FORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 31, 2017) -- The Theater Company at Fort Lee recently announced its first Kidkapers production of the 2017-2018 season – “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” – with an opening performance set for Sept. 15, 7 p.m., at the Lee Theater, Mahone Avenue.

Additional performances will take place Sept. 22 and 29 at 7 p.m., and Sept. 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and Oct. 1 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for general admission seating. All shows are open to the public.

“Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” tells the story of Belle (Sam Preece), an ambitious young woman trapped in a provincial town, and the Beast (Max Heyliger), a young prince disfigured by a witch’s curse. Unless he can learn to love and be loved in return, the prince is doomed to remain a beast forever.

His castle servants – Lumiere (J.P. Holmes), Mrs. Potts (Nadia Artus), her son Chip (Ian Filipovich), Babette (Katie Helm), Madame de la Grande Bouche (Angel Hanscom) and Cogsworth (Judd Blake) – have been waiting years for someone as promising as Belle to come along. Time is running out. Will she lift the curse and restore them to their former selves?

Joining director Caroline Mincks in creating this charming production is set designer and technical director Joe Beaudet, sound designer John “Red” Redling, costume designer Kym Mincks, light designer Joe Beaudet, and stage manager and choreographer Khalila Roney.

For additional details, call the box office at (804) 734-6629.