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PETER PAN

Paradise Community Theatre

December **5 at 6:30pm (ASL Interpreted, Audio Description and Sensory Friendly Performance)
December 6, 7, 12, 13 at 7:30pm
December 8, 14, 15 at 2pm
Member - $14 / Non Member - $16 / Student - $10
**Everybody $10 for December 5 at 6:30pm only

Based on the Novel by J.M. Barrie
Adapted by Craig Sodaro
Directed by Sandee Hardy Hagen

This superb adaptation captures all the magic and charm of everyone’s favorite story. The Darling children love to hear of Peter Pan’s adventures during his visits through the open window of the nursery. Then one night after Nana has taken his shadow and Wendy has sewn it back on, Peter Pan and Tinker Bell whisk the children off to Neverland to be part of the adventures. Wendy, John and Michael become friends with the Lost Boys and Princess Tiger Lily and Wendy becomes everyone’s mother. When the evil Captain Hook captures Wendy and the Lost Boys, Peter Pan comes to their rescue. Together with the ticking crocodile, Peter Pan puts Captain Hook in his place and returns the Darling children to their home.

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A CHRISTMAS WITH MICK STERLING

Crossroads Variety Series

Thursday, December 19 at 7:30pm
Member - $18 / Non Member - $23 / Student - $12
Family 4-Pack (2 adult & 2 student):
Member - $55 / Non Member - $65

This fan-favorite is becoming a new Faribault Holiday Tradition!
At Christmas combines a unique blend of holiday-themed comedy sketches that are brilliantly written and performed by Dudley Riggs Brave New Workshop alumni and a 6-piece live band led by one Minnesota’s best front men, Mick Sterling and Peter Guertin, A Brave New Workshop’s musical director. At Christmas is wonderfully simple and minimal. What drives this show are the stories and music that ring true with family members of all ages. It is a true reflection of what the Holidays are—funny, poignant and heartwarmingly tender.

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JOSEPH HALL'S ELVIS ROCK 'N' REMEMBER CHRISTMAS SHOW

KGPCo Music Series

Friday, December 20 at 7:30pm
Member - $22 / Non Member - $27 / Student - $15

Joseph Hall returns after 3 straight sell-out shows at the Paradise for his acclaimed Holiday Show! Joseph has performed all over the world and was a finalist on American's Got Talent. Joseph is officially endorsed by Elvis Presley Enterprises, is a recipient of the prestigious Spirit of Elvis award, and is recognized as one of the top Elvis tribute artists in the world today. His goal is to capture the essence of Elvis Presley and to pay tribute to him with the utmost respect to his legacy, his music, his image, and above all else, his fans.

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Best of Broadway for the Holidays
Saturday, December 21 at 7:30pm
Sunday, December 22 at 2:00pm

Member $15 Non-Member $20 Student $10
*Proceeds from this event support the Paradise Center for the Arts

Southern Minnesota’s best performers return center stage for a sizzling performance featuring Broadway’s favorite holiday show tunes. This show promises theatre and music lovers an interactive night of fun and music including a Holiday Dessert Auction. You don’t have to go all the way to New York City to experience the Best of Broadway or worry about what you are going to bake for your holiday parties, you can find it all right here in Downtown Faribault at the award-winning Paradise Center for the Arts.

Starring:
Eric Parrish
Kim Schaufenbuel
Maria Markman
Sydney Place
Nate Chesney
Blake Regnier

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Winter Comedy Showcase
Saturday, January 11 at 7:30pm

General Admission Tickets $15
*THIS PERFORMANCE IS RATED R*

A special night of comedy showcasing 4 new and emerging MN comedians, and a great guest, for an exciting night of laughs hosted by comedian Nathan Smesrud.

Comedians:
Casey Flesch
Ellie Hino
Moe (Mohtasham) Yaqub
Greg Coleman
Nathan Smesrud

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A Night at the Theatre - A Tribute to QUEEN with Jonny James and the Hall of Fames
Saturday, January 18 at 7:30pm

Member $22 • Non-Member • $27 Student $15

Experience the glorious vocals, bask in the glow of blazing guitar solos, give yourself the royal treatment… you deserve it!

Jonny James and the Hall of Fames (Led Zeppelin/Pink Floyd) is back again with a brand-new show, paying tribute to another of the greatest British bands of all time. QUEEN has rocked us all over the years with their chart-topping hits and bountiful B-sides, and JJHOF is here to keep it all alive. The core group (Jonny James, Andy, Mike and Matt) will be joined by two ridiculously talented singers/actors, Ben Bakken and John Jamison. Why settle for one Freddie, when you can have three amazing versions?!

This show is dedicated to bringing you the LIVE performances of QUEEN, with all the
energy, extravagance and ROCK you can handle. Featuring hits like “Another One Bites the Dust”, “Don’t Stop Me Now”, “Somebody to Love”, “We Will Rock You”, and many more, this new show is bound to be “A Kind of Magic”!

Sponsored by KGPCo

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Family Fun & Film Night: Eight Below
Friday, January 24 at 6:00pm

Child $3 • Adult $5 • $15 Max. per Family

Join us for a light dinner and creative activities in our lobby followed by a movie in our historic theatre.

$3 per child and $5 per adult with $15 maximum per family. Concessions and cash bar are also available.

*DOORS FOR THE PARADISE WILL OPEN AT 6:00PM


In partnership with the The Virtues Project - Faribault

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Chris Koza
Friday, January 31 at 7:30pm

Member $15 • Non-Member $20 • Student $10

Chris Koza is a composer and performer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Both solo and with his band Rogue Valley, he has supported and shared the stage with artists such as Brandi Carlile, Ingrid Michaelson, The Jayhawks, and Neko Case, among others. His music appears regularly on ABC’s General Hospital and 60 Minutes, and his song Be Wild will be featured as the soundtrack to an upcoming State of Minnesota tourism campaign. His song (Rogue Valley) The Wolves and the Ravens was featured in Ben Stiller’s film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

The music Chris produces is rooted in Americana but heeds its own spirit. Born out of folk, country, storytelling and rock ’n roll, Chris both honors and builds on Americana traditions by incorporating a unique pop-music sensibility, subtle synthesizers, rich harmonies, and imaginative production choices. As part of a MN State Arts Board Arts Tour Grant, Chis will be leading workshops and special events throughout the week leading up to his performance at the Paradise.


Sponsored by Crossroads Professional Building - Southern Heights Dental & Richie Eye Clinic

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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Dance Party Reunion: A Salute to Buddy Holly and Friends!
Friday, February 7 at 7:30pm

Member/Student $20 • Non-Member $25

DANCE PARTY REUNION is a 're-staging' of Buddy Holly's 1959 WINTER DANCE PARTY, featuring music of Buddy's co-stars, Ritchie Valens ("La Bamba", performed by Allen Malicsi); Dion & the Belmonts (Brian Pekol, singing "Teenager in Love"), The Big Bopper ("Chantilly Lace", featuring Zach Spicer) and Frankie Sardo ("Take Out", featuring a local singer!).

A STELLAR TRIBUTE to the music of American rock and roll icon Buddy Holly , featuring original cast members (Nicholas Freeman, Blake Foster and Zach Spicer) from History Theatre’s IVEY-award-winning production of Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story. Endorsed by Sonny Curtis and Jerry Allison of The Crickets. Music direction by Gary Rue, produced by Gary Rue, and hosted by Mr. Charles Fraser!

Sponsored by KGPCo

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The Marquee Children's Theatre presents Acting Fun for Little Ones (Winter)
Saturday, February 8 at 11:00am

Suggested $5 Donation for the Paradise
General Admission Seating


Instructor/Director: Laura Velishek

Acting Fun for Little Ones is an introduction to acting, theatre and using your imagination. Over the course of the class, kids will participate in a variety of acting games, art activities, rehearsal, and perform on our main stage for the public. Family and friends are encouraged to join us for the performance.

For more information and to register for this theatre camp, please call Paradise Center for the Arts at 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or 4, or email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org. Open for ages 4-7. Tuition $75. Scholarships will be offered to youth/families who need financial assistance.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
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Comedy Sportz
Friday, March 6 at 7:30pm

Member $15 • Non-Member $20 • Student $10

*RATED E FOR EVERYONE*

Since opening in 1989, CSz Twin Cities has been producing and performing hilarious improv comedy shows including the ever popular ComedySportz!

ComedySportz is improvised comedy played like a sport. Two teams of actors create short games and scenes, based on audience suggestions, to earn points and laughs!

Improv comedy is comedy “without a net.”Audience suggestions serve as jumping-off points for short scenes, games, and even full-length parodies of popular movie franchises, TV shows and classic literature. Everything on our stage has never been done before and will never be done again, which makes every performance at CSz Twin Cities a unique experience for the audience and the performers.

Sponsored by Crossroads Professional Building - Southern Heights Dental & Richie Eye Clinic

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St. Patricks Day Celebration with The Northerly Gales
Friday, March 13 at 7:30pm

Member $15 • Non-Member $18 • Student $10

This amazing St Patrick’s Day Event includes music by two different bands, plus the fun of Irish Step dancers!

The evening kicks off with Norah Rendell, a folk singer, Irish flute and whistle player that specializes in the dance and song traditions of Ireland and Canada. Headlining the show and taking the Paradise stage once again is Celtic/Americana group, The Northerly Gales, from St. Paul, MN. The Northerly Gales are always ready to rock. Whether you're looking to tap your feet, forget your troubles, or just share a pint over some great tunes, look no further than The Northerly Gales!

Sponsored by Crossroads Professional Building - Southern Heights Dental & Richie Eye Clinic

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Songs & Scenes: Celebrating 25 Years of The Merlin Players in Faribault!
Saturday, March 21 at 7:30pm

Adult $16 • Child 12 & Under $9

Join The Merlin Players as they present songs and scenes from 25 years of entertaining southern Minnesota. Founding members and new members as well will share the best of our musicals and straight shows. PLUS Doug Madow is on the piano!

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Crazy On You - Tribute to HEART
Saturday, March 28 at 7:30pm

Member $20 • Non-Member $25 • Student $12

Power vocalists Dianna Parks and Mary Lieser return to the Paradise stage after-back to-back sellouts to bring us, Crazy On You - A Tribute to HEART. Heart broke barriers and turned the rock and roll world on its ear with Top 10 albums spanning nearly five decades. Their timeless hits like "Barracuda" and "Crazy on You" are recognizable within the first few notes, and are just a sampling of a long catalog of hi/ts. This tribute is lead by Minnesota rockers Mary Lieser and Dianna Parks who have graced our stage with other sell-out audiences for tributes Linda Ronstadt (Parks), ABBA, and Aretha Franklin. Joining them in the band are Kevin Carey and Tim Dallman on guitar, Michael Carlucci on bass, Brock Besse on keys, and Jay Peterson on drums. You will want to get your tickets early.

This is a not-to-be-missed performance!

Sponsored by KGPCo

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Disney's Frozen Jr. presented by the Paradise Community Theatre
April 3, 4, 16 & 17 at 7:30pm
April 5, 18 & 19 at 2:00pm


Member $15 • Non-Member $17 • Student $11

*Ask us about our special family pricing
**Sensory Friendly Performance TBA


Directed by Shelley Fitzgerald
Music & Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez
Book by Jennifer Lee
Based on the Disney film written by Jennifer Lee and directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee


The enchanting modern classic, Disney Frozen JR., is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

Sponsored by Reliance Bank and Faribault Daily News

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Walter Salas-Humara
Friday, April 24 at 7:30pm

Member $15 • Non-Member $20 • Student $10

A Cuban-American whose parents fled Castro’s Havana with him still in the womb, Walter Salas-Humara was raised bilingual just across the Florida Straits in Fort Lauderdale. College at the University of Florida in Gainesville and a residency with the Vulgar Boatmen left him with a lifelong habit of Mudcrutch/Tom Petty-style crunchy guitar riffs. Chasing the punk prairie fire to New York just in time to sift through the ashes, he formed The Silos in 1985 with guitarist Bob Rupe and violinist Mary Rowell, plugging the main cable of American rock idiom into the jerry-rigged soundboard of Velvets-era feral experimentalism.

“Walter has defined an Indy-Roots sound that helped bring the music we know as Americana into the modern age.” -Anthony DeCurtis, Rolling Stone

Sponsored by Artist Julie Fakler - JMF Studio

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Elisha Marin
Saturday, April 25 at 7:30pm

Adult $19 • Student $10

Elisha Andrew Marin is a musician, artist, teacher, explorer and world traveller with a strong passion for folk music. Enjoy a stroll through his special brand of folk/americana original music and get swept away by his command of the stage, charm and raw talent. You’re even invited to stay and celebrate his CD release party after the concert in the Paradise Lobby.

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Big Hats & Big Hearts Derby Party for the Arts
Saturday, May 2 at 4:00pm

General Admission Tickets $20
*All patrons who purchase tickets prior to May 2 will be entered to win a Paradise performance package valued at $450!

Don’t miss this annual spring tradition featuring live music, hat contests, Derby-themed games and door prizes, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar with Derby-themed beverages, live and silent auctions, and the greatest two minutes in sports on the big screen. Celebrate and support the arts through this great evening of fashion, fun, and friends!

Support the Arts.
Strengthen Our Community.

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Mick Sterling presents HALLELUJA WE LOVE HIM SO - A Tribute to Ray Charles
Friday, May 8 at 7:30pm

Member $18 • Non-Member $23 • Student $12

Mick Sterling and Wain McFarlane join forces to honor the genius of Ray Charles in HALLELUJAH WE LOVE HIM SO.

I GOT A WOMAN, WHAT I SAY, AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL and NIGHTTIME IS THE RIGHT TIME, along with deeper tracks such as LONELY AVENUE, I WANT A LITTLE GIRL, and many more, make this concert, featuring a 12-piece soul orchestra that will properly honor the man who influenced damn near everyone after him in some way. Don't miss it!

Sponsored by KGPCo

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80’s Prom Party with Street Talk
Friday, May 15 at 7:30pm

General Admission Tickets $15

Bring on the big hair, colorful dresses, bad decorations, spiked punch and great live music. Get your friends together and come to our 80's Prom Party featuring the band Street Talk.
There will even be a Grand March, crowning a Prom King & Queen, and of course, no ‘80s prom is complete without the Balloon Arch photo booth! Prom dress and ‘80s attire encouraged.

STREET TALK was conceived with one goal in mind: To entertain! This six piece band performs some of the biggest multi-million selling hits from the eighties, nineties and 2000’s with a focus on the ‘80s for Prom Night. STREET TALK showcases their decades of experience, accomplished musicianship and 5 lead singers combined with a unique ability to engage and entertain audiences of all ages and musical tastes. Performing major hits from artists as diverse as Prince, Heart, Queen, Journey, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith and more.

Sponsored by Crossroads Professional Building - Southern Heights Dental & Richie Eye Clinic and C&S Vending

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Looney Lutherans
Sunday, May 17 at 4:00pm

Member $14 • Non-Member $16 • Student $10

The Looney Lutherans are a trio of wacky gals who use music, comedy, and some help from the audience to share their age-old wisdom for living a long and lively life, the Lutheran way. Material is comedic and family friendly, and you don’t have to be Lutheran to love it!

The Looney Lutherans are the authors of the (fictional) cookbook and lifestyle guide” entitled Use Your Food: A Guide to Healthy Living Inside and Out, From Our Kitchen to Yours, Eat Like a Lutheran! 

All original material is comedic, family friendly, and interactive.

Sponsored by Crossroads Professional Building - Southern Heights Dental & Richie Eye Clinic

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Annie Mack
Friday, May 29 at 7:30pm

Member $15 • Non-Member $20 • Student $10

Annie Mack has built a reputation for writing meaningful, relate-able and inspirational songs. Live, she delivers her songs with power, soul and conviction.

A dynamic vocalist and charismatic performer, she takes the audience on a journey; from velvet lined melodic depths to exciting, gritty, full bodied church hollers.


A regional Powerhouse with National Recognition, Annie has performed at many top festivals and venues, including The Lucerne Blues Festival,Lucerne Switzerland, John Coltrane jazz Festival-High Point North Carolina, The Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival-Lancaster Pennsylvania, The Thunder-Bay Music Festival-Ontario Canada, The Minnesota State Fair and MORE!

Sponsored by KGPCo

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Family Fun & Film Night: UP
Saturday, May 30 at 6:00pm

Child $3 • Adult $5 • $15 Max. per Family

Join us for a light dinner and creative activities in our lobby followed by a movie in our historic theatre.

$3 per child and $5 per adult with $15 maximum per family. Concessions and cash bar are also available.

*DOORS FOR THE PARADISE WILL OPEN AT 6:00PM


In partnership with the The Virtues Project - Faribault

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Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos
Friday, June 5 at 7:30pm

Member/Student $23 • Non-Member $28

The dynamic dueling pianos duo is back again! Dave and Ted have sold out shows at the Paradise and across the country. Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos continues to defy all expectations and experiences of a dueling piano show. It's a zany, witty and wild night of entertainment. Whether you are 18 or 85, get ready to be part of the musical action, comedy and all out fun!

Sponsored by Crossroads Professional Building - Southern Heights Dental & Richie Eye Clinic

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Fab 6 - Studio Beatles
Friday, June 26 at 7:30pm

Member/Student $20 • Non-Member $25

Fab 6 is a fab-ulous Beatles tribute band 6 pieces strong that celebrates the arrangements of the Fab Four’s music from the studio works of Sergeant Pepper, Magical Mystery Tour, and The White Album and Abbey Road. But worry not, there will still be plenty of those luscious breezy pop tunes to Twist and Shout about!

Sponsored by KGPCo

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Country Roads - A Tribute to John Denver
Saturday, July 11 at 7:30pm

Member $20 • Non-Member $25 • Student $12

Headlined by Dennis Curley, Country Roads is a tribute show to one of America’s best-loved performers and draws deeply on Curley’s own love of John Denver’s music. Backed by a fantastic six-piece band, Curley’s renditions of the music of John Denver is sure to bring a smile to audiences of all ages. Some of the featured tunes include “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” “Rocky Mountain High,” “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” and “Thank God Im a Country Boy.” Frontman Dennis Curley intersperses the songs with personal recollections of growing up with John Denver’s music, as well as stories from friends and family that will touch your heart and tickle your funny bone. And in a truly unique twist, he invites audience members to share their personal stories as well.

Country Roads will delight fans old and new, and is ideal for all ages.

Sponsored by KGPCo

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Summer Comedy Showcase
Saturday, July 18 at 8:00pm

General Admission Tickets $15
*THIS PERFORMANCE IS RATED R*

A special night of comedy showcasing new and emerging MN comedians, along with established headliners, for an exciting night of laughs hosted by comedian Nathan Smesrud.

Comedians TBA

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Hello Dolly!
presented by the Paradise Community Theatre

July 24, 25, 30, 31
& August 1 at 7:30pm
July 26 & August 2 at 2:00pm

Member $15 • Non-Member $17 • Student $11

**Sensory Friendly Performance TBA

Directed by Paul Johnson
Book by Michael Stewart
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Based on the play “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder

HELLO, DOLLY!, the blockbuster Broadway hit, bursts with humor, romance, high-energy dancing, and some of the greatest songs in musical theater history. The romantic and comic exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi, turn-of-the-century matchmaker and “woman who arranges things,” are certain to thrill and entertain audiences again and again.


The show’s memorable songs include “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” “Ribbons Down My Back,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Hello, Dolly!,” “Elegance,” and “It Only Takes a Moment.”

Sponsored by Faribault Daily News

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Family Fun & Film Night: Disney's Moana
Friday, August 7 at 6:00pm

Child $3 • Adult $5 • $15 Max. per Family

Join us for a light dinner and creative activities in our lobby followed by a movie in our historic theatre.

$3 per child and $5 per adult with $15 maximum per family. Concessions and cash bar are also available.

*DOORS FOR THE PARADISE WILL OPEN AT 6:00PM


In partnership with the The Virtues Project - Faribault

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The Marquee Children's Theatre presents Acting Fun for Little Ones (Summer)
Friday, August 14 at 6:15pm

Suggested $5 Donation for the Paradise
General Admission Seating


Instructor/Director: Desirae Brooks

Acting Fun for Little Ones is an introduction to acting, theatre and using your imagination. Over the course of the class, kids will participate in a variety of acting games, art activities, rehearsal, and perform on our main stage for the public. Family and friends are encouraged to join us for the performance.

For more information and to register for this theatre camp, please call Paradise Center for the Arts at 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or 4, or email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org. Open for ages 4-7. Tuition $75. Scholarships will be offered to youth/families who need financial assistance.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
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Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr. presented by the Marquee Childrens Theatre
Friday, August 14 at 7:00pm and Saturday, August 15 at 2:00pm & 7:00pm

Student $4 • Adult $8 • Family Pass (2S & 2A) $20

Instructor/Director: Rachel Haider

The Award-winning animated film and stage play comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale. Based on the original Broadway production and motion picture, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is 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.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
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