It’s a tale as old as time and when June rolls around, Sydneysiders will be the first to experience the glorious Beauty and the Beast Musical. In a major coup for the arts industry, the harbour city has managed to score the Australian premiere for the mega West End hit. The new production will open at the Capitol Theatre next month.
Beauty and the Beast Musical
In exciting news, the creative team behind the original will return for this reimagined production. Matt West will be at the helm directing and choreographing. Composer Alan Menken, lyricist Tim Rice and costume designer Ann Hould-Ward will join forces for a spectacular show. The all-Australian cast includes Shubshri Kandiah as Belle, Brendan Xavier as Beast and Rohan Browne in the role of Lumiere. Get ready to sing along to fan favourite tunes like ‘Be Our Guest’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’.
Beauty and the Beast has arguably been Disney’s most successful musical playing in thirteen countries and 115 cities since its premiere on Broadway in 1994. Now Sydneysiders will be invited to be their guest as we finally get a taste of the magic. Expect stunning new sets, costume designs and state-of-the-art technology breathing fresh life into the classic tale.
It’s highly unlikely that you’re not familiar with the classic but in the off chance that you aren’t — we have a Belle and a Beast. Belle hates Beast, Beast slowly falls in love with Belle. It’s a heartwarming and nostalgic tale and a guaranteed good time for everyone.
Tickets are now on sale and you can get them here here.