Beauty and the Beast

July 14

August 20, 2023

Courtyard Theater

music by Alan Menken
lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
book by Linda Woolverton
directed & choreographed by Amber Mak

Heidi Joosten

Orchestrator and Assistant Music Director

CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE: debut. CHICAGO: orchestrator for Grease (Drury Lane Theater), music director/conductor for Children of Eden (Chicagoland Theater Fund), music director/composer/lyricist/orchestrator for Queer Eye: the Musical Parody (The Second City), composer/orchestrator/music director for Saint Hildegard: the Rupertsberg Tour (Theo Ubique workshop). REGIONAL: composer/lyricist for Micro (Music Theatre of Madison), music director for The It Girl (Meadowbrook Theater). INTERNATIONAL: composer for The Venetian Blind (Venice, Italy). OPERA: composer/music director for The Sausage Show and Other Bites, Big Entrance, and the La La Lady Show (Forte Chicago), composer for Connla and The Fairy Maiden (Chicago College of Performing Arts). EDUCATION: MM-Composition, Chicago College of Performing Arts. AWARDS: Inaugural winner of CreateTheater & SUNY Cortland new works collaboration for The Bone Harp. Heidi is an adjunct professor at North Park University. Love to my family, especially Ruby.

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