Hortonville High School will open its musical production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” Thursday, Nov. 13 for a run of five shows.
The production will be presented by the Hortonville High School Choir Department.
Shows are scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 13 and 14; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16. Tickets are $8.50 for adults and $6 for seniors and students. All seats are $6 for both matinees.
Original music was by Alan Menken, with lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. The book was written by Linda Woolverton. The musical was originally directed by Robert Jess Roth and originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions.
According to Shelley Nulton, director of the musical in Hortonville, more than 100 students are involved in the show. Students began practicing in September, and were scheduled to perform a preview show for seventh and eighth graders on Wednesday, Nov. 12.
She said anyone who enjoyed the cartoon version of the show will love the live theater version.
“I can’t pick my favorite part of this year’s musical. It’s fantastic. You should come and see it,” said cast member Maria Fannin, who plays Belle.
Cast member Rabecca Wons added, “Musical is an experience you never take for granted. It’s a place where you meet the people who will always be your friend. I’m grateful to be a part of something so wonderful and magical.”