Tale As Old as Time, Disneys Beauty and the Beast Show Comes to Columbus March 6-8

February 24, 2009

Its one of Disneys most beloved movies and now its coming to a stage near you.  Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Childrens Hospital will present its production of Disneys Beauty and the Beast March 6, 7, and 8 at the Palace Theatre in Columbus. Disneys 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 Childrens Hospital.

Show times are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. Sundays 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).

Disneys 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 Childrens Hospice and Palliative Care Program, visit www.pleasureguild.org.

About Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Childrens Hospital
Pleasure Guild is celebrating 100 years of service as an auxiliary of Nationwide Childrens Hospital. It is an organization of women committed to raising funds for Nationwide Childrens Hospital and traces its roots back to the hospitals beginnings. Since 1958, Pleasure Guilds principal fundraiser has been an annual childrens 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 Childrens, 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.

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About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.