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Broadway's Baayork Lee Directs City Springs Theatre Company's March Production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast

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February 26, 2024 9:00 AM EST | Source: Pinion Partners[1]

Sandy Springs, Georgia--(Newsfile Corp. - February 26, 2024) - City Springs Theatre Company[2] (CSTC) brings the legendary Broadway musical, Disney's Beauty and the Beast to metro Atlanta with performances from March 8 - 24, part of the 2023-2024 PNC Bank Season. For tickets visit City Springs Theatre/beauty[3].

"City Springs Theatre Company is exceptionally proud to bring this modern classic to Atlanta audiences this spring," said Tony Award®-winner and Atlanta native Shuler Hensley, who serves as CSTC's artistic director. "For three decades now this 'tale as old as time' has been delighting audiences of all ages, across the globe. With its colorful characters, dazzling musical numbers ("Be Our Guest", "Gaston") and the Oscar®-winning title song, Beauty and the Beast promises to be family theatre at its finest."

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(L-R) Diane Phelan as “Belle,” and Christian Magby as “The Beast,” in City Springs Theatre Company’s Beauty and the Beast, March 8-24 at the Byers Theatre in Sandy Springs GA

Directing and choreographing City Springs Theatre Company's production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast is renowned Tony Award®-recipient Baayork Lee, who has performed in some of Broadway's biggest musicals, including the original productions of A Chorus Line, Promises, Promises and The King And I. Ms. Lee has previously directed and choreographed CSTC's productions of South Pacific, A Chorus Line and Cats.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast will be performed in the Byers Theatre at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center, located at 1 Galambos Way in Sandy Springs.

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(L-R) DJ Plunkett as “LeFou,” and Stanley Allyn Owen as “Gaston,” in City Springs Theatre Company’s Beauty and the Beast, March 8-24 at the Byers Theatre in Sandy Springs GA

"Disney's Beauty and the Beast is the most family-friendly show we've ever produced, and it's the perfect outing for groups of any kind looking for a truly memorable theatrical experience," noted CSTC Executive Director Natalie DeLancey.

Disney's take on the classic story tells of Belle, an idealistic young woman trapped in a provincial town, and The Beast, who is himself a prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If The Beast can learn to love (and be loved), the curse will end, and he will be transformed back into his former princely 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.

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Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center, home stage for award-winning City Springs Theatre Company in Sandy Springs, Georgia

Disney's Beauty and the Beast features a book by Linda Woolverton (author of the original animated film's screenplay), with music by Alan Menken, and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice.

CAST

Belle - Diane Phelan (Broadway: School of Rock, The King And I, Into The Woods)The Beast - Christian Magby (TV: "The Flash") Mrs. Potts - Candice Song Donehoo (Broadway: The King And I, National Tour: Jekyll and Hyde)Gaston - Stanley Allyn Owen (National Tour: CATS)Lumiere - Nick Walker Jones Cogsworth - Luke Grooms (National/International Tour: Phantom of the Opera)LeFou - DJ Plunkett (National Tour: Wicked)Maurice - Russ WilliamsonBabette - Maggie McCownMadame de la Grande Bouche - Grace ChoiChip - Cece Fields and Michael WoodSilly Girls - Grace Arnold, Hannah Morrison, Emma X. O'Loughlin

The Ensemble: Ian Blanco, Emmanuel Cologne, Sammy Fossum, David Grindrod, Imani Joseph, Ben Ohnemus, Meaghan Paetkau, Javar La'Trail Parker, Ryley Perry, Zac Pritts, Caitlyn Savage, Wendell Scott, Amanda Fallon Smith.

CREATIVE AND PRODUCTION TEAMS

Director/Choreographer - Baayork LeeAssociate Choreographer - David GrindrodMusic Director - Griffin StroutConductor - Greg MattesonLighting Designer - Mike WoodSound Designer - Anthony NarcissoScenic Designer - Kelly TigheCostume Designer - Ryan MollerProduction Stage Manager - Shay Holihan

The production will also feature students from City Springs Theatre Company's acclaimed pre-professional program, who will appear as additional ensemble members in the show.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast is included in current subscriber season packages. Individual tickets are on sale now, with discounts for seniors, students, groups, and active and retired military personnel. Visit www.CitySpringsTheatre.com[4] or call 404-477-4365 for more information. Discounts for groups of 10 or more are available by calling the box office at 404-477-4365. Gift cards are also available by calling the box office. CSTC's Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Performance Schedule:

Friday, March 8 | 8:00 p.m.Saturday, March 9 | 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.Sunday, March 10 | 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 | 7:30 p.m.Thursday, March 14 | 8:00 p.m.Friday, March 15| 8:00 p.m.Saturday, March 16 | 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.Sunday, March 17 | 2:00 p.m.Wednesday, March 20 | 7:30 p.m.Thursday, March 21 | 8:00 p.m.Friday, March 22 | 8:00 p.m.Saturday, March 23 | 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.Sunday, March 24 | 2:00 p.m.

About City Springs Theatre Company:

City Springs Theatre Company (CSTC)[5] is dedicated to entertaining, educating, and enriching lives by creating world-class entertainment experiences and innovative arts education programs that drive cultural enrichness and economic vitality. Through musical theatre productions that utilize the talents of local and national artists, CSTC provides Broadway-quality entertainment to the diverse Atlanta populace, helping to establish Sandy Springs, Georgia, as a growing cultural center. City Springs Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, led by Executive Director Natalie DeLancey, and Tony Award®-winner and Atlanta native Shuler Hensley as artistic director. To date, CSTC has served over 174,000 patrons and 135,000 students through its mainstage musicals and educational programs. www.CitySpringsTheatre.com[6]. For tickets and information call 404-477-4365 or visit CitySpringsTheatre.com[7].

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Contact: Lesley GamwellPhone: 404-309-6915Email: lgamwell@rountreegroup.com[8]

To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/199023[9]

SOURCE: Pinion Partners[10]

References

  1. ^ Pinion Partners (www.newsfilecorp.com)
  2. ^ City Springs Theatre Company (api.newsfilecorp.com)
  3. ^ City Springs Theatre/beauty (api.newsfilecorp.com)
  4. ^ www.CitySpringsTheatre.com (api.newsfilecorp.com)
  5. ^ City Springs Theatre Company (CSTC) (api.newsfilecorp.com)
  6. ^ www.CitySpringsTheatre.com (api.newsfilecorp.com)
  7. ^ CitySpringsTheatre.com (api.newsfilecorp.com)
  8. ^ lgamwell@rountreegroup.com (www.newsfilecorp.com)
  9. ^ https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/199023 (api.newsfilecorp.com)
  10. ^ Pinion Partners (www.newsfilecorp.com)

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