Oconee Youth Playhouse, a local non-profit theater organization, is partnering with The Classic Center to present the popular Disney musical "Beauty and the Beast" at the Classic Center Theatre in downtown Athens. Shows are Sept. 21-23 (8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. on
University of Georgia students Joseph Hitchcock and Margot Hancock head a cast of more than 100 talented local young people. Broadway-caliber sets, costumes and special effects will help re-create the magic of the original stage version, the 6th longest-running show in Broadway history.
Tickets are available from The Classic Center box office (706-357-4444) or online at www.ClassicCenter.com. "Beauty and the Beast" is the first production in The Classic Center's new Community Series.