The first time I saw a stage production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast it was in Boston about 17 years ago. I marveled at just how realistic the sets, the action, the songs, and the characters were compared to the story told in the movie of the same name. I remember thinking. " I wish my daughter could see this".

Fast forward a decade or so and the magic of Disney will become apparent on stage at Angelle Hall when Christian Youth Theater of Lafayette presents Beauty and the Beast. Tickets for these performances are now on sale but they will sell quickly so don't wait, get yours today.

CYT-Lafayette is a Christian based theater group that teaches children from as young as first grade all the way up to seniors in high school the rigors and the joys of live theater. This company also teaches teamwork, cooperation, and compassion. My daughter has been involved in CYT for many years and this is her last year to be a part of the group so this performance is bittersweet.

If you'd like to treat your family to a magical night of better than you ever imagined theater don't miss this performance. Tickets are available at the CYT-Lafayette website. Performances are set to begin Thursday May 12th and will run through Sunday May 15th. There are various showtimes from which you can choose.

The cost for tickets is $14 in advance purchased online. The price is $16 at the door if any are available. There are also student,child, group, and senior discounts available too. It's a very affordable evening of songs you know, a story you will love, and theater that will have you saying, " I can't believe these are kids and not professionals."