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Beauty & the Beast

When: July 25-30, 7:30 p.m. and July 29-30, 2 p.m. 2017

Disney's first Broadway musical set the standard for those that followed: unwavering fidelity to the original, family-friendly (if often formulaic) scripting, crisp performances and direction, and innovative designs that literalize beloved animated worlds. But the spectacle of it all remains the main draw: ingeniously costumed, all-dancing, all-singing household furnishings bring to life an Academy Award-winning score in an enchanted mansion with a library I still dream of. There is darkness in this world, as love is genuinely threatened by appearances, malice, and xenophobia. We still know how it ends. In this North Carolina Theatre production, guest director Sam Scalamoni leads a cast including Catherine Charlebois and Ben Michael in the title roles. —Byron Woods

Price: $26+

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