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by Judy Harrison of The Bangor Daily News

A fairy tale about a bright and beautiful young woman who transforms a beast into a prince with love and understanding hardly sounds like holiday fare.

But if Scrooge’s metamorphosis from miserable miser to generous and genial businessman is the standard, then almost any tale about transformation — as long as it features a dazzling set and opulent costumes — will do in December.

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” being performed this month at the Bangor Opera House by the Penobscot Theatre Company, is gorgeous to behold.

The costumes and set, along with the actors’ delightful performances, could coax holiday joy out of any and every Grinch in the audience… Read more.