This isn’t going to be the Beauty and the Beast that you’ve seen in the past, so be sure to bring the whole family to at least one of four upcoming shows beginning March 31 running through April 2nd.
Severna Park Middle School (SPMS) presents the romantic and action-packed musical adaptation, Beauty and the Beast, Jr.
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"Manumitted by his late master's Will" with his wife and eldest son in 1720, Pearle established himself as a carpenter and began a rise to prosperity that would eclipse that of most men in the eighteenth-century Chesapeake, black or white.
Pearle probably never lost his identity as a former slave and even though not free until age thirty-five, he nevertheless attained a level of economic success that placed him among the ranks of the wealthiest white planters in Maryland during the colonial era.
Go see Severna Park Middle School Musical “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.”, March 31-April 2, 2017!
The evidence and measure of that achievement - the fourteen slaves enumerated in Pearle's will - testify to just how far he had traveled - from slave to slave owner - during his life.
No probate inventory survives to provide a detailed analysis of Pearle's personal property, but his fourteen chattels were perhaps worth as much as £700, the value of which - exclusive of his other property - would have placed Pearle among the top 5 to 10 percent of all inventoried Chesapeake decedents during the colonial era.
This stage play promises to delight all audiences with a refreshed, creative interpretation of Disney’s tale of improbable love, transformation, and tolerance.
SPMS’s Spartan Lyrical Society, the non-profit theatrical organization that supports vocal, drama, and musical theatre at the middle school, has a new twist on the old classic.