Genre: Kids, Musical

There once was a young girl named Beauty who didn't seem to fit in. Her nose was always stuck in a book and unlike her sisters; she wasn't looking for a Prince Charming to rescue her. What she wanted was adventure and that's just what she found. In order to settle her father's debt, she goes to live in a magical castle with a mysterious beast. What she discovers is her true self, friendship and the meaning of love.

This adaptation, based on the original book by Jeanne-Marie LePrince de Beaumont, is filled with charming musical numbers, delightful dancing, endearing and amusing characters, wonder and magic.

In addition to the one hour and 15-minute musical, the audience receives a special treat - interactive arts workshops prior to the performance. Here the audience learns about the original book and how we turned it into a musical. We discuss the themes of the show and how the arts bring literature to life. Then the kids and their families make Beauty and Beast masks which they take home as a souvenir. Now when they watch the show, they are familiar with the art forms represented in the production.

The whole program (pre-show workshop and actual show) is approximately two hours long.

Open:   11/09/08
Close:   12/30/08

Saturdays and Sundays (with special mid-week matinees during the holidays)
(Note: NO SHOWS the first Sunday of each month)
Times: Workshop at 10am – Show at 11am
Special Holiday Matinees on Nov 11 & 28th and December 30th
Theater:   Players Theatre
Address:   115 MacDougal Street
New York, NY
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Take the A, C E or F trains to West 4th Street

Cost:$25 for adults and $20 for children. $5 additional charge for the workshop for
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