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Sanford Center: Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales

In a tale as old as time, Beauty and the Beast will come to life on stage in Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales Friday at the Sanford Center in Bemidji. Submitted Photo

Fans of Walt Disney can get their fix when Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales comes to Bemidji on Friday at the Sanford Center.

The event follows popular Disney characters Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy as they find an enchanted storybook and guide audience members through the woven stories of Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

The event includes singing, dancing and solving clues that help the audience unfold the story.

It's a theatrical experience that children, as well as adults can enjoy. Familiar songs and adventure offer entertainment for the whole family.

Angela McCarthy will be bringing her two daughters, Riley, 9, and Regan, 6. McCarthy will also be bringing her 2-year-old niece, Lillian along to enjoy the show.

McCarthy says she is excited to attend Three Classic Fairy Tales because her girls love Disney, especially Cinderella.

"The best part about going is seeing how excited they get," McCarthy said. "They'll be excited for each other, especially for the 2-year-old because she's never seen anything like this before."

McCarthy said she is happy Disney Live! is coming to Bemidji, but that doesn't mean she gets to skip out on a Disney vacation with her girls in the future.

Feld Entertainment, the producer of Disney Live!, has done its best to bring the world of Disney to Bemidji. Actors and actresses don stunning costumes that mirror the movies as they play out the story.

The show's performers wear 100 different costumes.

A wide array of famous Disney Characters make an appearance in the play. Fans will recognize over 25 Disney faces.

A lot of hard work goes into the production of the show.

There are seven male performers and nine female performers. The actors represent four different countries and range in age from 20-34.

The theatrics are illuminated by a total of 2,353 light bulbs, which are used on the stage and curtains to make the production dazzle the audience. Members of the audience will view 317 lighting effects.

The largest prop during the play is a big, blue Victorian door. The whole production takes 12 crew members 16 hours to set up.

Show time begins at 3:30 p.m. with a second performance at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available for $16, $21, $26 or $56. Group rates are available for 10 or more people, which reduce the ticket price by $3 in the club and arena bowl seating.

Tickets can be purchased at the door, or during box office hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit the Sanford Center's website.