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Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Suri & Connor Create Mob Scene At Play

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Tom Cruise is known as one of the nicest guys in show business -- and he proved it on Friday night to hundreds of fans at "Beauty and The Beast" at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood.

The "Rock of Ages" star, his wife Katie Holmes, and children, Suri and Connor, attended the Disney musical - creating quite the commotion.

Josie Clarizio, who was in the audience, says that before the show started, dozens of people stood up and rushed to get as close as they could to the family. "Flashes were going off like crazy. Ushers were yelling, 'No Pictures,' 'No Pictures,'" our insider says.

"Tom was so cool about the situation. He took pictures with fans and signed autographs," Josie adds.

During intermission, the family was taken to a private area, but while returning to their center orchestra seats, Tom took more pictures with fans.

And, being a class act TomKat stayed until the end of the show. "They did not try to sneak out early," Josie says.