Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Musical opens in Australia in June

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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Musical opens in Australia in June

Courtney Stapleton as Belle and Shaq Taylor as Beast in Disney's Beauty and the Beast Photo - Johan Persson ©Disney

The Tony- and Olivier Award-winning stage hit will enjoy its Australian premiere at Sydney's Capitol Theatre next month.

From the producers of Aladdin, The Lion King, Mary Poppins and Frozen, Disney’s brand-new production of Beauty and the Beast is finally coming to Australia next month, premiering in Sydney in June.

Enchanting and timeless, the tale has been brought to life in a reimagined production boasting all the spectacle and grandeur audiences know and love with the first performance on Wednesday 14th June 2023 at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney.

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Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Musical is coming to Australia in 2023


Beauty and the Beast is a much-loved classic that will fill the hearts of a new generation. Based on the 1991 animated film, the original production of Beauty and the Beast played for more than 13 years on Broadway, remaining to this day one of the top 10 longest running shows in Broadway history, and touring to 37 countries worldwide. The 2017 live-action retelling of the animated classic starring Emma Watson quickly became the highest grossing live action film musical of all time, a record beaten only by The Lion King live-action release in 2019.

Sydney audiences will rejoice in the nostalgic and spellbinding songs of Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice including Belle, Gaston, Human Again and Be Our Guest.

With spectacular new sets, costume designs and state-of-the-art technology fused with this beloved, classic story, the timeless romance of Belle and her Beast will be brought to life on stage by a stellar Australian cast, starring Shubshri Kandiah as Belle, Brendan Xavier as Beast and Rohan Browne in the role of Lumiere. Andy Cook will step into the role of Gaston, Cogsworth will be played by Gareth Jacobs and Jayde Westaby will play Mrs Potts. Nick Cox joins as Le Fou and Rodney Dobson will play Belle’s father, Maurice. The role of Babette will be played by Hayley Martin and Alana Tranter will play Madame.

Members of the creative team from the original, ground-breaking Broadway musical have returned to reimagine this classic tale. Olivier Award nominee Matt West directs and choreographs, leading a team that includes original composer Alan Menken, lyricist Tim Rice, book writer Linda Woolverton, scenic designer Stan Meyer, costume designer Ann Hould-Ward and lighting designer Natasha Katz. The team collectively received five Tony® nominations and a win for Hould-Ward’s costume design, when Disney first debuted Beauty and the Beast on Broadway 28 years ago.

Tickets are on sale now for performances through to Sunday 5th November 2023, exclusively through Ticketmaster. Find out more here