Happy Ending Lyric Players
Church Theatre

Music by: Alan Menken
Lyrics by: Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by: Linda Woolverton

Show Description:
Based on the smash hit 1991 Disney movie and dating back to a late 18th-century classic French fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster, who was long ago trapped in his gruesome form by an enchantress. The only way for the Beast to become human once again is if he learns to love and be loved in return. There is a time limit, too: once a magical rose loses all of its petals, all hope will be lost and he will stay a Beast forever. The Beast’s enchanted household–populated by such beloved characters as Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, Cogsworth, and Chip–watch anxiously as Belle and the Beast grow to understand and befriend one another. Their feelings grow ever deeper as the clock ticks and petals continue to fall off the enchanted rose–will they confess their love for one another before it is too late?

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March 24 - April 2


7pm Wednesday (3/29 only)
8pm Fridays
8pm Saturdays
2pm Sundays

$10-$40 General Admission or Reserved Seating

Two special events will accompany the performance on Sunday, March 26. At 1:00 pm, there will be a “Be Our Guest” Tea at 1 pm, in which children are encouraged to come dressed as princes and princesses! Tea, cakes, sandwiches and other goodies will be served in Belle’s Dining Room. Tickets for the tea are $10. Additionally, the Sunday show will be a “sensory sensitive” performance. The music and lighting will be softened for those who may be overstimulated by a normal performance. Children are welcome to come with pillows and pajamas, and can camp out on the floor to get the best view of the show!

(216) 932-7480

First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland
3630 Fairmount Blvd.
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44118

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