Playing a Dream Role with a Dream Theatre Company

Playing the role of Mrs. Potts has always been a dream role for Kelly-Anne Moss. Kelly-Anne says:

Chip (Oliver Brans) and Mrs. Potts (Kelly-Anne Moss) hug during a rehearsal for "Beauty and the Beast"
Chip (Oliver Brans) and Mrs. Potts (Kelly-Anne Moss) rehearse for “Beauty and the Beast”.

“She’s such a wonderful and caring character with so much heart, not to mention she sings the title sing of the show. It does pose certain challenges though. Making sure you can connect with the audience and convey all these character’s layers beyond an impressive costume is probably the largest.”

Kelly-Anne auditioned for the role after working at Herongate Barn Dinner Theatre for the last 23 years. 

“When we found out that Herongate was closing, I knew I wasn’t done with theatre, but was unsure where the road would lead; that’s when I saw the audition notice for Northumberland Players’ production of Beauty and the Beast. I knew a few people, from high school, who had been involved in previous productions and they seemed to have wonderful things to say, so I signed up to audition. I am so glad I did.

“I was thrilled to be offered the role of Mrs. Potts, but as it turns out, the best part was getting to join this amazing theatre company. Being my first production with Northumberland Players, I was quite nervous about what to expect. I have had nothing but a wonderful experience! Everyone has been so welcoming, supportive and kind. The dedication and professionalism mixed with the laughter and fun has been incredible.

“It is a true privilege to work with this superbly talented cast and crew, and I’m looking forward to many more productions.

“I am so excited for everyone to come and see all the hard work we have put in to bringing you this classic and beautiful tale of Beauty and the Beast.”

Beauty and the Beast plays at the Capitol Theatre Feb 23 – Mar 3, 2024.