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Auditions February 22 and 23, 2019

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. 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.

Director: Kim Stephenson Smith

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, May 3rd @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 4th @ 2:00pm
  • Sunday, May 5th @ 2:00pm
  • Thursday, May 9th @ 10:30am  
  • Friday, May 10th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 11th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, May 11th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, May 12th @ 2:00pm
  • School Days Performance
Tickets go on sale Friday March 15, 2019 at 12:00am

Ticket Prices:

* Prices may vary by performance.

Tickets will be on sale to the public starting March 15th, 2019!

Mesa Arts Center - Nesbitt/Elliott Playhouse:

One East Main Street
Mesa, AZ 85201


Characters:

Belle

A vibrant, intelligent girl with beauty, who wants more out of the life than an ordinary existence. She is optimistic, fun-loving, caring, and eager to experience life.

Beast

A Prince transformed into a terrifying beast for his lack of compassion. He is hot-tempered and commanding, but has a warm, loving heart buried far beneath his gruff exterior.

Gaston

The egotistical, ultra-masculine villain determined to marry Belle. He is manipulative yet charming and earnest.

Maurice

Belle's loving, eccentric father. A child at heart and inventor in his own world.

Cogsworth

A tightly-wound, enchanted mantle clock and the head of the Beast's household. He is uptight, strict, and punctual but also hard-working, faithful, and thorough.

Mrs. Potts

A warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She is loyal, caring, and playful.

Lumiere

A suave, debonair enchanted candelabra. He is a loyal and steadfast servant.

Chip

An enchanted teacup and Mrs. Potts' darling little boy. He is innocent, playful, and bright-eyed.

Babette

A saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere's affections. She is the playful, gorgeous, seductive French maid.

Madame De La Grande Bouche

A former opera diva-turned-enchanted wardrobe. She has a caring, refined, larger than life personality.

Lefou

Gaston's bumbling sidekick. He is loyal, energetic, and optimistic, but not quite the brightest guy.

Monsieur D'arque

The scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum. He is a dark, sinister villain who aides Gaston in his plot to marry Belle.

Ensemble

Wolves; Enchanted Objects; Townspeople