Penn State Thespians present 'Beauty and the Beast' March 23-25

March 16, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Thespians, in their 120th year, are proud to present Walt Disney’s "Beauty and the Beast", a fairy tale classic featuring singing furniture and dancing dinnerware. The musical will make its much-anticipated debut March 23-25 on the Schwab Auditorium stage.

"Beauty and The Beast" follows the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who dreams of a life beyond her provincial French town. When her father, an eccentric inventor, is captured in a mysterious castle, Belle sets off on a journey to rescue him. In her attempts to win her father’s freedom, Belle is captured by the master of the castle--a ferocious beast! In her time at the castle, Belle begins to discover that this is no ordinary palace. She finds herself surrounded by enchanted objects, including Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, Cogsworth, and Chip. As Belle soon realizes, the future of all the caslte creatures depends on the Beast finding true love before the last petal of the enchanted rose falls. Be Our Guest and follow Belle on her journey to discover whether there is Something There after all.

The production is set for at 7:30 p.m. March 23-25 with a 1:30 p.m. matinee scheduled for the 25th. Tickets are $4.98 for students, $4.99 for children under 12, and $12 for community members. Tickets can be reserved (not purchased) online at Reservations close midnight before the first show date. The reserved tickets will be available at will call the night of the show. Tickets can also be purchased in the HUB during the week of the show, March 23-25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or at the door before any performance.

On Thursday, March 23, the "Beauty and The Beast" cast will be taking over the bottom floor of the HUB-Robeson Center with performances throughout the day.

Last Updated March 16, 2017