Shanghai Disney Resort hosted the premiere of their new Mandarin production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” musical today, June 14, in Disneytown.
A special red-carpet leading to the Walt Disney Grand Theatre welcomed celebrities; the show’s international creative and production team; the director of the original Broadway production, Rob Roth; as well as leaders from Shanghai Disney Resort and Disney Theatrical Productions.
This new Broadway-style experience features a talented cast, beautiful costumes and stage designs, along with the iconic music – all woven together to immerse audiences in the “tale as old as time.”
“Witnessing a Broadway stage musical is like witnessing no other form of entertainment, and it brings us great joy to offer that experience to guests in Shanghai – first with ‘The Lion King’ and now with this new Mandarin production of ‘Beauty and the Beast,’” said Philippe Gas, general manager of Shanghai Disney Resort. “‘Beauty and the Beast’ has captured the hearts of audiences around the world, and we look forward to welcoming families and friends from across China to enjoy all of the magic it brings to the stage during a visit to the Shanghai Disney Resort.”
This show is the second collaboration between Shanghai Disney Resort and Disney Theatrical Productions, and integrates the classic Disney story with local language translations, a local cast and specially adapted story elements to make a new production that resonates with audiences of all ages.
“I am thrilled that Disney Theatrical Productions has once again partnered with Shanghai Disney Resort as we celebrate the opening of ‘Beauty and the Beast,’” said Thomas Schumacher, president and producer of Disney Theatrical Productions. “Rob Roth and our original Broadway creative team have done a spectacular job in recreating this beloved story that will resonate with all audiences in China.”
Opening to the public tomorrow on June 15, this show is a two-hour-long production with a 15-minute intermission. Tickets are available at the Walt Disney Grand Theatre box office, on the Shanghai Disney Resort website, damain.cn, and other official resort travel trade sites.
To learn more about this new production of “Beauty and the Beast” and other Shanghai Disney Resort offerings, visit ShanghaiDisneyResort.com/en.