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July 29 - August 8, 2021 • El Paso, TX Twitter iconFacebook icon

Beauty and the Beast

30th Anniversary
Plaza Family
Saturday, July 31
Plaza Theatre Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
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Disney’s desire to create an animated version of this 1756 French fairy tale goes back to the 1930s. Disney struck gold with this lively and charming interpretation, the first animated film to be nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. The third film of Disney’s animation renaissance, and 30th Disney animated feature film overall, centers on the relationship between a cursed prince-turned-monster (voiced by Robby Benson) and the spirited Belle (Paige O’Hara), whom he imprisons in his castle. To break the curse, the Beast must learn to earn her love before the last petal falls from an enchanted rose. Disney’s version features a charming array of anthromorphic characters, vivid animation and the Academy Award-winning music of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman (who died six months before its release). It won two Academy Awards, and in 1994 became Disney’s first animated film to be adapted into a Broadway musical.

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Starring: Voices of Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Angela Lansbury
Rated: G