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Navy Pier is the place to share 75-minute heartwarming musical adventure based on the Academy Award-winning Disney film.
Theater worth sharing. I am always happy to share news from Chicago Shakespeare Theater. As I have mentioned before I love these guys. They are always excellent and season after season they produce not just exceptional shows - classic & edgy. They have mastered the art of showcasing delightful works for young audiences. Chicago Shakes is at the top of my list of reasons to vacation in Chicago so I am sharing the latest news.
Here’s the scoop. From June 28–August 26, 2012 Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) will offer audiences yet another awesome musical theater experience. This season’s venue will be directed by Rachel Rockwell with music direction by Doug Peck, featuring Emily Rohm as the beautiful Belle and William Travis Taylor as the Prince turned into a Beast by an enchantress's spell. The Tony Award-winning musical is filled with lovable characters, beautiful sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers, including "Be Our Guest" and the beloved title song.
Based on Disney's Academy Award-winning animated film and Tony Award-winning stage musical, this 75-minute production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast recounts the classic story of a clever beauty and her ferocious captor—a young prince trapped under an enchantress's spell, who must learn to love and be loved in order to break the curse. Featuring songs from the animated film's score with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, and additional songs with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice, the book for Disney's Beauty and the Beast is by Linda Woolverton.
July theatre experience bonus. Chicago Shakespeare Theater continues its successful collaboration with the Chicago Children's Museum (CCM) presenting the following series of programs featuring Disney's Beauty and the Beast.
After the play cast members visit CCM's Great Hall for a short program followed by interactive Q & A between cast members and visiting children and families on Wednesday, July 11 at 2:00 p.m. and Thursday, July 12 at 6:00 p.m.
CCM Staff and Volunteers offer free hands-on art activities in the Theater's lobbies between noon and 1:30 pm on Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14, 2012.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast is recommended for ages 5 and up, and runs June 28 to August 26, 2012. Tickets are $18–$25. Here’s the deal: Special discounts are available for groups of 10 or more including $10tickets for children 12 and younger. All patrons receive a 40% parking discount at Navy Pier garages.
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For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Box Office at (312) 595-5600 or visit the Theater's website. Bonus points:
All patrons receive a 40% parking discount at Navy Pier garages. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Box Office at (312) 595- 5600 or at www.chicagoshakes.com
About Chicago Shakespeare Theater Company.
Celebrating its 25th Anniversary this season, Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) is a leading international theater company, known for vibrant productions that reflect Shakespeare's genius for intricate storytelling, musicality of language and depth of feeling for the human condition. Anchoring Navy pier is one of Chicago’s premium theatre spots - Chicago Shakes. No matter the season they offer audiences innovative theatre in a state-of the art setting. Often productions run in tandem with plays geared to young complimenting general productions. Bonus points:
Chicago Shakes offers Pre-Ambles, Pub Cast Calls, and Talk Backs in addition to excellent productions. Chicago Shakespeare Theater 800 East Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60611 or www.chicagoshakes.com
Content researched and written by FTF. Comments by Nancy Nelson-Duac, Editor FTF. Images by Chicago Shakespeare Theater Company. Copyright 2012.