It's a New Year and it's time for a new, modern, hilarious and touching adaptation of the classic Beauty and the Beast written and directed by Cabaret veteran Maria Vee and presented by Bridgeport's DOWNTOWN CABARET CHILDREN'S THEATRE.
Twenty-four family-friendly performances on Saturdays and Sundays begin January 12 (2012) and continue through February 17 (2013) at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre, located at 263 Golden Hill Street in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
This adaptation of Beauty and The Beast takes place long ago in a galaxy, I mean a town, far far away, where a bullying Prince and his entire castle have been put under a magical enchantment. Close by in the French village of Fromagerie-by-the Sea, Beauty - who likes to be called B, just as Beyoncé does - is s-o-o-o bored with her Little Village life. Her only escape is the DVD's she rents from The Redbox in the village - but there are never any new ones. When B's father is caught picking a special rose from the Beast's garden, he must face death or turn over one of his daughters to the Beast. B sacrifices herself to save her family, and finds herself a prisoner in a castle that resembles some sci-fi or animated movie! She is welcomed warmly by Discoteque, Kernel and Kernel's Pop - Popcorn Maker, who introduce "B, our guest," to the rest of the castle family. Eventually as B and the Beast begin to bond over his DVD collection and their love of movies, the castle staff secretly hopes she will be able to break the spell. But time is running out...and who could ever love a Beast?
Maria Vee, long time Downtown Cabaret Children's Company veteran, writes, directs and plays the role of B with The Beast played by Lance Gray in this modern, hilarious, and touching, adaptation of the classic Beauty and the Beast.. With a slew of comedic characters, sparkling musical numbers, moments that will make any heart ache, (and a costume collection that would make the Follies Bergere jealous) this Beauty and the Beast will have audiences laughing and sighing right up to its suspenseful, twist of an ending.
Beauty and The Beast is perfect for groups, school field trips, children's birthdays and other special family occasions. For more information contact Group Sales Coordinator RoseMary Martin Hayduk at 203-576-1634 x 102.
The performance schedule of Beauty and The Beast is:
Saturday, January 12 at 2:30pm
Sunday, January 13 at 12noon
Sunday, January 13 at 2:30pm
Saturday, January 19 at 12noon
Saturday, January 19 at 2:30pm
Sunday, January 20 at 12noon
Sunday, January 20 at 2:30pm
Saturday, January 26 at 12noon
Saturday, January 26 at 2:30pm
Sunday, January 27 at 12noon
Sunday, January 27 at 2:30pm
Saturday, February 2 at 12noon
Saturday, February 2 at 2:30pm
Sunday, February 3 at 12noon
Sunday, February 3 at 2:30pm
Saturday, February 9 at 12noon
Saturday, February 9 at 2:30pm
Sunday, February 10 at 12noon
Sunday, February 10 at 2:30pm
Saturday, February 16 at 12noon
Saturday, February 16 at 2:30pm
Saturday, February 16 at 5:30pm
Sunday, February 17 at 12noon
Sunday, February 17 at 2:30pm
Reserved tickets are: $18 & $24
Reserved tickets can be reserved by phone at 203.576.1636, in person at Box Office located 263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport, Connecticut, or online at downtowncabaret.org (24/7), or by US Mail:
Beauty and The Beast
c/o Downtown Cabaret Children'sTheatre
263 Golden Hill Street
Bridgeport, Ct. 06604
Box Office Hours: 10:30am to 5pm - Mondays-Fridays. On performance days - Box Office opens 90 minutes prior to scheduled performance times. Theatre seating begins 30 minutes prior to performance times.
The Downtown Cabaret Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Please inform the box office of any special needs when ordering tickets. For more information and up-to-date news about the Cabaret, upcoming performances, the performers, seating chart, parking and reserving tickets visit downtowncabaret.org.