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DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

The smash hit Broadway musical plays Proctors, April 16-19

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Proctors as part of the Keeler Broadway On Tour series. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at Proctors for five shows, April 16-19. For information on the production, visitwww.BeautyAndTheBeastOnTour.com.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast features the animated film’s 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 (four-time Tony Award® winner), Scenic Design by Stanley A. Meyer, Sound Design by John Petrafesa Jr. and Music Supervision by Michael Kosarin.

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 20 years since its Broadway premiere in 1994, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has become an international sensation that has been seen by over 35 million people worldwide in 22 countries, and has been translated into 9 different languages. This production launched in February 2010 and has been seen by 2.5 million people while playing over 1,000 performances in all 50 United States and 8 Canadian Provinces.  Currently, there are four other productions playing around the world including Paris, tours in Japan and Germany, and a new international tour that currently will visit over 12 countries in two years.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will play at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady, Thursday through Sunday, April 16-19. The performance schedule is 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m.Saturday; and 2 p.m. SundayTickets for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast start at $20 and include an optional VIP Merchandise Package. Tickets are available at the Box Office at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady; by phone at 518.346.6204; and online atwww.proctors.org.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at Proctors is sponsored by Keeler Broadway on Tour and sub-sponsored by TW&A Construction Mgmt.

NETWORKS PRESENTATIONS (Producer). Since 1995, NETworks has produced and managed over 55 touring productions in the US., U.K. and internationally. Current productions include Disney’s Beauty and the Beast; Blue Man Group National Tour; Elf The Musical; Flashdance the Musical; Memphis the Musical; Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera; The National Theatre of Great Britain’s production of War Horse and We Will Rock You, the musical by Queen and Ben Elton.

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Address: Proctors, State Street, Schenectady

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