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‘Beauty and the Beast’ to enchant audiences at Baldwin Theatre

By |2018-01-15T22:07:07-05:00May 22nd, 2008|Entertainment|

Stagecrafters will present Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” May 23 through June 15 at the Baldwin Theatre in Royal Oak.
Based on the popular Disney animated feature, this lavish musical is the story of the Beast, a pompous prince turned into an animal by an enchanted spell, and the beautiful-but-bookish heroine who might be the one to break the spell, which can only be lifted if the Beast can learn to love and be loved.
Disney’s iconic 1991 film, adapted from the classic fairy tale, featured a Broadway caliber score and dazzling animation. “The stage production takes the animated movie to a new level, and brings it live to the theater with all the fun and color, but still with a depth of feeling to which audiences can connect,” said director Linda Zublick of Royal Oak in a statement. “People who love the movie will love our production. Although it does not duplicate the movie, we do keep it true to the feeling of the movie, and at the same time make it a phenomenal live theater production.
“There is a castle and Belle wears a gold dress, and, yes, we have dancing plates and silverware, but the stage production adds another dimension with the beautiful singing, live orchestra and enchanted characters that actually come to life before your eyes. It goes way beyond where the movie takes them.”
For more information, visit or call 248-541-6430. Tickets for all shows are $16 and $18.

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