This first of Disney’s stage adaptations is based on the on the 1991 animated Disney film, which was adapted from the French fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont.
A wandering enchantress transforms a cruel and vain prince into a hideous Beast, leaving him only one way to reverse the curse - fall in love with another and earn her love in return. Belle, a beautiful book-lover, encounters the Beast when she arrives at his castle to plead for her father’s freedom, ultimately trading her own for his. As tension over her imprisonment escalates in the town, spurred by Gaston, the selfish lover who seeks Belle’s hand in marriage, the relationship between Belle and the Beast grows, leading to an emotional, and transformative, conflict.
Best Costume Design
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score
Best Actor in a Musical - Terrence Mann
Best Actress in a Musical - Susan Egan
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Gary Beach
Best Lighting Design
Best Direction of a Musical
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Terrence Mann
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Susan Egan
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical - Burke Moses
Outstanding Choreography - Matt West
Outstanding Sound Design
Outstanding Special Effects