinted and pass a routine background check.  For more information about how you can become a PYT volunteer, email
A few things to know about our show specific volunteer positions:

  • Many volunteer positions require more than the minimum 25 hour commitment, particularly those in the theatre during the run of the show. These are very important positions that must be filled by committed people, so please understand what is expected of you before signing up for any of these roles. If you sign up for a position in the theatre, you should plan on working at ±5 performances as well as several nights of Tech rehearsal.
  • For the safety of all our volunteers, performers and staff, volunteers must follow the instructions of PYT and MVCPA staff at all times
  • Load-in and Strike (when we move the show in and out of the theater) are crucial to the success of the show and require a great deal of effort. ALL families are expected to participate in Load In and Strike. This is in addition to the expected 25 hours.
  • When volunteers don’t show up as expected, the work still needs to get done. Either other volunteers will have to fill the void, or more commonly, PYT must hire professional crew at great expense. This is an especially big concern during Load-in and Strike.
  • Enjoy yourself! Whether you have a special talent to contribute or want to learn a new skill, there is a place for you. Parent volunteers are an important part of the PYT community, and volunteering is a great way to feel connected to the process.

Backstage Crew

  • Time commitment: 5 Performances plus 3-4 nights of tech (35 hours)
  • Staff Contact: Stage manager
  • The Backstage Crew moves set pieces between scenes under the direction of the Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Managers
  • Must be reasonably fit and able to push, pull, lift, bend, etc.
  • Crew must dress in all black with closed toed shoes for performances

Body Microphones

  • Time commitment: 3-5 performances plus 1-3 nights tech (20-30 hours)
  • Staff Contact: Sound designer
  • The Body Microphone Committee is responsible for affixing mics to and removing mics from the actors.
  • Must be available to work during tech week and at least 5 performances including the 90-minute call time.


  • Time Commitment; varies based on needs of show.  Extensive work during rehearsal run plus 1-2 performances and 1-2 nights tech.  25+ hours
  • Staff Contact: Costume designer
  • The Costume Committee assists the Costume Designer with fitting and costume construction during the rehearsal period.
  • Committee members will also work shifts backstage during shows to assist with repairs of costumes.


  • Time Commitment 3-5 performances plus 1-2 nights tech (25-30 hours)
  • Staff Contact: Producer
  • The Cueing Committee alerts cast members when they are needed on stage during dress rehearsals and performance.
  • Committee members generally work in pairs, with one following along in cueing script and one “runner” alerting cast members in Green Room of cues.
  • Committee members should become familiar with the script and all characters.



  • Time Commitment 3-5 performances plus 1-2 nights tech (25-30 hours)
  • Staff Contact: Producer
  • The Dresser Committee assists with quick changes, provides assistance to cast members who need help with costumes changes
  • Makes sure the dressing rooms are kept neat and organized during show.


  • Time Commitment 5 performances plus 3-4 nights of tech (35+ hours)
  • Staff Contact: Lighting Designer and Stage Manager
  • The Followspot operators run the spotlights that illuminate the actors on stage
  • During shows, Committee members will receive and execute lighting cues called by Stage Manager over headset
  • Must be willing to climb a tall vertical ladder and work on a catwalk in a relatively small space.

Green Room

  • Time Commitment: 3-5 performances plus 1-3 nights of tech (25+ hours)
  • Staff Contact: Producer
  • The Green Room Committee is responsible to supervising the cast members in the Green Room during tech week and performances.
  • Assist with keeping Green Room clean during and after performances

Makeup and Hair

  • Time Commitment: 4-5 performances plus 2-3 nights of tech (25+ hours)
  • Staff Contact: Hair and Makeup Designer
  • The Makeup and Hair Committee applies specialty makeup, executes specialty hair designs and puts on and takes off all wigs.
  • Commitee may also assist cast members with touch up to makeup applied at home

Soundboard Operator

  • Time Commitment: 5 Performances plus 3-4 nights of tech (35+ hours)
  • Staff Contact: Sound Designer
  • Operate Sound Board during performances, following script and running programmed cues
  • Follow flow of show and respond to changes as needed; adjust sound levels as necessary.
  • Test sound equipment and run sound checks prior to each performance; troubleshoot equipment during shows as needed


Cast Bios and Lobby Decorations

  • Time Commitment: 15 hours
  • Staff Contact: Producer
  • The Cast Bio committee is responsible for collecting, editing and proofing bios submitted by cast member and artistically displaying the photos and bios in a lobby display at the theater.
  • Photos provided by PYT’s photographer
  • Some work will need to be done at home and then the lobby displays are put up during tech week.
  • Committee will also produce for display a photo board showing the shows creative team and staff


  • Time Commitment: Greatly varies show to show. Potentially 3-5 performances, 1-3 tech (25+ hours)
  • Staff Contact: Prop Master
  • Props include set dressing, furniture, table settings, costume accessories, various items actors carry, and various other objects used by the actors on stage.
  • Props Committee buys, builds or borrows to add artistic elements to the show.
  • Committee also supervises flow of props backstage during performances
  • Often, separate teams will be responsible for pre-show procurement of props and backstage prop management


Time Commitment: 5-10 hours

Staff Contact:  Producer

  • The Publicity Committee is responsible for distributing posters in peninsula communities and helping to build the database of acceptable locations
  • Must be willing to use own vehicle for poster distribution activities and be willing to talk with local business owners.
  • This committee will require less than 25 hours of work, so committee members should supplement with another committee.

Scenic Painting

  • Time Commitment: varies depending on needs of show.  25+ hours
  • Staff Contact: Set Designer
  • The Painting Committee is responsible for painting the scenery for the show.
  • Artistic ability is not required.
  • Committee to assist in keeping paint shop clean, proper care of paintbrushes, etc

Set Building

  • Time Commitment: varies depending on needs of show.  25+ hours
  • Staff Contact: Technical Director
  • The Set Building Committee works with the Technical Director to build the sets for the show.
  • Carpentry skills are useful.
  • Close-toes shoes and proper clothing are required.
  • Set Builders generally take lead in deploying set at MVCPA at beginning of Tech Week

Tech Dinners/Cast Party

  • Time Commitment: 
  • Staff Contact: Producer
  • The Tech Dinner/Cast Party Committee is responsible for setting up and serving dinner to the cast member, staff , and volunteers during tech week and for cleaning up after dinner.
  • Committee will clean up following dinner
  • Committee members may be required to pick food up from vendors (local restaurants) on some occasions
  • Committee will also plan and run Cast Party at PYT studio:  plan entertainment and food for event and provide set up, supervision, food serving and clean up at event

Performances are held at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. 

Adults  $22.00 *
Seniors and Children 12 & Under:  $16.00 *

Bring your class to one of our special school-time performances!

Saturday (Beef Ragout Cast) 
Sat, Mar 03 at 2:00pm
Saturday (Cheese Souffle Cast) 
Sat, Mar 03 at 7:30pm
Sunday (Cheese Souffle Cast) 
Sun, Mar 04 at 1:00pm
Sunday (Beef Ragout Cast) 
Sun, Mar 04 at 6:30pm
Thursday (Cheese Souffle Cast) 
Thu, Mar 08 at 9:30am
Call for Tickets
Friday (Beef Ragout Cast) 
Fri, Mar 09 at 9:30am
Call for Tickets
Friday (Cheese Souffle Cast) 
Fri, Mar 09 at 7:30pm
Saturday (Cheese Souffle Cast) 
Sat, Mar 10 at 2:00pm
Saturday (Beef Ragout Cast) 
Sat, Mar 10 at 7:30pm
Sunday (Beef Ragout Cast) 
Sun, Mar 11 at 1:00pm

Tickets may also be ordered through the Ticket office:

  • Phone: (650) 903-6000
  • Mail: Ticket Services, MVCPA, P.O. Box 7540, Mountain View CA 94040-7540
  • Fax: (650) 965-1727
  • Walk-up: 500 Castro Street, Mountain View

The Ticket office is open from 12pm – 6pm Wednesday through Saturday, and one hour prior to every ticketed performance.

* Please note that the City of Mountain View adds a $2 per ticket facility use fee to all orders

**For group tickets please contact the MVCPA ticket office at (650) 903-6000