and the Beast
by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard
Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda
by special arrangement with Music Theatre International
Lexington Children’s Theatre
Beauty and the Beast
2 at 7:30pm
August 3 at 7:30pm
August 4 at 2:00
and 7:30 pm
August 5 at 2:00 and 6:00 pm
$15.00 for Adults,
$12.00 for children
tickets at the LCT Box Office 859.254.4546 Ext. 247 or buy them online at www.lctonstage.org
Children’s Theatre is proud to present the 6th annual Summer Family Musical, Disney’s
Beauty and the Beast! The
Summer Family Musical’s goal is to involve families in both sides of the
production experience; both on stage and behind the scenes. Disney’s Beauty
and the Beast provides families in the community a chance to attend a
performance together. Several
families have appeared on stage together in past years and several have also had
the fun opportunity to work behind the scenes to make the production a success.
We are proud to announce that there are six families are included in the
cast of forty that are participating in this year’s Summer Family Musical.
this year a special duo of are creating quite a scene onstage.
Both Jim Richardson and his daughter Reilly are appearing in this
year’s Summer Family Musical. Reilly will be playing the dreamy and energetic Belle, a
dream of hers for many years, while her father is playing just that, her father.
Jim has always wanted to play the father figure in a play with his
daughter as the child and his dream is coming true as he turns the world of a
quiet French village upside down with his quirky inventor’s antics.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the
classic tale of personal judgment and consequences.
Throughout the play, the Prince, who has been turned into the Beast as
punishment for an unfair judgment that he made, grows to learn the error of his
ways and develops an understanding and acceptance of others.
This development is aided by the sweet natured character, Belle.
Belle, the bright-eyed daughter of an inventor, loves life and takes
every opportunity to expand her mind. Ultimately
this story shows the growth and changes that occur in human beings and that love
really can change people.
Children's Theatre’s Beauty and the
Beast is not trying to imitate the Disney version.
The goal is to create a whole new Beauty and the Beast experience for the
Lexington community. One feature of
LCT’s version is the use light and dark to represent the true nature of the
characters. Brightness defines the
caring and open-minded individuals, such as Belle and her father.
While darkness symbolizes the true evil found within in the
narrow-mindedness of Gaston and the villagers.
“The Beast and his court are paying the price for his misdeed.
It is easy to find great sympathy for the Beast as he is caught up in his
own anger and frustration of plunging himself and his court into their
situation. It is for this reason that we do not believe the show is gloom and
doom, but rather a circumstance of bad judgment,” says director Jeremy Kisling.
invites families to join the LCT family as we grow and learn with the characters
of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
will take place August 2 at 7:30 pm, August 3 at 7:30 pm, August 4 at 2:00 and
7:30 pm, and August 5 at 2:00 and 6:00 pm.