Running Time: 2 hours 10 minutes + 20 minute preshow
We are thrilled to announce that our newest sing along for 2018 will be Beauty and the Beast which will have the 3Below sing-along treatment right in time for the holidays! Join us for Disney’s #1 most requested title and enjoy the magic, the music, and the majesty of the tale as old as time as you’ve never experienced it before.
Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast (Dan Stevens) in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior, allowing her to recognize the kind heart and soul of the true prince that hides inside.
This is your chance to sing as loudly as you like to the Disney songs of your childhood such as “Be our Guest”, “Beauty and The Beast”, “Belle”, and “Gaston”. Sing along with Emma Watson, Ewan McGregor and Emma Thompson in this romantic fairy tale and see if you can stop your tears at the end.
Our Sing Along host will start with a pre-show where they will warm up the audience, teach you some choreography, show you how to use your fun pack full of surprises during the film and when to boo at the arrogant Gaston.
Costumes required! Okay, not required but strongly encouraged. When else can you wear a ballgown or a Gaston shirt designed to show off those abs! Come celebrate this “tale as old as time” dressed as your favorite character and get ready to become part of a real fairytale.
Beauty and the Beast is presented by The California Academy for the Creative and Performing Arts in partnership with Guggenheim Entertainment.
In partnership with 3Below, The Academy Family Series gives our fans/members a chance to introduce their children to the joy of beloved classic family films on the big screen. At each screening we present a mini film appreciation course by way of trivia and post-performance discussions with the children and their families. We look at this as the opportunity for pintsize cinephiles to catch up on the best in children’s films and promote critical thinking and discussion by having the children write reviews of the films and vote for their favorite films. We host an informal awards ceremony at the conclusion of each series
We are not a movie theatre; we are a school, a museum. We host film festivals that are part of our mission to educate, entertain, and engage our students and families. Our screenings, as part of our education mission, have a facilitator who promotes discussion at the theater and engages families to take the conversation home following a child’s viewing of a film. We also screen films for schools as part of our outreach program in which teachers are able to engage their students in subjects associated with the curriculum or exhibitions we have running.
One of the goals of The Academy is to introduce young people to the excitement and wonderful world of theatre and film.
A mini-learning guide is placed on our website with the mission to promote discussion and experience the movie together not in and insular setting/manner. We engage, educate, and entertain our audiences by creating community and promoting discussion.
The experience of going to the theatre doesn’t have to end with the credits or the curtain call. Our events stimulate thought and inspire curiosity, whether it’s into the culture depicted, other writings by the authors or directors, or the encouragement to discuss concepts presented in the play or film. Teachers, students, parents, and all Academy audiences are able to discuss each of our events before attending them as well as after they have experienced the play or movie.
The Academy Family Series is designed to bring these life enhancing activities into your family unit.
We believe that theatre provides much more than entertainment and much more than an average TV show. We believe that theatre should be a community event rather than a private experience; theatre should challenge families. We believe that the time spent driving home in the car talking about the play or movie sharing ideas and experiences, is in many ways more important than the play or movie itself.
We promise to engage you, to educate you, and to entertain you – a worthwhile choice for your entertainment dollar.