Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Coming to White Plains Performing Arts Center

Beauty and the Beast WPPACStep into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic Disney’s Beauty and the Beast as the White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) proudly announces the cast for the dazzling holiday production playing December 21, 2018 – January 13, 2019.

A timeless family favorite, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress.  Now a hideous beast, the prince must learn to love and earn their love in return, before the last petal of an Enchanted Rose falls. Should he fail, he would be doomed to remain a beast for all time. All of the fanciful characters, such as Cogsworth, Lumiere and Mrs. Potts are also trapped in this spellbound form until the Beast can learn to love and have his love returned.

Erica Lustig and Ezekial Andrew play the title roles

The remaining cast includes Shaunice Alexander (Ensemble), Elizabeth Brady (Babette), Robbie Crandall (Chip), Brendan Doyle (Cogsworth), Katie Jo Flanagan (Ensemble), Michael Hardenberg (Ensemble), Apryl Higgins (Ensemble), Katelyn Lauria (Madame de la Grande Bouche), Dick Nagle (Maurice), Paulette Oliva (Mrs. Potts), Robert Peterpaul (Lefou), Patrick Pevehouse (Lumiere), Taylor Rivera (Ensemble), Kristen Seggio (Ensemble), Tori Sicklick (Ensemble), Daniella Tamasi (Ensemble), Raleigh Tyler (Ensemble), Julius Williams (Ensemble), Adam Winer (Ensemble) with Tom DeMichele (Gaston)..

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is Directed by Frank Portanova with Musical Direction by Stephen Ferri and Choreography by Lexie Fennell Frare.

White Plains Performing Arts Center’s production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the largest and most elaborate in the 15 years history of this regional theatre.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will play the White Plains Performing Arts Center Friday, December 21 7pm; Saturday, December 22 7pm; Sunday, December 23 2pm; Thursday, December 27 2pm; Friday, December 28 7pm; Saturday, December 29 7pm; Sunday, December 30 2pm; Thursday, January 3 2pm; Friday, January 4 7pm; Saturday, January 5 2PM & 7pm; Sunday, January 6 2pm; Wednesday, January 9 11am; Friday, January 11 7pm; Saturday, January 12 7pm; Sunday, January 13 2pm.

The White Plains Performing Arts Center is located on the third level of City Center off Mamaroneck Avenue in downtown White Plains, minutes from the White Plains Metro North Station. For tickets visit the theatre box office Monday-Friday (11am-6pm), purchase the tickets online at wppac.com or call 914-328-1600. For Group Sales, contact  boxoffice@wppac.com.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a WPPAC Mainstage Production which is a professional production featuring union and non-union actors from Broadway, national tours and regional theatre across the country. These productions are created from scratch, staffed with professional production teams (directors to designers), large LIVE orchestras and boast high-quality sets and costumes.

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