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Premiere: Beauty and the Beast
April 26, 2018
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Premiere Night and Party
This is a special premiere performance night. It is “adults only” admission. Each $40 ticket includes a one-hour preview party, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, wine and cheese selections, and bottled water. Food and wine will also be offered during intermission.
With generous support from the Mallory Family Fine Arts Fund, Christ Episcopal Church proudly presents the 2018 spring musical, Beauty and the Beast. Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton.
Jason Collins returns to direct a remarkably talented cast in this charming musical adaptation of the classic French fairy tale. Fans of the story will thrill at the magical transformation that takes place on stage amongst the imaginative characters and fantastical dancing objects. Audiences will cheer for Belle, the headstrong heroine, as she learns to look beyond the physical appearance of the Beast and discovers a flawed, but virtuous, kindred heart.
PLEASE NOTE: Seating for this production is general admission. Tickets for the first two rows may be reserved by selecting Premium Seating. Premium seating prices (1st 2 rows) are available $25. All other seats (general admission) are $20. Handicap seating is available upon request. Doors open at 7 p.m. for evening performances and 2:30 for matinees. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on a first-come/first-serve basis and are subject to ticket availability on the date of the show. The show runs for approximately 2 hours with one 15-minute intermission.
Sunday, April 29. Post-Performance Panel Discussion. A 45-minute Q&A will immediately follow the 3pm Sunday matinee. The audience is invited to participate in a panel discussion led by the Reverend Tom Reeder along with our director, Jason Collins, and a noted theologian. Thematic issues will be discussed including the biblical, moral, and ethical implications of “Beauty and the Beast”.