Diane Phelan, Christian Magby & More to Star in Baayork Lee-Helmed BEAUTY AND THE BEAST in Atlanta

The production will run March 8–24 at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center.

By: Feb. 21, 2024
Diane Phelan, Christian Magby & More to Star in Baayork Lee-Helmed BEAUTY AND THE BEAST in Atlanta
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City Springs Theatre Company will bring Disney's Beauty and the Beast to metro Atlanta with performances from March 8 - 24. 

"City Springs Theatre Company is exceptionally proud to bring this modern classic to Atlanta audiences this spring," said Tony Award-winner and Atlanta native Shuler Hensley, who serves as CSTC's artistic director. "For three decades now this 'tale as old as time' has been delighting audiences of all ages, across the globe. With its colorful characters, dazzling musical numbers ("Be Our Guest", "Gaston") and the Oscar-winning title song, Beauty and the Beast promises to be family theatre at its finest."

Directing and choreographing City Springs Theatre Company's production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast is renowned Tony Award-recipient Baayork Lee, who has performed in some of Broadway's biggest musicals, including the original productions of A Chorus Line, Promises, Promises and The King And I. Ms. Lee has previously directed and choreographed CSTC's productions of South Pacific, A Chorus Line and Cats.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast will be performed in the Byers Theatre at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center, located at 1 Galambos Way in Sandy Springs.

"Disney's Beauty and the Beast is the most family-friendly show we've ever produced, and it's the perfect outing for groups of any kind looking for a truly memorable theatrical experience," noted CSTC Executive Director Natalie DeLancey.

Disney's take on the classic story tells of Belle, an idealistic young woman trapped in a provincial town, and The Beast, who is himself a 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 back into his former princely 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 features a book by Linda Woolverton (author of the original animated film's screenplay), with music by Alan Menken, and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice.

The cast will feature Diane Phelan (Broadway: School of Rock, The King And I, Into The Woods) as Belle; Christian Magby (TV: "The Flash") as The Beast; Candice Song Donehoo (Broadway: The King And I, National Tour: Jekyll and Hyde) as Mrs. Potts; Stanley Allyn Owen (National Tour: CATS) as Gaston; Nick Walker Jones as Lumiere; Luke Grooms as Cogsworth; DJ Plunkett (National Tour: Wicked) as LeFou; Russ Williamson as Maurice; Maggie McCown as Babette, Grace Choi as Madame de la Grande Bouche; Cece Fields and Michael Wood as Chip; and Grace Arnold, Hannah Morrison, Emma X. O'Loughlin as Silly Girls. 

The Ensemble will feature Ian Blanco, Emmanuel Cologne, Sammy Fossum, David Grindrod, Imani Joseph, Ben Ohnemus, Meaghan Paetkau, Javar La'Trail Parker, Ryley Perry, Zac Pritts, Caitlyn Savage, Wendell Scott, Amanda Fallon Smith


Director/Choreographer - Baayork Lee
Associate Choreographer - David Grindrod
Music Director - Griffin Strout
Conductor - Greg Matteson
Lighting Designer - Mike Wood
Sound Designer - Anthony Narcisso
Scenic Designer - Kelly Tighe
Costume Designer - Ryan Moller
Production Stage Manager - Shay Holihan

The production will also feature students from City Springs Theatre Company's acclaimed pre-professional program, who will appear as additional ensemble members in the show.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast is included in current subscriber season packages. Individual tickets ($38 - $98) are on sale now, with discounts for seniors, students, groups, and active and retired military personnel. Visit www.CitySpringsTheatre.com or call 404-477-4365 for more information. Discounts for groups of 10 or more are available by calling the box office at 404-477-4365. Gift cards are also available by calling the box office. CSTC's Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Performance Schedule:

Friday, March 8 | 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 9 | 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 10 | 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 14 | 8:00 p.m.

Friday, March 15| 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 16 | 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 17 | 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 21 | 8:00 p.m.

Friday, March 22 | 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 23 | 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 24 | 2:00 p.m.