Beauty and the Beast kicking off Broadway Live, Tickets Still Available

Ryan Everett Wood as Beast and Jillian Butterfield as Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

Ryan Everett Wood as Beast and Jillian Butterfield as Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

As a child of the 1990s, Disney movies, and subsequently their stage musicals became some of my favorite things. Theater-goers can relive the magic of Beauty and the Beast this fall with NETworks presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast live at the Lexington Opera House.  This classic musical love story is a tale as old as time, filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song.

You know the story, Disney’s 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. This classic story has inspired popular culture for years and now you can experience the stage production's return to Lexington.

The Enchanted Objects of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Photo by Matthew Murphy

The Enchanted Objects of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Photo by Matthew Murphy

The original creators of the Broadway production have reunited for this new touring production. The play is directed by Rob Roth and choreographed by Matt West, with Costume Design by Ann Hould-Ward (Tony Award® winner for her work on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast), Lighting Design by Natasha Katz (five-time Tony Award® winner), Scenic Design by Stanley A. Meyer, Sound Design by John Petrafesa Jr. and Music Supervision by Michael Kosarin.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast is just the first production in an amazing season of shows for Broadway Live at the Lexington Opera House! There are plenty of opportunities to see musicals that pop culture fans will enjoy.  The rest of the season is packed full of great musicals like The Producers, Annie, Mamma Mia!, and Flashdance.

Be sure to check out my review of Disney's Beauty and the Beast coming later this month! 

DISNEY's Beauty and the Beast
Presented by Broadway Live
and the Opera House Fund

Lexington Opera House
401 W Short St
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 233-4567

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Run You Clever Boy (and Girl!): Doctor Who Scavenger Hunt Coming to Lexington

The latest in unique and exciting programming from Lexpecto Patronum, Lexington's chapter of The Harry Potter Alliance, comes with Whovian flare. Don't Blink: A Citywide Doctor Who Scavenger Hunt will take place on Saturday August 29 and will send contestants across Lexington solving clues and performing challenges befitting The Doctor himself. An afterparty will be held at The Plantory, located at 501 W Sixth Street.

The Harry Potter Alliance isn't just about the Potterverse; at its heart, HPA is all about empowering volunteerism and working for social justice through the use of fandom. In fact, HPA suggests ways in which Doctor Who fans can be involved with social justice, including equality, human trafficking (Oods, for sure), body positivity (Adipose anyone?),  and more. This event will benefit the empowerment of young women in Lexington through Be Bold by partnering with them to set and achieve tangible goals for themselves through entertainment, education, and above all inspiration. The Be Bold is a yearly conference, which I wrote about last year, and will be held in 2015 on September 26. Registration fees and donations from the scavenger hunt will be put toward Be Bold and the great work that Tanya Torp and an army of volunteers are doing to make an impact in the lives of young women.

So, if you're a Whovian and want to scour the city for clues and generally be awesome, register a team and be part of the scavenger hunt! Teams consist of 2-5 people, registration is $40, and the first 25 teams to finish get an awesome prize and are entered into a grand-prize drawing. 

It's going to be a brilliant time, y'all. Full of fun Who references, great for Whovians, and all those who want to empower young women. If you register August 21 and 22, you'll be entered into a drawing for a registration fee waiver, graciously donated by Lexington United's Gail Kohler. Even if you know little about Doctor Who, come on out for a great time!

Want to be more involved with Lexpecto Patronum? Join the Facebook group and watch for announcements! We're still collecting socks for our Dobby Sock Drive Benefiting Volunteers of America. Meetings are held the second Saturday of every month at The Plantory. For more information or for questions, email us! If you'd like to be a volunteer for Be Bold, please contact Executive Director, Tanya Torp.

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