Disney India Brings Stage Musical Beauty & The Beast To Delhi
After enthralling 27000 audiences in Mumbai over 10 sold-out shows, Disney India brings the timeless classic Beauty and the Beast to Delhi this December. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this classic musical love story will be presented on the same scale as the mega-productions seen on New York’s Broadway and on London’s West End. Over 100 of the best musical theatre performers in India will bring the story of Beauty and the Beast alive on stage, with world class production values, lavish sets and gorgeous costumes.
Having won hearts across 28 countries, the Beauty and the Beast musical has been completely developed locally in India, while retaining the original script and memorable music of the Broadway show. The production will be in English at 130 minutes in duration, with select shows in Delhi in December 2015, each of which can seat around 1600 audiences. The show will open at Thyagaraj Sports Complex, INA Colony, Delhi from 19th to 27th December 2015.
Globally, this grand musical has had some of the world’s most renowned creative artists bringing to life the magic of Beauty and the Beast on stage. Originally produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions, it boasts of 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).
Disney India has the very best local creative talent, who has worked closely with these renowned International artists to recreate the musical in India. Some eminent names involved in the Indian production are Vikranth Pawar (Show Director and Creative Head, Live Entertainment at Disney India), Lesle Lewis (Music Direction), Terence Lewis (Choreography), Varsha Jain (Set Design), Gavin Miguel (Costume Design), Pallavi Devika (Hair & Make-up) and Suzanne D’Mello (Vocal Training). Disney’s creative team hand-picked 18 talented lead artists who can sing, dance and act, from over 8,000 entries after over 1,000 physical auditions across five cities -- Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata.
The venue will be transformed into elaborate sets with a magical village area capturing Belle’s house, Tavern, Clock tower and Beast’s castle area with Belle’s bedroom, Royal dining area, balcony to name few. The show promises to be the most immersive Broadway scale show where a select set of audience gets an opportunity to be a part of the village set-up and experience the magic 360 degrees (on swivel chairs).
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.