Based on the classic fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, Beauty lives a happy life in the city with her father and four siblings helping and spending time with the less fortunate. That is, until the day her father finds himself in an enormous debt after the great loss of his cargo ships in the China Sea. The whole family moves to a small cottage in the country and day after day the three men, the old man and his two sons, Robert and Nathan, must work in the fields. One day, the old man receives news that one of his ships had survived, but when he arrives at the harbor, he finds that nothing valuable was saved and that his family remains in poverty. On his way home, the old man gets lost in the forest and finds a magnificent castle where he spends the night. He remembers the promise he had made to his daughter, she had asked for one simple rose, so the man cuts a rose from the many rose bushes in the castle gardens. However, as soon as the rose is cut, a horrible beast appears and tells ... Written by
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Did You Know?
The characters of Clara, the beast's servant and her sister, the mysterious fairy, did not feature in the original story. Instead, the beast in his human form as a handsome prince appeared in Beauty's dreams instead of the wicked fairy, telling her to see past ugliness instead of warning her about the cruel heart of the beast. See more
In the last scene, when the prince smiles at seeing Beauty's dress magically change, his eyebrows alter from black to blonde between frames. See more
I will strike you a bargain. You may go home and ask Beauty if she will die in your place.
Oh, I could not think of such a thing.
Do as I tell you! And if she will not come, then at least you will have been able to see your daughter one last time. But I tell you this, if neither you nor Beauty return, I shall seek you out and destroy you both! Now go and take the rose you've stolen from me.
The Beauty in the Beast
Words and Music by Richard Hurwitz
and John Arrias
For Eensy Weensy Productions See more