Hello Broadway Theatre to stage 'Beauty and the Beast Jr.' in Batavia

 
Submitted by Hello Broadway Theatre Company
Posted7/17/2018 2:12 PM
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  • From left, Sydney Warford (Elburn), Lilly Nowak (Geneva), Hannah Bernhard (Geneva) and Sam Sennett (Geneva) rehearse a scene from Hello Broadway Theatre Company's production of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast Jr."

    From left, Sydney Warford (Elburn), Lilly Nowak (Geneva), Hannah Bernhard (Geneva) and Sam Sennett (Geneva) rehearse a scene from Hello Broadway Theatre Company's production of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast Jr." Courtesy of Kim Maslo

Hello Broadway Theatre Company will perform its summer play, Disney's "Beauty and the Beast Jr.," at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 20, and 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21 at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre, 1201 Main St., Batavia.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. For tickets or details, visit www.hello-broadway.com. Tickets will also be available at the door.

The performances feature local area students, ages 5 to 16, from Batavia, Geneva, Elburn and St. Charles.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of 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. With the help of his enchanted household, the Beast must learn his lesson soon, or they will be doomed for all eternity.

Based on the original Broadway production that ran for more than 13 years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney's "Beauty and the Beast Jr." features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Menken and Tim Rice.

Hello Broadway Theatre Company is in its fifth season of providing students the opportunity to develop and showcase their unique and individual talents in the performing arts.

Hello Broadway strives to build appreciation for the theater by producing family-friendly, well-rehearsed and entertaining productions. Hello Broadway students are taught to give back and actively engage in community outreach by performing at local retirement and convalescent homes.

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