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Here are the nominees for the
15th Annual JRAY Awards Show! 

🏆GRAPHIC DESIGN & MEDIA🏆

 

AMPA at Hamilton High School

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Robin Chorna

Diamond Bar High School

Wonderland

DBHS Drama Student Officers

Palos Verdes High School

Heathers: the Musical

Jenny Grennan

Laguna Hills High School

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Lea Jacobson

Fullerton Union Academy of the Arts

Chicago

Kayla Monson, Raquel Radillo

JSerra Catholic High School

Footloose

Sophia Padua, Elizabeth Zeller

Riverside Poly High School

Mamma Mia!

Riverside Poly Performing Arts

San Juan Hills High School

Crazy for You

SJHHS Publicity/Program Designers

Temple City High School

Shrek, the Musical

TCHS Adv Graphics


 

🏆AUDIO/SOUND🏆

Capistrano Valley High School

Mamma Mia!

CVHS Audio Crew

Charter Oak High School

Mean Girls

Nevia Heflin

Village Christian School

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Daniel Kitayama & Andy Meneses

San Clemente High School

Legally Blonde: the Musical

Aiden Moran, Talan Janke, & the SCHS Sound Crew

Beverly Hills High School

The Pirates of Penzance

Izgi Ozel

Laguna Hills High School

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Ryah Stefani & Madison Tetzlaff

San Juan Hills High School

Crazy for You

Addi Stevens, Isabella Bassett


 

🏆LIGHTING🏆

 

Aliso Niguel High School

Big Fish

Grace Dimapilis

Capistrano Valley High School

Mamma Mia!

Dylan Droege & CVHS Lighting Crew

Laguna Hills High School

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Aleena Estrada & Spot Ops Team

San Clemente High School

Legally Blonde: the Musical

Joanna Fitzpatrick and the SCHS Lighting Crew

Martin Luther King High School

Disney's The Little Mermaid

Cassandra Heston

Diamond Bar High School

Wonderland

Lex Maston

Glendora High School

Amélie, the Musical

Julienne Mendez

San Juan Hills High School

Crazy for You

Owen Pasternak, Leo Perry


 

🏆COSTUMES🏆

 

Chaffey High School

Happy Days: A New Musical

Priscilla Avalos & Aaron Anderson

San Clemente High School

Legally Blonde: the Musical

Alexis Christensen, Chloe Gerhard, & the SCHS Costume Crew

Charter Oak High School

Mean Girls

COHS Stagecraft

Diamond Bar High School

Wonderland

DBHS Production Design Crew

Redondo Union High School

Sweeney Todd

Case Fulton

San Juan Hills High School

Crazy for You

Grace Holley, Shannon Coppola

Fullerton Union Academy of the Arts

Chicago

Charlie Eisenarcher Knott, Jordyn Reskey

Laguna Hills High School

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Alex Nguyen


 

🏆HAIR & MAKE-UP🏆

 

San Juan Hills High School

Crazy for You

Gemma Butler-Woodhouse, June Johansson

Laguna Hills High School

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Alan Camargo, Dani Rahman

Diamond Bar High School

Wonderland

DBHS Prod Des Crew

Village Christian School

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Krys Fehervari, Elizabeth Drake

John Burroughs High School

Shrek, the Musical

JBHS Student Team

Martin Luther King High School

Disney's The Little Mermaid

MLKHS Hair/Makeup Design Team

Redondo Union High School

Sweeney Todd

Suriyana Sukha

Fullerton Union Academy of the Arts

Chicago

Emma Woods, Kameron Curtis


 

🏆PROPS🏆

 

The Pirates of Penzance

BHHS Stage Design Students

Beverly Hills High School

Mean Girls

COHS Stagecraft

Charter Oak High School

Mamma Mia!

CVHS Props Crew

Capistrano Valley High School

Wonderland

DBHS Production Design Crew

Diamond Bar High School

Sweeney Todd

Aurora Dietz, Myra Borgic

Redondo Union High School

Disney's The Little Mermaid

Charlotte Fowler

Martin Luther King High School

Shrek, the Musical

Abby Hatem, Aisling Kesinger

John Burroughs High School

Big Fish

Abby Manzella

Aliso Niguel High School

Crazy for You

Sarah Thrall

San Juan Hills High School


 

🏆SETS/SCENIC DESIGN🏆

 

Beverly Hills High School

The Pirates of Penzance

BHHS Stage Design Students

Laguna Hills High School

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Chris Cantrell & LHHS Scenic Crew

Charter Oak High School

Mean Girls

COHS Stagecraft

Diamond Bar High School

Wonderland

DBHS Stagecraft

Redondo Union High School

Sweeney Todd

Scarlett Kindt

Riverside Poly High School

Mamma Mia!

Addison Snider & Joey Subriar

San Juan Hills High School

Crazy for You

SJHHS Stagecraft

Fullerton Union Academy of the Arts

Chicago

Aiden Stephenson, Jett Shields


 

🏆ABOVE & BEYOND AWARD🏆

Mira Costa High School

Natalie Cooper

Dance Captain/Student Choreographer

Footloose

Martin Luther King High School

Isabel Difani

Specialty wig design/sea creature design

Disney's The Little Mermaid

Village Christian School

Elizabeth Drake

Makeup prosthetics design/application

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Charter Oak High School

Tyler Guntenspergen

the "right-hand man"

Mean Girls

Ramona High School

Ryan Rosas

"Unofficial" Dance captain and mentor

Anything Goes

San Clemente High School

Mia Smith, Gabriela Dehimy

Multi-Media campaign

Legally Blonde: the Musical

Temple City High School

Lauren Yoder

the "everything" person

Shrek, the Musical

🏆STUDENT ORCHESTRA OF THE YEAR🏆

 

Diamond Bar High School

Wonderland

Steve Acciani

Temple City High School

Shrek, the Musical

Phil Bailey

John Burroughs High School

Shrek, the Musical

David Espana

AMPA at Hamilton High School

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Michelle Espinosa

Beverly Hills High School

The Pirates of Penzance

Justin Klotzle, BHHS Orchestra

Palos Verdes High School

Heathers: the Musical

Ransom Liu

San Juan Hills High School

Crazy for You

Dean McElroy

Mira Costa High School

Footloose

Mark McCormick

La Salle College Preparatory

Ride the Cyclone

Greg Ziomek


 

🏆STAGE CREW/TECHNICAL EXECUTION🏆

 

Chadwick School

Legally Blonde: the Musical

Charter Oak High School

Mean Girls

Laguna Hills High School

Nice Work If You Can Get It

LHHS Nice Work Deck Crew

Mira Costa High School

Footloose

Palos Verdes High School

Heathers: the Musical

San Juan Hills High School

Crazy for You

Temple City High School

Shrek, the Musical

Village Christian School

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

VCS Stage Crew

🏆STAGE MANAGER OF THE YEAR🏆

 

Taylor Bertman

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Village Christian School

Lauren Chan

Shrek, the Musical

Temple City High School

Cayla Chen

Crazy for You

San Juan Hills High School

Sarah Dobbins

Footloose

Mira Costa High School

Kayla Epstein

Heathers: the Musical

Palos Verdes High School

Skye Evans

Mean Girls

Charter Oak High School

Danielah Hernandez

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Laguna Hills High School

Emily Wang

Wonderland

Diamond Bar High School


 

🏆ENSEMBLE OF THE YEAR🏆

 

Chadwick School

Legally Blonde: the Musical

Andi Dema

Charter Oak High School

Mean Girls

Nicole Pedroche

Diamond Bar High School

Wonderland

Jared Kaitz

John Burroughs High School

Shrek, the Musical

Elizabeth Meberg

Laguna Hills High School

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Susan Lord

Mira Costa High School

Footloose

Jonathan Westerberg

Palos Verdes High School

Heathers: the Musical

Nicole Thompson & Andrew Miller

San Juan Hills High School

Crazy for You

Cambria Graff

Village Christian School

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Kendall Lloyd


 

🏆OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE MEMBER🏆

 

Kaylee Arroyo

Ensemble

Mean Girls

Charter Oak High School

Kianna Cutchins

Bickle

Footloose

JSerra Catholic High School

Jhanessa Equila

Ugly Duckling/Blind Mouse

Shrek, the Musical

John Burroughs High School

Michael Fortanasce

Ensemble

Ride the Cyclone

La Salle College Preparatory

Sadie Hottinger

Pete

Crazy for You

San Juan Hills High School

Cami Klein

Skater Girl

Heathers: the Musical

Palos Verdes High School

Hannah Laag

Ali

Mamma Mia!

Riverside Poly High School

Norman Nolan

Beleagured Geek

Heathers: the Musical

Palos Verdes High School

Sophia Rivera

Ensemble

Sweeney Todd

Redondo Union High School


 

🏆FEMALE DANCER OF THE YEAR🏆

 

Kaylee Arroyo

Ensemble

Mean Girls

Charter Oak High School

Ava Dejong

Serena

Legally Blonde: the Musical

Chadwick School

Siena Frederick

Ariel Moore

Footloose

Mira Costa High School

Avery Hung

Featured Dancer

Chicago

Fullerton Union Academy of the Arts

Abigale Lynn

Joanie Cunningham

Happy Days: A New Musical

Chaffey High School

Molly McCabe

Susie

Crazy for You

San Juan Hills High School

Isadora Salekfard

Teen Ensemble

Footloose

JSerra Catholic High School

Avery Santore

Serena

Legally Blonde: the Musical

San Clemente High School

Juliette Walz

Ensemble

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Village Christian School

Lauren Yoder

Mad Hatter/Primary Dancer

Shrek, the Musical

Temple City High School


 

🏆MALE DANCER OF THE YEAR🏆

 

Taven Blanke

Mike Costa

A Chorus Line

Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts

Thelo Du Halgouet

Nikos Argitakos

Legally Blonde: the Musical

San Clemente High School

Michael Oliva Hernandez

Chachi

Happy Days: A New Musical

Chaffey High School

Jacob Koclanis

Bobby

Crazy for You

San Juan Hills High School

Noah Oracion

Mathlete

Mean Girls

Charter Oak High School

Edward Park

Police Sergeant

The Pirates of Penzance

Beverly Hills High School

Ryan Rosas

Moonface Martin

Anything Goes

Ramona High School


 

🏆OUTSTANDING FEMALE VOCALIST🏆

 

Leo Athy

Sister Robert Anne

Nunsense

Los Alamitos High School

Mckenzie Cahill

Donna Sheridan

Mamma Mia!

Capistrano Valley High School

Allyson Copeland

Jane Doe

Ride the Cyclone

La Salle College Preparatory

Maggie Du

Dragon

Shrek, the Musical

Temple City High School

Kathryn Glavin

Vi Moore

Footloose

Mira Costa High School

Mollie Holbrook

Velma Kelly

Chicago

Fullerton Union Academy of the Arts

Emma Kata

Dragon

Shrek, the Musical

John Burroughs High School

Sophie Morookian

Caterpillar

Wonderland

Diamond Bar High School

Mia Reigstad

Amélie Poulan

Amélie, the Musical

Glendora High School

Donatella To

Witch

Big Fish

Aliso Niguel High School


 

🏆OUTSTANDING MALE VOCALIST🏆

 

Matthew Azuma

Nino Quincampoix

Amélie, the Musical

Glendora High School

Joaquin Barton

Billy Crocker

Anything Goes

Ramona High School

Nicholas Flores

Sam

Mamma Mia!

Riverside Poly High School

Rowan Gilstrap

Prince Eric

Disney's The Little Mermaid

Martin Luther King High School

Tre Kuhn

Emmett Forrest

Legally Blonde: the Musical

San Clemente High School

Devan Malik

Ren McCormack

Footloose

Mira Costa High School

Finn McGonigle

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

Redondo Union High School

Joseph Mulrooney

Jimmy Winter

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Laguna Hills High School


 

🏆COMIC STANDOUT IN A MALE ROLE🏆

 

Natalie Bernstein

Kyle

Legally Blonde: the Musical

Chadwick School

Micah Huynh-Sanchez

Lord Farquaad

Shrek, the Musical

Temple City High School

Spencer Lee

Douglas Panch

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

AMPA at Hamilton High School

Reese Lynch

Ram Sweeney

Heathers: the Musical

Palos Verdes High School

Kaylee Motus

Mo/Morris

Wonderland

Diamond Bar High School

Luke Pirruccello

Lord Farquaad

Shrek, the Musical

John Burroughs High School

Gabriel Power

Chef Louis

Disney's The Little Mermaid

Martin Luther King High School

Johanna Villegas

Scuttle

Disney's The Little Mermaid

Martin Luther King High School


 

🏆COMIC STANDOUT IN A FEMALE ROLE🏆

 

Parker Albarian

Margo

Legally Blonde: the Musical

Chadwick School

Molly Graff

Paulette Buonafonte

Legally Blonde: the Musical

San Clemente High School

Emma Lizardo

Babette

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Village Christian School

Laila Rain Montana

Sister Mary Amnesia

Nunsense

Los Alamitos High School

Nicolette Owen

Karen Smith

Mean Girls

Charter Oak High School

Berlin Perlmutter

Erma

Anything Goes

Ramona High School

Jovani Suviate

Queen of Hearts

Wonderland

Diamond Bar High School


 

🏆FEATURED ACTOR IN A FEMALE ROLE🏆

 

Danielle Bax

Mama Ogre/Mama Bear

Shrek, the Musical

John Burroughs High School

Sydney Briggs

Mrs. Lottie Child

Crazy for You

San Juan Hills High School

Natalie Cooper

Wendy Jo

Footloose

Mira Costa High School

Ava Dejong

Serena

Legally Blonde: the Musical

Chadwick School

Ellie Kim

Lisa

Mamma Mia!

Capistrano Valley High School

Avery Santore

Serena

Legally Blonde: the Musical

San Clemente High School

Emma Somers

Tess

Crazy for You

San Juan Hills High School

Lola De La Torre

Martha Dunnstock

Heathers: the Musical

Palos Verdes High School

Elizabeth Zeller

Wendy Jo

Footloose

JSerra Catholic High School


 

🏆FEATURED ACTOR IN A MALE ROLE🏆

 

Nathan Andreas

Greg Gardner

A Chorus Line

Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts

Andrew Dela Peña

Carl/Olivia's Dad

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

AMPA at Hamilton High School

Nathan Edelman

Mr. Duvall

Mean Girls

Charter Oak High School

Ace Etienne

Don Price, Red Fang

Big Fish

Aliso Niguel High School

Gavin Kresser

Ram's Dad

Heathers: the Musical

Palos Verdes High School

Adrian Magana

Chief Berry

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Laguna Hills High School

Leo Perry

Moose

Crazy for You

San Juan Hills High School

Nicolas Ramirez

Kevin G.

Mean Girls

Charter Oak High School

Dash Tyler

Kurt's Dad

Heathers: the Musical

Palos Verdes High School


 

🏆SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A FEMALE ROLE🏆

 

Laurel Brookhyser

Val Clark

A Chorus Line

Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts

Hannah Chung

Janis Sarkesian

Mean Girls

Charter Oak High School

Renee Durand

Ethel McCormack

Footloose

JSerra Catholic High School

Jenny Grennan

Heather Chandler

Heathers: the Musical

Palos Verdes High School

Eden Lakey-Wright

Hatter

Wonderland

Diamond Bar High School

Lauren McDonald

Heather McNamara

Heathers: the Musical

Palos Verdes High School

Bradyn Prisand

Edith

The Pirates of Penzance

Beverly Hills High School

Samantha Probst

Rusty

Footloose

Mira Costa High School

Hayley Swire

Young Amélie

Amélie, the Musical

Glendora High School


 

🏆SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MALE ROLE🏆

 

Taven Blanke

Mike Costa

A Chorus Line

Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts

Luke Dunphy

Lank

Crazy for You

San Juan Hills High School

Nicolas Fuller

Cookie McGee

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Laguna Hills High School

Tyler Guntenspergen

Damian Hubbard

Mean Girls

Charter Oak High School

Hawkins Meek

Lumière

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Village Christian School

Jonah Mirkovich

Willard Hewitt

Footloose

Mira Costa High School

Benny Spangler

Tobias

Sweeney Todd

Redondo Union High School

Angelina Tesoro

Rabbit

Wonderland

Diamond Bar High School

Diego Uribe

Willard Hewitt

Footloose

JSerra Catholic High School


 

🏆STELLAR MOMENT🏆

 

Capistrano Valley High School

"Winner Takes it All"

Mamma Mia!

Directed by Emily Tucker

Diamond Bar High School

Off With Their Heads

Wonderland

Directed by Jared Kaitz

Glendora High School

Fluffy's Release

Amélie, the Musical

Directed by Fabio Stevens

John Burroughs

"Forever"

Shrek, the Musical

Emma Kata and the Dragon Puppetry Team

(Directed by Elizabeth Meberg)

Laguna Hills High School

"Do, Do, Do" harmonies

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Jimmy & the Boys (Directed by Susan Lord)

Mira Costa

Somebody's Eyes – 3-Part Harmonies

Footloose

Samantha Probst, Natalie Ramirez, & Natalie Cooper

(Directed by Jonathan Westerberg)

Palos Verdes High School

"My Dead Gay Son"

Heathers: the Musical

Directed by Nicole Thompson & Andrew Miller

Redondo Union

Barber Chair Chute

Sweeney Todd

Directed by Melissa Staab


 

🏆MUSICAL/VOCAL DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR🏆

 

Laguna Hills High School

Nice Work If You Can Get It

James Atkins

Mira Costa High School

Footloose

Megan Cornelius

John Burroughs High School

Shrek, the Musical

Brendan Jennings

Fullerton Union Academy of the Arts

Chicago

Stacy Kikkawa

Diamond Bar High School

Wonderland

Richard Langham, Anthony Stevens

Redondo Union High School

Sweeney Todd

Andrew Orbison

Palos Verdes High School

Heathers: the Musical

Susan Secrist

San Juan Hills High School

Crazy for You

Michael Ushino


 

🏆CHOREOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR🏆

 

Mira Costa High School

Footloose

Christopher M. Albrecht

Village Christian School

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Mary Ann Hermansen

Laguna Hills High School

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Casey Johnson, Shea Buchanan

Diamond Bar High School

Wonderland

Jen Kornswiet

Charter Oak High School

Mean Girls

Kylie Molnar

Capistrano Valley High School

Mamma Mia!

Cris Stuart

San Juan Hills High School

Crazy for You

Cris Stuart

Chadwick School

Legally Blonde: the Musical

Kindra Windish


 

🏆DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR🏆

 

Andi Dema

Legally Blonde: the Musical

Chadwick School

Cambria Graff

Crazy for You

San Juan Hills High School

Jared Kaitz

Wonderland

Diamond Bar High School

Susan Lord

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Laguna Hills High School

Elizabeth Meberg

Shrek, the Musical

John Burroughs High School

Nicole Pedroche

Mean Girls

Charter Oak High School

Melissa Staab

Sweeney Todd

Redondo Union High School

Nicole Thompson & Andrew Miller

Heathers: the Musical

Palos Verdes High School

Jonathan Westerberg

Footloose

Mira Costa High School


 

🏆LEAD ACTOR IN A FEMALE COMEDIC ROLE🏆

 

Mckenzie Cahill

Donna Sheridan

Mamma Mia!

Capistrano Valley High School

Lisa Gnielinski

Polly

Crazy for You

San Juan Hills High School

Sarah Hall

Billie Bendix

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Laguna Hills High School

Kayla McCarty

Reno Sweeney

Anything Goes

Ramona High School

Grace Nachreiner

Elle Woods

Legally Blonde: the Musical

San Clemente High School

Sydney Parker

Roxie Hart

Chicago

Fullerton Union Academy of the Arts

Emerson Riley

Fiona

Shrek, the Musical

John Burroughs High School

Bella Sardana

Mrs. Lovett

Sweeney Todd

Redondo Union High School


 

🏆LEAD ACTOR IN A MALE COMEDIC ROLE🏆

 

Makabe Ganey

Shrek

Shrek, the Musical

John Burroughs High School

Gahel Garciano

Karnak

Ride the Cyclone

La Salle College Preparatory

Jacob Koclanis

Bobby

Crazy for You

San Juan Hills High School

Mauricio Lara

Donkey

Shrek, the Musical

John Burroughs High School

Joseph Mulrooney

Jimmy Winter

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Laguna Hills High School

Joshua Padilla

Jack/White Knight

Wonderland

Diamond Bar High School

Alex Ramirez

William Barfee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

AMPA at Hamilton High School

Logan Reddick

Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli

Happy Days: A New Musical

Chaffey High School

Caymin Tran

Shrek

Shrek, the Musical

Temple City High School


 

🏆LEAD ACTOR IN A FEMALE DRAMATIC ROLE🏆

 

Sofia Aniceto

Cassie Ferguson

A Chorus Line

Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts

Jordan Brown

Sandra Bloom

Big Fish

Aliso Niguel High School

Siena Frederick

Ariel Moore

Footloose

Mira Costa High School

Madison Fujioka

Olive Ostrovsky

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

AMPA at Hamilton High School

Rae Martinez

Alice

Wonderland

Diamond Bar High School

Rachel McGinty

Veronica Sawyer

Heathers: the Musical

Palos Verdes High School

Gianna Pineda

Ariel

Disney's The Little Mermaid

Martin Luther King High School

Mia Reigstad

Amélie Poulan

Amélie, the Musical

Glendora High School


 

🏆LEAD ACTOR IN A MALE DRAMATIC ROLE🏆

 

Nick Breen

Edward Bloom

Big Fish

Aliso Niguel High School

Rowan Gilstrap

Prince Eric

Disney's The Little Mermaid

Martin Luther King High School

Sam Hendrick

Ren McCormack

Footloose

JSerra Catholic High School

Devan Malik

Ren McCormack

Footloose

Mira Costa High School

Benjamin Maman

Frederic

The Pirates of Penzance

Beverly Hills High School

Finn McGonigle

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

Redondo Union High School

Peyton Podgorski

Prince/Beast

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Village Christian School

Jake Weyrick

Jason "J.D." Dean

Heathers: the Musical

Palos Verdes High School


 

🏆MUSICAL COMEDY OF THE YEAR🏆

 

Capistrano Valley High School

Mamma Mia!

Emily Tucker & Maddy Cole

Chadwick School

Legally Blonde: the Musical

Andi Dema

Charter Oak High School

Mean Girls

Nicole Pedroche

Diamond Bar High School

Wonderland

Jared Kaitz

John Burroughs High School

Shrek, the Musical

Elizabeth Meberg

Laguna Hills High School

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Susan Lord

San Clemente High School

Legally Blonde: the Musical

Kirsti McCleary

San Juan Hills High School

Crazy for You

Cambria Graff


 

🏆MUSICAL DRAMA OF THE YEAR🏆

 

Aliso Niguel High School

Big Fish

Jeremy Golden

Glendora High School

Amélie, the Musical

Fabio Stevens

Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts

A Chorus Line

Tim Nelson

JSerra Catholic High School

Footloose

Michele Sheehy-Bowren

Mira Costa High School

Footloose

Jonathan Westerberg

Palos Verdes High School

Heathers: the Musical

Nicole Thompson & Andrew Miller

Redondo Union High School

Sweeney Todd

Melissa Staab

Village Christian School

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Kendall Lloyd

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