As part of the 20th anniversary celebrations with a first-ever international tour, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning smash hit Broadway musical spectacular, is coming to Singapore for the first time. 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.
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.
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 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).
If you have enjoyed the Disney film, Beauty and the Beast, why not go for this coming broadway musical smash hit. Watching a broadway live show has a very different feel from a movie. The singing, the creative lighting, stage settings and the live dancing of the people, all fall into one live experience that you will never forget. In fact, the audience is an integrated part of the live performance as compared to a movie. You just don’t get to feel it when it is a movie.
I was honoured to attend and watch the interview session presented by an interviewer and the two main cast of the show. Hilary Maiberger ( Belle ) and Darick Pead ( Beast ) came. Before they came out, there was a short video where the director, Rob Roth spoke about the show. David Zack, Production Stage Manager also talked about the beautiful lighting and the design of the stage setting. Both Hilary and Darick also appear in the short video giving their views about the show.
Hilary sang the first song and joined later by Darick, they sang the famous Beauty and the Beast song which was popularised by singer Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson.
I believe it will be a wonderful experience watching this musical. Looking forward to the musical.
Here is a video that I have recorded during the interview of the two main actors in the musical. Enjoy.
TICKETING AND SHOW INFORMATION
Disney's Beauty and The Beast International Tour
Season : From 21st March 2015
Venue : MasterCard Threatres, Marina Bay Sands
TICKET PRICE:From $65
* Excludes the booking fee of SGD$3 per ticket
PHONE: +65 6688 8826
IN PERSON AT:
Marina Bay Sands Box Offices (Museum, Theatres, SkyPark, Retail Mall and Hotel Tower 1 Lobby). For more information please log onto - www.MarinaBaySands.com