INDIANAPOLIS – “Be Our Guest” and step into the enchanted world of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. The beloved musical was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and is the featured Family Show of’ Beef & Boards’ 50th Anniversary Season.
This 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 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.
Jameelah Leaundra, previously seen at Beef & Boards in A Christmas Carol, Phantom, and Little Shop of Horrors, stars as Belle, with Logan Moore (It’s A Wonderful Life, Kinky Boots, Phantom) as the Beast. The production also features Jonathan Studdard (Kinky Boots) as Lumière, Bridgette Ludlow (Honky Tonk Angels, Kinky Boots) as Mrs. Potts, Joey Boos (Little Shop of Horrors, Newsies) as Le-Fou, while Jon McHatton, Ty Stover, and John Vessels reprise their roles of Gaston, Maurice, and Cogsworth, respectively.
Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over 13 years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Unforgettable songs include “Belle,” “Be Our Guest,” “Gaston,” and the title song.
Beauty and the Beast is directed by Elizabeth Stark Payne, with choreography by Ron Morgan, and musical direction by Kristy Templet. Beauty and the Beast is on stage for 64 performances through July 9 in the intimate space of Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. Tickets range from $52.50 to $79.50 and include Chef Larry Stoops’ family-friendly dinner buffet and select beverages. As the featured Family Show of Beef & Boards’ 2023 Season, this production offers a $10 Family Show discount off tickets for kids ages 3-15 (children under age 3 not admitted).
To purchase tickets online, visit beefandboards. com. Tickets are also available by calling the Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre Box Office at 317.872.9664 anytime between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays). Discounts are available to groups of 20 or more; contact the Group Sales Department at 317.876.0503 for more details. For more information, including the complete show schedule, visit beefandboards. com.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is sponsored in part by Indy’s Child.