Theatre Opens 2009-2010 Season with “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast”
September, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte opens its 62nd season
with an original staging of the spectacular family musical “Disney’s
Beauty and the Beast.” Coming to the McColl Family Theatre from September 25
- October 25, this classic story of love and enchantment brings the beloved
characters and songs of Disney’s hit movie to life.
1991, “Beauty and the Beast” became the first animated film to be
nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Prompted by the film’s
success, Disney developed a stage version with an eye toward Broadway. The
resulting show was nominated for 9 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and
has thrilled audiences around the world.
true to the spirit of the movie and show, Children’s Theatre of
Charlotte’s production of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” features
all-new costume and scenic designs, conceived specifically for this
production. “It was very important to us to bring our own perspectives and
thoughts about ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to bear on the design process,” says
, who directs the production. “We want to honor the magic of this beautiful
story with a production that creates new magic for our audience.”
much of the show’s magic depending on its fantastic characters, such as the
castle servants who have been transformed into household objects and the
Beast, costumes are an especially important part of “Disney’s Beauty and
the Beast.” The Costume Shop assembled a team of 22 professionals to work on
this production, including 4 costume crafts professionals to build specialty
pieces such as Lumiere’s waxy hands and head and prosthetics for the Beast.
The Theatre also contracted with Imagination Las Vegas, a company that
manufactures costumes for celebrity acts like Cher and Bette Midler, to work
on many of the larger household objects, including making the entire costume
for the Wardrobe.
production features a strong lineup of professional actors, including Caroline
Bower as Belle and Sean Watkins as the Beast. Talented student actors and
singers round out the cast and chorus.
times and dates are:
7:30 pm - SOLD OUT
will be held in the McColl Family Theatre at ImaginOn,
300 East 7th Street
. Front Orchestra tickets are $24.00; General Admission tickets are
$18.00. For tickets to the productions, call the Children’s Theatre Box
Office at 704-973-2828 (10 am-5 pm, Mon.-Fri.) or visit our website: www.ctcharlotte.org.
For ages 5+/Grades K+.
Theatre of Charlotte is supported, in part, with an Operating Grant from the
Arts & Science Council, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Inc. and the North Carolina
Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources, and the
National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves
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