It's truly a "tale as old as time," and the Canfield Players will present the hit Broadway musical "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17 in the Canfield High School Auditorium. The production is under the direction of Becky Heikkinen with musical direction by Kelly Scurich.
"Beauty and the Beast" tells the delightful tale of Belle, a beautiful young girl living in provincial France. She dreams of a life found in the many books she reads, but often must spend her time avoiding the advances of the self-adoring Gaston. When Belle's father, Maurice, becomes lost in the woods, he seeks shelter on a dark castle. The master of the castle is actually a horrible beast, the victim of an evil spell, who angrily takes Maurice captive. Belle eventually finds her father and offers to trade her own freedom for her father's and the Beast agrees. While exploring the castle, Belle discovers a number of enchanting characters who invite her to "Be Our Guest" as tableware, a candlestick, clock and teapot all come to life.
Spectacular costumes and sets will enhance the many beautiful, well-loved songs and dances for this family-friendly show. In all, nearly 100 students make up the cast and crew, including Lindsay Stevens as "Belle," Ben Bogen as "the Beast," Nathan Pecchia as "Gaston," Jonathon Palermo as "Lefou," Drew Bennett as "Lumiere," Richard Jenkins as "Cogsworth" and Mackenzie Blaney as "Mrs. Potts."
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Lindsay Stevens as Belle reads to Ben Bogen as the Beast.
Tickets for this weekend's performance can be reserved in advance by calling the high school ticket line 330-702-7128.