Jake Epstein to Star in "Beauty and the Beast"



By: MIRIAM CROSS  
Published: August 12th 2010
in Culture » Stage

Degrassi alum Jake Epstein, who most recently starred in the U.S. stage tour of Spring Awakening, is returning to Ross Petty’s annual holiday pantomime as the dashing hero.

 

Beauty and the Beast: The Savagely Silly Family Musical marks 15 years of “Fractured Fairy Tales” – Ross Petty Productions’ goofy, pop-culture-heavy musical versions of famous children’s stories.  In this one, shy Prince Edgar enters into a Faustian deal with the evil Barnum von Cowell, and inadvertently becomes the Beasty Boy of the title.

 

Epstein also played the hero in Ross Petty’s production of Cinderella in 2008, opposite fellow Degrassi actor Paula Brancati.

 

Beauty and the Beast also stars Melissa O’Neil (Canadian Idol winner from 2005) as Beauty, Jake Simons, Eddie Glen and of course, Petty himself.

 

 

 

Beauty and the Beast: The Savagely Silly Family Musical runs Nov. 25, 2010-Jan. 2, 2011 at the Elgin Theatre. For more information, visit www.rosspetty.com. Read our interview with Jake Epstein here.



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