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NFCC Community Theater presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

North Florida Community College is pleased to present its Community Theatre production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” on Saturday, Jan. 30 at Van H. Priest Auditorium. Two show times are planned: a 2 p.m. matinee and an evening performance beginning at 7 p.m.

Step into the enchanted world of Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr. Featuring songs from the Academy Award-winning animated feature, this stage version includes music by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.

The production features local actors, community members, students and children as your favorite characters including Belle, the Beast, Mrs. Potts, Chip, Cogsworth, Lumiere and of course, Gaston!

Students from the Madison Academy Rising Stars Chorus have also been practicing for weeks in preparation to share the stage with the NFCC Sentinel Upstage Players; the Madison Academy chorus is led by Chorus Director Jay Hicks.

“We are delighted to collaborate with such talented youth like the Madison Academy chorus to bring such an unbelievable musical performance to our community,” said NFCC Community Theatre Director Denise Bell. “Opportunities like this to inspire and engage with local talent is a large part of our vision for Community Theatre.”

Tickets are just $6 and on sale now in the NFCC College Advancement Office (Bldg. 32, NFCC campus). Tickets will also be available at the door Jan. 30 at Van H. Priest Auditorium an hour in advance of each showing. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (850) 973-1653 or email   news@nfcc.edu.

About the play: The classic story tells 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 to his former 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 Madison Academy Chorus joins the NFCC Sentinel Upstage Players for this magical performance!

For more information about Community Theatre, contact Denise Bell at (850) 973-9481 or belld@nfcc.edu.

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