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).

  • Show Details

    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)

     

    Beauty & the Beast on Wikipedia.

     

    Press release about this show

     

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  • Who's Who

    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*

     

    CAST

    (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.

    Adam Maggio*

    Beast

    Jennifer Alexis Mitchell

    Belle

    John Tichenor*

    Le Fou

    Will Springhorn Jr.*

    Gaston

    Loej Daschler

    Maurice

    Dwight Mahabir*

    Cogsworth

    Carl Danielsen*

    Lumiere

    Ashley Cowl*

    Babette

    Dyan McBride*

    Mrs. Potts

    Madison Schlader

    Chip

    Jenny Matteucci

    Madame De La Grande Bouche

     

    Megan Bartlett

    Silly Girl 1

    Julia Brunelli

    Silly Girl 2

    Claire Shiell

    Silly Girl 3

    Joy Breed

    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

    Bobby Singer

    Margaret Taylor

    Scott Taylor-Cole

    Burton Thomas

    Oscar Tsukayama

    Sophia Tuma

  • Media

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    Publicity Photos

    Any photos on this website may be used for any editorial or social media purposes.  Click on links to download web versions (about 600 pixels) and print versions (about 1800 pixels).  * indicates member of Actors' Equity Association

    Photos are by Kathy Kahn.  Email woodminsterpr@gmail.com for different resolution, or with questions.

    Gaston (Will Springhorn, Jr.*), center, shows his strength by lifting Belle (Jennifer Mitchell) and  Lefou (John Tichenor*)

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    L, Jennifer Mitchell as Belle, the "beauty" in the title.

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    Madame de la Grand Bouche (Jenny Matteucci) shows her drawers to Belle (Jennifer Mitchell), Mrs. Potts (Dyan McBride*), and Chip (Madison Schlader)

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    Gaston (Will Springhorn, Jr.*)

     

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    Belle (Jennifer Mitchell) dances with the Beast (Adam Maggio*) during a romantic evening arranged by his household staff.

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    Belle (Jennifer Mitchell) dances with the Beast (Adam Maggio*) during a romantic evening arranged by his household staff.

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    Babette (Ashley Cowl*)

     

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    Lumiere (Carl Danielsen*) with Babette (Ashley Cowl*

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    Lumiere (Carl Danielsen*)

     

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    Chip (Madison Schlader) with Belle (Jennifer Mitchell)

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    Mrs. Potts (Dyan McBride*)

     

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    Cogsworth (Dwight Mahabir*)

     

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    Madame de la Grand Bouche (Jenny Matteucci)

     

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    Cogsworth (Dwight Mahabir*)

     

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    Lumiere

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    Chip

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    L to R, Fox Klatt-Breed as Pepper, Madison Schlader as Chip, Sophia Tuma as Sugar Cube, and Charlotte Curtin as Salt.

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    Lefou (John Tichenor*) is impressed by Gaston (Will Springhorn, Jr.*)

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    Belle (Jennifer Mitchell) is not impressed by Gaston.

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    Ensemble members as villagers, L to R, Rod Voltaire Edora*, William Klatt-Breed, Julia Ludwig, Joy Breed, Emma Curtin, Margaret Taylor, Maya Martinez-Krams.

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    Ensemble members as villagers, L to R, Bryan Munar, Johann Santos, Crismeldy Segura, Jocelyn Kelleher, Blake Hennessy-York, Cai Freeman.

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    The Three Silly Girls, L to R, Julia Brunelli, Megan Bartlett, Claire Shiell.

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    Ensemble members as villagers.  L to R, Whitney Lee, Meg Jaron, Zach Moorhead, Sean McGrory, Natalie Fong, Sebastian Romeo, Sarah Pon.

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    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.

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    Ensemble members as villagers, L to R, Jocelyn Kelleher, Burton Thomas, Joy Breed.

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    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, woodminsterpr@gmail.com.

    *indicates member of Actors' Equity Association

    Gaston (Will Springhorn Jr.*) and Lefou (John Tichenor*) make a plan to win Belle.

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    Woodminster's Beauty & the Beast features a cast of 45 and a live professional orchestra.

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    Jenny Matteucci plays the dramatic Madame de la Grande Bouche.

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    "Be Our Guest" features the full cast as dancing household objects.  Jenny Matteucci in the foreground as Madame de la Grande Bouche.

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    Lumiere (Carl Danielsen*) and Babette (Ashley Cowl*) lead the flatware and wineglasses in a tango.

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    L to R, Jenny Matteucci as Madame de la Grande Bouche, Madison Schlader as Chip, Dyan McBride* as Mrs. Potts, Ashley Cowl* as Babette.

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    The ensemble performs "Human Again."

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    Gaston (Will Springhorn Jr.*) riles up the crowd.

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    Happy ending!

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    Curtain call.

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    Production Photos (taken at dress rehearsal)

    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, the size of a 4x6 print).

    * indicates member of Actors' Equity Association

     

    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.

    Silly girls during the opening number.

    L to R, Julia Brunelli, Megan Bartlett, Claire Shiell.

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    Gaston's proposal: L to R, John Tichenor* as Lefou, Jennifer Mitchell as Belle, Will Springhorn, Jr.* as Gaston.

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    Belle (Jennifer Mitchell) resists the advances of Gaston (Will Springhorn Jr.*)

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    The congratulatory "Gaston" song involves the whole company.  Fore-ground, Will Springhorn Jr.* as Gaston

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    "Gaston" features acrobatic dancing by th ensemble.

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    Foreground, Sarah Pon as a villager.

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    Foreground, Meg Jaron as a villager.

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    The ensemble does a fast dance with beer steins.

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    The ensemble performs "Gaston."

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    Foreground, Will Springhorn Jr.* as Gaston.

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    Ashley Cowl* as Babette (the feather duster) makes much of Maurice, a "real man" (Loej Daschler*)

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    Foreground, Adam Maggio* as the discouraged Beast.  Background, sympathetic Carl Danielsen* as Lumiere and Dyan McBride* as Mrs. Potts.

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    Meg Jaron as the rose.

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    "Be Our Guest" is a spectacular dance number. L to R (faces showing) Blake Hennessey-York, Sarah Pon, Rod Voltaire Edora*, Cai Freeman, Oscar Tsukayama.

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    Champagne glasses do a can-can dance, L to R, Julia Brunelli, Crismeldy Segura, Sarah Pon.

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    In foreground, Julia Brunelli and Crismeldy Segura as champagne glasses.

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    Will Klatt-Breed does a tumbling routine as a carpet.

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    The big finish for "Be Our Guest" involves the whole ensemble.  Ato right is Carl Danielsen* as Lumiere and Jennifer Mitchell as Belle.

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    Lumiere (Carl Danielsen*) watches as Cogsworth (Dwight Mahabir*) offers Belle (Jennifer Mitchell) a castle tour.

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    Adam Maggio* as the Beast.

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    L to R, Carl Danielsen* as Lumiere, Dyan McBride* as Mrs. Potts, and Dwight Mahbir* as Cogsworth.

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    "Human Again" offers another big pro-duction number with household items.

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    Ashley Cowl* as Babette sings "Human Again."

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    Foreground, Natalie Fong as a champagne glass in "Human Again."

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    Jennifer Mitchell as Belle with Adam Maggio* as the Beast.

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    Jennifer Mitchell as Belle with Adam Maggio* as the Beast.

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    Gaston (Will Springhorn Jr.*) leads the villagers in storming the castle.

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    Lefou (John Tichenor*) is defeated by Madame de la Grande Bouche (Jenny Matteucci)

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    Gaston (Will Springhorn Jr.*) fights with the Beast (Adam Maggio).

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    Adam Maggio as the Beast-turned-Prince sings the finale with Jennifer Mitchell as Belle.

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