"Beauty and the Beast" by National Marionette Theatre
May 8 - May 11, 2014
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About "Beauty and the Beast": A handsome prince of the realm is changed into a hideous beast by an evil enchantment. The only way to reverse the spell is for someone to fall in love with him and agree to marry him. Will a beautiful young woman be able to see past his transformed appearance and love him for who he truly is inside? National Marionette Theatre’s retelling of this classic tale features meticulously crafted marionettes, beautifully painted scenery, and a classical music score.
About the Performers: National Marionette Theatre is one of the oldest continually-running marionette companies in the United States. Founded in 1967 by artistic director David A. Syrotiak, this award-winning company has been entertaining audiences around the world with their extraordinary productions for over forty years. NMT is currently run as a family business by brothers David J. Syrotiak and Peter Syrotiak. The company has been twice honored with the prestigious UNIMA award for excellence in puppetry; founder David A. Syrotiak also received the first Paul Vincent Davis Award for excellence, mentorship, and service to the field.