Buck Creek Players to Present Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Junior, 8/1-10
The Buck Creek Players will close their 40th Anniversary Season, "Fabulous at 40," with the Playhouse Players Youth Production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast Junior, opening Friday, August 1, and continuing for two weekends through Sunday, August 10th. Curtain times will be at 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, with 2:30 p.m. matinees on Sundays.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast Junior is a condensed version of the award-winning Broadway production, based on Disney's animated feature film. This show features a young and talented cast (all ages 18 or younger) of wacky villagers, enchanted furniture, and dancing flatware performing such popular songs as "Belle, "Gaston," "Be Our Guest," and the title tune - just to name a few. Audiences of all ages will delight as they experience the beautiful and brainy Belle transform the heart of the menacing beast in this beloved fairy tale about very different people finding strength in one another and learning how to love.
Director Phyllis Ann Arthur leads the cast with assistance from Rebecca Droeger (Producer), Scott A. Fleshood (Vocal Director), Cathy Cutshall (Choreographer/Costumer), Donald Stikeleather (Lighting Designer), Christopher Brown and Bradley Kieper (Co-Stage Managers), and Kelly Cutshall (Properties).
All performances will be held at the Buck Creek Playhouse on the southeast side of Indianapolis at 11150 Southeastern Avenue. Tickets are $16 for everyone, with $2 automatically donated to The Blaine Jarrett Memorial Scholarship fund. Click here for more information on the scholarship program. Reservations are recommended and may be reserved securely online with no added fees at www.buckcreekplayers.com, or by calling our automated reservation line at (317) 862-2270. Group discounts are also available for parties of ten or more when purchased online.
Buck Creek Players began in 1973 when the Franklin Township Civic League formed a committee to present performing arts under the name of "Four C's Theatre." On November 13, 1974, the name was changed to Buck Creek Players, Inc., and was formalized under the Indiana Not for Profit Corporation Act of 1971 (501(c)3). Initially, Buck Creek Players performed in elementary and high schools, and in October of 1978, moved to its first home, a historic church located at 7820 Acton Road. The church was built in 1872 with an addition in 1952. The main space of the building was the sanctuary which was 31 feet wide by 48 feet deep, with the stage using one-half of the space and the seating using the other half. The space enabled BCP to offer performing arts in an intimate setting for a maximum of 90 people. In 2002, the church was sold to United Faith Baptist Church. In 2001, Buck Creek Players moved into its current home, the Buck Creek Playhouse, at 11150 Southeastern Avenue. The space was originally built as an indoor tennis facility that was later converted into a church. Much of the space was rebuilt to accommodate the productions it would now house. While increasing capacity, the space is still intimate, seating a maximum of 130 people.
For more information or directions to the playhouse, visit the theater's website at www.buckcreekplayers.com.