Behind the Scenes: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ takes stage in Sikeston

What to expect when Beauty and the Beast take the stage

The Heartland is encouraged to be a guest at Sikeston Little Theatre‘s production of the enchanting musical Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.”

Beauty_and_BeastThe musical is set to open Feb. 23, about three weeks before the live adaptation of the Disney fairy tale hits theaters in the United States.

The musical follows the traditional story line about unconditional love.

The big question: will Belle see the beauty inside the Beast?

The fun and family friendly musical is said to delight audiences of all ages.

The musical will include a 17 piece live orchestra and classical musical scores such as “Be our Guest”, “If I can’t Love Her,” and the award winning “Beauty and the Beast”, plus many more.

Unique to this particular show, is that the cast and crew is made up of 60 people ranging in age from 7 to 60.

Sikeston Little TheatrePerformance dates are set for Feb. 23-25 and March 2-4 at 7 p.m. There will also be Sunday afternoon matinees on Feb. 26 and March
5 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10 and will go on sale for the general public on Feb. 12.

You can purchase tickets online or at the Sikeston Little Theatre Box Office on Kingshighway.

Tickets will also be available at the door an hour before the performance begins.

Theatre backgound:

The Sikeston Little Theatre is a 100 percent volunteer organization and has been entertaining southeast Missouri for 59 years.

The theatre was born in 1958, and in October of 1959, it presented its first play, “Blithe Spirit.”

Today, the theatre has a permanent location on Kingshighway in Sikeston.

Sikeston Little Theatre

The theatre serves all age groups in Sikeston and the surrounding area.

Adults and youth perform in about four shows every season.

The Little Theatre seats about 250 people for each show.

The theatre is always looking for new talent. If you are interested, you are encouraged to contact them.