Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast, Jr.’ to be performed at Wells Central School

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WELLS — Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. is playing at Wells Central School on Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m.

The 60-minute musical, is based on the 1994 Broadway production and Disney’s 1991 animated feature film.

The Wells Central School Drama Club cast contains approximately 34 students led by Laura Kraebel.

“Beauty and the Beast Jr.” tells the story of Belle, an adventurous young girl, and the Beast, her hideous captor who is actually a young prince trapped under a spell. In order to break the spell, the Beast must learn to love another and earn her love in return — before time runs out.

With the help of the castle’s enchanted staff, including a loving teapot, a charming candelabra, and a nervous mantel clock, Belle and the Beast find a beautiful friendship and love that neither knew was possible.

“Beauty and the Beast Jr.” features classic songs from the Academy Award-winning film score such as “Be Our Guest” and “Belle,” as well as original songs from the 1994 Tony-nominated Broadway musical.

A performance of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” is open to the public at Wells Central School on Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m.

Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students.

By Paul Wager

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