Kanata Theatre youth gearing up for Beauty and the Beast

KANATA THEATRE

Every Saturday morning since January, the rehearsal hall at the Ron Maslin Playhouse has been ringing with young voices singing such classic songs as "Be Our Guest," "Gaston," and "Beauty and the Beast."

That can only mean one thing: the Kanata Theatre Kids youth group at Kanata Theatre, together with a dedicated group of adult volunteers, are putting together another spectacular family play. This year's production, set to hit the stage June 8 and 9, is Disney's Beauty and the Beast Junior.

This Tony Award winning musical is sure to please, featuring everyone's favourite songs and characters from the movie, including brainy Belle, vain Gaston, the mistrustful Beast, and a quirky crew of servants who have been enchanted into house-hold objects.

The costume possibilities are endless, and the creative volunteers at Kanata Theatre are have pulled out all the stops.The performers will be continuing their popular tradition of mingling with the audience in the lobby after each performance. Young audience members will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with their favourite characters, and the actors are always happy to pose for pictures with children.

Performances are Friday, June 8 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 9 at 1 and 3:30pm.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by contacting the box office at 613-831-4435. All seats are $5. More information and driving directions are available at kanatatheatre.com.