Lexington Children’s Theatre



Beauty and the Beast

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton

Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International  

WHO:     Lexington Children’s Theatre 

WHAT:   Disney’s Beauty and the Beast 

WHEN:             August 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       

WHERE:   LCT Main Stage 

TICKETS: $15.00 for Adults, $12.00 for children

Purchase tickets at the LCT Box Office 859.254.4546 Ext. 247 or buy them online at 

Lexington 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. 

Also 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. 

Lexington 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.   

LCT invites families to join the LCT family as we grow and learn with the characters of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.  

Performances 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. 




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