Disney’s hit stage musical, “Beauty and the Beast,” returns to N.C. Theatre after a dozen years in the wake of this year’s popular live-action film version. The 31-member cast brings Broadway and national tour credits to this special effects-filled production in Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium. 7:30 p.m. July 25-30; 2 p.m. July 29-30. $25-$115. 919-831-6941 or nctheatre.com.
- The Broadway-bound musical, “An Extra Penny,” has its first out-of-town tryout at Louisburg College’s Jones Performing Arts Center. Details at anextrapenny.com.
- Raleigh Little Theatre’s Teens On Stage summer conservatory offers a 90-minute musical version of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” Details at raleighlittletheatre.org.