Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

'Beauty and the Beast' Kicks off Pittsburgh Musical Theater Season

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

'Beauty and the Beast' Kicks off Pittsburgh Musical Theater Season

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The annual collaboration of Pittsburgh Musical Theater's Richard E. Rauh Conservatory and the Pittsburgh CAPA Orchestra is "Disney's Beauty and the Beast," at the Byham Theater, Downtown.

The original stage production, based on the animated film, ran for over 13 years on Broadway and features award-winning songs by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. The continued success of the show inspired last year's live-action movie version. Matty Thornton plays the Beast. The role of Belle is double-cast with Alex Ficco and Jordyn Walker. Also in the cast are Brecken Farrell as Gaston, Tanell Franklin-Phillips as Lefou, Nick Staso as Lumiere, Ben Godley-Fisher as Cogsworth, and Mia Schmidtetter and Dara Kovacevic sharing the role of Mrs. Potts.

Showtimes are 7:30 p. …

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