Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has been produced in 37 countries worldwide. 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.

Enjoy the classic story 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.

This “tale as old as time” offers a great opportunity to bring your entire community together for family theatre at its best.

Belle

A young woman with an independent spirit and a love of reading who exudes natural beauty

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: E3

 

Beast

The cursed Prince and master of the castle

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: A2

 

Maurice

Belle’s slightly addled genius inventor father

Vocal range top: Db4

Vocal range bottom: Bb2

 

Gaston

A rude, narcissistic hunter who assumes the world belongs to him

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: A2

 

Lefou

Gaston’s fawning friend, not too bright.

Vocal range top: F#4

Vocal range bottom: B2

 

Les Filles De La Ville (Silly Girls)

A group of Gaston’s fanatical female followers who energetically pursue him in the hopes of winning

 

Lumiere

A charming French valet who fancies himself a ladies man; becomes a candelabra

Vocal range top: F#4

Vocal range bottom: F#2

 

Cogsworth

An officious, excitable, English major-domo; becomes a mantle clock

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: A2

 

Mrs. Potts

A sweet, kind-hearted head of the kitchen staff and mother to Chip; becomes a teapot

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: F#3

 

Chip

Mrs. Potts’s hopeful young son; becomes a teacup

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Madame De La Grande Bouche

A grand, larger-than-life opera singer; becomes a wardrobe

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: C#4

 

Babette

A flirtatious maid; becomes a feather duster.

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: C4

 

Monsieur D’arque

Proprietor of the local insane asylum

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: D3

 

Villagers

Includes Shepherd, Marie, Tavern Master, Laundry Lady, Baker, Milkmaid, Flower Seller, Sausage Curl Lady, Candle Maker, Hat Seller, Bookseller, Cronies

 

Castle Staff

Becomes various objects, including a Gargoyle, Flatware, and Napkins

 

Narrator

Begins the tale of the young Prince who became a beast

 

Young Prince

A spoiled, orphaned young man

 

Old Beggar Woman

An enchantress in disguise

 

Wolves