Wednesday, February 2, 2011


beauty and beast 014Beauty and the Beast
By Michele L. Vacca, based on the book by Madame Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve
Directed by Daisy Bourne

WHEN: Saturdays and Sundays, February 12, 13, 19 and 20, at 1:30 PM  and 3:30 PM
Studio Playhouse, 14 Alvin Place, off Valley Road near the A&P,  Upper Montclair
TICKETS: All tickets are $8, with discounts available for groups of 20 or more that prepay. You can reserve in advance by calling the box office at 973.744.9752.

Studio Players presents a fun-filled and comedic adaptation of the beloved tale, Beauty and the Beast(Above: Proud papa Henry [Alex Laser, right] beams as his Daughter Belinda [Caroline Friedman] is betrothed to the Prince [Dante Savanello] under the watchful eye of Florabunda the Enchantress [Nicole Howell])

beauty and beast 021Forests, castles and magical gardens populate this entertaining story about a young girl who finds an unlikely friend in the dreaded Beast. Enchanted and enchanting characters help our young heroine discover the truth about love and loyalty, and the gift that kindness brings. Lots of surprises, hilarious characters and some unexpected twists make this an event that will appeal to boys as well as girls and will delight every member of the family.

Beauty and the Beast is a Special Magic Trunk show fully produced by the junior members.

Above right: Storyteller and enchantress Florabunda (Nicole Howell right) explains to the “acting troupe” that they will all have roles in the telling of the tale of Beauty and the beast (r- l, Mina Fletcher, Callie O'Rourke, and Rebecca Crosby)

Photos courtesy of Amy Fox