A world premiere stage adaptation of the 1933 film by Merian C. Cooper. The play is based on the Delos W. Lovelace novel, which is the same storyline and dialogue from the original film with only minor changes and additions. The overall show will have a lighthearted tongue-in-cheek feel but all the characters will be played honest and as true to the original. The Maverick Theater’s special effects team known as "Maverick Light & Magic" will take on the beauty and the beast adventure using a live compositing* process of multiple video sources, similar to the process Willis O’Brien used to create the original King Kong. Combining animated backgrounds and miniature sets with multiple green screen techniques actors will be interacting with live rear screen projection.