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All About Theatre proudly presents Beauty and the Beast as our Fall / Winter Teen Production.

After a handsome but conceited prince treats a beggar woman poorly, the woman turns out to be a beautiful enchantress and turns the prince into a beast. Further, the prince's staff is all transformed into objects to do with their profession. The prince is given a magical mirror to view the outside world. To break the spell, he needs to learn to love a person for who they are, and get her to love him before a magical rose loses its petals. Meanwhile in a nearby village, a beautiful young bookworm (Belle) feels lonely and out of place. She lives with her eccentric but kind father, Maurice. Soon, Maurice goes off to compete at an inventors' fair but gets lost in the woods and ends up a prisoner at the beast's castle. Belle eventually finds the castle and makes a deal with the beast to let her father go in return for her staying there with the beast. As the beast's inner kindness slowly reveals itself, Belle grows to be in love with him. However, a jilted, self-centered and overly-masculine suitor from Belle's village, Gaston, takes a posse to 'save' her from the beast. Gaston ends up stabbing the best. Luckily, when Belle rushes to the beast and expresses her love for him, he comes back to life again as a handsome prince.

Performance Dates:


January 29th through February 7th, 2010.

Opening Weekend:
Friday January 29th at 7pm
Saturday January 30th at 7pm
Sunday January 31st at 2pm

Closing Weekend:
Thursday February 4th at 7pm
Friday February 5th at 7pm
Saturday February 6th at 2pm & 7pm
Sunday February 7th at 2pm


Theater Location:
Louden Nelson Community Center
301 Center Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

tel: (831) 420-6177

Located on the corner of Laurel Street and Center Street
near downtown Santa Cruz. Free Parking Permits are available.
Please ask at the Front Desk at Louden for a Day Permit.

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$20.00 Reserved Seating
$16.00 General Admission
$12.00 Seniors and Students

Total: $0.00

Reserved Seating - your last name will be on the back of the seat - please arrive about 10 minutes prior to showtime to collect your tickets from will-call, then relax, your seats are secure, you need not stand in line as your seats are secure.

If all the available online tickets have been sold, please contact one of our other box offices, or call the main All About Theatre phoneline: (831) 345-6340.

If all the online tickets have been sold there will be more tickets at the door.

Rehearsals & Performance Photos:


Staff:

Artistic Director - Lindsey Chester
Choreographer - Denise Reid
Musical Director - Eleanor Hunter
Assistant to the Directors - Heather LaForge
Accompanist - Mazera Cox

Musical numbers

Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken wrote the music for both the original film as well as new songs added to the production. Howard Ashman provided the lyrics for the film, and Tim Rice took over as lyricist of the Broadway production as a result of Ashman's death of AIDS in 1991. Portions of some of the show's most popular numbers - "Belle," "Something There," "Beauty and the Beast," "A Change in Me," and "Be Our Guest" - were included in the 2004 touring musical revue On the Record.

Act I

* Overture
* Prologue
* Belle
* Belle Playoff
* Maurice's Entrance
* No Matter What*
* No Matter What (Reprise)*
* Wolf Chase
* Maurice And The Beast
* Gaston's Crossover
* Me*
* Belle (Reprise)*
* Then I'll Find Him Myself
* Belle In The Castle
* Home*
* Home (Tag)*
* Gaston
* Gaston (Reprise)
* How Long Must This Go On?*
* Be Our Guest
* Belle In The West Wing
* If I Can't Love Her*

Act II

* Entr'acte/Wolf Chase
* Something There
* Human Again*
* Maison des Lunes*
* Beauty and the Beast
* If I Can't Love Her (Reprise)*
* A Change in Me
* The Mob Song
* The Battle
* Transformation
* Beauty and the Beast (Reprise)

*These songs written for the musical.

Cast Schedules:

SHOWS:
Friday - opening night - all cast to arrive at 5pm / show at 7pm
Saturday - all cast to arrive at 5pm / show at 7pm
Sunday - all cast to arrive at 12pm / show at 2pm

Thursday - all cast to arrive at 5pm / show at 7pm
Friday - all cast to arrive at 5pm / show at 7pm
Saturday - all cast to arrive at 12pm / shows at 2pm & 7pm
Sunday - all cast to arrive at 12pm / show at 2pm


NOTES for Tech Week:


* Please ensure that each child brings their undergarments for Monday's rehearsal.

Girls: skin toned camisole top or leotard without sleeves - unless told as a black camisole might be needed.
Boys: muscle shirt - white in color unless otherwise told.
 
* ALL ACTORS: please bring basic make-up in a named on dress rehearsal - Wednesday.
(lipstick in brown / red tone... mascara, powder and minimal blusher).
Girls: False Eyelashes a big PLUS in this show

Lindsey Chester (Executive Director): 831-345-6340

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