GLT Presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

GLT Presents BEAUTY AND THE BEASTGreenville Little Theatre (GLT) presents a tale as old as time, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, playing June 1-24.

Get swept away and into the enchanted world of Beauty and the Beast, where Belle feels trapped in a provincial town and a prince is trapped in the body of a hideous beast. If the beast can learn to love and be loved, the spell will be broken and he will be transformed to his former princely self. If not, he and his household will be doomed for all time. This magical tale comes to life with unforgettable characters, astonishing sets and costumes, and a stunning score including, "Be Our Guest," "Gaston," "Human Again," and the Academy Award-winning title song, "Beauty and the Beast."

"This is an incredible production with outstanding talent on stage and behind the scenes" says Allen McCalla, GLT's Executive Artistic Director. "The story is a classic for good reason, it's a reminder for all of us that sometimes things aren't as they seem and that sometimes people behave badly for reasons other than what we might think" he continues. "The theme that you can't judge a book by it's cover will always be relevant".

Beauty and the Beast is directed by GLT's Producing Director Suzanne McCalla. The cast includes Samuel Floyd as the Beast, Magdalena Laws as Belle, Craig Smith as Gaston, Carter Allen as Lumiere, Cory Granner as Lefou, Evan Harris as Maurice, Jonathan Kilpatrick as Cogsworth, Latreshia Lilly as the Wardrobe, Ashleigh Stowe as Mrs. Potts, and Jamie Ann Walters as Babette.

The play is based on the Disney animated feature film which premiered in 1991 and won the Academy Award for Best Song and Best Original Score. The Broadway production opened in 1994 and ran for 13 years and 5,461 performances, closing in 2007. The play was nominated for nine Tony Awards. In London, the play won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical. It has been performed in more than 30 countries reaching over 35 million theatergoers.

Last Spring Disney released a live action version of the story featuring Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, and Stanley Tucci in the newly created role of Cadenza.

Tickets prices are Adults $35, Seniors $33, and Juniors $25. Show dates are June 1-2,7-9,14-16,21-23 at 8pm; June 9 and 23 at 2pm and 8pm; and June 3, 10, 17, 24 at 3pm.

For more information, please call the Box Office at 864-233-6238 or visit our website at www.greenvillelittletheatre.org.

Greenville Little Theatre Box Office is located at 444 College Street on Heritage Green and is open Monday through Friday from 10am - 5pm

About Greenville Little Theatre: Greenville Little Theatre, founded in 1926, is the Upstate's oldest and largest locally-producing arts organization. The 571-seat Charles E. Daniel Theatre is located on Heritage Green at 444 College Street, Greenville, SC 29601. Best known for their mainstage season, GLT also produces two holiday productions and presents 2 concert performances. GLT on Tour, the theatre's educational outreach program, performs at elementary schools throughout the Southeast.

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