NETworks presents DISNEY¬'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 2/21-26

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NETworks presents DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 2/21-26

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Seattle as part of the KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount series. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at The Paramount Theatre from February 21 – 26, 2012.. For information on the production, visit www.BeautyAndTheBeastOnTour.com.

Tickets start at $25 and go on sale on Sunday, December 4. Tickets will be available on-line at stgpresents.org and tickets.com, by calling 877-STG-4TIX (784-4849) or in person at The Paramount Theatre Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm).

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 with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice. The book is written by Linda Woolverton.

The original creators of the Broadway production are together again 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, Scenic Design by Stanley A. Meyer, Sound Design by John Petrafesa Jr. and Music Supervision by Michael Kosarin.

Director Rob Roth: "It has been wonderful to bring the entire original design team back together to work on this new production of Beauty and the Beast. As a director, it is rare to have the opportunity to revisit your work fifteen years later. Hopefully I've grown and developed as an artist, along with my collaborators, and we can bring 15 years of experience to this new production. We have remained very close as a team over the years of producing the show around the world, and it has been so much fun getting together to re-explore and re-invent the show for this new NETworks tour. The theme of 'Beauty' is about seeing past the exterior into the heart of someone, and this is reflected in the design for the show, which is about transparency and layers, seeing past one thing and into another."

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.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast has become an international sensation that has played to more than 35 million people worldwide in 21 countries.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast will be at Seattle's Paramount Theatre for eight performances. The schedule for the Seattle engagement is:

Tuesday, February 21 7:30 pm
Wednesday, February 22 7:30pm
Thursday, February 23 7:30pm
Friday, February 24 8:00pm
Saturday, February 25 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Sunday, February 26 1:00pm – An ASL performance
6:30pm – An Open Caption performance
For tickets to these performances, call the TTY line at 888-331-6774.

Tickets for Disney's Beauty and the Beast start at $25 and go on sale on Sunday, December 4 and will be available on-line at stgpresents.org and tickets.com, by calling 877-STG-4TIX (784-4849) or in person at The Paramount Theatre Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm).

For additional information, visit www.BeautyAndTheBeastOnTour.com.

The 2011-2012 KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount series is presented in partnership by Broadway Across America and Seattle Theatre Group. KeyBank is the title sponsor of the Broadway at The Paramount series and The Roosevelt Hotel is the official sponsor of Broadway Across America – Seattle.

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