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


This summer, fall under the spell of this “tale as old as time” based on the Academy Award-winning Disney film. Dazzling production numbers, including the beloved title song and "Be Our Guest," will fill the Courtyard Theater, making your heart soar.

The beloved fairytale recounts the story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really 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 into his former self. But time is running out. If those lessons aren’t learned soon, the Beast and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Share the wonder and delight of live theater with the young people in your life—it’s perfect for an unforgettable birthday party, or a fun outing for neighborhood friends, clubs, or play groups. Parties of 10+ save up to 30%—call 312.595.5600 to learn more.

Beauty and the Beast: On Stage

Audio Description (with optional Touch Tour): Sat, August 5 11:00 a.m.
described by Jason Harrington

ASL Duo-interpretation: Sat, August 12 11:00 a.m.



Creative Team

Alan Menken Composer

Howard Ashman Lyricist

Tim Rice Lyricist

Linda Woolverton Book Writer

Amber Mak Director and Choreographer

Charlotte Rivard-Hoster Music Director

Jeffrey Kmiec Scenic Designer

Theresa Ham Costume Designer

Jason Lynch Lighting Designer

Mike Tutaj Projection Designer

Sarah Ramos Sound Designer

Heidi Joosten Orchestrator and Assistant Music Director

Susan Gosdick Dialect Coach

Nich O'Neil Assistant Director and Choreographer

Sarah Scanlon Intimacy Director

Jerry Galante Fight Choreographer

Katie Cordts Beast Wig and Make-up Designer and Creator

Milo Bue Associate Scenic Designer

Andrei Borges Assistant Lighting Designer

Parker Molacek Assistant Projection Designer

Mary Zanger Stage Manager

Drew Donnelly Assistant Stage Manager


Emily Ann Brooks La Fille de la Ville

Jason Michael Evans Beast

Tim Foszcz Monsieur D'Arque

Audrey Hare Belle

Evie Hsu Chip, at select performances

Layla Joan Chip, at select performances

Christopher Kale Jones Lumiere

James Earl Jones II Cogsworth

Michael Kingston Maurice

Sam Linda Le Fou

Maggie Malaney La Fille de la Ville

Harriet Nzinga Plumpp Madame de la Grande Bouche

Rebecca Prescott Mrs. Potts

Maya Rowe Babette

David Sajewich Gaston

Maxel McLoud Schingen Ensemble

Aalon Smith La Fille de la Ville

Halle Bins Understudy

Eric Desnoyers Understudy

Alley Ellis Understudy

Sadie Fridley Understudy

Daniel Houle Understudy

Nathan Karnik Understudy

Kevin Kuska Understudy

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