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Performers stage ?Beauty and the Beast&rsquo a scene from Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" in a rehersal earlier this...production of Disney?s ?Beauty and the Beast,? playing at the Renee C...the lead roles of Belle the Beauty and the Beast. It rang true to her that...
Beauty and the Beast

Now Playing Synopsis: Beauty and the Beast is widely considered the best animated Disney feature of the studio's 1980s/1990s renewal of the form. Based on the classic French fairy tale, it tells the story of Belle (voiced by Paige O'Hara), an intelligent young woman scorned by her townspeople for being a bookworm, weary of fighting off the advances of the arrogant Gaston (Richard White), and dreaming of escape. When her father gets lost in the woods and captured by the forbidding Beast (Robby Benson), a once-handsome prince turned into a monster by a witch, Belle goes off to rescue him. Taken with her, the Beast agrees to release Belle's father if she agrees to stay with him forever. Initially repulsed, Belle soon finds much to appreciate in the Beast's hidden, tender nature. The Beast's servants -- a clock (David Ogden Stiers), a teapot (Angela Lansbury), and a candlestick (Jerry Orbach) -- see Belle as their salvation: if the Beast and a woman fall in love before his 21st birthday, he will be free from the curse. The songs are first-class, the tale is told with sincerity but not sentimentality, and the characters of Belle and the Beast, complex individuals who defy stereotyping and change over the course of the story, are more three-dimensional than in most live-action movies. The eye-popping animation is beautifully rendered, and Beauty and the Beast certainly deserves its place amongst Disney's animated classics. In 2002, a special 89-minute edition of the film was released in IMAX theaters with the addition of a newly animated song, ""Human Again."" ~ Don Kaye, Rovi Cast: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Jerry Orbach, Angela Lansbury, Richard White, David Ogden Stiers Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

School briefs

...commons March 4 - Winter Sports Assembly at 2 p.m. ? Regular bell schedule with 7th hour shortened March 6 - Beauty and the Beast Competition at 4 p.m. in the upper gym Soldotna Elementary Congratulations to last week's Reading Counts winners...
Schools She grew up watching her mom do the same, including a poster-sized birthday cake one year based on the "Beauty and the Beast" poster hanging in Lee's bedroom at the time. After Andrew and Lee, now 27 and 28 respectively, tied the knot...
What?s Happening

Best Bets · The Kenai Performers will stage Disney?s ?Beauty and the Beast? on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and next weekend, March 2, 3 and 4 in the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High...
Photo feature: Little beauties

...Hamilton, Penelope Litzen and Madison Leckwee try to stay focused during a break in the action at a rehearsal for "Beauty and the Beast" earlier this week. The Kenai Performers will stage the Disney classic this weekend and next at Kenai Central...
What?s Happening

...Professional Building conference room in Soldotna from 6 to 8 p.m. · The Kenai Performers will stage Disney?s ?Beauty and the Beast? Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School. Tickets are...
Kenai Community News

...will be used in the play. The king will be played by Scott Griebel, who played the bad guy in last year's "Beauty and the Beast." "This show is going to be spectacular, and the music uplifting, fun and lyrical, as only Rodgers and Hammerstein...
Disney kisses a frog, but is it magic?

...Traditional, hand-drawn animated movies like "Snow White," "101 Dalmatians," and newer classics like "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Lion King," are the reason for the company's success, but in the last decade those types of films...
Donations make carnival something to read about

...High School, Central Emergency Services, Soldotna Rotary Club, Triumvirate Theater and the Kenai Performers ?Beauty and the Beast? cast members. Many thanks to everyone involved, and we hope to see you at the carnival next year. Susan Nabholz...


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