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Beauty and the Beast an original musical by Michael Sgouros and Brenda Bell first opened on February 10, 2013 at the Players Theatre located at 115 MacDougal Street, in the West Village of NYC.

Beauty and the Beast will return This season opening February 23, 2019 running through April 28th.

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The Story

There once was a young girl named Beauty who didn’t seem to fit in. Her nose was always stuck in a book and unlike her sisters; she wasn’t looking for a Prince Charming to rescue her. What she wanted was adventure and that’s just what she found. In order to settle her father’s debt, she goes to live in a magical castle with a mysterious beast. What she discovers is her true self, friendship and the meaning of love.

This adaptation, based on the original book by Jeanne-Marie LePrince de Beaumont, is filled with charming musical numbers, delightful dancing, endearing and amusing characters, wonder and magic. Guaranteed to thrill and warm the hearts of children ages 3 to 103.

The Pre-show Workshop

In addition to the one hour and 15-minute musical, the audience receives a special treat - interactive arts workshops prior to the performance. Here the audience learns about the original book and how we turned it into a musical. We discuss the themes of the show and how the arts bring literature to life. Then the kids and their families make Beauty and Beast masks to take home as a souvenir. Now when they watch the show, they are familiar with the art forms represented in the production.

The whole program (pre-show workshop and actual show) is approximately two hours long.

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