Schools in the Rochester area roll out numerous theater productions

Nov. 11 – ROCHESTER – On Thursday night at John Marshall High School, the fall production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ was starting to set up. The character of Lumière performed her lines with pots painted on her hands to mimic the strokes of the candle. Gaston and the Beast fought with a dagger at the top of a staircase designed for performance. The orchestra tweaked the music emphasizing the dialogue.

Soon, the actors will open the doors of the auditorium to a live audience and tell the story in full.

John Marshall is one of several schools holding its fall play over the next two weeks. From “Shrek” to “Mary Poppins” to a forensic comedy based on the story of the Big Bad Wolf, the list of productions from the region can be found below:

“The beauty and the Beast”

John Marshall High School.

Nov. 17-18 — 7 p.m., Nov. 19 — 3 p.m.

$10 for adults; $8 for students and seniors.

“Mary Poppins”

Mayo High School.

Nov. 17-19 — 7 p.m., Nov. 20 — 1:30 p.m.

$9 to $12.

“Peter and the Starcatcher”

School of the Century.

Nov. 10-11 — 7 p.m., Nov. 12 — 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.


“The Wizard of Oz”

Kasson-Mantorville high school.

Nov. 11-12 — 7 p.m., Nov. 13 — 2 p.m.

November 18-19 — 7 p.m., November 20 — 2 p.m.



“Arsenic and Old Lace”

Byron College.

Nov. 18 — 7 p.m., Nov. 19 — 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Nov. 20 — 2 p.m.

Adults $8, seniors $5 and children under 5.

“The beauty and the Beast”

Dover-Eyota High School.

Nov. 18-19 — 7 p.m., Nov. 20 — 2 p.m.

Tickets available at the school office.

“Still life with irises”

Brief Synopsis: Still Life With Iris tells the magical story of a girl who searches for a home with no clear memory of what that home includes.

Pine Island Secondary.

Nov. 11-12 — 7:30 p.m., Nov. 13 — 2 p.m.

Contact the school for ticket information.

“Sense and sensitivity”

Stewardville High School.

Nov. 18-19 — 7 p.m., Nov. 20 — 2 p.m.

Contact the school for ticket information.


Lincoln High School, Lake City.

Nov. 11-12: 7 p.m., Nov. 13: 2 p.m.

$10 adults, $8 students.

“The Big Bad Musical”

Brief synopsis: A legal comedy where the big bad wolf is tried and prosecuted by the fairy godmother in the name of the three little pigs and little red riding hood.

Plainview-Elgin-Millville Level 7-8 building in Elgin.

Nov. 17-19 — 7 p.m., Nov. 20 — 2 p.m.

Adults: $8, students $4, visit


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