By Lance Avery Morgan [Photo by Amy Boyle]
We love that Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical is coming to the city. It is presented by Lexus Broadway in Austin at Texas Performing Arts/Bass Concert Hall from October 7-12, 2014 Tuesday – Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 11am, 3:30p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sunday at 1 p.m.
The perennial favorite features the animated film’s Academy Award®-winning score: with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, and additional songs composed by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice. The book is written by Linda Woolverton.
The production 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.
The original creators of the Broadway production are together again for this new touring production, which double ensures its quality. 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.
By now we all know that 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 while playing over 1,000 performances in all 50 United States.
So what are you waiting for? To learn more information and obtain tickets, visit BroadwayinAustin.com, the Bass Concert Hall box office, all Texas Box Office Outlets, or by phone at 512.477.6060