● Stagecoach Performing Arts West Island has joined thousands of students worldwide in setting a new Guinness World Record
● 73 Stagecoach schools across the world have achieved the largest number of simultaneous performances of one show.
● Stagecoach West Island performed Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Junior last summer.
● The performance celebrated 30 years of success for Stagecoach in the performing arts.
Stagecoach Performing Arts West Island has helped to successfully set a new Guinness World Record. As part of Stagecoach’s 30-year anniversary celebrations, students from Stagecoach West Island participated in an internationally choreographed Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Junior last summer.
Taking place simultaneously at 1pm on 1st July 2018, the performances were arranged to commemorate three decades of Stagecoach Performing Arts, whose singing, dancing and acting classes continue to inspire children and instil them with Creative Courage for Life. The performance of Stagecoach West Island took place in Beaconsfield.
Johanne Hudon-Armstrong owner of Stagecoach West Island, said, “The students are thrilled to receive this news, given the work and preparation that went into masterminding this international event. We believe events like these truly encapsulate the Stagecoach ethos of Creative Courage for Life and the success of West Island and of the wider network is something the students can be proud of for years to come.”
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. Most recently, this ‘tale as old as time’ was reinvented once more as a live-action feature, which was the world’s top-grossing film of 2017, reaffirming its enduring appeal across multiple generations. The selection of Disney’s enchanting classic for the record attempt was highly appropriate, as two Stagecoach alumni, Emma Watson and Nathan Mack starred as the protagonist Belle and Chip the teacup, respectively.
Stagecoach Performing Arts West Island is part of a network of more than 1800 extracurricular Performing Arts schools and classes worldwide. Stagecoach aims to make a difference in its students’ lives by instilling them with Creative Courage for Life. Moreover, 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 4 to 6 and Main Stages classes take place for 6 to 16-year-olds every weekend during term time. For more information about Stagecoach West Island, please visit their website at
www.stagecoachschools.ca/westisland or call 514-827-9412.