Town and Country Players Family Theater 2006

Town and Country Players is pleased to announce this year's Family Theater!


Beauty and the Beast

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton

Directed by John Zimmerman

Lavish stage adaptation of the animated Walt Disney film about a strong-willed young woman, Belle, who breaks the spell that turned a handsome prince into a monstrous beast. Trying to save her beloved (but eccentric) father from the Beast's clutches, Belle agrees to become his prisoner forever. But once she is inside the Beast's enchanted castle, the members of his court -- who have been transformed into household objects like clocks and candlesticks -- decide to play matchmakers. As the Beast begins to fall in love with Belle, he becomes progressively less beastly. But the spell can be broken only if the Beast can get her to love him in return. And time is running out.

Featured Songs: Be Our Guest, Belle, and Home

Performance Dates: July 7, 8 (matinee and evening), 14, 15 (matinee and evening), 16 (matinee), 21 and 22 (matinee and evening)

Friday and Saturday evening performances are at 8:00 pm.
Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 3:00 pm.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children (12 and under).
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pictures of a dress rehearsal are now available!
And another dress rehearsal

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Hansel and Gretel

Based on the Grimm's Brothers Tale

Directed by John Zimmerman

Hansel and Gretel are young children of very poor parents, and the whole family is going hungry. They are starving. The Mother loves her children, but is going mad with hunger. So she begs the Father to take them away. The Father gives the children the family's last piece of bread, and takes them into the forest. The children use the bread to leave a trail of crumbs to follow home ­ only to have it eaten by birds. The children wander in the forest and find a splendid place: a house with curtains of sausage links and a door of candy. The house belongs to a witch, mostly blind, odd and quirky - and very hungry for a feast of little boy. By morning the children are trapped: Hansel is to be fattened for the slaughter, and Gretel will serve her. The children trick the witch into thinking Hansel stays thin, by substituting a chicken bone for his finger when the witch tests for plumpness. The witch can't wait to cook Hansel, but as she leans in to test the fiery oven, Gretel pushes hard, toppling the witch into the flames. The children are free! They load their pockets with gems, candy, and food. They can go home and buy food and wheat to plant - not only for themselves, but also for everyone.

Performance Dates: November 11 (11 am and 3 pm), 12 (3 pm), 18 (11 am and 3 pm) and 19 (3 pm)

Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children (12 and under).
Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Pictures of a dress rehearsal are now available!
And another dress rehearsal

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Family Theater tickets can be obtained by calling 215-348-7566.

To purchase tickets online, visit Brown Paper Tickets

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