PAAC Presents: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

October 20, 2023October 22, 2023

OCTOBER 22   2:30PM

Performed by the Portsmouth Area Children’s Theatre
Directed by Ali Thompson
Vern Riffe Center for the Arts – Eloise Covert Smith Theater
Tickets on Sale Soon | School Reservations Available Soon

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature. This stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

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 into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

This “tale as old as time” is filled with great opportunities to bring the entire community together for family theatre at its best.