Beauty and the Beast - Live on Stage
Experience all the action, romance, music and magic of "Beauty and the Beast" in an elaborate, enchanting musical spectacular. Be our Guest, sing along with Belle, Gaston, Lumiere, and more, and delight to extravagant costumes and effects in this theatrical tale.
This musical extravaganza uses elaborate props, extravagant costumes, colourful production numbers and dramatic special effects to tell the mesmerizing, fairy tale love story of Belle and the Beast.
Tens of thousands of guests have seen the live show since it debuted at Theater of the Stars at Disney-MGM Studios in 1991, with the theater having the capacity to seat 1500 guests each time.
Many elements found in the film also are used in the stage show, including the vocal talents of stage and screen stars such as Robby Benson (Beast), Angela Lansbury (Mrs. Potts, the teapot), Jerry Orbach (Lumiere, the candelabra), David Ogden Stiers (Cogsworth, the clock) and young Bradley Pierce (Chip, the cup), who brought to life the film’s most endearing characters.
As the show opens, audiences are welcomed by "Be Our Guest," a fun, upbeat number, performed by a collection of dancing chefs, bubbling bottles and a sherbet parfait that becomes a beautiful show girl.
A quaint, French country village is where Belle, the beautiful heroine, and Gaston, the over-sized villain with an equally large ego, first appear and perform.
"The Mob Song" is the scariest and most suspenseful part of the show and takes place in a dark forest pierced with streaks of lightning, wolves’ eyes and huge bats with 8-foot wing spans. Here, Gaston leads the villagers on a rampage to "kill the beast." This tirade results in the emotional climax in which Belle proves that love conquers all as the Beast miraculously transforms -- on stage -- into a handsome prince!
In the final scene, Belle and her prince dance to the tender theme song "Beauty and the Beast," recorded by Angela Lansbury, while surrounded by dazzling special effects and white doves.
Show Opened: 22nd November 1991