Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Seattle as part of the KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount series. Belle, Gaston, Chip, Lumiere, the Beast and all your favorite characters will be at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre for eight performances from Tuesday, February 21 through Sunday, February 26. And The Children’s Museum, Seattle has partnered with Broadway Across America to bring some fun activities to the museum, too!
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to 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.
The stage production features the animated film’s Academy Award-winning score with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, with additional songs with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice. The book is written by Linda Woolverton.
The original creators of the Broadway production are together again for this new touring production! The play is directed by Rob Roth and choreographed by Matt West, with Costume Design by Ann Hould-Ward (Tony Award winner for her work on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast), Lighting Design by Natasha Katz, Scenic Design by Stanley A. Meyer, Sound Design by John Petrafesa Jr. and Music Supervision by Michael Kosarin.
And The Children’s Museum, Seattle has partnered with Broadway Across America to bring unique Beauty and the Beast programming to the Museum! on Thursday, February 16, it’s Lumiere, Cogsworth and Mrs. Potts’ Day at the Museum! Join in for a day full of candlesticks, clocks and pots! It’s an activity personifying previously loved household items to create recycled art.
On Thursday, February 23, during Tale as Old as Time Day, learn about the kindness of the character Belle, and create paper roses to take home.