Center Stage, the Three Rivers College community theater group, will perform “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” at 7 p.m. September 6, 7, 13, 14 and 2 p.m. September 7, 8, 14, 15 in the Tinnin Fine Arts Center on the Three Rivers campus
A modern Broadway classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature. The stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Menken and Tim Rice.
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.
Suzanne Cowan, director of last year’s “The Little Mermaid,” directs this Center Stage production, which includes special performers from The Dance Studio.
“’The Beauty and the Beast’ cast and chorus is full of incredibly talented people,” said Cowan. “I am honored to direct this show!”
Tickets are $10 and will go on sale August 9 at TRC Student Accounts, Tinnin Center Art Gallery, and online at tinnin.ticketleap.com ($1.50 fee per ticket for online sales). Tickets also will be sold at the door, as available. All seats are reserved.
“Our Center Stage productions continue to raise the bar for theater in the area,” said Robert Abney, Director of the Tinnin Fine Arts Center. “You would be hard pressed to find shows of this quality for such a low ticket price.”
Center Stage is Three Rivers College’s blended theater company of students, College employees, and community members. The group performs a range of live theater productions each year at the College’s Tinnin Fine Arts Center. These productions provide local entertainment at an affordable price and performance opportunities for students and community members.
For more information on this and upcoming performances at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center, visit trcc.edu/tinnin or facebook.com/TinninCenter.
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