Beauty and the Beast (Ahearn & Del Valle)

by  Peter Del Valle, John Ahearn, Michael Valenti, Elsa Rael

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  4m, 3f

"A show intended for children and yet there is not one iota of condescension or compromise in it. Michael Valenti's music can best be described as romantic light opera. Elsa Rael's lyrics possess a delicate simplicity and never talk down to the audience. Hardly typical children's fare." - New York Theatre Review

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Beauty and the Beast (Ahearn & Del Valle)

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fantasy, Adaptations (Literature), Fables/Folktales
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

This witty and sparkling version of the much loved classic has been seen in Town Hall and many other New York City venues as well as in summer, college and community theatres in Canada and the United states. The score brings together the creative team who wrote Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"A show intended for children and yet there is not one iota of condescension or compromise in it. Michael Valenti's music can best be described as romantic light opera. Elsa Rael's lyrics possess a delicate simplicity and never talk down to the audience. Hardly typical children's fare." - New York Theatre Review

"Has a magic all its own." - The Chicago Tribune

"A beauty of a production." - The Chicago Sun Times

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • Community Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

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Production

Details

  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Setting: A small village in France and the Beast's castle. 
  • Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Vocal Demands: Easy
  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Casting

4m, 3f
FATHER
MIMI
FIFI
JAQUES
PIERRE
BEAUTY
BEAST
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Full Package

8 Piano/Vocal Scores

Flute
Oboe
Percussion
Cello

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Authors

Peter Del Valle

Peter Del Valle

John Ahearn

John Ahearn

Michael Valenti

Michael Valenti

Elsa Rael

Elsa Rael

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