OCVTS Performing Arts Academy Presents Beauty And The Beast

LAKEWOOD – The Ocean County Vocational Technical School’s Performing Arts Academy (PAA) presents their production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, at the historic Strand Theater in Lakewood, February 22, 23, and 24.

Once upon a time, a privileged Prince is punished for his selfish ways when an Enchantress casts a spell on the spoiled boy that imprisons him in the body of a Beast. His servants are also cursed to become the objects they take care of in the castle. They are all doomed unless the Prince can find true love.

Young, beautiful Belle lives in a rather mundane village surrounded by the ordinary and pursued by an arrogant suitor. Belle gets through her dull days by spending time with her quirky, inventor father. He gets lost one day and while taking refuge in an isolated castle he becomes a captive to the castle’s lonely master, the Beast. Belle finds Maurice and offers to become the Beast’s prisoner in exchange for her father’s freedom. With the help of the enchanted servants, Belle helps the Beast discover his inner kindness. But will it be enough to break the spell?

There is a special Senior Citizen Matinee Performance at 4 p.m. on Thursday February 22. Tickets are only $14 and include a delicious boxed lunch served prior to the show, prepared by OCVTS Culinary Arts students! Doors open at 2 p.m.

Additional show times are 7 p.m. on Friday, February 23 and on Saturday, January 24 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $19.

For tickets call 732-367-7789 or go to strand.org.