|Beauty And The Beast
| Open: 03/06/09 Close: 03/14/09
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverto
Director & Choreographer: Jason Summers
Musical Director & Producer: Lynn Fusco
Asst. Musical Director & Technical Director: Stephen Ferri
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic! Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menkin and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menkin and Tim Rice. Your audiences will be transported to the heart of provincial life in a lovely French town. When Maurice becomes lost in the woods on the way to the fair, he seeks shelter in an old castle, but the master of the castle is a horrible beast that takes him captive. Maruice's daughter, Belle, must then give up her freedom to save his life. Belle's taming of the unfortunate Beast and his ultimate transformation back into a handsome prince enthralled Broadway audiences for over 13 years. 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. (Music Theatre International)
| Open: 03/07/08 Close: 03/15/08
A classic love story is brought up-to-date in one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time. In "Miss Saigon," Alain Boublil and Claude-Michael Schönberg (the creators of "Les Misérables"), along with Richard Maltby, Jr., bring Puccini's "Madame Butterfly" to the modern world in a moving testament to the human spirit and a scathing indictment of the tragedies of war.
In the turmoil of the Vietnam War, an American soldier and a Vietnamese girl fall in love, only to be separated during the fall of Saigon. Their struggles to find each other over the ensuing years ends in tragedy for her and a fighting chance for the child he never knew he had.
An international sensation, "Miss Saigon" is an epic, daring pop opera that is universal in its emotional power even as it deals with controversial, contemporary issues. Its sung-through pop-inflected score gives a multi-ethnic cast of strong pop singers an opportunity to shine, in showstopping numbers like "I Still Believe," "Why God Why?" and "The American Dream." Meanwhile, its fluid cinematic structure gives directors and designers a field day.
Raw and uncompromising, "Miss Saigon" is an intensely personal story of the losses we suffer and the sacrifices we make in a world gone mad.