SOAR to present ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Belle (Sydney Segelstrom) reads to villagers in rehearsal for “Beauty and the Beast.” (SOAR photo)


SOAR Regional Arts will present “Beauty and the Beast,” featuring more than 100 student actors, ages 5-18, from the St. Michael, Albertville, Rogers and Otsego area, next week at St. Michael Middle School West.

This 90-minute version of the Broadway production has wacky villagers, enchanted furniture and dancing flatware performing such popular songs as “Belle,” “Gaston,” “Be Our Guest” and “Beauty and the Beast.”

“Audiences of all ages will delight,” states a press release from SOAR, as they experience the beautiful and brainy Belle transform the heart of the menacing beast in this beloved fairy tale about very different people finding strength in one another and learning how to love.”

Performances will be held Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m., Feb. 27-28 and March 1-2.