Love to bend unexpectedly for McNary HS thespians

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Two tales of forbidden love will bookend McNary High School’s drama season. “Last year, we spent the year on plays dealing with choice. This year, we are looking at the many faces of love as a theme,” said Dallas Myers, McNary drama director. First up, in November, will be McNary’s annual musical in the form of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. For the uninitiated, the play is the tale of Belle who is sent to live with the Beast, who is harboring a curse, and the two find themselves drawn together. “Beauty and the Beast is most faithful to the movie and, when people come see them, they expect to see the movie. With that in mind, we are going big and cartoony and I’m encouraging the whole cast to run to extremes with their characters,” said Myers. The play’s leads have already been cast. Madi Zuro will tackle the role of Belle, while Taylor Bomar has been cast as Beast. The production will make use of costumes rented from Westview High School, but the Celtics will be building their own sets. The January play is currently slated as Anatomy of Gray, by Jim Leonard Jr. It is the story of a “medicine man” blown into an 1800s town on the winds of a tornado. At first he is able to heal...

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