‘Beauty and the Beast’ Comes to Lexington in September

beauty-and-the-beastDisney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is returning to Lexington as part of the Broadway Live 2015-16 series.
Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at the Lexington Opera House for five performances the weekend of Sept. 25-27.

“Beauty and the Beast” features the Academy Award-winning score with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, with additional songs composed by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice. The book is written by Linda Woolverton.
“Beauty and the Beast” is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by 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 show is based on the 1991 Academy Award-winning animated feature film and is celebrating 20 years since its Broadway premiere in 1994. The show has been seen by more than 35 million people worldwide in 22 countries, and has been translated into nine languages.

Showtimes are Friday, Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26, 1 & 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 27, 1 & 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now, including group rates.

Info: (859) 233-4567 ext.3292 or visit www.lexingtonoperahouse.com.