Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. is playing at Seminole County Elementary School Auditorium from February 2nd – February 5th. Each show time will feature a different set of lead performers from Elementary, Middle, and High school.
Six performances are scheduled for Thursday, February 2 at 6 p.m.; Friday, February 3 at 6 p.m., Saturday, February 4 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m, and Sunday, February 5 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Tickets are $10 and those under three years old are free. To purchase tickets please visit the front office of SCES.
The 60-minute musical is based on the 1994 Broadway production and Disney’s 1991 animated feature film. The elementary, middle, and high school casts include 140 students led by Seminole County teachers Tony and Joy Buczek and Maribeth Burke.
“What a collaboration of gifted and talented students, teachers, parents, and community partners. Joy and I have never been a part of a more grandiose production. We are honored to be a part,” said Tony Buczek, elementary school Chorus teacher and director.
“Young and old will enjoy this classic Disney story and be dazzled by the skill of these students from third to twelfth grade,” added Maribeth Burke, Middle and High school Chorus teacher, and director.
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.