'Beauty and the Beast' for Portlaoise Panto

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'Beauty and the Beast' for Portlaoise Panto

Portlaoise Pantomine Group presents their 34th annual show, Beauty and the Beast, beginning this weekend at the Dunamaise Arts Centre.

Join Beauty, the Beast, Gaston and all the colourful characters in this wonderful production based on the well known and much loved fairytale.

Portlaoise Panto always present a highly entertaining show with lots of well known local characters taking to the stage.

With Director Paul Norton on his second visit to Portlaoise Panto, Musical Director, Niall Mulpeter and Choreographer Julieanne McNamara on her first season with the group and with a cast of over fifty (including a junior chorus of fourteen and 20 Transition Year students from local secondary schools), rehearsals are now in full swing for what promises to be a spectacular start to the New Year for all panto lovers.

The production features a superb chorus, senior and junior dancers all playing their parts of villagers, towns people, and many more, all contributing in no small way to the continuity of the actions and antics of all the main characters.

Don’t miss the story of the arrogant young prince who is turned into a Beast and the spirited, headstrong village girl Belle who draws the cold-hearted Beast out of his isolation with plenty of laughs and sing-a-long moments for all the family.

“Beauty and the Beast – The Panto” runs from January, Saturday 20th to Saturday 27th, with matinees on Saturday 20th, Sunday 21st, and Saturday 27th, at 2.30pm (sharp) and nightly at 8pm in the Dunamaise Arts Centre.

Tickets are available at the Dunamaise Box office.