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Main Stage
525 7th Street NE

North Canton, OH 44720 United States
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A timeless story of embracing our individual differences, the value and joy of reading, learning to love others and the understanding that true beauty comes from within. Take a trip back to a time long ago in France and realize that some lessons in life transcend time and place and we all have much to learn. Enjoy many familiar and fantastic tunes and “be our guest” on this journey! Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Show times (July 27-August 13):

Thursdays at 7:30p
Fridays at 7:30p
Saturdays at 2:30p and 7:30p
Sundays at 2:30p

Doors open for shows a half hour before scheduled start time!


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Special Features/Add-ons to the shows:

August 5 and 12
Tea Time with Mrs. Potts & Friends – Character Meal  12:30-1:30pm (Doors open at 12:15)
$15 – Children   |    $10 – Parent

Come and dine in our French provincial castle and meet the characters from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. They will be coming around to the tables to visit and you will be able to get their autograph in a special coloring/autograph book designed just for this occasion. This will be a special “reservation only” lunch that will include a light meal (sandwiches, fruit and cookies) and all the tea you would like (juice boxes will be available for the younger children). Mrs. Potts will be sharing a few thoughts with the children as well as a story where the enchanted objects solve a mystery along with the help of the audience. The Parent’s meal cost does not include the extra items that the children receive at the event (including the autograph/coloring book). In order to reserve a seat for this event, parents must register and all children must be accompanied by a parent. You will be required to exit the theater at the completion of the meal as we will need to reset before the doors open for the show at 2:00 pm. However, you may feel free to browse the French Market in the lobby while you wait. A gluten-free option is available for the meal but this request must be made at the time of reservation along (any other dietary restrictions must also be noted at reservation time). Reservations may be made online June 2nd and are in addition to the price of the show ticket.


July 30, August 6 and 13
Story Time with Belle & Friends  1:00-1:30pm (Doors open at 12:45)
$10 per child  
(adults accompanying the children may attend for free)

Come and listen to a story told by your favorite princess “Belle” with the help from some of her friends. This will be a fun and interactive story time where the audience members. There will be a special copy of the Little Golden Book of the original “Beauty and the Beast” story signed by the entire cast given out to all the children only along with a treat. Doors open at 12:45 and the Story time begins at 1:00pm and will end approximately 1:30pm. In order to reserve a seat for this event, parents must register and all children must be accompanied by a parent. Everyone will need to exit the theater so we can prepare for the show and doors will open for the show at 2:00pm. You may feel free to explore the “French Market” while you wait. The event will cost $10 per child (accompanying parents are at no additional charge. Reservations may be made online starting on June 2nd and are in addition to the price of the show ticket.


Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
Originally Directed by Robert Jess Roth
Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions

Beauty and the Beast is present through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. www.MTIshows.com

North Canton Playhouse