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Tale As Old as Time, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” Show Comes to Columbus March 6-8

Play produced by Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital


COLUMBUS, OH - 2/24/2009

Its one of Disney’s most beloved movies and now its coming to a stage near you.  Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital will present its production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” March 6, 7, and 8 at the Palace Theatre in Columbus. Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is the 52nd consecutive production of Pleasure Guild. All money raised from the show benefits the Hospice and Palliative Care Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Show times are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. Sunday’s performance offers a section for the deaf, and interpreters will sign the show in American Sign Language. Tickets can be purchased by calling the CAPA ticket office at (614) 469-0939 or Ticketmaster outlets at (614) 431-3600 (www.ticketmaster.com).

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is the classic love story of Belle, a kind-hearted but misunderstood young woman, and the Beast, a pompous prince who has been turned into an animal by the spell of an enchantress. To break the spell, the Beast must learn to love and be loved. Belle could be his chance, if only the Beast can control his anger and find the heart that he never had as a man. But time is running out and if he does not learn his lesson soon, he will be doomed to live in isolation for all eternity.

If you are interested in learning more about how to become a corporate or an individual sponsor of our annual theatre production or if you simply want to make a donation to Nationwide Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care Program, visit www.pleasureguild.org.

About Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Pleasure Guild is celebrating 100 years of service as an auxiliary of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. It is an organization of women committed to raising funds for Nationwide Children’s Hospital and traces its roots back to the hospital’s beginnings. Since 1958, Pleasure Guild’s principal fundraiser has been an annual children’s play. Members handle all aspects of production from auditions and ticket sales, to costume and ushering. Pleasure Guild has raised over $3 million for the children of Nationwide Children’s, and in recent years, its Hospice and Palliative Care Program. We are always looking for new members. If you are interested in volunteering your time with Pleasure Guild please visit our website at www.pleasureguild.org.

Media Contact:
Toni Bloomfield, toniinohio@yahoo.com, 614-486-0843
Nicole Papa, njpapa@vorys.com, 614-464-6375

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