Earlier this year, Disney announced that they are bringing Beauty and the Beast in Concert to the Hollywood Bowl. This special performance is the second of its kind following the success of 2017’s The Little Mermaid at the Hollywood Bowl.
- Beauty and the Beast in Concert is a special two-night limited engagement at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Oh My Disney excitedly reported the news back in March.
- The concerts will take place on Friday, May 25th and Saturday, May 26th.
- Discounted ticket offers are currently available through Groupon.
- The Hollywood Bowl’s website also has tickets available at full price.
- This live show will feature a full orchestra and a stunning all-star cast.
- Veteran film and television actors will be bringing the iconic roles to life and this year’s cast includes:
- Zoey Deschanel as Belle
- Taye Diggs as Gaston
- Rebel Wilson as Lefou
- Kelsey Grammer as Lumiere
- Jane Krakowski as Mrs. Potts
- Anthony Evans as the Beast
What they’re saying:
- Zoey Deschanel on her role as Belle: “Performing Beauty and the Beast, one of my favorite movies growing up, in a special concert at the legendary Hollywood Bowl is a dream come true. I am looking forward to what I’m sure will be a magical event.”
- Kelsey Grammer on the original animated feature: “I love this film, I love Alan Menken, and I loved Jerry Orbach—the title song, as sung by Angela Lansbury, makes me cry to this day. Walking in the footsteps of such a brilliant cast is an honor; and as for singing the music of the incomparable Alan Menken—it goes without saying.”
- Taye Diggs on playing Gaston: “I’ve been a fan of Beauty and the Beast both as a parent as well as a Disney animation supporter. I’ve seen the Broadway production more than once and have harbored jealousy of every actor who has ever played Gaston every time I’ve been in that theater. I’m giddy with excitement at the opportunity to finally sing the role. To be able to do this while staying in LA and at the famed Hollywood Bowl only sweetens the pot. I’m hyped and oh so grateful.”
- Rebel Wilson taking on the role of Gaston’s pal, LeFou: “I’m so stoked to be playing the role of LeFou for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl this May. I’m hugely looking forward to meeting Taye and the rest of the cast and to meeting all you lucky folks who get to come to this special live event! Anywhere where you can bring a picnic AND be incredibly entertained is a superb night out. Until then I will be mentally preparing for the role in France by eating croissants.”
- Alan Menken on this special production: “The Little Mermaid at the Hollywood Bowl was an amazing and unforgettable event. Now Beauty and the Beast at the Bowl is coming, with an extraordinary cast and a world class orchestra. I am beyond excited to be a part of what will be another fantastic evening.”
- Concert director, Richard Kraft on what fans can expect to see: “Like our celebration of Disney’s The Little Mermaid in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl, we are mixing film, live music, singers, dancers, digital projections, effects, and special guest artists to create an event that pays homage to the original movie but also delivers something that can only be experienced live. Our creative mantra for this show has been: ‘We want our audience to be our guests. We have filled up the event course by course, one by one, ‘til they shout, enough I’m done!’”
Beauty and the Beast in Concert will perform May 25th and 26th at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.