“Beauty and the Beast” Fact Sheet

Filed in: Disney Dream, Entertainment

Description

“Beauty and the Beast” is a brand-new musical production inspired by Disney’s live-action adaptation of the animated classic. Presented exclusively aboard the Disney Dream, this innovative take on the story transforms renowned songs into spectacular, show-stopping numbers, while lavish costumes and puppetry bring a fresh perspective to beloved characters.

Venue

1,340-seat Walt Disney Theatre on the Disney Dream. The state-of-the-art and elegant Art Deco-style venue features the latest theatrical technology and spans three decks with orchestra and balcony seating.

Musical Numbers

  • “How Does a Moment Last Forever”
  • “Belle”
  • “Belle” reprise
  • “Gaston”
  • “Be Our Guest”
  • “Days in the Sun”
  • “Something There”
  • “Beauty and the Beast”
  • “The Mob Song”

Show Length

70 minutes

Production

To bring “Beauty and the Beast” to the stage, Disney assembled an all-star creative team led by director and choreographer Connor Gallagher (“Tangled: The Musical,” “Found”). Gallagher collaborated with a talented collection of Broadway artists, including writer Sara Wordsworth (“Frozen, A Musical Spectacular,” “In Transit”), video designer Aaron Rhyne (“Frozen, A Musical Spectacular,” “Anastasia”), set designer Jason Sherwood (“Paint Your Wagon,” “Frozen, A Musical Spectacular”), costume designer Sarah Cubbage (“Skylight”), four-time Tony Award-nominated lighting designer Japhy Weideman (“Dear Evan Hansen,” “Tangled: The Musical”), puppet designer Jeff Conover and music directors/arrangers/orchestrators Matt Castle and Frank Galgano (“Into the Woods”).

“Beauty and the Beast” was produced by Disney Parks Live Entertainment, which has received acclaim for its productions around the world, including the Disney Cruise Line productions “Frozen, A Musical Spectacular,” “Tangled: The Musical,” “Twice Charmed: An Original Twist on the Cinderella Story” and “The Golden Mickeys.”

Fun Facts

  • “Beauty and the Beast” is the largest and most ambitious production to ever hit the stage on a Disney ship.
  • The musical features a giant high-resolution LED video wall that wraps the entire stage and immerses you in 23 different locations throughout the story.
  • Drawing inspiration from the live-action film, the show begins with Maurice creating a music box, and then the entire story unfolds from within the walls of that music box.
  • For the first time on stage, the Enchanted Objects are brought to life in their true scale through innovative puppetry.
  • The humanity of The Beast shines through with the use of intricate makeup, prosthetics and costuming.
  • Disney magic comes alive with special effects big and small, from grand transformations with pyrotechnics, to Chip blowing bubbles using the smallest bubble machine in the world.
  • “Be Our Guest” was reinvented as a rousing seven-course dinner featuring a Moulin Rouge and French circus-inspired appetizer fashion show, can-can dancing cutlery and break dancing gelatin.
  • The elaborate food costumes of “Be Our Guest” are enhanced by 14,500 Swarovski crystals, most notably on the bread basket, radish sandwich, fruit, cheese and doily dancers.
  • More than 1,000 costume pieces, including wigs, shoes and accessories, are showcased throughout the entire production.
  • Belle’s yellow gown features a hand painted design replicated from the film.
  • A 75-piece orchestra recorded the music for the show, which even includes a saw as an instrument.
  • Two of the new songs created for the live-action film by Alan Menken and Tim Rice, “How Does a Moment Last Forever” and “Days in the Sun,” are brought to life on stage for the first time in this musical production.

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