Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre presents Beauty and the Beast with Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and Book by Linda Woolverton. The show will run from November 2, 2012 through November 18, 2012: Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Saturday (beginning November 10) and Sunday at 2pm. All performances will take place at Firehouse Arts Center, located at 4444 Railroad Avenue located in Pleasanton, Calif. Tickets are $17-$33 each, and are available at the Firehouse Arts Center Box Office, by phone at (925) 931-4848, or online at pcrtproductions.org.
Adapted from the Academy Award-winning animated film by its original screenwriter, Linda Woolverton, Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is perfect entertainment for the entire family. The heart-warming musical is the classic love story of Belle, a young woman in a “small, provincial town,” and the Beast, who is really a prince trapped in a spell. If the Beast can learn to love and to be loved, the spell will be broken and he will be transformed back to his former self. However, time is running out, and if the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he will be doomed for all eternity. The unforgettable score with music by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors) and lyrics by Howard Ashman (Aladdin) and Tim Rice (Evita) includes the Academy Award-winning title song and the show-stopping "Be Our Guest," plus additional songs written especially for the stage. The show originally opened on Broadway in 1994 where it enchanted audiences for 5,464 performances over the course of 13 years.
The cast of Beauty and the Beast includes Joy Sherratt (AEA) as “Belle,” Joshua K. Millbourne as the “Beast,” Adam Theodore Barry (AEA) as “Gaston,” Derek Travis Collard as “Lumiere,” Jennifer Stark as “Mrs. Potts,” Ray D’Ambrosio as “Cogsworth,” and Kenneth Baggott (SAG) as “Maurice” in addition to a talented cast of professional and community actors.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is Directed by David Judson, Musical Direction by Pat Parr, Choreography by Suzanne Brandt, Scenic Designs by Pat Brandon, Lighting Design by Mike Oesch and Costumes by Margaret DeSilva .
During the run of the show, theatre lovers can also enjoy a plethora of special events:
· Princess Tea Party - Meet the Princess for Tea and Treats prior to the November 4th and 11th Sunday Matinee Performances of Beauty & the Beast from 12:45-1:45 PM in the Upstairs Classroom of the Firehouse Arts Center. Tickets are $10 each and sold separately online at www.firehousearts.org or at 925-931-4848.
· A Free Inside the Show discussion with the actors and director will take place after the Sunday Matinee performance on Nov. 4th.
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