West Island performing arts students attempt Guinness World Record

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École des Arts de la Scène Stagecoach will participate in an attempt to set a new GuinnessWorld Record for the largest simultaneous performance of one show.

Celebrating Stagecoach’s 30-year anniversary, students from Stagecoach West Island will join up with schools around the world (including Germany and the UK) to stage Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Junior.

Performing simultaneously at 1pm on 1st July 2018, Stagecoach aims to have 200 of its schools taking part, the world record attempt commemorating three decades of its schools sparking children’s creativity through singing, dancing and acting classes. Upwards of 6,500 children will be involved.

Director of Stagecoach West Island, Johanne Hudon-Armstrong said, “I’m so thrilled we can participate in this wonderful international event, our students & teachers are so talented and dedicated and I know they will put on a brilliant performance to be proud of.”

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast was released in cinemas in 1991 and is one of the most beloved animated films of all time. In 1994 it was transformed into a spectacular, award-winning Broadway musical by the Disney Theatrical Group, which has been seen by over 25 million people and continues to enchant audiences around the world.

Stagecoach boasts a talented alumni base of A-list celebrities and actors. The selection of Disney’s enchanting classic is highly appropriate, with two of Stagecoach’s former students, Emma Watson and Nathan Mack, having played the protagonist Belle and Chip the teacup, respectively, in the film of Beauty and the Beast this year.

Stagecoach Performing Arts West Island is part of a network of more than 650 Performing Arts Schools worldwide. Stagecoach aims to make a difference in its students lives by teaching Creative Courage for Life and many children have gone on to study and work in Performing Arts from blockbuster films to countless roles in local theatre productions. Early Stages classes are available for children aged four to six and Main Stages classes take place for 6 to 16-year-olds every weekend during.

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