After months of preparation, YouPOP’s summer production of “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” is set for showtime. The first show will take place tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Janey Slaughter Briscoe Grand Opera House.
“Beauty and the Beast” follows Belle, a bookish girl in France, who journeys into the forest after her father, Maurice, gets lost in a storm. Belle finds him trapped in a castle, which is inhabited by a collection of enchanted servants and the Beast, who was once a handsome prince but was transformed by a witch because of his selfish heart.
The Beast releases Maurice, but it comes with a price: Belle must take his place and live in the castle forever. To save her father, she agrees, and Maurice rushes back to the village.
The arrival of Belle brings hope to the castle; in order to become human again, the Beast must learn to love another and earn love in return before the last rose petal falls.