Smash Hit Broadway Musical DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Returns to Kansas City

NETworks presents DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Kansas City's Music Hall, December 10-15

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is returning to Kansas City as a Kansas City Broadway Series season special engagement– just in time for the holidays! Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at the Music Hall for eight performances. For information on the production, visit

Performance Dates •12/10/13 | TUES: 7:30 PM •12/11/13 | WED: 7:30 PM •12/12/13 | THUR: 7:30 PM •12/13/13 | FRI: 7:30 PM •12/14/13 | SAT MAT: 2:00 PM •12/14/13 | SAT EVE: 7:30 PM •12/15/13 | SUN MAT: 1:00 PM •12/15/13 | SUN EVE: 6:30 PM

Tickets start at just $25 and are currently available at Ticketmaster retail outlets, calling 800.745.3000 or at the Music Hall Box Office, 301 W. 13th Street. Dynamic pricing applies based on demand. Purchase early to lock in prices and seats. Groups of 10 or more may call 1-866.31.GROUP (47687) or email for special pricing. For additional information, visit

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast features the animated film’s Academy Award®-winning score with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, with additional songs composed by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice. The book is written by Linda Woolverton.

The original creators of the Broadway production are together again for this new touring production. The play is directed by Rob Roth and Choreographed by Matt West, with Costume Design by Ann Hould-Ward (Tony Award® winner for her work on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast), Lighting Design by Natasha Katz (three-time Tony Award® winner), Scenic Design by Stanley A. Meyer, Sound Design by John Petrafesa Jr. and Music Supervision by Michael Kosarin.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has become an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 22 countries and has been translated into 9 different languages. This production launched in February 2010 and has been seen by over 2 million people while playing over 1,000 performances in all 50 United States and 6 Canadian Provinces.

The Kansas City Broadway Series at the Music Hall and Kauffman Center for Performing Arts is welcomed by the Hotel Phillips.


For additional information, photographs and to arrange interviews, please contact Nancy Besa at (816) 674-4775.

NETWORKS PRESENTATIONS (Producer). Since 1995, NETworks has produced and managed over 55 touring productions in the US., U.K. and internationally. Current productions include Disney’s Beauty and the Beast; Blue Man Group National Tour; Elf The Musical; Flashdance the Musical; Memphis the Musical; Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera; The National Theatre of Great Britain’s production of War Horse and We Will Rock You, the musical by Queen and Ben Elton.

BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA A leading Broadway producer and the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America. BAA operates in 40 cities, bringing first-class touring musicals and plays to audiences across the US and Canada including in Kansas City and markets such as Costa Mesa, Fort Lauderdale, Tempe, Boston, Minneapolis and New Orleans. As a producer, current and upcoming productions include Million Dollar Quartet, Pippin, Big Fish, Betrayal, Bullets Over Broadway, Little Miss Sunshine and Bull Durham.

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