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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

February 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

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Direct from Broadway, the most beautiful love story ever told comes to life on stage with Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping musical spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide.

Ticket Update: As of Tuesday, February 11, this show is officially "sold out." However, prior to the performance date, there is always the possibility that tickets will be turned in and released for re-sale, although that generally is limited. On the night of the show, starting at 6:00 p.m., February 27, we will start a waiting list for any tickets turned in or released. You will need to be there in person to sign up, and availability will remain limited. We are unable to start a waiting list prior to this time. Any tickets released will be given to those on the waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis starting at approximately 6:45. Please remember that the performance starts at the family-friendly curtain time of 7:00 p.m.

This award-winning love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers, including "Be Our Guest" and the beloved title song. The story centers on Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved before time runs out, the curse will end and all will be restored.

A traditional fairytale first published in France in the mid-18th century, Beauty and the Beast is an enduring story of love and friendship that has been translated into hundreds of versions worldwide. When Walt Disney Pictures released the animated feature film Disney's Beauty and the Beast in 1991 with a score by composer Alan Menken and the late lyricist Howard Ashman, it was hailed as an instant classic with critics praising its "songs worthy of a Broadway musical."

The film went on to win Academy Awards for Best Song and Best Original Score and made history as the only animated feature ever nominated for Best Picture. Disney's Beauty and the Beast has logged over 15,000 performances in more than 120 cities and 21 countries such as Canada, Japan, Mexico, Ireland, South Korea, United Kingdom, Spain, Brazil, and Argentina. The play has been translated into eight languages: Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Italian.

Tickets are priced at $38 (regular), $32 (discount for senior citizens and groups of 15 or more), and $16 (I-Card holder, students, and children).