If you don't have tickets yet for this upcoming youth production, you'd better hurry! They haven't even taken the stage yet, but the Merry MAC Players community theatre group has already found success with their newest show - Beauty and the Beast Jr. Available tickets are very limited, so reserve yours today!

The Merry MAC Players are the only community theatre in Morgan County. They produce several shows each year at the Historic Vandalia Depot Theatre, a former railway depot turned intimate performance venue near the downtown Martinsville Square. One of their most popular productions each year is their annual youth production. This year's show is Beauty and the Beast Jr, a retelling of the Disney tale that's created specifically for a younger cast to perform on stage. 

The performance will feature several young actors from around the area, ranging in age from preschool to high school, and is directed by local folks as well! The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provencial town, and the Beast (who is really a young prince trapped by the spell of an enchantress). If the Beast can learn to love and be loved in return, his curse will be lifted and he will transform once again into his former self, but his time is running out! If the Beast doesn't learn his lesson soon, his entire household will be doomed for all eternity... 

Much like the Beast's remaining time to reverse his curse, your time to get tickets for this enchanting show is running out as well! Performances don't begin until March, and additional performances have already been added, but still there are very limited seats available and can be purchased online. Performance dates are March 2-4, 9-11 and 16-18. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm and Sundays at 2:30  pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $17 at the door (if any are still available). Discounted tickets are available for seniors, students with ID and groups of ten or more - call 765-315-2252 for group tickets. 

If you miss out on this fantastic performance, we hear that next up at The Depot Theatre will be a fun comedy show in early April, so watch our event calendar for more details about that soon!