Beauty and the Beast coming to Manatee Performing Arts Center DECEMBER 1st – DECEMBER 18th

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502 Third Avenue West

Bradenton, FL 34205

Beauty and the Beast coming to Manatee Performing Arts Center!


Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The production is directed by Cory Boyas and music directed by Michelle Neal, featuring set design by Caleb Carrier, lighting design by Joseph Oshry and stage management by Tiffany Smith.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young 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 into 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.

Cast features:

Dave Downer, Melanie Bierweiler, Brian Rudolph, Griffyn Holcomb, Mark Eichorn, Michaela Baca, Marianne Hernandez, Andrea Keddell, Craig Engle, Noah Rodriguez, Camillo Man, Joe Eckstein, Christopher Rudolph, Caitlyn Democko, Brenna Griffith, Skylar Homan, Sara Sutton, Olivia Hillard, Ashley Cronkhite, AnnaGrace Robinette, Emily Branton, Grace Gustafson, Tori Greenlaw, Josh Roberson, Tahj Malik, Carson Rudolph, Evan Reid and James Sheppard

Tickets on sale now at or by calling the Box Office at (941) 748-5875. Student and teacher discounts are available. All performances will be held at Manatee Performing Arts Center in Stone Hall Theater. Tickets range from $27 – $37 and are subject to change according to availability.

Beauty and the Beast running December 1st through December 18th, 2016

Wednesday & Thursday: 7:30PM, Friday & Saturday: 8:00PM, Sunday: 2:00PM

Manatee Performing Arts Center: 502 Third Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205


Cast List

  • Beast: Dave Downer
  • Belle: Melanie Bierweiler
  • Gaston: Brian Rudolph
  • Lumiere: Griffyn Holcomb
  • Cogsworth: Mark Eichorn
  • Babette: Michaela Baca
  • Mrs. Potts: Marianne Hernandez
  • Wardrobe: Andrea Keddell
  • Maurice: Craig Engle
  • Le Fou: Noah Rodriguez
  • Prince: Camillo Man
  • D’Arque: Joe Eckstein
  • Chip:
        • Christopher Rudolph
        • Caitlyn Democko
  • Ensemble Women:
      • Silly Girl: Brenna Griffith
      • Silly Girl: Skylar Homan
      • Silly Girl: Sara Sutton
        • Olivia Hillard
        • Ashley Cronkhite
        • AnnaGrace Robinette
        • Emily Branton
        • Grace Gustafson
        • Tori Greenlaw
  • Ensemble Men:
        • Josh Roberson
        • Tahj Malik
        • Carson Rudolph
        • Evan Reid
        • James Sheppard

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