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"The brightest, most intelligent--not to mention goofiest--family theatre in town" (LA Parent). Audiences follow Beauty and a most endearing Beast through the world of manners, reading, sensitivity, gentility, and the pros and cons of washing behind your ears. The award-winning Rudie-DeCarlo team have created an excitingly entertaining musical comedy version of the original French fantasy, molding the magic, romance, humor and grandeur of this timeless tale into a production which touches the hearts, and indeed, almost the fingertips, of audiences members 2 to 102, as they help Beauty discover that "it's not what you look like, but what's in your heart that counts" and find a magical happily-ever-after ending that leaves all who are young at heart breathless. The beautifully and authentically costumed production, populated with silly scatter-brained sisters, flamboyant suitor, spell-binding sorceress and gentle Papa, features Actors' Repertory Theatre members Celeste Akiki, James Cooper, Serena Dolinsky and Melissa Gentry, with special guest appearances by Nicole Foti, Sarah Karpeles, and Alex Lercher as "Beast." "A delightful Family Musical with a timeless message" (The Argonaut). Festive Birthday and Tea Parties hosted by a costumed fairy tale character are offered with every performance.

Show Details

  • Running Time:1hr 30min (1 intermission)
  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Santa Monica Playhouse, Los Angeles