STEP INSIDE DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, PARAMOUNT’S NEXT HOLIDAY SEASON BLOCKBUSTER, THROUGH JANUARY 19
Great dancing candlesticks! Just wait to see what Aurora’s Paramount Theatre has in store for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, November 13, 2019-January 19, 2020 at the beautiful Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in Aurora.
The Beast, Belle and everyone’s favorite enchanted castle characters from one of our most beloved animated films will come to incredible new life at Paramount, ready to thrill, entertain and amaze young and old alike. Per usual, Paramount has big plans for Beauty and the Beast, with a blockbuster production sure to ignite imaginations, enthrall senses, excite emotions and literally open pages to so much possibility. Entire families will be enchanted by classic song-and-dance numbers like “Be Our Guest,” “Belle” and “Beauty and the Beast.”
Returning to direct and co-choreograph her fourth holiday season spectacular in a row is Paramount’s Amber Mak, hot on the heels of last season’s The Wizard of Oz, which earned her Jeff nominations for Best Musical/ Large and Best Director, her eye-popping Elf The Musical, and her puppet-filled The Little Mermaid before that.
Paramount favorite Paul-Jordan Jansen, who won hearts last season as the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz, and earned the Jeff Award for Best Actor in a Musical as Sweeney Todd in 2017, also returns as the Beast. Making her Chicago debut as Belle is Beth Stafford Laird, a veteran of the first national tours of Anastasia, Newsies and Ghost The Musical, and the international tour of Beauty and the Beast.
Celebrate the power and wonder of live theater at the majestic Paramount where a two-story Christmas tree and spectacular lobby also await, decorated to create memories for a lifetime. Previews of Beauty and the Beast start November 13. Performances run through January 19: Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Thursdays at 7 p.m.; Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sundays at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Note: All Friday performances in January (January 3, 10 and 17) begin at 7 p.m. Saturday show times in January (January 4, 11 and 18) are 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Single tickets are $36 to $74. For tickets, visit ParamountAurora.com, call (630) 896-6666, or stop by the Paramount box office Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Beauty and the Beast is recommended for ages 5 and up for including some scary moments.
Note: Paramount offers live, real-time ASL interpretation for patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing at one performance of each Broadway Series production. Beauty and twill be presented with live ASL interpretation on Friday, December 27 at 8 p.m. Patrons can purchase $30 tickets with special seating for this performance with the code ASLPARAMOUNT. Or, ask the box office about a discounted subscription package for Paramount’s three remaining ASL interpreted Broadway performances during the 2019-20 season.
TERRY FATOR AND HIS HILARIOUS PUPPET PALS TO PLAY TWO SHOWS AT AURORA’S PARAMOUNT THEATRE, SATURDAY, JANUARY 25
America’s Got Talent season two winner Terry Fator does it all – celebrity impressions, singing, comedy and ventriloquism.
And he does it with the help of his hilarious puppet pals Winston the Impersonating Turtle, Maynard Thompkins the Elvis Impersonator and so many others. Simon Cowell hailed Fator as one of the best entertainers in the world, and he’s become a staple on the Vegas strip.
So don’t miss out when Terry Fator travels to the Chicago area to perform two shows, Saturday, January 25, 2020, at Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., in Aurora. Show times are 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $79-$99. VIP packages are available from $174-$249. For tickets and information, visit ParamountAurora.com, call (630) 896-6666, or stop by the Paramount box office, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
NATIONAL BALLET THEATRE OF ODESSA, UKRAINE TO PERFORM ROMEO AND JULIET AT AURORA’S PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ONE-SHOW-ONLY, SUNDAY, JANUARY 26 AT 3 P.M.
Introduce your family to the wonder and spectacle of dance when the National Ballet Theatre of Odessa, Ukraine, presents one of the greatest classical ballets of all time, Romeo and Juliet, Sunday, January 26, at 3 p.m. at Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora.
Watch in awe as 55 of Ukraine’s brightest and most talented ballet stars perform the most passionate and romantic love story of our time, William Shakespeare’s tale of tragic love, set to the music of Sergei Prokofiev.
This full-scale production from National Ballet Theatre of Odessa, presented one-time-only, marks the company’s return to Chicago after delighting Paramount audiences last season with their magical production of Swan Lake.
But never was there a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo. Don’t miss Shakespeare’s beloved story of two star-crossed lovers, told through the magic of live ballet. Tickets are $35-$65. For tickets and information, visit ParamountAurora.com, call (630) 896-6666, or stop by the Paramount box office, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.