Commentary by Melissa Hook, marketing and events manager
Civic Theatre brings a beloved family favorite to life on stage this holiday season. “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” runs Dec. 9 to Jan. 1 at the Tarkington. Fans of the enchanted castle and its inhabitants will have the chance to send messages to their favorite character during intermission and take home a collectible enchanted rose.
Along with this remarkable show, Civic has partnered with local neighbors to celebrate the enchantment of Belle and her Beast and all of their favorite friends.
The Urban Chalkboard, 452 E. Carmel Dr., will host “Read and Sing with Belle” at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 10. Young princesses will have the chance to meet Civic’s Belle, Virginia Vasquez, before the 2 p.m. matinee. Visit theurbanchalkboard.com to reserve tickets for the event.
On Dec. 16 and Dec. 23, Mrs. Potts (Tina Jesson) will host an elegant “Beauty and the Beast Holiday High Tea” at Tina’s Traditional Old English Tea Kitchen, 30 N. Range Line Rd. Be her guest for an authentic English experience, with homemade treats and flavorfully warm teas to try. Visit tinastraditional.com/events for more information about the High Tea.
502 East Event Centre will be the place to have Brunch with Belle from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 18. Enjoy delicious brunch and meet your favorite characters from “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.” Enchanting surprises are in store during this magical time that’s sure to delight the entire family.
To learn more about “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” and to order tickets for the performance, or any of these neighborhood events, visit civictheatre.org/beauty-beast. Tickets for the show, and Brunch with Belle may be ordered by phone at 317-843-3800.