Woodminster Summer Musicals
Oakland's Summer Theater
Under The Stars
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
Directed by Joel Schlader
Choregraphed by Jody Jaron
Conducted by Michael Horsley
Choral Direction by Carl Danielsen
Scenic Design by Maggie Lamb
Disney's Beauty and the Beast is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
This lovable stage version of Beauty and the Beast was adapted from the 1991 Academy-Award winning animated Disney film, and was a steppingstone to 2017’s live action film. We think the stage version has a special magic, where audiences get to see actors transform before their very eyes.
Originally a classic French fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into 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.
Beauty & the Beast on MTI (Music Theatre International)
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Director - Joel Schlader
Conductor - Michael Horsley
Choral Direction - Carl Danielsen
Choreographer - Jody Jaron
Scenic Designer - Maggie Lamb
Lighting - Jon Gourdine
Sound - Carole Davis
Costumes - Lisa Danz & Alison Morris
Props - Lisa Danz
Specialty Props - Billy Sander
Stage Manager - Anastasia Wirth*
Assistant Stage Manager - Judy Boraas*
(in order of appearance)
Beast … Adam Maggio*
Belle … Jennifer Alexis Mitchell
Lefou … John Tichenor*
Gaston … Will Springhorn Jr.*
Three Silly Girls … Megan Bartlett, Julia Brunelli, Claire Shiell
Maurice ... Loej Daschler
Cogsworth … Dwight Mahabir*
Lumiere … Carl Danielsen*
Babette … Ashley Cowl*
Mrs. Potts … Dyan McBride*
Chip … Madison Schlader
Madame de la Grande Bouche … Jenny Matteucci
Ensemble … Megan Bartlett, Joy Breed, Julia Brunelli, Charlotte Curtin, Emma Curtin, Rod Voltaire Edora*, Natalie Fong, Cai Freeman, Blake Hennessy-York, Meg Jaron, Gavin Kaneshiro, Jocelyn Kelleher, Fox Klatt-Breed, William Klatt-Breed, Rune Lauridsen, Whitney Lee, Julia Ludwig, Maya Martinez-Krams, Brandon Masterson, Sean McGrory, Zach Moorhead, Bryan Munar, Sarah Pon, Sebastian Romeo, Johann Santos, Todd Schlader*, Crismeldy Segura, Claire Shiell, Bobby Singer, Margaret Taylor, Scott Taylor-Cole, Burton Thomas, Oscar Tsukayama, Sophia Tuma
*member of Actors Equity Association.
Jennifer Alexis Mitchell
Will Springhorn Jr.*
Madame De La Grande Bouche
Silly Girl 1
Silly Girl 2
Silly Girl 3
Rod Voltaire Edora*
Dress Rehearsal Photos
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Gaston (Will Springhorn, Jr.*), center, shows his strength by lifting Belle (Jennifer Mitchell) and Lefou (John Tichenor*)
Madame de la Grand Bouche (Jenny Matteucci) shows her drawers to Belle (Jennifer Mitchell), Mrs. Potts (Dyan McBride*), and Chip (Madison Schlader)
Ensemble members as villagers, L to R, Rod Voltaire Edora*, William Klatt-Breed, Julia Ludwig, Joy Breed, Emma Curtin, Margaret Taylor, Maya Martinez-Krams.
Ensemble members as villagers, L to R, Bryan Munar, Johann Santos, Crismeldy Segura, Jocelyn Kelleher, Blake Hennessy-York, Cai Freeman.
Ensemble members as villagers. L to R, Whitney Lee, Meg Jaron, Zach Moorhead, Sean McGrory, Natalie Fong, Sebastian Romeo, Sarah Pon.
Male ensemble members at the fishmonger’s cart. Standing L to R, Blake Hennessey, Rune Lauridsen, Gavin Kaneshiro, Scott Taylor-Cole, Bobby Singer. Kneeling L to R, Todd Schlader*, Oscar Tsukayama, Brandon Masterson.
Dress Rehearsal Photos
Any photos on this website may be used for any editorial or social media purposes. Click on links to download web versions (about 720 pixels) and print versions (about 1800 pixels). * indicates member of Actors' Equity Association
Photos are by Kathy Kahn, firstname.lastname@example.org.
*indicates member of Actors' Equity Association
Production Photos (taken at dress rehearsal)
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Photos on this page are by Bob Morris, bobmorrisphotography.com
For large-format print, higher res versions are available by emailing a request to the publicist.