Tidewater Players present “Beauty and the Beast”
November 17-19, November 24-26, December 1-3
Directed by Laurie Starkey
Musical Direction by Stephanie Cvach
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
Originally Directed by Robert Jess Roth
Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions
“Be Our Guest!” The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
This “tale as old as time” offers a great opportunity to bring everyone together for family theatre at its best.