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Enchanting Tale Comes To Life

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The cast and crew of Beauty and the Beast have cooked up another winner … Susan Donohue and Kiall Rowberry play simple townsfolk, the baker and his wife

Belle (Maria Mollenhauer) and her Prince (Ernest Corbet)

October 12, 2018

South Burnett Musical Comedy Society’s massive production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” cast a spell on audiences at the new Kingaroy Performing Arts Centre on Friday night.

The musical is the largest staged by the not-for-profit group.

There’s 60 in the cast – the youngest player is aged just four – plus a crew of 15.

It’s also the first major event to be held in the new KPAC venue at Kingaroy State High School.

Beauty and The Beast tells the tale of a young woman, Belle, who becomes imprisoned by a Prince who has been turned into a Beast by a female sorcerer.

Can he learn to love (and be loved in return) in time to break the spell?

There’s an enchanted castle, enchanted candlesticks and even a talking teacup … enough to keep the whole family entertained.

South Burnett Musical Comedy Society members began planning their latest production more than five months ago.

As well as the big cast, Beauty and the Beast also features some of the largest stage backdrops ever used by the group.

If you missed out on Friday night’s premiere, there’s still plenty of time to catch the production.

There’s five more shows in Kingaroy: October 13 (7:00pm), October 14 (2:00pm), October 19 (7:00pm), October 20 (7:00pm) and October 21 (2:00pm).

Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for concession / students; five and under are free.

They can be booked at or call 0409-895-526.

After the Kingaroy season finishes, the cast and crew will be off for a special performance at the Empire Theatre in Toowoomba.

This is the first time that the South Burnett Musical Comedy Society has been invited to appear at the historic venue.

This performance will be held from 7:00pm on Saturday, October 27, and tickets can be booked online 

The massive cast and crew who are bringing Disney’s Beauty and the Beast to life in Kingaroy and Toowoomba

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