Featuring a cast and crew of 68 students, "Beauty and the Beast" is the first big production for Meredith Birmingham, its director.

After a successful show in the spring, Birmingham said she was ready to tackle a musical.

"There are more students involved," she said, with pride. "It is a completely student-run show."

The musical will feature the same story and the same song, and a few "modern" takes, too, Birmingham said.

"We're taking a modern artistic spin on the classic tale," she said. "It's really fun."

'Beauty and the Beast' will be performed Nov. 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 9 at 1 and 7 p.m., at Winters Mill High School, 560 Gorsuch Road, Westminster.

Tickets are $10. 410-386-1500.