One Act, Book Musical, Rated G
Broadway Junior Version
“Be our guest” and step into the enchanted world of
Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR. Featuring
songs from the Academy Award-winning animated feature, this stage
version includes music by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along
with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.
Your audiences will be transported to the heart of a
quaint French town, where Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young
woman, yearns for something more than her provincial life. When her
father Maurice becomes lost in the woods on the way to present his
latest invention at a local fair, he seeks shelter in an old castle but
is soon taken captive by the master of the house, a horrible Beast.
Belle surrenders her freedom to save his life and, by taming the Beast,
teaches him the meaning of love.
With many fun
supporting roles allowing students to play objects inside the castle –
Cogsworth the clock, Lumiere the candelabra, and a host of others – as
well as opportunities to expand the by adding villagers, servants
(including dancing flatware), and narrators, this "tale as old as time"
is filled with spectacular costume and set opportunities. Even when
staged simply, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
JR. offers students a great introduction to musical
theatre, using familiar songs and characters to guide them through their
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