National Youth Theatre invites you to 'Be Our Guest' as the most enchanted musical of all time, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, comes alive on the Kiri Te Kanawa stage at the Aotea Centre in June 2021.
Based on the Academy Award-winning Disney animated feature, the stage version features all of the iconic and spellbinding songs including Beauty and the Beast', 'Be Our Guest' and 'Belle', written by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, as well as new songs composed specially for the musical version.
This classic story tells of Belle, a unique young woman in a provincial town, and a Prince cursed to live forever in the body of a Beast unless he can learn to love and be loved - thus breaking the spell. Time is running out for the Beast and his household objects!
Starring over 250 talented young performers from all over the Auckland region, and a rocking live band, Beauty and the Beast delivers a magical night out for the whole family. It is a not-to-be-missed, costume spectacular about looking beneath the surface and finding beauty within. Four performances ONLY! This will sell fast - don't miss out!
A few reviews from NYT's recent productions Keeping the Lights On and The Wizard of Oz:
"The variety, the quality, the professionalism, the sheer entertainment factor were such a joy to experience. It was quite a feat to get all of that together. “
“Congratulations on a resounding success. I have to admit I had a bit of a teary moment when the curtain went up on the cast ,it was so lovely to see everyone on stage finally. You pulled together a great performance in such a short space of time which is testament to the calibre and energy of the whole staff. Loved the programme, loved the choreography particularly the sign language for Get Deep - inspired!”
“NYT does it again. Despite Covid lockdowns and other interruptions leaving little time for rehearsal, the huge cast of youngsters performed with verve, enthusiasm and talent. It was a great show. Thank you NYT.”
"Can I just say, WOW! I was absolutely blown away by the high calibre of talent, costumes, choreography and of course – the music! What an awesome production, you must be so proud."
For more information about the National Youth Theatre - head to www.nyt.nz