Thursday, July 20, 2017

10 am

Shrek The Musical: TYA Version

10:00 am
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet Hopkins,MN 55343

$12-$16
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

Shrek The Musical

Theatre for Young Audiences version

Jun 23 – Jul 30, 2017  •  All Ages

Book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. Music by Jeanine Tesori. Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions.

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The rousing fairy tale adventure of an ogre turned unlikely hero galumphs onto our main stage this summer in this Tony Award-winning musical based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film. A wise-cracking Donkey, a feisty princess, a short-tempered villain, a cookie with an attitude and dozens of fairy tale misfits stir up the kind of muddled mayhem that calls for a real hero. Fortunately, Shrek is on his way!

MUSICAL  |  RUNNING TIME: TBA

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

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Disney's Aladdin Jr.

10:00 am
Runs 60 minutes

SteppingStone Theatre
55 Victoria Street N, Saint Paul, MN 55104

$8-$16
Call 651-225-9265
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Presented by SteppingStone Theatre
  • Musical
  • Kids

WELCOME TO AGRABAH, THE CITY OF ENCHANTMENT!

Based on the Academy Award-winning adventure, Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. is sure to thrill teen performers and audiences of all ages. Featuring favorite songs, and a large cast of townspeople, courtiers, sidekicks, a chorus of dancing Genies, and a long list of familiar characters, there is something for everyone in this tale for the ages about discovering you are more than your outward appearance.

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12 pm

Disney's Aladdin Jr.

12:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

SteppingStone Theatre
55 Victoria Street N, Saint Paul, MN 55104

$8-$16
Call 651-225-9265
Buy tickets online

Presented by SteppingStone Theatre
  • Musical
  • Kids

WELCOME TO AGRABAH, THE CITY OF ENCHANTMENT!

Based on the Academy Award-winning adventure, Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. is sure to thrill teen performers and audiences of all ages. Featuring favorite songs, and a large cast of townspeople, courtiers, sidekicks, a chorus of dancing Genies, and a long list of familiar characters, there is something for everyone in this tale for the ages about discovering you are more than your outward appearance.

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Shrek The Musical: TYA Version

12:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet Hopkins,MN 55343

$12-$16
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

Shrek The Musical

Theatre for Young Audiences version

Jun 23 – Jul 30, 2017  •  All Ages

Book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. Music by Jeanine Tesori. Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions.

Buy Tickets Group Tickets

 

The rousing fairy tale adventure of an ogre turned unlikely hero galumphs onto our main stage this summer in this Tony Award-winning musical based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film. A wise-cracking Donkey, a feisty princess, a short-tempered villain, a cookie with an attitude and dozens of fairy tale misfits stir up the kind of muddled mayhem that calls for a real hero. Fortunately, Shrek is on his way!

MUSICAL  |  RUNNING TIME: TBA

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

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7 pm

Kazyak - Happy Camping EP Release Show

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W Lake Street Minneapolis, MN

$10/$8 in advance
Call 6128258949
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Presented by Kazyak
  • Musical

Treat yourself and get a head start on the weekend. Come hear, see and support Twin Cities indie rock band Kazyak as they release their second set of studio recordings, dubbed Happy Camping. The show will feature a one-hour intimate performance of old, current and brand-new/unreleased Kazyak songs as well as live visualizations of footage collected by the band. 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kazyakmusic/

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/kazyak

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8_V5K2YweGwKWB47JyaDVA

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/kazyak

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kaz_yak

Facebook: www.facebook.com/kazyaking

Website: kazyak.com

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Bye Bye Birdie

7:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Mayer Lutheran High School Fine Arts Center
305 5th St NE Mayer, MN 55360

Presented by Mayer CAST
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Mayer CAST is back on the stage in the Mayer Lutheran High School Fine Arts Center this summer with their production of the Tony Award-winning musical, BYE BYE BIRDIE. A loving send-up of the 1960s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock & roll, BYE BYE BIRDIE features a tuneful high-energy score, a hilarious script, and hit songs like Put on a Happy Face, One Last Kiss, One Boy, A Lot of Livin' to Do, Kids! and Rosie.

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The Comedy of Errors

Presented by Classical Actors Ensemble
  • Comedy
  • Kids

Classical Actors Ensemble presents Shakespeare's comedy of mistaken identity for free in various Twin Cities parks this summer!

Friday, June 23rd, 7pm - Wolfe Park, St. Louis Park
Saturday, June 24th, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, June 25th, 2pm - Newell Park, St. Paul
Friday, June 30th, 7pm - Seidl's Lake Park, South St. Paul
Saturday, July 1st, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, July 2nd, 7pm - Centennial Lakes Park, Edina
Thursday, July 6th, 7pm - Matthews Park, Mpls
Friday, July 7th, 7pm - Newell Park, St. Paul
Saturday, July 8th, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, July 9th, 2pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Friday, July 14th, 7pm - Como Park, St. Paul
Saturday, July 15th, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, July 16th, 2pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Thursday, July 20th, 7pm - Lake Harriet Rose Gardens, Mpls
Friday, July 21st, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Saturday, July 22nd, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, July 23rd, 2pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls

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Beauty and the Beast

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

Fridley District Auditorium
6000 West Moore Lake Drive NE, Fridley, MN. 55432

Adults $15, Youth Through High School $10
Call 763-502-5100
Buy tickets online

Presented by Fridley Community Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. This "tale as old as time" is filled with spectacular costume and set opportunities or, even more simply staged, Disney's Beauty and the Beast offers a great opportunity to bring your entire community together for family theatre at its best.

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PIM's SPRING AWAKENING

SPRING AWAKENING

7:30 pm
Runs 130 minutes

  • Opening night

The Performing Institute of Minnesota
7255 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344-3549

Presented by Performing Institute of Minnesota and Park Productions
  • Drama
  • Musical

Presented by the Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM) and Park Productions 

SPRING AWAKENING 
Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik

July 20-22 & 27-29
7:30PM

Based on Frank Wedekinds groundbreaking and controversial play (once banned in Germany), Steven Sater and Duncan Sheiks brilliant rock score and searingly emotional book take the story of sexual awakening, youth revolt, and self-discovery into a new century. Its 1891, and grown-ups hold all the cards. Headstrong Melchior and naive Wendla stumble into each others arms, passionate and curious, while anxious Moritz struggles to live up to the stringent expectations of society. With only each other for guidance, this group of young men and women travel the fraught and rocky path of adolescence, discovering their bodies, their minds, and themselves along the way. An electric, vibrant celebration of youth and rebellion, Spring Awakening fuses issues of morality, sexuality, and rock and roll into a story that packs a powerful emotional punch.

Recommended for Ages 13+ 

Directed by Rachel Brady
Produced by Rob Thompson 
Choreographed by John Mark 
Vocal Direction by Rachel Mollick
Pit Direction by Harrison Wade

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Might As Well Be Dead: A Nero Wolfe Mystery

7:30 pm

Park Square Theatre Proscenium Stage
20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN

$60 - 21
Call 6512917005
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Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Comedy

Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herrold unjustly threw his only son, Paul, out of the family business. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to find Paul so he can make amends. But what if the young man doesn’t want to be found? And what if he’s the same Paul Herrold on trial for murder? This case draws the great detective and his devoted sidekick into a web of deceit, one that even the master sleuth may regret taking on. A world premiere commission by Joseph Goodrich, adapted from the novel by Rex Stout, and directed by Peter Moore.

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Richard III

7:30 pm
Runs 180 minutes

Winona State University Performing Arts Center
450 Johnson St., Winona, MN 55987

$15 - $49
Call 507-474-7900
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Presented by Great River Shakespeare Festival
  • Drama

For the fractious ruling elite, a deal with the devil seems a small price to pay to gain power… until the game has consequences. Richard may be backstabbing and manipulative, but this wickedly funny hunchback is so mesmerizing you can’t look away.

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GHOST the MUSICAL

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Old Log Theatre
5185 Leadville Street, Excelsior, MN 55331

$30-$40
Call 952-474-5951
Buy tickets online

Presented by OLD LOG THEATRE
  • Musical

MUSICAL REGIONAL PREMIERE

Book & Lyrics by BRUCE JOEL RUBIN,

Music& Lyrics by DAVE STEWART & GLEN BALLARD.

 Adapted from the Academy Award-winning film starring Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze, GHOST THE MUSICAL follows Sam and Molly; a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, who helps him in the hope of saving and protecting Molly.

Wednesday 130p Matinee;  Thu-Sat 730p; Sun 2p Matinee

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Idiot’s Delight

7:30 pm

Park Square Theatre, Andy Boss Thrust Stage
20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN

$60 - 21
Call 6512917005
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Presented by Girl Friday Productions
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Winner of the 1936 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Idiot’s Delight is a romantic commentary on greed, idealism, love, and the grim realities of war. An eccentric assortment of characters are stranded together in a European mountaintop resort at the outbreak of war, including a munitions magnate, his mysterious Russian mistress, and an American song and dance man with his chorine companions “Les Blondes.” Girl Friday Productions brings its signature large ensemble cast to this dramatic comedy with musical accents, set in a world on the brink.

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Don't Dress for Dinner

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Street, Saint Paul, MN 55114

$28 - $8
Call 1-888-71-TICKETS
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Presented by Gremlin Theatre
  • Comedy

Gremlin Theatre is thrilled to open our brand new performance space (and 20th season!) with the absolutely hilarious comedy Don’t Dress for Dinner – the first show we ever produced 19 years ago.

From the author of the smash hit Boeing Boeing comes this fast-paced and utterly ridiculous play; full of romantic entanglements, mistaken identities and outrageous plot twists.

“Two of the most rib-tickling hilarious hours I have spent in the theatre in some time... the perfect farce." - Chicago Style Magazine

Come celebrate the opening of our new theatre, have a beer at the adjacent Lake Monster Brewery and take in the ideal show to send you laughing into the summer night.

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Steel Magnolias

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Commonweal Theatre
208 Parkway Ave. N Lanesboro, MN

$15-$35
Call 800-657-7025
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Presented by Commonweal Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

After 30 years, there’s still no story that better celebrates the gift of friendship than Steel Magnolias! The close-knit women who frequent Truvy’s Beauty Salon have lots of time to gossip, but it’s their unshakeable bonds that define them. Amid cuts, curls and free advice, these six glorious Southern belles share the joys and bear the sorrows of life together. With its mix of quick humor, quirky personalities and touching sentimentality, you’ll fall in love all over again with a story and characters that are “as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel.”

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Rumors by Neil Simon

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

St. Croix Festival Theatre
125 N Washington St., St. Croix Falls, WI

13.50 - 26
Call 715-483-3387
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Presented by Festival Theatre
  • Comedy

Rumors  |  by Neil Simon
July 15th-August 6th
Neil Simon is one of the greatest comedic writers of the 20th Century, and Rumors is one of his funniest farces.  In this unforgettable knee-slapper, guests arriving for a dinner party are surprised to discover the hosting couple is nowhere to be found!  As the guests work to make sense of their hosts' disappearance, rumors develop and spiral out of control.  This play is fast-paced and filled to bursting with nonstop jokes and physical comedy.

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’66: Talkin’ Bout My Generation

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 E 24th St.

$18 - $26
Call 612-874-6338
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Presented by Open Eye Figure Theatre
  • Musical

Created and performed by Chronofon Productions: Bradley Greenwald, Diana Grasselli, Prudence Johnson, and Dan Chouinard.

With guitarist Dean Magraw and bassist Gary Raynor.

See the show that sold out at Open Eye last year!

This IS your generation! Remember 1966 in this rocking throw-back concert of music and history. Chronofon Productions reflects on this turbulent time and the impact it has had on our cultural perceptions and social fabrics of the day, then and now. Presented as a radio show — complete with DJ personalities, tips of the day, and ongoing news — you’ll hear stories and songs from this era we lived through and can’t forget. You won’t want to miss it!

Hear songs from 1966 including "Summer in the City," "Monday, Monday," "Secret Agent Man," "These Boots Were Made for Walkin'," "Sounds of Silence," and many more performed in imaginative arrangements by these artists. Even Dean Magraw leaves his guitar behind to bring a surprising and relevant vocal performance to "Ain't that Peculiar?"!

About Chronofon Productions

Chrono - (pertaining to time) fon - (abbreviation of "fonic", describing something we hear, such as music or a recording of music.

Chronofon Productions is a confluence of four principle Minnesota performing artists — Dan Chouinard, Diana Grasselli, Bradley Greenwald and Prudence Johnson — who together, conceive, research, write, design, direct, and perform musical chronicles of past and present artists, time periods, and places. Their diverse voices and writing and directorial styles complement and challenge one another, to develop dynamic, theatrical concerts for audiences of all ages and eco-ethnic backgrounds.

The artistic goals set forth by this group of experienced collaborators include successfully representing the artistic merit and significance of their subjects through the exploration and exposition of its music, art, culture, and social mirrors, while executing the material with depth, style, innovation and humor.

In collaboration with the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library and Open Eye Figure Theatre, and with support from The Minnesota Regional Arts Council, Chronofon has created sold-out productions for the past several years, including Weill & Brecht - The Berlin Years; Jacques Brel: When We Have Only Love and '66: Talkin' Bout My Generation.

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Time To Burn

7:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

  • Opening night

Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55407

Presented by Red Bird Theatre
  • Drama

Red Bird Theatre’s production of Time to Burn, by Charles L. Mee, Jr., places people living on the margins of society center stage.  Set in an abandoned, disintegrating factory in Chicago, the play examines the lives of those the system is working to make invisible – immigrants, Muslims, gays, people of color and addicts.  Performed by a diverse cast, in multiple languages and dialects, Time to Burn puts faces on the issues and makes the political personal. 

July 20 - 30

7:30pm

Pillsbury House Theatre

PWYC available on select performance

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Anne of Green Gables: The Musical

Anne of Green Gables: The Musical

7:30 pm

Bethel University Theatre
3900 Bethel Drive, St. Paul, Minnesota

Presented by Bethel University Theatre Arts
  • Musical

“A new musical lovingly based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s timeless classic with its unforgettable characters, Anne of Green Gables brings the comical adventures of spunky red-headed orphan Anne Shirley to life, as she wins over her new family and the rest of Prince Edward Island, with her spirit and imagination in this heartwarming story about love, family, and home.” —TRW website

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W;t by Margaret Edson

7:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

  • Opening night

Mankato Event Center
Mankato Event Center, 12 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 10, Mankato MN 56001

$10-$15
Call 5073885483
Buy tickets online

Presented by Mayo Clinic Health System, Produced by Merely Players
  • Drama

Mayo Clinic Health System and Merely Players Community Theatre collaborate to explore empathy in medicine with Margaret Edson’s 1999 Pulitzer Prize winning play W;t.

W;t tells the moving story of a brilliant English professor, Dr. Vivian Bearing, who, through her diagnosis and treatment of advanced ovarian cancer, comes to reassess her life and her work with a depth and humor that are transformative for her, her medical team, and the audience. 

Public performances of W;t are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, July 20-22 and 27-29 at the Mankato Event Center, 12 Civic Center Plaza (http://www.mankatoeventcenter.com/). Doors open at 6 pm. Show at 7:30pm. Beverages will be available for purchase before and after the show. There will also be a post-show Talk Back with medical professionals and artistic staff immediately following each performance.

Tickets are available on the Merely Players website:  www.merelyplayers.com/tickets. Seating is limited so it is recommended that you get your tickets early. For further information, you may email [email protected] or call 507-388-5483 (leave a message and staff will return your call.)

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8 pm

Momentum Week 2

8:00 pm
Runs 100 minutes

  • Opening night

The Southern Theater
1420 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406

20
Call 612-206-3600
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, in partnership with the Walker Art Center and the Southern Theater.
  • Dance
  • Experimental

The Momentum Dance series has been an important platform for emerging dancers and choreographers in the Twin Cities for the past decade” - Star Tribune

MNartists.org has described past Momentum performances as representing "the diversity and strength of Twin Cities dance" where a "sense of trained, intentional risk, this shared moment of vulnerability and confidence speaks loudly to the hours and energy that all the choreographers and dancers ... invested to get here."

Momentum is among the most popular platforms of emerging choreographic talent in the Twin Cities. Featuring two new works each evening, the series highlights an exciting next generation of dance creators.

2017's commissioned artists/collaboratives for week 2 are:

Week 2: July 20 - 22, 2017

  • //CATHEDRAL\\ 
    De’Light
    Like an exquisite corpse drawing, divided into three parts that combine to complete one fantastical form, the three artists in //CATHEDRAL\\ assemble themselves into strange images to create a dreamscape of dance. De’Light is a nonstop slithering slideshow that blends into a single storyline sideshow, ever dabbling in fairy tales and mysticism.
    *Please note: De'Light contains brief nudity.

 

  • STRONGmovement
    "6"
    Super powers, super heroes, super natural? STRONGmovement finds strength in humanity. Shielding themselves while navigating inside their new fate, the characters in “6” reveal the next step in human evolution, where past/present/future can be manipulated, and each individual’s inner resilience bonds them to face the unknown as an interconnected force.

 

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Grease

8:00 pm

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W 78th St, Chanhassen, MN 55317

$65 - $89
Call 952.934.1525
Buy tickets online

Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Comedy
  • Musical

After a decade, the #1 best-seller in Chanhassen Dinner Theatres’ history returns to the Main Stage!

Join Sandy, Danny and the rest of the Burger Palace Boys and Pink Ladies for an affectionate satire of high school life in the 1950's.  Don't miss the unforgettable tunes like: “Summer Nights,” “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee,” “We Go Together,” “Greased Lightnin’,” “Beauty School Dropout,” AND added songs made popular in the beloved film: “Grease (Is The Word),” “Hopelessly Devoted to You” and “You’re the One That I Want.”  It’s a high-octane rock ‘n’ roll party packed with explosive energy!

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Beauty & The Beast

8:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

  • Opening night

New Hope Outdoor Theater
4401 Xylon Avenue N, New Hope, MN 55428

Presented by Off-Broadway Musical Theatre
  • Musical
  • Kids

Witness the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.  Admission is Free but a $4 free-will donation is suggested.

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