The Kasson-Mantorville Schools Drama Program presents its All-School Musical production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” Thursday through Sunday and Nov. 9-11 in the Minnesota WiFi Performing Arts Center at Kasson-Mantorville High School.
This classic fairy tale is the story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his true self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
The show features the acting, singing, dancing and orchestral talents of more than 70 students in grades 3 through 12, and the backstage talents and dedication of many more students and volunteers. It is directed by Melisa Ferris, with musical direction by Andrew Faller, orchestral direction by Tony Boldt, choreography by Kris Thomas, set design by Brett Conrad and Jake Dreher and produced by Bernie Buehler.
Performances are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, and again following that schedule the following weekend — 7 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10, and 2 p.m. Nov. 11.
In addition, a special senior citizens and student matinee performance will be at noon Thursday. Tickets for the special performance are available at the door only.
Both Saturday performances are preceded by a “Be Our Guest” dinner at 5 p.m. in the KMHS Commons, featuring French cuisine.
For more details, visit www.komets.k12.mn.us and click the link to “Buy Tickets for Beauty and the Beast,” or follow the Kasson-Mantorville Drama Booster Club page on Facebook.