In conjunction with the Christ Church School of the Arts presentation of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, we invite you to take a deeper look at the “Tale as Old as Time” through this series of formation classes and special events.
Beauties vs Beasts
Sundays 10:15 a.m.
April 22, 29
Jael, Esther, and Judith were Biblical women of faith and strength who stood up to the beasts of their time. Come learn their stories, and find how your faith can provide strength and courage in times of great challenge. Taught by Rev. Remington Slone and Rachael McNeal
Sacred Stories: Paul’s Travels and Letters
Wednesday, April 25, 7p.m., PC 111-113
Offered by the Formation and Arts Departments, led by Catherine Montgomery and Casey Slone. Borrowing from methods using sensory storytelling, Sacred Stories will explore the conversion of Saul (beast) to Paul (beauty). Paul knew Jesus in a new way, quite different from the way the disciples knew Jesus. The Holy Spirit draws aside a curtain so we can be “in,” “with” and “of” Christ, who has been there all the time, waiting to be found. The session will include personal wondering, discussion on themes presented in the story, and creative reflection. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP HERE
Tale as Old as Time
Examining the Morality and Ethics of Beauty and the Beast
Sunday, April 29 5 p.m., Contemporary Worship Space
For who would ever learn to love a beast? This age old fairy-tale offers numerous parallels to Christian teachings and beliefs. Following our 3pm matinee, Fr. Tom Reeder will lead a panel discussion of these parallels. The shows thematic issues will be discussed along with the biblical, moral, and ethical implications of Beauty and the Beast. The panel will feature show director Jason Collins and the actors who portray Belle, Beast, and Gaston.
Beauty and the Beast
April 26-29, May 3-6
With the generous support of the Mallory Family Fine Arts Fund, Christ Episcopal Church proudly presents the 2018 spring musical, Beauty and the Beast. 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.