The story of Beauty and the Beast is an old one. The terrifying beast with a heart of gold who wins the love of Beauty has been delighting audiences for over 200 years! National Marionette Theatre's production is based on the novel, "Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast" written by Robin McKinley. Using beautifully constructed marionettes and full stage scenery, this production is sure to please family audiences of all ages!
Recommended for family audiences ages 5 and up.
Running time is 55 minutes.
Beauty and the Beast (French: La Belle et la Bête) is a fairy tale written by French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve and published in 1740 in La Jeune Américaine et les contes marins (The Young American and Marine Tales). Her lengthy version was abridged, rewritten, and published first by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont in 1756 in Magasin des enfants (Children's Collection) and by Andrew Lang in the Blue Fairy Book of his Fairy Book series in 1889, to produce the version(s) most commonly retold.
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Beauty and the Beast in the castle garden
Promo video for National Marionette Theatre's production of Beauty and the Beast