Disney Tale Opens Theatre Under The Stars Season
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the first Disney film ever to make the leap to stage, follows Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a young prince transformed by a wicked spell. If the Beast can learn to be loved, the curse will end and he will be restored. But time is running out! A feast for the senses, the treasured production is abundant with lavish sets, sumptuous costumes, and spectacular musical numbers, including all of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s songs from the Academy Award-winning film, as well as new songs by Menken and Tim Rice.
Making his TUTS debut is bass-baritone Peter Monaghan as the Beast, performing alongside Jaime Piercy as Belle. Joining them are Nicholas Bradbury (LeFou), Dane Szohner (Gaston), Sheryl McMillan (Mrs. Potts), and Steven Greenfield (Cogsworth). Victor Hunter, returning to TUTS following his hilarious portrayal of Lord Farquaad in 2014’s Shrek: The Musical, will star as Lumiere.
This production is directed by Shel Piercy and choreographed by Shelley Stewart Hunt, with musical direction by Wendy Bross Stuart.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Theatre Under The Stars
Playing until August 27
Malkin Bowl, Stanley ParkPurchase tickets