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Beauty and the Beast

on stage at Broadway Palm in Fort Myers

Broadway Palm presents a tale as old as time, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast playing now through Aug. 10. Bring the entire family as this magical tale comes to life on stage with unforgettable characters, astonishing sets and costumes, and a spectacular score. The classic tale as old as time tells of Belle, a young woman in a small town, and a beast, who is really a young prince under a spell. If the beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. Time is running out and if the beast doesn’t learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed forever. The spirited, headstrong Belle enters the beast's castle after he imprisons her father and with the help of his enchanted servants, Belle begins to draw the coldhearted beast out of his isolation. See all

your favorite characters including Mrs. Potts, Cogsworth, Lumiere and more! The beloved songs include “Be Our Guest,” “Belle,” “Something There” and “Beauty and the Beast.” The cast includes James Arthur Douglas as the Beast, Jennie Nasser as Belle, Travis C. Brown as Lumiere, Frank Hughes as Cogsworth, Shannon Connolly as Mrs. Potts and Drew Stairs as Gaston. Performances are Wednesday through Sunday evenings with select matinees. Tickets are $45 to $70 with group prices available. There is a summer special and tickets for anyone 18 and under are just $20 for the meal and the show. Tickets can be reserved by calling 239-278-4422, visiting online at or at 1380 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers.

James Arthur Douglas as the Beast and Jennie Nasser as Belle

Application deadline July 31 for Naples playwright competition

The Naples Players' Readers Theatre is accepting original one-act scripts for its 16th Annual "An Evening of New Plays" contest for Southwest Florida playwrights. In addition to having their play cast and performed at TNP's "An Evening of New Plays" on Sunday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m., finalists will each receive a performance royalty, memorial plaque, and tickets to TNP's "An Evening of New Plays." Winners will have the opportunity for their plays to be cast, directed, and staged at one of the most highly-rated theatres in the country. Deadline for submission is July 31, and winners will be notified by Oct. 31. "It's a fan14 - August 2019

tastic opportunity for talented playwrights to get their work in front of an audience," shares Jessica Walck, associate artistic director. Readers Theatre is devoted to developing playwrights, directors, and actors through staged readings of original works as well as fresh and inventive one-acts. The Readers Theatre program allows The Naples Players to test new plays before producing them and provides critical feedback to playwrights, along with access to performance and directing opportunities through flexible and shortened rehearsal processes and augmented performance demands. Both veteran and novice actors, directors, and playwrights can

call Readers Theatre home, and this flexibility helps Readers Theatre remain as one of the foundational programs of The Naples Players. Only non-musical one-acts are accepted. Only one play per writer can be submitted. To submit a play, playwrights must submit three copies of their script in standard stage play format to: "An Evening of New Plays 2020," The Naples Players, 701 5th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102. Plays may also be submitted electronically to: For scripts to be returned, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

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August 2019 Happenings Magazine  

Southwest Florida's monthly arts & entertainment magazine.

August 2019 Happenings Magazine  

Southwest Florida's monthly arts & entertainment magazine.