Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is coming back to Portland, Oregon. The Broadway musical will be at Keller Auditorium from December 1st to December 6th. As you can guest, the Broadway musical is based on Disney’s Academy Award-winning animated feature film. According to the press material, a local actor is in the Broadway musical. His name is Kevin Paul Clark, who is a Cleveland High School graduate and was also a Jefferson Dancer for three years (2007-2010).
Tickets for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast can be purchased online, Portland Opera Box Office (503- 241-1802 or toll free at 866-739-6737), Portland’5 Box Office (800-273-1530), and all TicketsWest locations.
About Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
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.
Based on the 1991 Academy Award-winning animated feature film and celebrating 21 years since its Broadway premiere in 1994, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the ninth longest running musical in Broadway history that has become an international sensation seen by more than 35 million people worldwide in 22 countries, and translated into 9 different languages. This production launched in February 2010 and has been seen nearly 3 million people while playing more than 1,500 performances in all 50 United States and 8 Canadian Provinces. Currently, there are five productions playing around the world including the North American Tour, Paris, tours in Japan and Germany, and a new international tour (inspired by the North American tour) that will visit more than 14 countries in two years.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast features the Academy Award-winning score with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, with additional songs composed by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice. The book is written by Linda Woolverton.
The original creators of the Broadway production have reunited for this new touring production. The play 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 (five-time Tony Award winner), Scenic Design by Stanley A. Meyer, Sound Design by John Petrafesa Jr. and Music Supervision by Michael Kosarin.