Beauty and the Beast: Musical Info & Synopsis


Beauty and the Beast follows the adventurous Belle, a young woman with a love for books and a longing for something more than her provincial life. But her life takes an unexpected turn when she becomes a prisoner in a bewitched castle, held captive by a Beast under a spell. As Belle befriends the enchanted castle’s staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s exterior, she discovers the kindness and compassion within. Beauty and the Beast is a tale of love, inner beauty, and the transformational power of compassion.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1994)

Cast Size: 20+

Genre: Fairy Tale

Setting: 1800s / France

Creative Team

Music: Alan Menken

Lyrics: Howard Ashman, Tim Rice

Book: Linda Woolverton

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1994)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


1990s, Child Role, Disney, Family-Friendly, Fantasy, Magic, Mega MusicalPopularRoyalty

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