Adapted from Walt Disney Pictures’ Academy Award-winning, 1991 animated musical film of the same name – which in turn had been based on the classic French fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont – Beauty and the Beast tells the story of a cold-blooded prince who has been magically transformed into an unsightly creature as punishment for his selfish ways. To revert into his true human form, the Beast must first earn the love of a bright, beautiful young woman whom he has imprisoned in his enchanted castle before it is too late.
Beauty and the Beast is a musical with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton. Directed by Brian Fontenot, it stars Sara Pagones, Jim Pagones, Sophie Dick, Joel Sunsin, Kaya Welsh, Erin Blackwell, Gage Blackwell, Jaelyn Graham, Caleb Hutchinson, Emily Roy Ales Richier, Carley Elliers, Addie Gallagher, Stephen Dale, Kristina Dale, Jeremy Lloyd, Cat Schully, Lola Penton, Kelsey Fife, Ina Pegues, Anthony Pegues, Chris Grimwood, Mya Parker, John Hasting, Matthew Welch, Sara Tweedy and Jennifer Gesvantner.
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm from February 23 to March 25, 2018. Tickets available online at http://cuttingedgetheater.com/.