Project Description

Directed by Justin Tubb-Hearne

Musical Direction by Benjamin Tubb-Hearne

Choreography by Amy-Rose Swindells

Arguably one of the most famous Disney Movies – Beauty and the Beast is Phoenix’s must-see family musical for 2019!

Directed by Justin Tubb-Hearne, (Xanadu, 2018); with music direction by Benjamin Tubb-Hearne, (Big Fish, 2018, La Cage Aux Folles, 2017 & Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, 2017, and choreography by Amy-Rose Swindells, (Xanadu, 2018), this powerhouse trio are so excited to create Disney magic in the Tin Shed and have been planning since early 2018 how to make everything happen in our intimate space.

WHAT’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST ALL ABOUT?

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that played a remarkable 13-year run on Broadway and has been produced in 37 countries worldwide. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The classic story tells 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.

This “tale as old as time” is filled with spectacular costume and sets, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is perfect for the whole family – young or old!

KEY DATES

CAST LIST

Belle: Manuao Madar
Beast: Michael Mills
Gaston: Josh Nixon
LeFou: Elliot Gough
Lumière: Jason Ianna
Cogsworth: David Morris
Mrs Potts: Carolyn Latter
Chip: Samuel Johnson
Babette: Jaclyn Johnson
Madame De La Grande Bouche: Phillipa Bowe
Maurice: Tony Paull
Monsieur D’Arque: Simon Lyell

Silly Girls:
Emma Venzke
Victoria Sica
Hannah Johnstone

Featured Ensemble & Dancers:
Madeleine Ratcliffe (Belle Understudy)
Nick Ferguson
Daniel Lelic
Steven Eggington
Harley Coghlan
Julianne Norris
Sarah Davies
Ella Oliphant
Georgia Waters
Sarah Reynolds
Kathy Johnson
Lauren Ryan
Michelle Phair