2023 Events

Tuesday, May 30 – June 3

USM Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium

FestivalSouth proudly invites you to ‘Be Our Guest’ as the most enchanted musical of all time brings the magic to open FestivalSouth 2023! In celebration of the musical’s 30th anniversary, this beloved ‘tale as old as time’ will be presented in epic fashion with an enormous singing and dancing cast, elaborate sets and costumes, and a full orchestra. Enjoy the  spellbinding songs of Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice as performed by the incredible Hub City Players. This production is guaranteed to have you tapping your toes and wiping away a tear as children of all ages discover, or rediscover, the magic that is Beauty and the Beast!

Tuesday, May 30 – June 3 | 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 3 | 1 p.m., doors open at 12:30 p.m.

Presented by Forrest General Hospital and Hancock Whitney Bank in partnership with VisitMississippi and VisitHattiesburg and support from Courtesy Ford and Pine Belt Chevy