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Be our guest for the holidays as the classic animated story comes to life on the Olney Theatre Mainstage. It’s a tale as old as time, but it gets a new look from Tony-nominated director Marcia Milgrom Dodge (one of the featured professional directors on the Disney+ show Encore), who wowed Olney audiences with her Helen Hayes Award-nominated production of Once. Our biggest show of the year brings the whole family together for a magical and memorable musical about the redemptive power of love. Join Belle, Lumiere, Cogsworth, and the rest of the gang in the Beast’s cursed castle for an escape to a world where beauty is more than skin deep and happily ever after is just a rose petal away.

Starring Helen Hayes Award-nominated Jade Jones as Belle and Evan Ruggiero as the Beast. Also featuring Jessica Lauren Ball, Iyona Blake, Hailey Ibberson, Connor Reilly, and John Sygar.

Music by
Alan Menken

Lyrics by
Howard Ashman & Tim Rice

Book by
Linda Woolverton

Music Direction by
Walter “Bobby” McCoy

Choreography by
Josh Walden

Directed by
Marcia Milgrom Dodge

2021-2022 Season
Part of the 2021-2022 Season
  • Dylan Arredondo

  • Jessica Lauren Ball

    Madame de la Grande Bouche
  • Jessica Bennett

    Ensemble/US: Mrs. Potts
  • Iyona Blake

    Mrs. Potts
  • Michael Burrell

  • Selena Clyne-Galindo

    Ensemble/US: Belle
  • Erica Leigh Hansen

    Ensemble/US: Wardrobe
  • Hailey Rebecca Ibberson

  • Jade Jones

  • Quynh-My Luu

  • Ariel Messeca

    Ensemble/US: Cogsworth
  • Sasha Olinick

  • Shiloh Orr

  • Miranda Pepin

  • Connor James Reilly

    Ensemble/Enchantress/US: Gaston
  • Graciela Rey

  • Evan Ruggiero

  • Bobby Smith

  • John Sygar

  • Megan Tatum

    Ensemble/US: Babette
  • Rick Westerkamp

    Ensemble/US: LeFou
  • Tyler White

  • Michael Wood

    Ensemble/Monsieur D'Arque/US: Maurice & Lumiere
  • Colin K. Bills

    Lighting Designer
  • Marcia Milgrom Dodge

  • John Keith Hall

    Stage Manager
  • Robb Hunter

    Fight Choreographer
  • Walter "Bobby" McCoy

    Music Director
  • Ali Pohanka

    Wig Designer
  • Matt Rowe

    Sound Designer
  • Narelle Sissons

    Scenic Designer
  • Ivania Stack

    Costume Designer
  • Josh Walden


Health and Safety

Masks and proof of COVID vaccination are required at all performancesThose under 12 who are not yet eligible for the COVID vaccine must be masked and accompanied by a vaccinated adult. At this time, we do not accept proof of a recent negative COVID test in lieu of vaccination. 

Please note that seating in the Orchestra is at full capacity. Socially distanced seating is available in the Mezzanine at all performances.

Visit our Health and Safety page for our latest policies to keep you safe as we return to the stage!

Behind the Scenes Events

Beauty and the Body

Monday, November 8,  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm 
A virtual conversation

Casting Directors weigh in about what makes a body “beautiful” on stage and screen. Guests include Vickie Thomas from Vickie Thomas Casting (Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, Detroit, Hidden Figures), Geoff Josselson and Katja Zarolinski from JZ Casting (Broadway, off-Broadway and regional theater), and Jenna Duncan (OTC’s Associate Artistic & Casting Director, and freelance DMV casting director for many others).

Opening Night Dialogue

Thursday, November 11, 5:00pm
$10/Free for members
Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Tony-nominee and the director of our production, discusses the play, the process, and her career with Artistic Director Jason Loewith.

Beauty and the Beast Backstage

Saturday, November 13, at 5:00 pm
$10/Free for members
Step onto our stage for a sneak peek of how we make magic roses, dancing candlesticks, and bring the Beast to life!

Disney's Beauty and The Beast

November 5 - January 2 2022

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