Beauty and the Beast
Capitol Theatre, May 10-25
Clocks, candlesticks and teacups come to life in this delightful family musical based on the award-winning animated film.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast is the classic story of Belle, a bright young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress.
If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out.
Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, this Tamworth Musical Society production opens on Friday night at 7.30pm at the Capitol Theatre.
This made-in-Tamworth production includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for more than 13 years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Tamworth Musical Society's production of Beauty and the Beast sees Cara Bastian play the role of the beautiful Belle with ease, an accomplished Sean McInnes as the love-lost Beast, Ben Mettam as Gaston, an over-bearing meat-head with his sights set clearly on Belle for his bride, Lara Northey as Mrs Potts, Caleb Faulks as Lumiere and also welcomes Bill Gleeson back to the stage as the ever loveable but slightly over-wound Cogsworth - the talking clock.
Beauty and the Beast, directed by Aaron Jones, musically directed by Samara Redman and Todd Power, with choreography by Annabelle Stier assisted by Sequoya Oldman, is sure to be the perfect outing for the family. Season opens on May 10 and runs for 12 performances, closing on May 25.
Me and My Shadow
Capitol Theatre, May 27-28
Children love to play with shadows, but making friends with your shadow can be a tricky business. There are things to sort out, problems to solve, adventures to have and laughter to be shared.
Me And My Shadow at Capitol Theatre Monday May 27 at 6pm and then on Tuesday 28 May at 10.30pm and 2pm, is a gentle magical visual poem for children, using paper, light, shadow, colour, water, music, sound and words to create a world of play where the imagined becomes real.
This multi-award-winning production is produced by Adelaide-based children's theatre company Patch Theatre, and is recommended for ages four to eight-year-olds and their adults.
The Cliff Richard and the Shadows 60th Anniversary Tribute Concert
Capitol Theatre, May 31
Sir Cliff Richard and the Shadows may not be coming to the Capitol Theatre Tamworth on May 31 at 7.30pm, but the next best thing is - The Cliff Richard and the Shadows 60th Anniversary Tribute Concert.
Grab your tickets to these and more at entertainmentvenues.com.au, call 6767 5200, or visit the box office at Capitol Theatre.