‘Beauty and the Beast’ premieres Friday at Aloha Theatre

  • Belle (Nicole Aragon) and the Beast (Winton Nicholson) share their first dance in the Aloha Theatre production of Disney's Beauty and The Beast at the Aloha Theatre weekends through March 11. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Belle (Nicole Aragon) and the Beast (Winton Nicholson) share their first dance in the Aloha Theatre production of Disney's Beauty and The Beast at the Aloha Theatre weekends through March 11. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Belle (Nicole Aragon) is ostracized for her love of books by the town folk in the Aloha Theatre production of Disney's Beauty and The Beast at the Aloha Theatre weekends through March 11. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Belle (Nicole Aragon) listens to LeFou (Derek Hall) tout the virtues of Gaston (John Cottle) in the Aloha Performing Arts production of Disney's Beauty and The Beast at the Aloha Theatre weekends through March 11. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Maurice (Kent Kane) shows his newest invention to his daughter Belle (Nicole Aragon) in the Aloha Theatre production of Disney's Beauty and The Beast at the Aloha Theatre weekends through March 11. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Maurice (Kent Kane) is surrounded by wolves in Disney's Beauty and The Beast at the Aloha Theatre weekends through March 11. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Lumiere (Jeremy Pyrc) and Cogsworth (Wendy Buzby) talk about their time running out in the Aloha Theatre production of Disney's Beauty and The Beast at the Aloha Theatre weekends through March 11. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Babette (Chamika Fujioka) and Lumiere (Jeremy Pyrc) try to comfort Maurice (Kent Kane) in the Aloha Theatre production of Disney's Beauty and The Beast at the Aloha Theatre weekends through March 11. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • The Beast (Winton Nicholson) frightens Maurice (Kent Kane) and his servants in the Aloha Theatre production of Disney's Beauty and The Beast at the Aloha Theatre weekends through March 11. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Gaston (John Cottle) tries to convince Belle (Nicole Aragon) to marry him in the Aloha Theatre production of Disney's Beauty and The Beast at the Aloha Theatre weekends through March 11. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Belle (Nicole Aragon) meets Madame De La Grande Bouche (Megan Hodge) and Mrs Potts (Samantha Cook) in Disney's Beauty and The Beast at the Aloha Theatre weekends through March 11. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Gaston (John Cottle), center, shows off his physique in the Aloha Theatre production of Disney's Beauty and The Beast at the Aloha Theatre weekends through March 11. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • There's no one like Gaston (John Cottle) top center in the Aloha Theatre production of Disney's Beauty and The Beast at the Aloha Theatre weekends through March 11. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • LeFou (Derek Hall) swoons over Gaston ((John Cottle) in the Aloha Theatre production of Disney's Beauty and The Beast at the Aloha Theatre weekends through March 11. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Mrs Potts (Samantha Cook) and Lumiere (Jeremy Pyrc) try to help Cogsworth (Wendy Buzby) in Disney's Beauty and The Beast at the Aloha Theatre weekends through March 11. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • The kitchenware comes alive inviting Belle to "Be Our Guest" in the Aloha Theatre production of Disney's Beauty and The Beast at the Aloha Theatre weekends through March 11. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • The kitchenware comes alive inviting Belle to "Be Our Guest" in the Aloha Theatre production of Disney's Beauty and The Beast at the Aloha Theatre weekends through March 11. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • The Beast (Winton Nicholson) looks in his magic mirror as the petals from the rose fall in the Aloha Theatre production of Disney's Beauty and The Beast at the Aloha Theatre weekends through March 11. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Belle (Nicole Aragon) and the Beast (Winton Nicholson) share their first dance in the Aloha Theatre production of Disney's Beauty and The Beast at the Aloha Theatre weekends through March 11. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Aloha Theatre’s production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” premieres Friday in Kainaliu.

Featuring familiar faces and newcomers, the show will run five weekends through March 11 at the historic theater off Mamalahoa Highway.

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In the award-winning Broadway musical, based on the 1991 animated Disney film, a handsome but cold-hearted prince is transformed into a beast as punishment for his selfish ways. He eventually earns the love of the beauty he imprisons and breaks the curse at the eleventh hour.

The cast includes Nicole Aragon as the heroine, Belle, and Winton Nicholson as the legendary Beast. John Cottle will flex his muscles as Gaston, and Jeremy Pyrc will light things up as Lumiere. Samantha Cook will sing the classic title song as Mrs. Potts.

Additional members are Brooke Aragon, Christian Aragon, Christy Aragon, Wendy Buzby, Maka Cabatbat, Havilah Davis, Chamika Fujioka, Kaha’i Ha’i-Kelly, Derek Hall, Pamela Hicks, Megan Hodge, Pete Hoffman, Nikki Johnson, Kent Kane, Kira Kane, Bill Linaker, Jacques Malan, Harli Meech, Ezekiel Nicholson, Zara Nicholson, Zion Nicholson, Tatiana Stanley and Katie Wickersham.

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Tickets are $27 for adults, $24 for seniors, $22 for young adults and $10 for children. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. Attendees are cautioned that the performance utilizes theatrical smoke and theatrical gunfire during the performance.

Info: Visit www.alohatheatre.com.