Temar Underwood stars as the Beast in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" at the Redhouse. The musical runs Dec. 2 through 17.
The Redhouse Arts Center is pleased to continue its 2016-17 main stage season with a family favorite, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” which will run from Dec. 2 to 17.
Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” enjoyed a 13-year run on Broadway, has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries, and will now be inventively brought to life on the Redhouse stage. Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” features all of the beloved songs from the film by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman along with new songs with lyrics by Tim Rice.
Join Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, and Chip, and “Be Our Guest” for this magical production. Redhouse is thrilled to partner with Hillside Family of Agencies for this production. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed back into 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.
Redhouse once again welcomes an eclectic cast which includes some Redhouse favorites along with new up and coming young stars. Returning to the Redhouse Stage are Temar Underwood (“Dreamgirls”) as Beast and Cazenovia native Steven Hayes (“Penguin Tango”) as Cogsworth. Also returning are Kathleen Burke Egloff (“Avenue Q”) as Mrs. Potts, Jason Timothy (“Dreamgirls”) as Lumiere, Alex Bronchetti (“Ragtime”) as Chip, Cathy Butler (“Dreamgirls”) as Babette, John Grimsley (“Avenue Q”) as Lefou, Janet Engle (“Big Fish”) as Madame de la Grande Bouche, Donovan Stanfield (“Ragtime”) as Monsieur D’Arque and Cameron Walker (“Bring it On: The Musical”) as Maurice.
Making Redhouse debut’s in this production are Cameron Smith as Gaston (“Beauty and the Beast,” “When You Wish,” “Sister Act” at Tuacahn Center for the Arts) and Caroline Strang as Belle (Actor 6 – “We Are Proud,” Ensemble – “Sweeney Todd” at Playmakers Rep Company).
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is directed by Patrick Burns and features musical direction by Jacob Carll, choreography by Brittany Jenkins, scenic design by Tim Brown, costume design by Katharine Tarkulich, lighting design by Marie Yokohama and sound design by Anthony Vadala. Rounding out the production team are Anthony Bruno, assistant director; Sean Carpenter, assistant musical director; Danya Eades, assistant choreographer; Josh Reid, technical director, production manager and props master; and Emma Ettinger, stage manager, and Cynthia Moore, assistant stage manager.
Redhouse’s “Beauty and the Beast” runs from Dec. 2 through 17. Tickets are $30 or $25 for members. The Redhouse Arts Center is located at 201 S. West St. in Syracuse. Parking is available adjacent to and across from the theater, as well as nearby in Armory Square. For tickets, please call the Box Office at 362-2785 or visit theredhouse.org.
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is proudly sponsored by Crouse Physicians, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and Destiny USA. Media sponsors are Galaxy Communications and NewsChannel 9.
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