Tickets on sale for Disney's Beauty and the Beast | Events
From Matthew J. Porter, Director of Public Relations, PNC Broadway in Louisville
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Louisville as part of the PNC Broadway in Louisville series. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at The Kentucky Center for 8 performances from October 23-28. Tickets are on sale Friday, August 24 beginning at 10:00 am and will be available at The Kentucky Center box office, by calling 502-584-7777 or by going online to KentuckyCenter.org.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast 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.
Director Rob Roth: “It has been wonderful to bring the entire original design team back together to work on this new production of Beauty and the Beast. As a director, it is rare to have the opportunity to revisit your work fifteen years later. Hopefully I’ve grown and developed as an artist, along with my collaborators, and we can bring 15 years of experience to this new production. We have remained very close as a team over the years of producing the show around the world, and it has been so much fun getting together to re-explore and re-invent the show for this new NETworks tour. The theme of ‘Beauty’ is about seeing past the exterior into the heart of someone, and this is reflected in the design for the show, which is about transparency and layers, seeing past one thing and into another.”
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.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has become an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 21 countries.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will play The Kentucky Center October 23-28. Tickets will go on sale Friday, August 24 at 10 am and available at The Kentucky Center box office, by phone at 502-584-7777 or online at KentuckyCenter.org. Ticket prices start at $22.75. The performance schedule will be Tuesday – Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm, Saturday matinee at 2:00 pm, Sunday matinee at 1:00 pm and Sunday evening at 6:30 pm. Groups of 20 or more can book now by calling 502-569-3060.