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ACT I:
Overture/Prologue
Belle
No Matter What
Wolf Chase 1
Me
Belle (Reprise)
Home
Home (Reprise 1)
Gaston
Gaston (Reprise)
How Long Must This Go On?
Be Our Guest
If I Can't Love Her


ACT II:
Entr'acte/Wolf Chase 2
Something There
Human Again
Beauty And The Beast
If I Can't Love Her (Reprise)
A Change In Me
The Mob Song
Home (Reprise 2)
Transformation
Finale


 

Cast List

Alyssa Rafael - Belle
Andreas Pantazis - Beast
David Gallic - Gaston
Jack Bernaz - Maurice
Thomas Adoue Polk - Lefou

Rachel Franke - Lumiere
Wesley Morrow - Cogsworth
Olive Lalli - Mrs. Potts
Jennifer Karraz - Madame de la Grande Bouche
Frances Parsons - Babette
Nicole Nelson - Chip
Chess MacElvaine - Monsieur D'Arque
Danielle Johnson - Enchantress
Samantha Tilley - Silly Girl
Michalis Schinas - Magic Mirror
Jordan Taylor - Tavern Master
Brendan Lynch - Bookseller
Melissa Meyer - Carpet
Nolan Monsibay - Lumiere U/S

Who's Who Cast

Alyssa Rafael (Belle) is a Filipina American actor based in LA, thrilled to make her Nocturne Theatre debut!   Theatre credits: Mickey and the Magical Map (Mulan) at the Disneyland Resort. TV credits: I Can See Your Voice (The Princess) on Fox. Awards: "30 Under 30" by Forbes, Hollywood & Entertainment. Alyssa co-produces and hosts the show “Crazy Talented Asians”, recently held at East West Players and Club M. Love to Jen, Scott, friends, family, and her support system, AJ.  To anyone that didn’t grow up seeing themselves represented on stage, this ones for you. @alyssarafael

Andreas Pantazis (The Beast) is extremely grateful to return to this provincial town but this time not the villain! He played Gaston four times! This is his debut with The Nocturne Theater but you might recognize him on this stage in the past in Annie Get Your Gun, Pirates of Penzance, and Little Woman with GCT. Credits: Les Miserables (Courfeyrac, u/s Marius) Regional Tour and (Enjolras) Center Stage Inc; Kiss Me Kate (Ensemble) Marina Del Rey Symphony; Beauty and the Beast (Gaston) Candlelight Pavilion/Inland Pacific Ballet; Young Frankenstein (Sasha/ Quartet-Bass/Ensemble) San Gabriel Valley Music Theatre; Home For The Holidays (Santa/Ensemble) Knotts Berry Farm; Elf the Musical (Ensemble/u.s. Santa/Greenway) Sierra Repertory Theatre and Cinderella (Ensemble) 5Star Theatricals. He’s humbly grateful to Justin, Melissa, Nolan, Tanya, the crew, and this incredibly talented cast for seeing him outside of the villain and making magic on stage. Big thanks to his family and friends but also you for the continuous support. Now enjoy a little Disney magic with a Nocturne twist! Ig: Andreas.a.Pantazis 

David Gallic (Gaston) is thrilled to be making his Nocturne debut with this amazing cast and crew. Past works include The Wizard of Oz (Lion) and Anything Goes (Moonface Martin) with Glendale Center Theatre, 25th Annual...Spelling Bee (Barfee) and Once (Billy) with Domino One, Hairspray (Wilbur) and Legally Blonde (Callahan) with Cupcake, and Assassins (Byck) with Red Door. He wrote/ directed The Twylight Zone: A Parody in Four Episodes available thru Heuer Publishing. Thank you to the entire cast and crew for this magical experience. Much love to his always supportive wife, Tanya, and their cats, Ghost and Buster.

Jack Bernaz (Maurice) arrived in Los Angeles in 2022 and has quickly established himself as one of the area's busiest and most versatile stage actors. This Nocturne debut marks his eleventh show in the Los Angeles area, playing dozens of diverse roles including Hercule Poirot, Agatha Trunchbull and Uncle Ben Loman. In over forty years on stage, favorite roles (you know the shows) include Sir John Falstaff, Tito Merelli and The Stage Manager.

Thomas Adoue Polk (Lefou) Most recently, Thomas was seen as George in The Mourning Show. You might also recognize him as Kevin in the commercial for “Call of Duty: Black Ops 3”. REGIONAL: Spring Awakening (Moritz), American Idiot (Will), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), Avenue Q (Princeton/Rod, Nicky/Trekkie), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Pseudolous), and RENT (Mark Cohen). Film: “The Call of the Wild”. TV: “The Middle”, “Disjointed”, “Arrested Development”, “Life in Pieces”, “Young Sheldon” and “Better Things”. Instagram: @thomasapolk

Rachel Franke (Lumiere) is thrilled to be bringing this show to life alongside such an amazing cast and crew! Originally from Montana, she holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Arizona and was recently seen as ‘Emma’ in the Nocturne’s production of Jekyll and Hyde. Past regional credits include ‘Cinderella’s Stepmother’ (Into the Woods), ‘Elle Scrooge’ (Madame Scrooge: A Christmas Carol Musical) at the Nocturne Theatre, ‘Mrs. Wormwood’ (Matilda), ‘Rita’ (White Christmas), ‘Sour Kangaroo’ (Seussical), and ‘Joan’ (Dames at Sea) at Fort Peck Summer Theatre. Rachel would like to thank her extensive support system for always making her dreams possible. Enjoy the show! 

Wesley Morrow (Cogsworth) The clock has been ticking for Wes' return to the stage and he is enchanted to join the Nocturne Theater to transform into Cogsworth.  Once upon a time, Wes graduated from USC as a vocal performance major and performed in an alarming number of shows including Little Shop of Horrors, Bye Bye Birdie, Pajama Game, Oliver, Patience, Cinderella and the Scarlett Pimpernel.  Wes now passes the hours directing the music for his two children's school musicals, chauffeuring his son to play Tiny Tim in Madam Scrooge and unwinding on the sidelines of Burbank AYSO and Little League games. 

Olive Lalli (Mrs. Potts) is thrilled to be in her first production with The Nocturne Theatre. She is currently earning her degree to be a theatre educator and can’t wait to encourage and support the theatre artists of the future. She lives in Los Angeles with her loving and supportive partner, Jordan, who she is so grateful for. Some favorite past roles include: Fastrada in Pippin, Cinderella's Mother/Granny/Giant in Into The Woods, Shrek’s Mom/Mama Bear in Shrek The Musical, Evilene in The Wiz and Mash in Stupid F***ing Bird. Olive is thrilled to be a part of this incredible show with such an amazing group of artists.

Jennifer Karraz (Madame de la Grande Bouche) is thrilled to be making her Nocturne Theatre debut! She spends her days as an actor-singer-voice over artist, while her alter ego works in voice over casting. Some recent credits: The Legend of Vox Machina, Kid Cosmic, Kiff and more coming soon. She's frequently featured in This Timeline Productions' sketches and is the singing strawberry in their cartoon series Plant Peeps. Some favorite previous roles: Little Red (Into The Woods), Marian Paroo (The Music Man), Penny Pingleton (Hairspray) and Mother Abbess (The Sound of Music). For updates on her life & career follow her on Instagram @ajenrose

Frances Parsons (Babette) is thrilled to debut with this talented cast at The Nocturne Theatre.  A former ballerina, Frances has performed in the Moscow Ballet’s Nutcracker, and has played stage roles ranging from Feste in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night to a mutant Camp Counselor in the immersive theater tour of The Great Horror Campout. She has appeared on ABC’s Happy Endings, HBO’s Hello Ladies, played Bond girl Genevieve Fox in the mobile game James Bond: World of Espionage, and is currently starring in the upcoming feature film, Blood Magick. Find her @FrancesParsonsOfficial

Nicole Nelson (Chip) has gained global attention for her role as "Dayton" in Nickelodeon's series "I am Frankie", which had a run of 43 episodes. She has also appeared as the daughter of Eric Roberts in Lionsgate's "Swedish Dicks" and as "Charlotte" in episode 204 of Netflix's "GLOW". The "GLOW" episode titled "Mother of All Matches" was recognized as one of RollingStone's Top 5 Best TV Episodes of the Year. Her latest projects, "Jane Austen’s Period Drama" and mini-series "What the Elf?!", are making waves in the film festivals, including Tribeca Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, and the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Nicole is ecstatic to be back for another production at the Nocturne theatre.

Chess MacElvaine (Monsieur D’Arque) (They/Them) is excited to be returning to The Nocturne’s stage! You may have seen them before in Into the Woods (The Steward) or Madame Scrooge (The Ghost of Christmas Present). Story-teller, maker, multi-hyphenate creative: Previously, Chess has been seen in shows such as Airness (Astrid) and RENT (Joanne), and in immersive works such as Sleep No More (Swing), The Department of Wonder (Swing), and Meyer2Meyer’s Haunted Soiree (Dorothy, Aoife). Spot them next at Hollywood Fringe in Reforged and The Complaints Department, and remember; Life’s too short not to be a silly goose! Gratitude, always.

 

Danielle Johnson (Enchantress) a dynamic performer with a profound love for storytelling, carries over a decade of experience captivating audiences on both the small and big screens. A fresh face in the theatre scene, her eagerly awaited debut in "Beauty and the Beast" marks a milestone achievement, reflecting her unwavering dedication to her craft. Infused with innate talent and an infectious passion for the performing arts, Danielle is thrilled to enchant theatre-goers far and wide as she embarks on her journey to grace stages both nationally and internationally.

 

Samantha Tilley (Silly Girl) is a recent LA transplant from Westchester, NY. She studied dance at the University at Buffalo and graduated in 2022. After graduating, she performed in an excerpt of Nocturnas with the Edgar Cortes Dance Theatre. Since arriving in LA, she has performed in Haunted Soiree (The Nocturne Theatre), Madame Scrooge (Dancer) and most recently Into the Woods (Milky White). Sam is very excited to be a part of this production and is excited to see what is next!

Michalis Schinas (Magic Mirror/Choreographer/Dance Captain) is thrilled to be back at the Nocturne theatre to perform (Magic Mirror) and assist in choreography for the production of “Beauty and the Beast”. Credits include: AL in “A Chorus Line” (PVPA) “Madame Scrooge: A Christmas Carol” (Meyer2Meyer), SPECS “Newsies” (5star theatricals), “GATSBY REDUX” (Mixed emotion Theatrix), “PEARL” (Daniel Ezralow – Boston, MA), “Legends in Concert” (Travis Payne, Norwegian Cruise lines), OLIVER! (Cultural group “Morfi”, Cyprus), PETER PAN (Lexi theatre Regional tour, Cyprus), and JUBILEE! (Donn Arden – Bally’s LV). These performances are dedicated to his family. Follow his journey @Michalisrise.

Jordan Iosua Taylor (Tavern Master) is ecstatic to debut in his first musical theatre production since moving to LA in 2021. In 2023 he was seen playing Lance in The Ho-Bag 2. Other credits include Sky in Mamma Mia at the 5th Avenue Theatre, Paris in Romeo & Juliet at The Seattle Shakespeare Company, and making a home as one of the main members of the cast at the Can Can Culinary Cabaret at Pikes Place Market. To whom ever read this, thank you. We hope you enjoy the show!

Brendan Lynch (Bookseller) is excited to be in his second show at the Nocturne Theater, previously appearing in Jekyll and Hyde. He graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with degrees in Musical Theater and Electrical Engineering. Brendan is currently working as a software engineer at Amazon Web Services, while moonlighting as an actor. He has previously portrayed Christopher in The Curious Case of the Dog in the Nighttime, Tobias in Sweeney Todd, and Gabe in Next to Normal. Brendan would like to thank his friends and family for all their support.

Production Crew

Director: Justin Meyer

Music Director: Nolan Monsibay

Choreographer: Melissa Meyer, Ernie Peiffer, Michalis Schinas

Creature and Costume Designer: Tanya Cyr

Scenic Designer: Jay Michael Roberts

Lighting Designer: Eric Marsh

Sound Engineer: Matt Merline

Stage Manager: Micah Delhauer

Scenic Builder: Seth Logan

Meyer2Meyer Entertainment GM: Randi Stuart

Nocturne Theatre Technician: Kyle Sword

Meyer2Meyer Assistant Producer: Michaela Sword

Wardrobe Lead: Gavin Dietz

Wardrobe Assistants: Jennifer Lidikay, Koalani Walkoe, Ralph Jeffries,

Azucena Dominguez, Liza Dally, Nick Spaulding, Allie Leslie

Special FX Assistant: Sydni Sawyer

Assistant Scenic Team: Rachel Franke, Liana Rose Veratudela,

David French, Chess MacElvaine, Shane Izykowski, Cassandra Caruso

Who's Who Crew

Melissa Meyer (Choreographer) has been working with her husband Justin for the past few years to establish and manage their immersive theatrical company, Meyer2Meyer Entertainment. Together, they have had the privilege of working on immersive projects for big names such as Fortnite, Amazon, Netflix, Warner Brothers, and their own shows House of Spirits, Kaleidoscope Experience, and the Bite LA. Before her current role, Melissa was a professional dancer and performed for various regional theatres and cruise ships. She is excited to take a break from her laptop and miles of spreadsheets to pull out her dancing shoes and help bring this musical to life!

 

Tanya Cyr (Creature/Costume Designer) studied under various designers before landing at Meyer2Meyer Entertainment, at the company's inception.  She works year round on all their shows, designing everything from Creature Suits to Costumes.  She is originally from Santa Barbara and wishes to thank her family and friends for their constant support of her artistic adventures! Tanya wishes to dedicate this very special production to the loving memory of her Grandmother, Barbara Venezia, who was a pioneer missile trajectory mathematician in the 50's at Boeing, and fought for her place to be recognized for her achievements.  Tanya credits her own tenacity and empowerment to her.  "Thanks for letting me stick my finger in the sugar bowl, Grandma!" 


Jay Michael Roberts (Scenic Designer) grew up in NW Montana, has a degree in architecture and is completing an MFA Scenic Design at the University of Montana. Shout out to Fort Peck, where he’s spent over a decade running the scene shop, and performing. Special thanks to Andy Meyers for his constant support and to Justin and Melissa for including him in this rockstar project.

Eric Marsh (Lighting Designer) is very excited to be back in California designing lights. He grew up in Torrance but now lives in Houston, Texas.  Eric has an MFA in Lighting Design from Western Illinois University. Eric is a Professor of Theatre at Sam Houston State University for the past 18 years. Some of his favorite shows are American Idiot, Rent, Sweeney Todd and Murder on the Orient Express.  Eric’s designs have been seen all over the United States.  Eric most recently designed the lighting for Madame Scrooge and Into the Woods and Jekyll & Hyde here at The Nocturne Theatre.

Matt Merline (Sound Designer) Matt has sound designed for many productions, including The Nocturne Theatre's recent productions of Into The Woods and Jekyll & Hyde.

Micah Delhauer (Stage Manager) is a local playwright and filmmaker. He is a graduate of the Los Angeles Film School, and a winner of the Best Feature Screenplay award from Screamfest. He has written multiple stage mysteries, and is currently in post-production for his first feature film, Blood Magick. Website: micahdelhauer.com  Instagram: @bloodmagickthemovie

 

Seth Logan (Scenic Builder) is thrilled to be at it again for The Nocturne Theatre.  Recently, he made his scenic debut with the Nocturne Theatre’s production of Madame Scrooge. Born right here in Glendale, he relocated to Colorado at a young age and found joy in the outdoors as an avid hiker and snowboarder. Seth bartends and cooks professionally and has previously worked with Meyer2Meyer at Haunted Soiree in New York City. Seth would like to thank those who have loved him into being: his family, his friends and his teachers.

 

Kyle Sword (Nocturne Theatre Technician) is from Valencia, CA.  He is a retired Deputy and married father of three awesome kids.  He met the Meyer’s while working with them at The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride and has been working for Meyer2Meyer Entertainment as Head Technician since 2016, working on The Bite LA, House of Spirits, Haunted Soiree, Madame Scrooge and many other projects.

Nolan Monsibay (Music Director/Lumiere U.S.) is thrilled to have worked on this production of Beauty and the Beast as the Music Director and understudy for Lumiere. Recent collaborations with Meyer 2 Meyer include Into the Woods and Jekyll & Hyde. Nolan is a voice actor and performer with an extensive background in jazz, musical theatre, and improv comedy. When he isn't performing, he can often be found taking long naps with his dogs, getting milkshakes with his wife Allie, or immersing himself in a video game. You can find more at NolanMonsibay.com!

Director's Note

A Note From The DIRECTOR, 

Justin Patrick Meyer

 

Tackling a musical like Beauty And The Beast is no small feat.  Our biggest challenge came with tackling the enormous scale of the traditional production.  Another challenge we set for ourselves was to design the show in a way that was both familiar to audiences who love the Disney original, but also make the designs unique to The Nocturne Theatre aesthetic.  Lofty goals, but we know our incredibly talented team was more than capable of achieving it!

 

Beauty And The Beast will have our biggest cast seen on stage.  It is our biggest dance heavy show.  We brought in 3 choreographers to create the exciting dance numbers you are about to see.  A special thank you to Ernie Peiffer, Michalis Schinas and Melissa Meyer for your amazing creativity and incredible vision.

 

When picking this show for the season, we also knew that this would be the perfect canvas to showcase our brilliant creature/costume designer, Tanya Cyr.  This is without a doubt her most over-the-top and insanely detailed creation for The Nocturne Theatre’s musical season to date.  Familiar, yet fiercely original, Tanya and her team of costume designers will take your breath away with their creations.  A special thank you to Gavin Dietz, our Wardrobe Lead, for his endless hours and outstanding skill on these brilliant costumes.

 

I want to thank Nolan Monsibay, Jay Michael Roberts, Eric Marsh, Seth Logan, Micah Delhauer and Matt Merline for taking on such a monumental task with such a small window of time to conquer it.  I couldn’t be happier with the look and sound of this production.  You have been a joy to work alongside.  Here’s to many more!

 

I am lucky to have the chance to work alongside my wife, Melissa Meyer, whose level of genius is unparalleled.  I always say that she is the engine on the bus, the steering wheel, the frame and I…am the yellow.  Without her, nothing in my world happens.  All my love to her.​  Enjoy her surprise cameo!

 

Finally, to my amazing Cast.  You are the true magic of Beauty and the Beast! It has been an honor and privilege to direct you..and from the bottom of my heart, I thank you.

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