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Disney's

Beauty and
the Beast

June 28

August 26, 2012

in CST's Courtyard Theater

music by Alan Menken
lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
book by Linda Woolverton
directed by Rachel Rockwell

Rachel Rockwell

Director

Rachel Rockwell returns to Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where she has directed: Shrek the Musical, Beauty and the Beast, The Adventures of Pinocchio, The Emperor’s New Clothes and Short Shakespeare! productions of Romeo and Juliet and The Taming of the Shrew. Other Chicago directing/choreography credits include: Brigadoon (Jeff Awards - Best Musical and Best Choreography, Goodman Theatre); Billy Elliot, West Side Story, Oliver! (Jeff Award nomination - Best Musical and Best Director), Sweeney Todd (Jeff Award nomination - Best Musical and Best Director), The Sound of Music (Jeff Award nomination - Best Musical and Best Director), Ragtime (Jeff Award - Best Musical and Best Director), Miss Saigon (Jeff Award nomination - Best Musical and Best Director), all at Drury Lane Theatre); Shout! (Jeff Award nomination - Best Revue), 42nd Street (Jeff Award nomination - Best Director and Best Musical), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Jeff Award nomination - Best Musical), all at Marriott Theatre; Mary Poppins, In The Heights, The Music Man, Annie, Hair (Paramount Theatre); Enron (Jeff nomination - Best Play, mid-size, TimeLine Theatre Company). In 2012, Ms. Rockwell was named Chicagoan of the Year in Theatre by the Chicago Tribune.

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