Having played to over 35 million people worldwide in 21 countries, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”will be produced by the Portage Central Performing Arts Department under the direction of Kathy Mulay.
Tale as old as time, true as it can be. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to you! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast! The story is the tale of an arrogant Prince who refused to help an old woman take shelter in his castle from the cold. She offered him a rose in return for help but he again refused her, repulsed by her haggard face. Little did he know she was a powerful enchantress so upon his second refusal she turned him into a beast and all the inhabitants of his castle fell under her spell as well. The Beast’s only release was for him to learn to find love in his heart and before the last petal of the rose fell. Meanwhile, at a near by village there lived a beautiful, but lonely, young woman named Belle… This play has delighted young and old. It is the classic love story. It should not be missed! Beauty and the Beast is appropriate for children of all ages. The production will duplicate the charming French village, the darkened forest with howling wolves, and feature an imposing 360 degree revolving castle. The Broadway-style enchanted costumes will be rented from Costume World.