Danville Symphony Orchestra and Danville Light Opera present Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in Danville

The Danville Symphony Orchestra (DSO) in collaboration with the DLO Musical Theatre will present Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on March 16 at 7:30 p.m. and March 17 at 3 p.m at the Dick Van Dyke Auditorium of Danville High School.

Tickets are $20-$40 and can be purchased through the DSO website, www.danvillesymphony.org, charged by phone (217) 443-5300, or purchased at the DSO office Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (715 W. Fairchild, Danville, Illinois).

Pre-concert and intermission concessions will be available; the lobby opens one hour before each performance.

This collaborative production of the beloved classic Broadway musical featuring local talent and set to sounds of the full symphonic orchestra is truly a unique experience for our community.

This impressive collaboration includes over 60 local performers and 40 professional musicians from the Illiana area.

Beauty and the Beast is under the direction of Jodi Prosser-Muller, music/orchestra director Jeremy Swerling, and vocal director Martha Lindvahl.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast tells the story of a cold-blooded prince who has been magically transformed into an unsightly creature as punishment for his selfish ways. To revert into his true human form, the Beast must earn the love of a bright, beautiful young woman whom he has imprisoned in his enchanted castle, before it is too late.

Winner of the 1994 Tony Award for Best Costumes and the 1998 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast features music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton.

The musical is adapted from Walt Disney Pictures’ Academy Award-winning 1991 animated musical film of the same name, which is based on the classic French fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont.

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