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'Beauty & the Beast’ to come to life at The Center

Children can relive the music, magic, and adventure of “Beauty & the Beast” when the enchanted fairy tale comes to life on stage at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset for a performance on Feb. 19 as part of the Children’s Prime Time Theatre series.

“Beauty & the Beast,” which is set to begin at 7 p.m., is presented by Lake Cumberland Performing Arts in partnership with The Center.

Generations of children have been fascinated by the remarkable story of a young girl named Beauty who grows to love a fearsome beast in a fairy tale that has a “happily-ever-after” ending.

In this version of the popular children’s story, the young and young-at-heart will share the adventures of Beauty as she exhibits courage, compassion, and true love for the beast.

Tickets to “Beauty & the Beast” are $4 for children younger than 12 and $6 for adults and children older than 12.

Prior to the performance, an instrumental ensemble, chorus, and drama group from Nancy Elementary School will perform at a free pre-show event from 5:30.-6:30 p.m. in The Center’s front lobby.

Fourth- and fifth-grade students will present vocal and instrumental entertainment using play recorders, Orff instruments, and various other percussion instruments.

The pre-show event is sponsored by Sonny’s Bar-B-Q and Lake Cumberland Clear Channel.

An optional “kids-friendly” buffet of chicken strips, macaroni and cheese, Cole slaw, brownie, iced tea, and lemonade will be served by Sonny’s Bar-B-Q during the pre-show event. The cost of the meal is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, supports Lake Cumberland Performing Arts with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information or tickets to “Beauty & the Beast,” contact The Center Box Office at 606-677-6000 or email boxoffice@centertech.com. Online tickets may be purchased at www.centertech.com.

The Center for Rural Development—the Center of Excellence for rural Kentucky and the nation—provides economic and community development programs to residents in a 42-county primary service area of Southern and Eastern Kentucky, and is home to several statewide and national technology-based programs. For more information on programs available through The Center, visit www.centertech.com.


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