Beauty and the Beast. Really.

by  Rick Abbot

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  3m, 4f

Unexpected and hilarious twists make this version of the classic an entirely different romp for the whole family. Underlying the hilarity is a solid message about true beauty.

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Beauty and the Beast. Really.

by  Rick Abbot

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fantasy, Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Unexpected and hilarious twists make this version of the classic an entirely different romp for the whole family. The cast of seven play nine roles: Beauty, The Beast, Father, Mother, Stepsister, Boyfriend, a hound dog, a theatrical entrepreneur and a hopelessly inept tap dancer whose thankless job is to distract the audience during the scene alterations. There is only a single set that ingeniously converts from farm to castle and back again in a few seconds. Underlying the hilarity is a solid message about true beauty.
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Keywords

Fairy Tales, Love

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol

License details

  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: A small farm near an enchanted forest and a large castle within that forest.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes, Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Casting

3m, 4f
BEAUTY - an absolutely stunning young lady
BEAST - an absolutely repulsive monster
LULA - Beauty's reasonably pretty stepsister
FATHER - a somewhat stolid farm-owner
HOLGA - Father's somewhat stolid wife
BEAU - a handsome young bucolic swain
HARRY - an ambitious theatrical entrepreneur
MAXINE - a not-very-talented tap dancer
SAM - a faithful and rather large hound dog
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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Expandable casting

Casting Notes

Actors play 9 roles

Resources

Rehearsal Resources

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Full Package

8 Piano/Vocal Scores

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Authors

Rick Abbot

Rick Abbot is one of several pen names for prolific playwright Jack Sharkey (1931-1992). Mr. Sharkey was born on May 6, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. He began writing when he was 10 years old. He graduated from college wi ...

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