Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Children's Theatre adds more 'Beauty'

From a Children's Theatre of Charlotte press release that just popped into our inbox:

Due to enthusiastic demand, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is delighted to announce added performances to the run of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast”. Children’s Theatre’s original staging of this classic story brings the beloved characters and songs of Disney’s hit movie to life.

In 1991, “Beauty and the Beast” became the first animated film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Prompted by the film’s success, Disney developed a stage version with an eye toward Broadway. The resulting show was nominated for 9 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and has thrilled audiences around the world.

While true to the spirit of the movie and show, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s production of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” features all-new costume and scenic designs, conceived specifically for this production. “It was very important to us to bring our own perspectives and thoughts about ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to bear on the design process,” says Artistic Director Alan Poindexter, who directs the production. “We want to honor the magic of this beautiful story with a production that creates new magic for our audience.”

Tickets are available for the following performance times and dates:

Sunday, October 18 6:00 pm (ADDED PERFORMANCE)
Thursday, October 22 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 24 11:00 am (ADDED PERFORMANCE)
Sunday, October 25 6:00 pm (ADDED PERFORMANCE)

All other performances have been sold out.

Performances will be held in the McColl Family Theatre at ImaginOn, 300 East 7th Street. Front Orchestra tickets are $24.00; General Admission tickets are $18.00. For tickets to the productions, call the Children’s Theatre Box Office at 704-973-2828 (10 am-5 pm, Mon.-Fri.) or visit our website: For ages 5+/Grades K+.

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is supported, in part, with an Operating Grant from the Arts & Science Council, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Inc. and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.