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From the Studio: Exsurge Presents "Beauty and the Beast"

Rita Angele as Mrs. Potts

Today we had the pleasure of chatting with the folks from Exsurge Young Adult Theatre about their upcoming production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast.  Producer Todd Angele plays the Beast, and he was joined by Paulina Crownhart (lead chorus member and producer's assistant), Dustin Angele (co-producer, playing Lefou), Rita Angele (choreographer, playing Mrs. Potts), and Isabelle Crownhart (pianist) in the studio with Verne.  Beauty and the Beast will play September 3 and 4 at the Kroc Center in Coeur d'Alene, ID.

Verne Windham got his start at Spokane Public Radio 20 years ago. “I came in to complain and they hired me.” He’s now the Program Director, as well as the host of Morning Classical and Concert of the Week. When choosing music for Morning Classical, Verne likes to keep the agenda as broadly defined as possible. For Concert of the Week, he focuses on the best of recent local performances, mostly classical in nature. For many years, Verne was also the conductor of the Spokane Youth Orchestra. He enjoys gardening, his vintage car and playing French horn.