For Immediate Release
April 24, 2016
It’s TACFA’s Broadway in the Park Production of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast”!
Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts (TACFA) proudly announces that its 16th annual Broadway in the Park summer production will be the acclaimed Broadway Disney musical “Beauty and the Beast” in cooperation with the Chance Theater. Vice President of Broadway in the Park, Erin Kociela, revealed the show title this past weekend at the Reveal Party held at the Chemers Gallery’s Viewpoints OC awards in Tustin.
Who doesn’t enjoy a timeless love story of a handsome prince and a beautiful maiden, a beautiful castle, and dozens of delightful characters? Of course, the story begins with a happy young girl and her father, but to get to the handsome prince, she must first meet and discover the secret of the Beast living in a dark castle. Then you get to meet the whimsical players in the form of a candle, broom, plates, cups, saucers, forks, knives, spoons, and a bedroom dressing table! But the time is of the essence. If Beauty cannot tame the Beast before the last petal of the beautiful red rose falls to the ground, all of the characters will become permanent furniture and dishware.
The timeless and beautiful music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, based on the book by Linda Wolverton will captivate your heart. Come and hear Belle sing, “Me,” “Home Again,” and “There’s Been a Change in Me.” Listen as Lumière, the human-candlestick leads the chorus of “Be Our Guest,” and Mrs. Potts, the lovely teapot, lovingly offers “Human Again” and “Beauty and the Beast.” The Beast, too, soulfully pleads for love with “If I Can’t Love Her.”
Kociela offered that the Anaheim-based Chance Theater, under Artistic Director Oanh Nguyen, is one of the leading ensemble-driven theatre companies in Southern California. Chance Theater has won three Ovation Awards, an LADCC Award, and LADCC’s Polly Warfield Award for Excellence. It has been named “Outstanding Arts Organization” by Arts Orange County. “TACFA is excited once again to bring the talent of the Chance Theater to its Broadway in the Park production in Old Town Tustin,” stated Kociela, “and I know that our audience will enjoy this Disney classic that they have created.”
TACFA’s annual BITP production will be staged in Old Town Tustin, at Peppertree Park, from August 16 – August 20, 2016.
Tickets will go on sale July 5th. Reserved tables will be available on June 6th. Information is available on the TACFA website. Come and “Be Our Guest!”
For more information on how to support TACFA, become a Broadway in the Park Sponsor, or volunteer for Broadway in the Park 2016, please call (714) 518-5519 or visit www.tacfa.org.