Pure Musical Magic in Sharon

Theater: ‘Beauty and The Beast’
Becky Whitcomb and Trevor Martin star in “Beauty and The Beast” at the Sharon Playhouse. Photo by Marsden Epworth

This is how fairy tales work: You start with heedless cruelty, add danger, evil, ignorance, a daunting forest (most fairy tales have one of those), magic and the notion that love can fix anything. And there you are with a salutary finish. It works every time.

  “Beauty and the Beast” sticks to the formula like gaffer’s tape. And the Sharon Playhouse production makes the 18th-century tale (without a failed seduction and other dispiriting matters) a glittery and joyous thing.

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