That flirty French maid dressed as a feather duster for the Art Club Theatre’s Christmas production of Beauty and the Beast?
It’s none other than Coquitlam’s Shannon Hanbury, the Archbishop Carney graduate who was cast this year as the Disney character.
Hanbury portrays Babette — Lumière’s girlfriend who was turned into a feather duster during the Enchantress’ spell — in the show that opens at Saturday at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.
Starring Michelle Bardach as Belle and Jonathan Winsby as the Beast, the musical includes original choreography by Port Coquitlam’s own Valerie Easton.
It will be Hanbury’s fourth time in Beauty and the Beast, having played one of the silly girls in last year’s remount for Arts Club as well as for Theatre Under the Stars, in Stanley Park. “It was my first production ever,” Hanbury said. “I was the Spoon when I was 10 so this show has a big meaning in my heart.”
For Babette, Hanbury said she’ll have to use quick movements to mimic a duster.
After the show ends Jan. 6, Hanbury has her sights set for New York where she’ll be getting in touch with theatre agents to seek new roles.
For tickets to Beauty and the Beast at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage (2750 Granville St., Vancouver), call the box office at 604-687-1644 or visit artsclub.com.