Beauty and the Beast – February 8-10

Above: Southborough 4th & 5th graders will don Skyrise Theater’s Beauty and the Beast costumes to perform the musical the weekend after next. (photo of a 2014 Skyrise production from Facebook)

In a little over a week, the Trottier curtains will pull back again for another musical performance. This time the players on stage will be from down the hill.

Neary School performers will ask you to be their guests (though not for free). With help from Skyrise Theater, 4th and 5th graders are putting on “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.”

As usual, the Neary production is split into two casts, with each performing twice.

The after school theater program had kids practicing on either Wednesday or Friday afternoons. Here are the performance details by cast:
Beauty and Beast Wednesday cast (from Facebook)

  • Wednesday cast
    • Friday, February 8th at 7:00 pm
    • Saturday, February 9th at 2:00 pm
    • (Click here for that cast list or on thumbnail right to see their faces.)
  • Friday Cast
    • Beauty and Beast Friday cast (from Facebook)Saturday, February 9th at 7:00 pm
    • Sunday, February 10th at 2:00 pm
    • (Click here to see that list or on the picture right to see their faces.)

Tickets are already available to purchase online. Prices are $14/adult, $8/child/senior, and $5 for members of one cast to see the other cast’s performance.

It’s hard to imagine that you aren’t familiar with the popular Disney version of the fairy tale “as old as time”, but here’s the synopsis:

An arrogant prince is cursed to live as a terrifying beast until he finds true love. Strangely, his chance comes when he captures an unwary clockmaker, whose place is then taken by his bold and beautiful daughter Belle. Helped by the Beast’s similarly enchanted servants, including a clock, a teapot and a candelabra, Belle begins to see the sensitive soul behind the fearsome facade. But as time runs out, it soon becomes obvious that Belle’s cocky suitor Gaston is the real beast of the piece.

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