Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Returns to Belk Theater Sept. 29-Oct. 4!
Get ready, Disney fans! One of your absolute favorites is returning to the Belk Theater stage at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in just a couple of weeks. For one week only, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical produced by NETworks Presentations, plays Sept. 29- Oct. 4. Don’t miss this elaborate production!
In Charlotte, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast plays Tuesday through Thursday evening at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets to Disney’s Beauty and the Beast are available at the Belk Theater Box Office, by phone at 704-372-1000 and online at BlumenthalArts.org.
The production features the Academy Award®-winning score with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, with additional songs composed by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice. The book is written by Linda Woolverton.
The original creators of the Broadway production have reunited for this new touring production. The play is directed by Rob Roth and choreographed by Matt West, with costume design by Ann Hould-Ward (Tony Award winner for her work on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast); lighting design by Natasha Katz (five-time Tony Award winner); scenic design by Stanley A. Meyer; sound design by John Petrafesa Jr.; and music supervision by Michael Kosarin.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
Based on the 1991 Academy Award-winning animated feature film and celebrating 21 years since its Broadway premiere in 1994, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the ninth longest running musical in Broadway history that has become an international sensation seen by over 35 million people worldwide in 22 countries, and translated into nine different languages. This production launched in February 2010 and has been seen by nearly 3 million people while playing over 1,500 performances in all 50 states in the U.S. and eight Canadian Provinces. Currently, there are five productions playing around the world including the North American Tour, Paris, tours in Japan and Germany, and a new international tour (inspired by the North American tour) that will visit more than 14 countries in two years.