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A Look at Drury Lane Theatre's Beauty and the Beast in Chicago

January 03, 2019 at 3:02 PM

Original Article: http://www.playbill.com/article/a-look-at-drury-lane-theatres-beauty-and-the-beast-in-chicago

Erica Stephan and Brandon Contreras star as Belle and the Beast, respectively, in the Alan Souza-helmed Disney musical.

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Performances continue in Chicago for the Drury Lane Theatre's production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The Alan Souza-helmed production began November 9, 2018 and plays through January 27.

The cast is led by Brandon Contreras as Beast and Erica Stephan as Belle with Mark Banik as Gaston, Sophie Ackerman as Chip, Graham Carlson as Chip (at certain performances), Tony Carter as Lumiere, Nick Cosgrove as Cogsworth, Mark David Kaplan as Maurice, Catherine Smitko as Madame de la Grande Bouche, Bri Sudia as Mrs. Potts, Allison Sill as Babette, and Paul Michael Thomson as Lefou.

Check out photos from the production below.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast features music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, a book by Linda Woolverton, direction by Souza, and choreography by Ron De Jesus.

The ensemble includes Jeremiah Alsop, Anthony Avino, Greg Blackmon, Isaiah Silvia-Chandley, Liz Conway, Shantel Cribbs, Timothy P. Foszcz, Samuel Gardner, Maya Kitayama, Ivory Leonard IV, Omar Madden, Courtney Martin, Conner Wayne Milam, Zach Porter, Emma Rosenthal, Billy Rude, Monica Thomas, and Shanna VanDerwerker.

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