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Jonah Platt on channeling his inner Beast for a holiday Beauty

Jonah Platt on channeling his inner Beast for a holiday Beauty

You could say that Jonah Platt comes from a musical family. His brother Ben Platt won a Tony Award this year for his lead performance in “Dear Evan Hansen,” and his father, Marc Platt, produced the movie musical “La La Land.”

Now Jonah, a 31-year-old actor, writer, musician and producer, will costar in the Lythgoe Family Productions’ newest holiday panto, “Beauty and the Beast — A Christmas Rose,” starting Wednesday at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Here, in this edited conversation, he opens up about his theatrical family, creative ambitions and single gift hopes will be waiting for him. (Hint: It relieves muscle cramps.)

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