Belle and the Beast

Belle (senior Chloe Gluthanicz) and the Beast (senior Sam Bailey) find unexpected love in Lincoln Academy’s original adaptation, “Beauty,” which won the Regional One Act Competition on March 4-5.

The Lincoln Academy One Act Play, “Beauty,” was selected to move on to the State One Act Festival after earning the highest score from the judges during the Class B Regional One Act Festival on March 4 and 5. The festival took place at Oceanside High School in Rockland, and nine local high schools participated.

“The students performed beautifully, and gave Lincoln it’s ninth regional titles in ten years, continuing a tradition of hard work and dedication to the theater,” Lincoln Academy drama instructor Griff Braley wrote in an email to the Lincoln Academy Community over the weekend. “They scored 276 of 300 points on the judges rubric – over 70 points from their nearest competitor.”
a letter arrives

Belle’s father (junior Channing Nelson) receives a letter that sets off the chain of events in Lincoln Academy’s One Act Play, “Beauty.” The play, which uses dreamlike choreography, lighting, and props, was called “a deep, transportive, mesmerizing production” and “a visual and auditory feast” by judges, who awarded it the highest score in last weekend’s Regional One Act Festival.

In addition to their overall victory, the cast and crew of “Beauty” were selected by the judges for some special awards. Senior Addison Vermilion and junior Noelle Timberlake were chosen as part of the All Festival Cast, and Addison also earned recognition for Outstanding Choreography. Sophomore Ryan Kohnert was commended for Stage Management. The entire ensemble received an award as an Outstanding Ensemble (recognizing their work together on stage), as well as Outstanding Ensemble for Technical Achievement in Set, Props, Lighting and Costumes.

“Essentially, every element of the production was acknowledged by the judges,” said Braley.
The cast and crew, which includes 25 Lincoln Academy students in all grade levels, will now focus their efforts on the State One Act Festival, which takes place at Stearns High School in Millinocket on March 18 and 19.