Tickets for Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Penobscot Theatre Go On Sale 10/2

Previously available to subscribers only, tickets to Penobscot Theatre Company's highly anticipated holiday production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, will go on sale to the general public, October 2. "Sold-out performances are all but certain, so we urge folks to act soon. It's going to be glorious," says Producing Artistic Director, Bari Newport.

Ethan Paulini, who made his company debut with The Full Monty last summer, will return to direct and choreograph the family-friendly classic, with Larrance Fingerhut as music director. In the iconic role of Belle will be Jazmin Gorsline (AEA), fresh from the German production of Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, in which she played Christine.

Gorsline will join a large cast including Cory Osborne (Beast), Ira Kramer (Gaston), Dominick Varney (Lumiere), Ben Layman (Cogsworth), Brianne Beck (Babette), Annie Leonardi-Merchant (Mrs. Potts), Cuthbert Cammett Henninger Steadman (Chip), Arthur Morison (Maurice), Jennifer Shepard (Lefou), Elena DeSiervo Burns (Madame De La Grande Bouche), Alekzander Sayers (Monsieur D'Arque/Ensemble); and other ensemble members Danielle Barrett, Elisabeth Budd, Grace Livingston (dance captain), Noam Osher, Bob Potts, Nathan Reeves, Alexander P. Ross and Michelle Wilke. Joining pianist Fingerhut in the pit will be Amanda Cushman (violin), Scott Rapaport (clarinet), Marisa Solomon (cello), Sophia Steadman (violin, woodwinds) and Lori Wingo (horns).

Moriah and Isabel Curley-Clay, the acclaimed Atlanta-based design team Axis Studios, will return to mount their scenic design and coordinate an array of exquisite costumes.

Penobscot Theatre Company audiences last saw their work in Lumberjacks in Love. Beauty and the Beast will feature prop designs by Chez Cherry, sound by Katie Guzzi and lighting by Scout Hough. Show tickets are available online at www.penobscottheatre.org or through the box office, located at 131 Main Street, Bangor; (207) 942-3333.

Tickets are $33 for subscribers, $38 for other adults and $20 for students. Disney's Beauty and the Beast is produced in partnership with Bangor Savings Bank with generous support from Bangor International Airport, Bucksport Veterinary Hospital, Emera Maine, Maine Savings Federal Credit Union, Novio's Bistro, Vance Gray Wealth Management; and season sponsors Bangor Daily News, Blueberry Broadcasting, Canyon Networks, The Maine Edge, The Maine Arts Commission, Darling's, Downtown with Rich Kimball, Wave Radio, WLBZ Channel 2, and ZONE Radio. See you at the theatre!


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