Columbus Children's Theatre production

Columbus Children's Theatre brings Disney's Beauty and the Beast to the Lincoln Theatre, starting this Thursday, April 30, until May 10.

Suitable for audiences ages 5 and older, this musical play is based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature. You will be transported to the heart of provincial life in a lovely French town. When Maurice becomes lost in the woods on the way to the fair, he seeks shelter in an old castle, but the master of the castle is a horrible beast who takes him captive. Maurice's daughter, Belle, must then give up her freedom to save his life. Belle's taming of the unfortunate Beast and his ultimate transformation back into a handsome prince enthralled Broadway audiences for over 13 years. This "tale as old as time" is filled with hope and lessons of kindness.

Shows take place on Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 1 and 5 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Please note: This Thursday's opening performance also features American Sign Language interpretation.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Columbus Children's Theatre Ticket Office at 614- 224-6672, the CAPA Ticket Office at 614-469-0939or by going online to www.ticketmaster.com. The Lincoln Theatre is located at 769 E. Long St. in Columbus' King-Lincoln District. Parking is available at the Lincoln Theatre parking lot, located next to the Lincoln Theatre, and accessible from Long Street. Additional parking is available at the Long Street Presbyterian church, located on Garfield Avenue, to the east of the Lincoln Theatre.

For more information, go to www.columbuschildrenstheatre.org.