Beauty and the Beast

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July 14, 2024, 12:30 pm to 2:00 PM
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Santa Monica Playhouse - The Other Space
1211 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Beauty and the Beast

Set in a fantasy Medieval milieu “long, long ago,” a lovely and spirited Beauty takes charge of her fate and molds herself a most endearing Beast. Ditzy sisters, a befuddled sire, and a flamboyantly foppish suitor strew more than a few thorns along Beauty and her Beast’s arduous, and ardor-ous, path, but loves wins out, allowing all to find their happily-ever-afters and proving that beauty is, and always will be, in the eye of the beholder.

Based on the original 1740’s tale by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, arguably the mother of the modern “Harlequin-style” romance, whose charmingly flawed heroes and independently feisty heroines danced their way into the hearts of the populace nearly a century before Jane Austen’s Elizabeth and D’Arcy made their first appearance, this richly humorous production is written and directed by Chris DeCarlo and Evelyn Rudie, and features Pahlig Avakian, Holly Gibson, Michala Peltz, Megan Wright, Theødor Dronen and Devin Ricklef as Beauty’s most adorable Beast, with breath-taking costumes by award-winning designer Ashley Hayes and Graham Silbert, and magical FX that transform the stage into an ornately detailed Medieval castle right before your eyes.

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Beauty and the Beast