The following was submitted by Ava Mascena, a member of the Mt. Hope Masqueraders.
Cast members from the Mt. Hope Masqueraders Production of “Beauty and the Beast” entertained participants of the “Be our Guest Tea” held on Sunday, April 22, at Blithewold by singing songs from the Disney Musical and assisting the staff by serving at the tea while in character.
Julie Murphy, the Education Coordinator at Blithewold., was very helpful in arranging this Masqueraders community service event. It was a partnership between Blithewold Mansion and the Masqueraders to help gain more community involvement experience and to help increase the public awareness of the Mt. Hope Theatre Department. The entertainment was enjoyed by the staff and the visiting guests of the mansion as well as the tea goers. The Masqueraders hope to do more events like this in the future.
The Masqueraders are reaching out to the community to support the Mt. Hope Theatre Department by attending the school's Spring Musical, “Beauty and the Beast” which will have performances on May 3-5 at 7pm and May 6 at 2pm. The performances will be held at the Mt. Hope Performing Arts Center located at 199 Chestnut St., Bristol, RI.
Tickets will be sold at the door. Box office hours are available and listed on the Mt. Hope High Theatre website.