Disney's Beauty and the Beast brings its enchanting tale and Academy Award-winning score to the Vintage Theatre in Aurora with a talented case of youth actors. Based on the beloved 1991 animated film, this visually stunning spectacle has won the hearts of more than 35 million people worldwide. The acclaimed musical tells the story of Belle, an intelligent young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who's really a young prince under a witch's curse. Time is running out, and if the Beast doesn't learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. This musical love story is filled with colorful characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling show-stopping numbers including "Be Our Guest" and the unforgettable title song. Enjoy this timeless tale with your entire family at Escondido's California Center for the Arts, Center Theater.
Directed by visionary Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to ind inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys' enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie's classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event. FINDING NEVERLAND is "far and away the best musical of the year!" (NPR).