As the villainous Gaston, the standout of the show is Tim Rogan. Rogan (a local Catholic University graduate) is the complete package. Tall and strapping man with an amazing baritone voice, Rogan plays Gaston with such gusto and conviction, that his villain is not, ironically, cartoonish, which is an all too familiar trope. While the famous Maurice Chevalier inspired song 'Be Our Guest' is the usual show stopper, in this production, Gaston's self-titled number with clinking beer steins is the highlight of the show and a lot of that has to do with Rogan
Rogan is great as the cartoonish, muscle-flexing he-man who doesn't understand why Belle likes to read
The arrogant, laughable Gaston (Tim Rogan) and his sidekick, Lefou (Jordan Aragon) are crowd favorites and wonderfully played
Tim Rogan hits the nail on the head as the chauvinistic Gaston - you'll end up feeling conflicted because his performance is great, and his character is so disgusting
I feel like I should talk about the Beast next, but my favorite performer of the night is Gaston. Tim Rogan is so good at being bad, everyone loves him. Besides being a local boy and graduating from Catholic U, he shows us a real-life Gaston, right off the pages of a book or out of a beloved cartoon. Rogan delivers each line like a master and what a voice!! His timing is impeccable – line after line was a punch. Not only that, I really appreciated that Rogan is built like Gaston. We didn’t have fake muscles in a costume. He is the real deal. I can’t even tell which aspect of his performance I am enthralled with the most…and yes, he dances too! These two are people you will hear great things about in the coming years, mark my words!...It says something when you prefer to see and hear more of Gaston
Next, there’s Gaston. Tim Rogan played Gaston, and he seemed to be the same exact character that you saw in the movie, which I loved. His cocky, self-loving personality was spot-on. I felt that the cartoon Gaston from the movie came to life and played himself on this tour
Rogan steals the show as the 'McDreamy' Gaston during a boisterous love song to himself in 'Me'
Tim Rogan’s Gaston is hysterical. He hits the nail on the head as the pompous pretty boy who doesn’t know what it is like to not get what he wants. He also brings a lot of comedy and fun to the part that makes us love him, and hate him
Tim Rogan’s portrayal of Gaston was superb. Gaston is the self-absorbed hunter of the town whose sole desire is to make Belle his wife simply because she is the most beautiful and he is the most amazing in the town. Rogan performed his role to perfection. Rogan had the arrogant stance, mannerisms and self assurance that we’ve come to expect from Gaston. The way Rogan strutted on stage and flexed during his songs added to the self-centered character. Rogan sang well, and during “The Mob Song” sang and danced with a dark intensity
Speaking of Gaston, you’ll have to take my word for it, but Tim Rogan IS Gaston. Everything about him, his looks, his mannerisms, his voice, even his side- kick LeFou (Jordan Aragon), all of it was the very essence of Gaston. It was if the movie character came to life
Tim Rogan fits very well in his role as Gaston. His role demands him to sing, dance, acting skills and acrobatic moves. He does a really fine job. He manages to evolve from a cartoonish-Jim Carrey type during the first act to a menace and close to terrifying character in the second act. By the way, the musical number in the Gaston’s tavern is very enjoyable
Tim Rogan who commands the stage and ultimately steals the show as the pompous villain we all love to hate, Gaston. Maybe part of it has to do with the fact that Gaston is given as much stage time as the Beast, or that his self-titled song is one of the best scenes in the musical. But Rogan’s puffed out chest, cheesy grin and overly-masculine bravado make Gaston less villainous and more ridiculous
Tim Rogan (as Gaston) seems to have the most fun onstage, excelling at the broad physical comedy his role demands. Whenever he appears, his slapstick antics steal the show, and Jordan Aragon (as his highly agile sidekick, Lefou) carries out his pratfalls with ease. Yet Rogan's acting chops are not limited to buffoonery, but also to creating real tension. His taking charge of the angry mob of villagers out to "get the monster" was masterful drama, reminiscent of scenes in the Frankenstein movies
Gaston (Tim Rogan) and LeFou (Jordan Aragon) were the perfect pair on stage. LeFou’s slapstick persona and Gaston’s consistent machismo worked off of each other and provided comedic relief for the audience, which was ardently admired
With his perfect comedic timing, Elvis like moves at times to make the girls silly, and an unwavering affection for Belle, and a reputation with the townspeople for being the best, Gaston was a powerful presence on stage. Both young and older were able to enjoy Rogan’s performance
Unlike most shows, my heart will always belong to the villain of the piece — the self-centered he-man Gaston (Tim Rogan). Rogan and his pratfall-gifted sidekick Lefou (Jordan Aragon) steal the show for me. Let everyone else have 'Be Our Guest' and 'Beauty and the Beast,' I’ll take the show-stopping craziness of 'Gaston.'
One of my favorite Disney characters of all time, the arrogant man-child Gaston, was brought to life by Tim Rogan, who seemed to possess a little of that natural campiness that an actor like Nathan Fillion has—enough to be funny without being so much that it’s cringe-worthy. As he bounded from swooning girl to swooning girl, extolling the many qualifications of his elite manly man status, I couldn’t help but picture Nathan Fillion doing much the same as Captain Hammer in Joss Whedon’s “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.” I guess that goes to show you what time and perspective can do—for all I know Nathan channeled Gaston in his musical role. His sidekick/punching bag Lefou was inhabited by Jordan Aragon, who should probably get hazard pay for his role. He’s constantly taking exaggerated falls and flips as he sells Gaston’s strikes like a WWE Superstar, without the benefit of a more forgiving wrestling ring. Rogan and Aragon captured perfectly the not-quite dynamic duo of the film. It was all I could do to not sing along as they sang “Gaston,” a song my friends and I have long parodied (admittedly in ways that would make Disney send a cease-and-desist order)
Tim Rogan’s perfect “Gaston” are also performance highlights. Rogan, in particular, looks like he was plucked straight from the cartoon and into real-life; his resemblance to the animated character is practically surreal
But it’s Tim Rogan who nearly walks off with the show as the muscle-bound lunkhead Gaston. Rogan has a really gorgeous voice, but it’s his sense of timing that makes Act I’s 'Me' such fun. And together with Jordan Aragon (as bumbling sidekick Lefou), Rogan earns big laughs in the crowd-pleasing 'Gaston'