Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning smash hit Broadway musical spectacular, is coming to Singapore for the first time as part of their 20th anniversary celebrations with a first-ever international tour. This elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at the MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands from 21 March 2015 for a limited season. Tickets are now on sale.
Based on the 1991 Academy-Award winning animated feature film, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast premiered on Broadway in 1994, where it was nominated for nine prestigious Tony Awards and ran for 13 years. It still ranks as one of the longest-running and highest-grossing Broadway shows of all time. Since its debut, the titles visibility and success have expanded globally with subsequent productions produced around the world. Since licensing of the title began in 2004, there have been productions in 22 countries, seen by more than 35 million people, translated into 8 different languages with over 28 thousand performances – equivalent to a run of 67 years, generating over $1.7B in revenue.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will open in Istanbul in October this year and tour to diverse international markets including United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia marking the first time Disney’s timeless musical will have been seen by these territories. The international tour will see the show’s original Broadway creative team reuniting to bring this Broadway classic to life.
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 musical boasts music by Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Tangled) and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin), with additional songs with music by Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice (The Lion King, Jesus Christ Superstar). The book is written by Linda Woolverton (screenwriter of The Lion King, Alice In Wonderland and the upcoming Maleficent).
The musical 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.
The traveling company comprises of 59 people – 30 cast, 2 parents, 12 crew, 11 musicians, 2 merchandise and 2 management personnel, 580 custume pieces and interestingly 81 wigs. If you are into details, you should also try to spot the hidden ‘Mickey’ in the tavern set drop. Remember to share with us in the comments section if you do!
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DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST INTERNATIONAL TOUR
Season: From 21st March 2015
– Tuesday – Friday 8:00pm;
– Saturday: 2:00pm and 8:00pm
– Sunday: 1:00pm and 5.00pm
Venue: MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands
Cast: The International Tour features a cast from the US
Ticket Price: From $65
* Excludes the booking fee of SGD$3 per ticket
– Phone: +65 6688 8826
– In Person: Marina Bay Sands Box Offices (Museum, Theatres, SkyPark, Retail Mall and Hotel Tower 1 Lobby). For more information please log onto – www.MarinaBaySands.com
For exciting ticket package options including accommodation at Marina Bay Sands please visit: www.marinabaysands.com/packages. Corporate and Group Bookings are available via Showbiz. Email: [email protected] or call 6688 1029