Sunday, September 28, 2014


Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at Bass Concert Hall ~ Austin, TX ~ October 7-12, 2014

I grew up watching Disney Princess movies.  Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, & The Little Mermaid were my favorites.  Until we were introduced to Belle in Beauty in the Beast.  Belle made being smart look cool - she wasn't just your typical princess who just looked pretty.  She loved to read and had an opinion.  I loved Belle and I loved that my daughter loved her as well.

And when I heard that Disney was producing a Broadway musical based on the movie, I couldn't wait to see it. Lucky for us here in Austin, Beauty and the Beast is coming to Bass Concert Hall on October 7-12, 2014.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast features the animated film’s 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 original creators of the Broadway production are together again 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 (three-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.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has become an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 22 countries and has been translated into 9 different languages.  This production launched in February 2010 has been seen by over 2 million people while playing over 1,000 performances in all 50 United States and 6 Canadian Provinces.

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