Today, Shanghai Disney Resort has announced the replacement for The Lion King (which closes October 8, 2017). The award-winning hit Broadway Musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast comes to life in Mandarin in 2018 on the Walt Disney Grand Theater in Disneytown.
This is the second show that is presented at the theater since opening. The Lion King opened with the opening of Shanghai Disneyland in 2016.
The Disney landmark musical Beauty and the Beast is one of the longest-running and highest-grossing Broadway shows of all time. Since its Broadway premiere in 1994, Beauty and the Beast has been produced around the globe in 37 countries, been seen by more than 35 million people, earned numerous major arts awards, and is the tenth longest running musical in Broadway history. It is the classic story of Belle, a young woman who is first repelled by, then attracted to a gruff yet big-hearted Beast, who is really a young prince trapped within a beast’s body. With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice, and a book by Linda Woolverton, Beauty and the Beast is a romantic journey where things are not always as they seem.
Casting for the show begins this month. For more information on casting auditions, check out the official audition Wechat account: DisneyAuditions.
Feature photo and information from the official Shanghai Disney Resort website.
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