Tickets to SISTER ACT & Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Fox Cities P.A.C. On Sale 2/7

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Tickets to SISTER ACT & Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Fox Cities P.A.C. On Sale 2/7

This spring, the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is pleased to present two Broadway hits with NETworks production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast April 11-13 and Sister Act May 6-11. Tickets for Disney's Beauty and the Beast and Sister Act go on sale Friday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m.

Tickets start at $39 for Disney's Beauty and the Beast and $50 for Sister Act. Tickets may be purchased at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center ticket office and online at Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787 or the Fox Cities P.A.C. ticket office at (920) 730-3760. Orders for groups of 10 or more may be placed now by calling (920) 730-3786. Group discounts and additional fees may apply.

The Wednesday, May 7 performance of Sister Act will be a special Family Night on Broadway event. Starting on Friday, Feb. 7, adults may purchase one ticket and receive a kid's ticket free while supplies last. The Family Night on Broadway offer applies to children 9-18 years old and is not valid on previously purchased tickets. For more information on Family Night on Broadway activities, visit foxcitiespac.com.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast features the animated film's Academy Award-winning score with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, with additional songs composed by Alan Menken and Tim Rice. The book is written by Linda Woolverton.

The original creators of the Broadway production are together again for this new touring production. The play is directed by Rob Roth and Choreographed by Matt West, with Costume Design by Ann Hould-Ward (Tony Award winner for her work on Disney's Beauty and the Beast ), Lighting Design by Natasha Katz (three-time Tony Award winner), Scenic Design by Stanley A. Meyer, Sound Design by John Petrafesa Jr. and Music Supervision by Michael Kosarin.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to 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.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast has become an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 22 countries and has been translated into 9 different languages. This production launched in February 2010 and has been seen by over 2 million people while playing over 1,000 performances in all 50 United States and 6 Canadian Provinces.

For more information on Disney's Beauty and the Beast, visit beautyandthebeastontour.com.

Sister Act received five 2011 Tony Award nominations: Best Musical, Best Original Score (Alan Menken (music)/Glenn Slater (lyrics)), Best Book of a Musical (Cheri and Bill Steinkellner and Douglas Carter Beane), Best Actress In A Musical (Patina Miller) and Best Featured Actress In A Musical (Victoria Clark).

Sister Act is produced by Whoopi Goldberg, Stage Entertainment and Troika Entertainment, featuring an original score with music by multi-Academy, Grammy and Golden Globe-winning composer Alan Menken ( Little Shop of Horrors, "Beauty and the Beast," "The Little Mermaid" and "Enchanted"), lyrics by Tony and Academy Award nominee Glenn Slater ( "The Little Mermaid"), and a book by multi-Emmy Award winners Cheri and Bill Steinkellner ("Cheers"), with additional book material by Tony and Olivier Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane (Xanadu, The Little Dog Laughed). Directed on Broadway by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks (Guys and Dolls, A Funny Thing ... Forum, Smokey Joe's Café ), the production features choreography by Tony and Olivier Award nominee Anthony Van Laast (Mamma Mia!, Bombay Dreams) and is based on the Touchstone Pictures motion picture "Sister Act" written by Joseph Howard.

When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place cops are sure she won't be found - a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and an uptight Mother Superior. Using her fabulous disco-ness and killer voice to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church, but in doing so blows her cover. Soon it's nun-on-the-run time, but she finds salvation in the heavenly power of her newly found sisterhood. Based on the mega-hit feature film, Sister Act features an original Alan Menken/Glenn Slater score with a vast inspiration of musical styles from Motown, soul and funk to great big disco anthems and Barry White inspired musical comedy.

Sister Act features scenery by Klara Zieglerova, costumes by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Natasha Katz, and sound by John Shivers The music department includes Musical Supervisor Michael Kosarin, Music Director Brent-Alan Huffman, and Orchestrations by Doug Besterman.

Elizabeth Vincentelli of The New York Post calls Sister Act , "One of the season's happiest surprises! Off the charts and packed with goodies, to which we say: Amen!" Joe Dziemianowicz of The New York Daily News raves, "A blessed event has landed on Broadway. Sister Act is a feel-good crowd pleaser worth celebrating. It keeps on purring from one happy moment to the next." Charles Isherwood of The New York Times says, "When the wimples start quivering and the nuns start rocking to raise the Gothic rafters, all's right in the kingdom of musical comedy!" and Mark Kennedy of The Associated Press calls Sister Act , "In a word, divine. This is a musical that hits all the right spots, achieving something close to Broadway grace. It will convert you."

For more information on Sister Act, please visit sisteractthemusical.com.

The performance schedule for NETworks presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast is Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The performance schedule for Sister Act is Tuesday through Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

NETworks presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast is locally supported by Faith Technologies. Sister Act is locally supported by CR Meyer and SECURA Insurance Companies. Both titles are part of the Kimberly-Clark Broadway Across America - Fox Cities Series, which is supported by the title sponsor, Kimberly-Clark Corporation.

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