North High presents the musical Beauty and the Beast on Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m., Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, March 9 at 5 p.m. The performances will take place in the Auditorium at North High School (4436 Main Street, Downers Grove).

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students (outside D99) and senior citizens, and free for D99 students with their school IDDGN Beauty and the Beast. Tickets can be purchased at the North High Activities Office or at the door at the night of the event.

Synopsis: Based on the smash hit 1991 Disney movie and dating back to a late 18th-century classic French fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster, who was long ago trapped in his gruesome form by an enchantress. The only way for the Beast to become human once again is if he learns to love and be loved in return. There is a time limit, too: once a magical rose loses all of its petals, all hope will be lost and he will stay a Beast forever. The Beast’s enchanted household–populated by such beloved characters as Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, Cogsworth, and Chip–watch anxiously as Belle and the Beast grow to understand and befriend one another. Their feelings grow ever deeper as the clock ticks and petals continue to fall off the enchanted rose–will they confess their love for one another before it is too late?

To view the cast list, crew members, dancers, ensembles, and pit orchestra members, click here.

For more information about the musical, contact Sharon Mamula at or 630-795-8413. To learn more about North High Fine Arts, visit their blog.