Garden Theater to stage BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Garden Theater to stage BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

A story as old as time gets to Winter Garden! Featuring music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and a book by Linda Woolverton, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will captivate audiences of all ages with the story of Belle and the Beast’s magical castle. Directed by garden art director consultant Roberta Emerson, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast runs from April 22 to May 22, 2022.

“Our production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will stand out because our team is very keen to include everyone in the magic and the ‘House’ itself,” says director Roberta Emerson. “Magic should be for all of us and this show will prove it. It’s everything we love about the classic, adding everything we hope to our world.” “Beauty and the Beast has been my favorite Disney show since I was a little girl and it’s currently also a favorite of my little girls. We watch it often together and they obviously dress up and become the characters. Minds, they can see each other. inside because, luckily, the society around them and who I allow into their lives allows their imaginations to create a world I could only dream in. So I’m excited to do it, not just for myself, but above all for them. “

Trapped in her provincial life, an intelligent young woman risks everything to save her father from a terrible Beast in an enchanted castle. Belle becomes the heroine of her own story when she discovers the power of daring to be different and frees herself from the expectations of her quiet village. Filled with dancing teapots, gorgeous costumes and theatrical magic, this sensation of international success will be reinvented like never before for the Garden stage.

The Garden Theater production includes Da’Zaria Harris as Belle, Shane Bland * as the Beast / Prince, Gabriella Milchman as the narrator, Michael Morman as Maurice, Zeshan Khan as Gaston, Ricky DeVito Jr. as Lumiere, Whitney Morse as Mrs Potts, Nate Elliott as Cogsworth, Ayọ̀Jeriah Demps as Madame de la Grande Bouche, Annabell Mizrahi as Babette, Eko Elliott as Chip, Logan Lopez as Lefou, Giancarlo Osorio as Monsieur D’Arque and Sydney Barker ***, Stefanie Diaz and Zuly Pagán Cabrera as village girls. The ensemble includes Amanda Breivogel, Matthew Giuliano, Morgan Hairston, Keenan J. Harris, Dakota Hemberger, Jacquelyn Spicher, Tanner Roncace and Micah Zervos.

The Garden Theater production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast features choreography by James Tuuao, musical direction by Bert Rodriguez, production design by Joe Klug **, lighting design by Kathy Wiebe, costumes by Daisy Josephine McCarthy, props by Joshua E. Gallagher, and Sound Design by Anthony Narciso **. The stage manager is Stephanie Elliott. The Apprentice Director is Alison Diaz ***.

Casting details will be announced shortly.

* Member, Association for the Fairness of Actors

** Member, United Scenic Artists

*** Apprentice, Daniel Mills Apprenticeship Program

Disney Beauty and the Beast Tickets:

Tickets range from $ 25 to $ 40, with discounts available for seniors, young people, and the military. Groups of 10 or more can receive a discount on tickets and should call 407-877-4736 x208 or email groupsales@gardentheatre.org. Tickets can be purchased by calling 407-877-4736 ext. 0, in person at the Garden Theater Box Office at 160 West Plant Street in Winter Garden, or online at gardentheatre.org. Student Rush Tickets are available to full-time students with a valid student ID starting one hour before the show, in person, at the Garden Theater box office. Tickets are subject to availability and seating is at the discretion of the Ticket Office. One student card ticket. Urgent student tickets cost $ 20.

Disney Dating Beauty and the Beast:

● April 22 – May 22, 2022

● Preview shows: Friday 22 April at 19:30 and Saturday 23 April at 14:00

● Thursday – Saturday at 7.30pm

● Saturday and Sunday at 2pm

● Wednesday 4th and 18th May at 7.30 pm

● Thursday 28th April, 5th and 19th May at 2pm

● ASL-Interpreted exhibition on Thursday 5th May at 7:30 pm

● Sensory-Friendly performance on Saturday 14th May at 2pm

Garden Theater is supported in part by individual donors; the Government of Orange County through the Arts and Cultural Affairs program; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Council of Arts and Culture; and United Arts of Central Florida, home of OrlandoAtPlay.com and UAArtsEd.com.

ON THE GARDEN THEATER

The Garden Theater of Winter Garden celebrates its 14th anniversary during the 2021-2022 show season. Originally built in 1935 as a single-screen cinema, the theater was the first in Central Florida to be built for “talkies” and was a gathering place for locals to watch the latest newsreels and movies of the day. The building was restored to its former glory in 2008 and equipped for modern performances. The 295-seat Garden Theater, with a current annual budget of $ 1.7 million, has grown into a thriving center for the performing arts serving regional audiences and artists with a world-class live theater season around the clock. year, as well as films, concerts, dance, special events and an extensive arts education program. Visit gardentheatre.org or contact 407-877-4736 for details on the 2021-2022 season.

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