Disney’s Beauty and the Beast U.S. National Tour
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast began as an animated film. Expanding the movie into a musical stage production was not easy, but talented theater professionals created a spectacular show of award-winning songs, stunning costumes and sets, and dazzling special effects. In 1994,Disney’s Beauty and the Beast opened on Broadway (the famous street of theaters in New York City) to rave reviews. Like many successful Broadway shows, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has a separate touring production that travels and performs across the country in theaters like The Peace Center for the Performing Arts in Greenville, S.C. The U.S. National Tour has 32 cast members, 15 orchestra musicians and 28 people who work behind-the-scenes.
Here are some more fun facts about the show:
- It takes three people just to help the Beast into makeup, prosthetics, hair and wardrobe that transform him into character.
- It took 20 pounds of human hair and 400 man-hours to create the first Beast.
- The Beast’s tail is made up of seven yards of human hair.
Meet four members of the Disney’s Beauty and the Beast U.S. National Tour: