Be Our Guest (and check off your Christmas list now)! It is months away from Drayton Entertainment’s holiday stage production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, but tickets are selling so quickly that eight additional performances have been added to the schedule due to popular demand. Tickets are now sale for the added holiday performances through Sunday, December 31 at the Dunfield Theatre Cambridge.

It’s never too early to start your holiday shopping, and with performances now added between Christmas and New Year’s, audiences are encouraged to scoop up tickets for this grand scale production before they sell out.

“We are thrilled that audiences are so excited to see the live stage version of Beauty and the Beast,” says Alex Mustakas, Artistic Director of Drayton Entertainment. “We know that families are always looking for special things to do with loved ones over the holiday break. By extending the run, more people will be able to create lasting memories and enjoy this fun-filled production.”

Additional holiday performances are scheduled as follows:

Wednesday, December 27 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 28 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Friday, December 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 30 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 31 at 1:00 p.m.

Hailed as Disney’s most popular musical of all time, the stage adaptation of Beauty and the Beast is a true international sensation, captivating over 35 million people worldwide.

A terrible hex has transformed a handsome prince into a monstrous Beast, and the spell can only be broken if he finds his one true love before the last petal falls off an enchanted rose. He meets his match in a strong-willed young woman named Belle, the daughter of an eccentric local inventor. But can the Beauty tame the Beast and see the truth beneath his physical appearance before time runs out?

With stirring musical numbers like “Be Our Guest,” “Something There,” and the Academy Award-winning title song, Beauty and the Beast underscores the redemptive power of love with a charming story that will warm your heart and affirm your faith in miracles.

Beauty and the Beast is a terrific theatre experience for all ages, especially during the holidays,” says Mustakas. “With its magical story, charming characters and memorable music, Beauty and the Beast will keep the entire family entertained from start to finish.”

A “tale as old as time”, Beauty and the Beast has truly stood the test of time. After the wildly successful animated film in 1991, Disney launched the live stage production in 1994 to great acclaim on Broadway, where it ran for more than 13 years followed by numerous national and international tours. The live action film adaptation was released last week in movie theatres and continues to break numerous Box Office records globally, attesting to the story’s continued and universal popularity.

Beauty and the Beast is proudly sponsored by Equitable Life of Canada and Region of Waterloo International Airport. The Media Sponsors are 96.7 CHYM, 570 News, Country 106.7 and Waterloo Region Record. The Design Sponsors are Robert Weinhardt PRIMERICA and Homewood Suites by Hilton. The Orchestra Sponsor is Tri City Pianos. The 2017 Season Media Sponsor is CTV.

Regular performance tickets are $46 for adults; $27 for youth under 20 years of age. Tickets for select Discount Dates and groups of 20 or more are $37. HST is applicable to all ticket prices.

With many dates already sold out, the additional performances of Beauty and the Beast are guaranteed to sell very quickly – get yours before the last petal falls. Tickets make a terrific Christmas gift and can be purchased in person at the Dunfield Theatre Cambridge, online at www.draytonentertainment.com or by calling the Box Office at (519) 621-8000 or toll free at 1-855-drayton (372-9866).

Written by Trina Stewart

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