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Disney’s Beauty & the Beast @ATTPAC in Dallas

Disney’s Beauty & the Beast

If you have any little princesses or princes in your immediate family, you absolutely must head over to the AT&T Performing Arts Center before Disney’s Beauty & the Beast leaves town! This entertaining musical, based on the animated 1991 Disney movie, portrays the classic fairy tale in a lush and lively style that will keep viewers of all ages highly entertained.

The Beast (Sam Hartley) & Belle (Brooke Quintana) in Disney's Beauty & the Beast
The Beast (Sam Hartley) & Belle (Brooke Quintana) in Disney’s Beauty & the Beast. Photo provided by AT&T Performing Arts Center

A Tale as Old as Time…

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle, a young woman who lives in a small town where her love of reading makes her a nerdy oddball. Every other girl in the village has a crush on a debonair-but-stupid fellow, Gaston. Gaston, however, ignores his adoring fans and pursues Belle – not because she is intelligent and interesting, but because she is the most beautiful girl he’s ever seen.

Lefou (Matt DaSilva) & Gaston (Christiaan Smith-Kotlarek)
Lefou (Matt DaSilva) & Gaston (Christiaan Smith-Kotlarek) Photo provided by AT&T Performing Arts Center

Happily Ever After

When Belle’s beloved father is captured by a scary beast, she frees him by offering herself as a prisoner, instead. The plot unfolds from there, and despite many more travails, everyone ends up living happily ever after. This is a fairy tale, after all!

Beauty & the Beast ensemble (photo provided by ATT Performing Arts Center)
Beauty & the Beast ensemble (photo provided by AT&T Performing Arts Center)

Pre-show Storytime: Children’s Book Readings by Local Celebrities

As a way of celebrating Belle’s love of reading, the nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center has partnered with Children’s Health to conduct a book drive called “Books for Belle.”
Attendees are invited to visit a pop-up library in the Winspear Opera House lobby and donate a new or gently used children’s book to benefit patients and families at Children’s Health hospitals and clinics. In return, children who donate two or more books can select a book of their own from the lobby shelves to keep and read over the summer.
Disney's Beauty & the Beast ensemble. Photo provided by AT&T Performing Arts Center
Disney’s Beauty & the Beast ensemble. Photo provided by AT&T Performing Arts Center

Celebrity Reader Schedule

Wednesday, June 22 (7:30pm performance, 6:30 pm reading: Gloria Campos
Thursday, June 23 (2pm matinee, 1pm reading): Shelly Slater, WFAA-TV
Thursday, June 23 (7:30pm performance, 6:30 pm reading): Steve Noviello, FOX
Friday, June 24 (2pm matinee, 1pm reading): Amy Vanderoef, ABC
Friday, June 24 (7:30pm performance, 6:30 pm reading): Funnyatrics Clown Troupe
Saturday, June 25 (2pm matinee, 1pm reading): SMU football players
Saturday, June 25 (7:30pm performance, 6:30 pm reading): to be announced

Disney’s Beauty & the Beast tickets & more information:

What: Disney’s Beauty & the Beast Musical
When: Now through June 26, 2016 in Dallas, TX
Where: AT&T Performing Arts Center/Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201
Tickets: Check availability and book online at the AT&T Performing Art Center official website.
Runtime: Approximately 140 minutes, with one 15-minute intermission.

NOTE: While tickets were provided for review purposes, the opinions expressed in this article are wholly my own.

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