Parents and Grandparents: Do not miss this opportunity to share a professional live musical on stage with your kids and grandkids!
Lumière (Jonathan Studdard), center, beams as Belle (Jameelah Leaundra) shares some soup with the Beast (Logan Moore)
Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre in Indianapolis now has its annual children’s production on stage through July 9th. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a wonderful addition to the exciting Beef & Boards 50th Anniversary season. This popular musical was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Gaston (Jon McHatton) proudly poses for Belle (Jameelah Leaundra) after giving her a photo of himself
Belle (Jameelah Leaundra) asks the Beast (Logan Moore) to dance with her
Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over 13 years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Unforgettable songs include “Belle,” “Be Our Guest,” “Gaston,” and the title song.
The time to get your tickets is right now! There is already limited availability for many performances. Know that there are discounts for kids aged 3 – 15. Also know that Chef Stoops has prepared a wonderful kid and family menu for the buffet. Think chicken fingers and mac and cheese in addition to the usual “grown up fare”. To purchase tickets online, visit B&B website
. Tickets are also available by calling the Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre Box Office at 317.872.9664 anytime between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays).
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Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre has the perfect show now running through July 10 for your kids or grandkids. Beauty and the Beast is of course based on the Disney animated film. This remarkable production fully immerses you into the timeless story of a prince condemed to be cursed until he can find true love. The curse has transformed him into a beastly form.
You know the story: beautiful Belle ends up in the castle of the Beast. The servants in the castle are slowly being transformed into various household items. Time is running out as the rose is losing its petals. When all petals fall the curse becomes permanent.
This production sets the bar very high for overall quality. The talented cast shines as characters are developed. Preston Yates is marvelous in his portrayal of the Beast. He brings his character through the imprressive Beast makeup. Belle (Julia Bonnett) shows her loving feelings and emtions for not only her father but eventually for the Beast as well. A special tip of the hat goes to Jon McHatton for his rendition of Gaston, the egotistical cad who can’t understand why Belle won’t fall for him. Gaston is one you love to hate. And wait until you see Sam McKanney’s take on Gaston’s sidekick LeFou. LeFou is bumbling, clueless and laugh out loud hilarious. Enough said.
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You will be amazed at the costumes in this show. Mrs. Potts, little Chip and of course Lumière all have striking costumes. How they present Chip is clever, fun and a large part of the overall effectof the production.During the classic “Be Our Guest” number you will be treated to an extravaganza of colorful costumes including forks, salt and pepper shakers and beautiful gold ringed white napkins!
The live orchestra fills the theater with the classic music you know and expect from this show. The stage sets are superb and the lighting constantly sets the mood for each and every scene. The quality of this production cannot be emphasized enough. The chldren in your family will truly be thrilled with this show. Chef Odell Ward presents a family friendly buffet that will please kids of all ages.
Beauty and the Beast is Beef & Boards’ 2016 Season Family Show. $10 discounts for are offered kids ages 3-15. For reservations, call the box office at 317.872.9664. For more information, including show schedule, visit beefandboards.com.