Escondido, CA

Patio Playhouse Community Theater Presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Enjoy a tale as old as time in the full- length musical retelling of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, running at Kit Carson Amphitheater August 12–27, bringing the late 18th-century classic French fairy tale to life pairing musi­cal favorites from the 1991 Disney movie with special additions designed specifically for the stage. This peren­nial favorite will be the perfect family summer outing!

Patio Playhouse Community Theater will present Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, a full-length stage musical based on the smash hit 1991 Disney movie.

This show, with music by Alan Men­ken, lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice, and book by Linda Wolverton, tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village.

When her father is imprisoned in a castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster cursed by an enchantress. The only way for the Beast to become human once again is if he learns to love and be loved in return… before a magical rose loses all of its petals, trapping him in Beast form forever. The Beast’s enchanted household, populated by such beloved characters as Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, Cogsworth, and Chip, watch anxiously as Belle and the Beast grow to under­stand one another. Their feelings grow ever deeper as the clock ticks and pet­als continue to fall off the enchanted rose – will they confess their love for one another before it is too late?

Cassie Bleher and Kit Fugrad, as Belle and the Beast respectively, lead this beloved musical masterpiece: Bleher’s angelic voice will draw the audience in (she is a stage veteran at only 16 years old!) and Fugrad is a dynamic force that has been recently seen as Javert in Les Miserables at the Avo and as the entertaining Trek­kie Monster in last year’s Avenue Q at Coronado Playhouse. Belle and the Beast are joined by a talented 47 mem­ber cast which includes Christopher T. Miller as Gaston, Sean Doughty as LeFou, Tyler Jiles as Lumiere, Patrick O’Connor as Cogsworth, Lori Tinkle as Mrs. Potts, and Kristina Larochelle and Brooks Winter as Chip.

This show features music by a live 18-piece orchestra and costumes that will have you catching your breath!

Directed by Geoffrey A. Cox and produced by Brenda Townsend, with musical direction by Christian Tordahl and choreography by Candace Carba­jal, join us together under the stars at Kit Carson Amphitheater for the per­fect summer family weekend enter­tainment! Performances begin Friday, August 12 and play through Sunday, August 27, with an added Thursday performance on August 18. All perfor­mances are at 8 p.m.

All shows will be presented at Kit Carson Amphitheater, located across from San Pasqual High School. Tick­ets are available for $22 for Adults, $20 for Seniors, and $15 for Youth 16 and under. For reservations, contact the Patio Playhouse box office at 760- 746-6669, via email, or at www.patio­

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