Beauty and the Beast
by Zach Theatre
Jul. 11 - Sep. 02, 2018
ZACH Theatre is proud to announce the cast for the worldwide smash hit musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast featuring 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, and book by Linda Woolverton. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast from July 11–September 2, 2018under the direction of Associate Artistic Director Abe Reybold with musical direction by Allen Robertson and choreography by Sara Burke.
Be Our Guest! This “tale as old as time” follows Belle, a book-smart and adventurous young woman and the Beast, a formerly dashing young prince cursed by an enchantress. If the Beast cannot learn to love and be loved in return, he and his household including Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, and Chip will be trapped forever under the spell. The Broadway smash hit showcases a merry, award-winning score with favorites such as “Beauty and the Beast,” “Gaston,” and “Be Our Guest.” This delightful family musical enchants and transforms hearts of all generations.
With this timeless story, Director Abe Reybold expressed his enthusiasm on bringing Disney’s Beauty and the Beast to the Topfer Stage this summer, “Sharing this story about the transformational power of love with a multi-generational audience fits beautifully within ZACH's mission to entertain, to inspire and to ignite the imagination. This may be the first stage show that many young people see, and I am creatively charged to make Beauty and the Beast magical, truthful and filled with laughter. The design team has done wonders and I am excited to work with the talented cast on this well-crafted Disney classic with its big melodic heart and so many wonderful lessons within.”
The cast includes BRIANA BROOKS as Belle; ALEXANDER MENDOZA as Beast; MATTHEW REDDEN as Gaston; MARTIN BURKE as Lumiere; JOHN CHRISTOPHER as Cogsworth; MEREDITH McCALL as Mrs. Potts; JENNIFER BLAKENEY YOUNG as Babette; JUNE JULIAN as Madame de la Bouche; MICHAEL FERSTENFELD as Maurice; KEVIN PELLICONE as Lefou; WILKES GOODNER as Chip #1; LUCCA OSTROVICH as Chip #2; VICTORIA BROWN as Enchantress/Ensemble; ANTHONY VINCENT TOUDJAROV as Monsieur D’Arque/Ensemble; and SHANNON CONBOY, GRACE MUAWAD, and KHALI SYKES as Silly Girls/Ensemble. ETHAN ROGERS and TY SHAMAR with Swings cast OWEN SCALES, CAMRYN LAMONTAGNE, JOHNATHAN MACEDO, and FRANCENE BAYOLA.
Directed and Musically Staged by ABE REYBOLD, the production team also includes ALLEN ROBERTSON as Musical Director, SARA BURKE as Choreographer, COURT WATSON as Scenic Designer,as Hair and Makeup Designer, MICHELLE HABECK as Lighting Designer with >CRAIG BROCK as Sound Designer, SCOTT GROH as Properties Designer, TOBY MINOR as Fight Choreographer, AMANDA COOLEY DAVIS as Dialect Consultant, and CATHERINE ANNE TUCKER as Stage Manager.
Age Recommendation: Six and up
Two hours and 40 minutes including one intermission
Special Events in celebration of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast:
- Pride Night – Thursday, July 12, 2018
- >Wednesday Post-Show Discussion – Wednesday, July 18, 2018
- ASL Interpreted, Open Captioned, and Audio Described – Wednesday, July 18, 2018
- >Champagne Opening – Thursday, July 19, 2018
The Moody Foundation and AT&T are Presenting Sponsors of Disney’swith Silicon Labs as Leading Sponsor, Maria and Eric Groten and Carl and Claire Stuart as Executive Producer Plus, Anna, Cindy, and John Greenwood, Carla and Jack McDonald, Michelle and Erik Natinsky as Executive Producers, and Norton Rose Fulbright and KMFA as a Supporting Sponsor.
July 11 - September 02, 2018
1510 Toomey Road
Austin, TX, 78704
Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 2:30.
Tickets start at $25 and are available online at zachtheatre.org, by phone at 512-476-0541, or in person at the ZACH Theatre Box Office, in the Topfer Theatre, 202 South Lamar Boulevard (corner of Riverside Drive and South Lamar) Monday through Saturday, 12–5p.m. ZACH Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Discounts are available for groups of 8 or more. Student Rush Tickets are $20 one hour before show time (with valid ID).
Pride Night: Thursday, July 12, 2018
ASL Interpreted and Open Captioned: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Post-Show Discussion: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Champagne Opening: Thursday, July 19, 2018