Beauty and The Beast Cast

William Arrington - Chip

Lynchburg, VA

  • Youth Apprentice
  • Professional Debut
  • 6th Grade, Homeschool

Lauren E. Barnes - Babette

Lynchburg, VA

  • Professional Debut
  • KCACTF Irene Ryan Nominations: Haydee in Monte Cristo: The Musical, Silly Girl in Beauty and the Beast
  • B.A. in Communications, Liberty University

Lauren would like to dedicate this role to each of the strong and courageous women in her life, most especially her step-mother, Rachel. You are my inspiration. #nooneisalone


Kyle Blanchard - Monsieur D'Arque, Ensemble

Lynchburg, VA

  • Professional Credits: Sister Act, Tarzan, and Peter Pan (Alluvion Stage Company), Spencers Theatre of Illusion, Old City Cemetery Candlelight Tours. 
  • 2013 B.A. in Theatre Arts Performance & Production, Liberty University

Kyle would like to thank the Lord for His abounding blessings and his family for their endless support.


Ben Bodor - Chip

Lynchburg, VA

  • Youth Apprentice
  • Professional Debut
  • 5th Grade, Homeschool

Matthew Brandon - Ensemble

Weatherford, TX

  • Intern
  • Professional Credits: Cats (Casa Manana)
  • KCACTF Irene Ryan Nominations: Malvolio in Twelfth Night

Neal Brasher - Maurice

Shelby, AL

  • Professional Credits: Multiple roles with The American Shakespeare Center, Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival, Alabama Public Television, DRC films.
  • KCACTF Irene Ryan Nomination: Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet -1996
  • 1992 B.A. in Music and History, Samford University
  • 1997 M.F.A. in Acting, University of Alabama

Casi Briggs - Silly Girl #2, Ensemble

Fredericksburg, VA

  • Professional Credits: West Side Story, Spamalot, A Christmas Carol, Legally Blonde

Thank you to my family, friends, & everyone who made this production possible! Col. 3:17.


Kristen Cardinale - Ensemble, Dance Captain

Lynchburg, VA

  • Professional Credits: The Civil War Tour and The Great Theatrical Disaster (Colonial Williamsburg), Mary Poppins, Little Mermaid

  • 2010 B.A. in Theatre Performance, Liberty University

  • 2014 M.A. in Human Services Counseling: Marriage & Family, Liberty University Online

My endless love to my husband, Ryan, for always believing in me more than I do and to my Lord for His immeasurable love and abundant blessings in my life.


Cody Carwile - Ensemble, Swing: Beast and Gaston

Lynchburg VA

  • Professional Credits: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Sleepy Hollow, A Christmas Carol, Tarzan, Les Miserables, Romeo and Juliet, Kindertransport, The Little Mermaid, Sister Act, Billy: the Early Years.

  • 2011 B.A. In Theatre Arts Performance, Liberty University


Rachel Day-Hughes - Belle

Richmond, VA

  • Professional Credits: Noah, Moses, Joseph, and Miracle of Christmas (Sight and Sound Theaters); Sound of Music, A Little Night Music, and The Marvelous Wonderettes (Peach State Summer Theater) Tarzan and Peter Pan (Alluvion Stage Company)

  • KCACTF Irene Ryan Nomination: Christine Daae in Phantom of the Opera

  • 2013 B.A. in Theater Performance, Liberty University

I thank God for His endless grace and for my incredible husband Caleb Hughes who supports and loves me without bounds. 


Emily Emanuel - Narrator

Lynchburg, VA

  • Youth Apprentice

  • Professional Credits: Les Miserables

  • 3rd Grade, Tomahawk Elementary School


Caleb Funk - Gaston

Logan Township, NJ

  • Professional Credits: Joseph and Miracle of Christmas (Sight and Sound); The Chosen, Mary Poppins, Mame (Forestburgh Playhouse); South Pacific (La Comedia Dinner Theatre); Shrek (Arundel Barn Playhouse)

  • 2014 B.M. in Musical Theatre, Rider University

I'd like to thank my mother and Opa for their endless love and support. Psalm 107:1


Mauresa N. Guelzo - Mrs. Potts

Hampton, VA

  • Professional Credits: In Sweet Remembrance (Endstation Theatre Company), Pilgrim’s Progress (DRC Productions), and several television commercial spots.

Mauresa would like to dedicate her performances to her own little teacups, Ian and Miriam.


Davis Harrison - Prince, Ensemble

Richmond, VA

  • Professional Debut

Meme Hussey - Silly Girl #3, Ensemble

Lynchburg, VA

  • Professional Credits: Bat Boy, The Last Five Years, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Feud, Legend of Jenny Wiley, Miracle on 34th Street, Firebrand, The Secret Garden, Freshwater

  • 2009 B.A. in Theater Arts Musical Theater/Acting, Liberty University

I would just like to thank my Mother for always encouraging me to pursue this dream for without your constant love and support I would not be taking the stage this evening.


Sarah Jirgal - Ensemble

Charlotte, NC

  • Intern
  • Professional Debut

I'm so blessed to have a supportive family and grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this ministry. 


Austin Joseph - Ensemble

Portland, OR

  • Intern
  • Professional Credit: Sister Act

Chris Nelson - Lumiere

Lynchburg, VA

  • Professional Credits: Mary Poppins, Les Miserables, Peter Pan, A Christmas Carol
    • Film Credit: The New World, As It Is In Heaven, Judges
  • 2001 B.S. in Communication Studies, Liberty University
  • 2006 MFA in Acting, Regent University

Christie Osterhus - Enchantress, Ensemble

Lynchburg, VA

  • Intern
  • Professional Credit: Les Miserables, Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid
    • Film Credit: Shooting the Prodigal

Anderson Pusey - Ensemble

Richmond, VA

  • Intern
  • Professional Credit: The Velveteen Rabbit, The Little Mermaid (Alluvion Stage Company)

Makenzie M. Pusey - Madame De La Grande Bouche

Richmond, VA

  • Intern
  • Professional Credits: Beauty and the Beast and Suessical the Musical (Virginia Rep), Children's Letters to God (Stage One) A Night with Sondheim (Barksdale) Les Miserables, Little Mermaid, Secret Garden, Sister Act (Alluvion)

  • KCACTF Irene Ryan Nominations: Jo March in Little Women, Esther Smith in Meet Me in St. Louis

I am so thankful to my husband Anderson, my family, my professors, and God for their love and amazing opportunities.  


Ryan Scanlon - Lefou

Camden, DE

  • Intern
  • Professional Credits: The Little Mermaid, Peter & The Starcatcher, The Secret Garden, Sister Act
  • KCACTF Irene Ryan Nominations: Lord Fancourt Babberly in Charley's Aunt

Z. Thomas Scott - Ensemble, Fight Captain

Lynchburg, VA

  • Professional Credits: The Secret Garden, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Tarzan, Peter Pan
    • Film Credits: Fox News: "Legends & Lies"
  • KCACTF Irene Ryan Nominations: Joe Farkas in The Last Night of Ballyhoo

  • 2012 B.A. Theatre Arts Performance, Liberty University

Kylie Clare Smith - Ensemble, Swing: Belle

Damascus, MD

  • Intern
  • Professional Credit: Sister Act, The Velveteen Rabbit

Thanks & glory be to God for all He is and all He does. Love & gratitude to my Liberty theatre family- thank you for three unforgettable years in the Tower. 


Megan Tatum - Silly Girl #1, Ensemble

Chester, VA

  • Professional Credits: Mame, West Side Story, Brigadoon, Little Mermaid, Legally Blonde, Children of Eden, Busch Gardens Christmas Town

  • 2015 B.A. Integration of Dance, Music, and Theatre Performance Interdisciplinary Study & B.S. Kinesiology and Health Sciences with a concentration in Health Sciences Pre-Physical Therapy, College of William and Mary

Thank you to my family and friends that have always encouraged me in every crazy adventure I go on! Jeremiah 29:11


Samuel Van Fossen - Cogsworth

Columbus, OH

  • Professional Debut
  • 2014 B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberty University


Timmy Williamson - Beast, Vocal Captain

Virginia Beach, VA

  • Professional Credit: Peter Pan, Tarzan, Les Miserables, Mary Poppins, Secret Garden, The Velveteen Rabbit
  • KCACTF Irene Ryan Nomination: Burl Sanders in Sanders Family Christmas
  • 2014 B.A. in Theatre Arts Performance and B.S. in Worship and Music Studies, Liberty University

I am thankful for the greatest gift! Romans 10:9 |