'"Beauty and the Beast" opens at Hale Centre Theatre'

I wrote about a production of "Beauty and the Beast":

In 1991, Walt Disney Animation released “Beauty and the Beast” to enthusiastic critical acclaim, culminating in the honor of the first Best Picture nomination given to an animated film -- an honor that no other animated film would again achieve until the category expanded to 10 possible entries nearly two decades later.

“In some ways it was really the thing that made it cool for adults to go see cartoons,” said John Sweeney, who directs the stage version opening this week at the Hale Centre Theatre in West Valley City.

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