Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Comes to Media, PA for the Holiday Season!
It’s a tale as old as time, and a perfect way to celebrate the holidays with your family! Disney’s Beauty and the Beast comes roaring to The Media Theatre (104 East State Street, Media, PA), just in time for the holidays. This professional musical extravaganza will play the historic theatre from November 15, 2017 through January 14, 2018. Press are invited to Opening Night on Friday, November 17 at 7PM (or other dates as needed).
The stage version of the classic Disney movie features all of the songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with a few new songs created specifically for the stage version. The original Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
The story focuses on Belle, a young woman, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. The Beast must learn to love and be loved so that the curse will end. With time running out, if the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for eternity.
This production at The Media Theatre is directed and choreographed by Dann Dunn, with music direction by Ben Kapilow. It features Alanna J. Smith as Belle, Jarret Jay Yoder as The Beast, Bob Stineman as Gaston, and Stephen Fala as Lefou, as well as JP Dunphy (Lumiere), Kelly Briggs (Cogsworth), Hillary Parker (Mrs. Potts), Charlie Carroccio/ Adrian Henry (Chip), Molly Tower (LaGrande) and Julianna Babb (Babette). Ensemble members include Dante Brattelli, Ronnie Keller, Kimberly Maxson, Megan McDevitt, Niklaus Miller, Dana Orange, Maddy Pelesh, Christian Ryan, Jacob Schrimpf, Kristin Smith, Cara Treacy, Erika Wasko.
The Media Theatre Presents
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
November 15, 2017-January 14, 2018
Various days and times: Details at http://tickets.mediatheatre.or
ABOUT THE MEDIA THEATRE: The Media Theatre for the Performing Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization operating as the only award-winning professional theatre in Delaware County. Our mission to promote and nurture the imagination, diversity and joy unique to music theatre is exemplified by the professional productions of new and classic works and by our work with young people to herald music theatre as an art form that is indigenous to their cultural heritage.