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Last winter our internationally acclaimed production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast inspired thousands of theatergoers: as People Magazine said, it’s “a tale as old as time [that] feels refreshingly new.” Now Jade Jones (Belle) and Evan Ruggiero (Beast) are back in a revival of the production that won hearts and attracted the admiration of audiences from around the country. Be our guest along with other returning cast members Bobby Smith (Lumiere), Dylan Arredondo (Cogsworth), Michael Burrell (Gaston) 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.

Special Bonus: Helen Hayes Award-winner Tracy Lynn Olivera joins the Beauty cast as Madame de la Grande Bouche

 

Accessible Performances

Sign-Interpreted Performance
Thursday, Dec. 1st at 8:00pm

Email wbrown@olneytheatre.org if you plan to utilize these services. Please note that dates are subject to change.

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

2022-23 Season
Part of the 2022-23 Season

"Beauty" Video Playlist - Trailers, Songs, Interviews and More

Mask Guidance

Olney Theatre will offer both mask-required and mask-recommended performances of Disney's Beauty and the Beast:

  • For performances on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, face masks are recommended but not required.
  • For performances on Wednesdays and Sundaysface masks are required
  • Dylan Arredondo

    Cogsworth
  • Jessica Bennett

    Ensemble/u.s. Mrs. Potts
  • Michael Burrell

    Gaston/ US: Beast
  • Kelli Blackwell

    Mrs. Potts
  • Ariana Caldwell

    Chip/Ensemble
  • Selena Clyne-Galindo

    Ensemble / Belle US
  • Erica Leigh Hansen

    Ensemble/US: Wardrobe
  • Miya Hamashige

    Ensemble
  • Hailey Ibberson

    Babette
  • Jade Jones

    Belle
  • Ariel Messeca

    Ensemble/Cogsworth u/s
  • Sasha Olinick

    Maurice
  • Tracy Lynn Olivera

    Madame De La Grand Bouche
  • Shiloh Orr

    Swing
  • Connor James Reilly

    Enchantress/Dance Captain
  • Graciela Rey

    Swing
  • Evan Ruggiero

    Beast
  • David Singleton

    Ensemble/ US Lefou
  • Bobby Smith

    Lumiere
  • John Sygar

    Lefou
  • Megan Tatum

    Ensemble/ US: Babette
  • Tyler M. White

    Ensemble
  • Michael Wood

    Monsieur D'Arque
  • Sumié Yotsukura

    Swing
  • Marcia Milgrom Dodge

    Director
  • Walter “Bobby” McCoy

    Music Director
  • Josh Walden

    Choreographer
  • Colin K. Bills

    Lighting Designer
  • John Keith Hall

    Production Stage Manager
  • Robb Hunter

    Fight Choreographer
  • Ali Pohanka

    Wig Designer
  • Matt Rowe

    Sound Designer
  • Narelle Sissons

    Scenic Designer
  • Ivania Stack

    Costume Designer

Community Engagement Events

  • Draw Yourself Into the Story

    Sunday December 11th 2022 at 11:00am
    $5/free for members

    We’re inviting kiddos to our character drawing workshop for a chance to draw and design your own royal fairytale character. We’ll provide paper, pencils, pens, colored pencils, and even examples and drawing guides.

PRESS AND REVIEWS

2022

  • MetroWeekly | Editor's Pick: "Olney revivies its hit production of 'Disney's Beauty and the Beast,' with Jade Jones as Belle and Evan Ruggiero as the Beast."
  • MD Theatre Guide | Review: "A show that is both familiar and fresh and, above all, fantastical and fun."
  • Broadway World | Review: "A fresh and transformative performance that gives a new meaning to the story's phrase: 'beauty is found within.'"
  • DC Theater Arts | Review: "stellar vocals and moving performances...fun and very memorable. " 
  • WTOP‘Be Our Guest’ as Olney Theatre serves second helping of ‘Beauty and the Beast’
  • NBC4 WashingtonReimagined ‘Beauty and the Beast' Returns to Olney Theatre for Extended Encore
  • Outspoken | Review: "Simply put, Jade Jones as Belle, shines throughout.

2021

A Parent's Guide to Beauty and the Beast

#IAMBEAUTY

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WATCH PAST BEHIND THE SCENES EVENTS

  • OPENING NIGHT DIALOGUE

    Thursday, November 11, 5:00pm
    Mainstage
    Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Tony-nominee and the director of our production, discussed the play, the process, and her career with Artistic Director Jason Loewith.

    Watch the video

  • BEAUTY AND THE BODY

    Held Monday, November 8, 2021

    A virtual conversation
    Casting Directors weighed in about what makes a body “beautiful” on stage and screen. Guests include Vickie Thomas from Vickie Thomas Casting (The Harder They FallOnce Upon a Time… in HollywoodDetroitHidden Figures), Geoff Josselson and Katja Zarolinski from JZ Casting (Broadway, off-Broadway, and regional theater), and José Carrasquillo (Director of Artistic Programming at Ford's Theatre).

    Watch the video

Disney's Beauty and The Beast

November 9 - January 1 2023

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