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Homecoming Musical to feature Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’

By on September 5, 2019 in ACU Theatre with 0 Comments

This year’s Homecoming Musical is Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, with performances at 8 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Abilene Convention Center, 1100 N. 6th St.

The heart-warming family musical will be directed by Dawne (Swearingen ’95) Meeks, chair of the ACU Department of Theatre, and choreographed by faculty member and professional dancer Lily Balogh. Music is by Alan Menken, lyrics are by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and the book is by Linda Woolverton.

Featuring an enchanting score, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a mesmerizing experience that embodies the magic of the theatre. Based on the classic fairy tale, it tells the story of an arrogant prince who is transformed into a hideous beast. Placed under this spell by an enchantress, he must find a way to get the beautiful, bright, Belle to love him before it is too late, and he is doomed to stay a beast forever. Join the ACU Theatre as the “tale as old as time” returns in a beautiful and sumptuous new production.

Tickets range in price from $7 to $38 and may be purchased at acu.edu/theatre. Recommended for all ages.

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