Disney Beauty and The Beast

Don’t miss this "tale as old as time!"

IPB presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, this stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, including the beloved title song “Be Our Guest” along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end, and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Don’t miss this “tale as old as time!

Lewis Family Playhouse

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Saturday, March 2, 2024 – 2:00pm   SOLD OUT

Saturday, March 2, 2024 – 7:30pm    SOLD OUT
Sunday, March 3, 2024 – 2:00pm    SOLD OUT
Sunday, March 3, 2024 – 6:30pm    JUST ADDED!

Saturday, March 9, 2024 – 2:00pm   SOLD OUT
Saturday, March 9, 2024 – 7:30pm    SOLD OUT
Sunday, March 10, 2024 – 2:00pm   SOLD OUT

 

Call the Lewis Famiy Playhouse Box Office for seating availability: 909-477-2752

Reviews

Starring

Lissette Garrido as Belle

Lissette Garrido is so excited to be making her debut with IPB and Candlelight Pavilion in Beauty and the Beast! She is so excited to be doing this show alongside some of her dear friends. Some of her recent credits include The Little Mermaid (Ariel), West Side Story (Maria), and Hello Dolly (Principle Dancer). She has also had the privilege of performing at theme parks including Knott's Berry Farm and SeaWorld San Antonio during the holiday season. Lissette has also traveled the world performing in Germany, China, and New York City where she made her Off-Broadway debut. She would like to thank her friends, teachers, and family who have always supported her. Lissette le gustaría dedicar esta presentación a su abuelito, quien nunca tuvo la oportunidad de verla actuar.

Jonathan Sharp as beast

Jonathan Sharp was trained at National Academy of the Arts and the School of American Ballet, the official school of the New York City Ballet. While on full scholarship at SAB he was trained by master teachers Stanley Williams, Peter Martins, Andrea Kramarevsky, Suzanne Farrell, Alexandra Danilova, Suki Schorer, and Sean Lavery. He danced professionally with the Boston Ballet, the Pennsylvania Ballet, and the touring Stars of American Ballet, headlined by Robert LaFosse and Darci Kistler. He has appeared on Broadway in the original casts of The Red Shoes, Carousel (1994 Tony winner for Best Revival), The Rocky Horror Show Live, The Dance of the Vampires, and Fiddler on the Roof. He has also appeared on television as a contract player on Another World and guest-starred on Law and Order and Gilmore Girls. He has taught at Idyllwild Arts Academy for sixteen years, and also teaches and directs internationally. He is grateful to have worked with Inland Pacific Ballet in many capacities over the last 20 years including principal dancer, choreographer, Ballet Master and Associate Director.

John LaLonde as Lumière

John LaLonde has appeared in the following Candlelight shows: Aida, Annie Get Your Gun, Brigadoon, Bye Bye Birdie, Cabaret, Carousel, Damn Yankees, The Drowsy Chaperone, Evita, 42nd Street, Grease, Guys & Dolls, I Do, I Do, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Kismet, La Cage aux Folles, Man of La Mancha, The Music Man, My Fair Lady, Oklahoma, The Pajama Game, Phantom, Ragtime, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Sound of Music, and Sweeney Todd. He’s also been seen in a dozen Christmas shows. John directed many of Candlelight Pavilion’s productions: The Bodyguard, Buddy, The Wizard of Oz, The Little Mermaid, and The Full Monty, to name a few. He’s also wrote many of the Christmas shows and reviews.

Allen Everman as Cogsworth

Allen Everman shared the Candlelight Pavilion stage for over 20 years. Favorite Candlelight roles included: Tateh in Ragtime, Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, Albert Peterson in Bye Bye Birdie, and Jerry Lukowski in The Fully Monty. Additional regional credits include: Leo Frank in Parade (The Chance Theatre) The Baker in Into the Woods (Lewis Family Playhouse), Bobby in Company (IVRT) and Curly in Oklahoma! (The Welk Resort Theatre). Off stage, Allen works as a professional musical director/conductor and pianist. In addition to having musically directed over 60 musicals throughout Southern CA, Allen serves as musical coordinator for St. Dorothy’s Parish in Glendora and is a member of the Citrus College music faculty.

Debbie Prutsman as Mrs. Potts

Debbie always cherishes her time with IPB and the amazing team that makes all the beautiful things happen! She is known across the southland and on the east coast for her work in the musical theater world, having performed leading roles at virtually all major theaters from LA to San Diego and beyond! She’s been seen as Mrs. Lovett in “Sweeney Todd,” (MTW, Candlelight, Performance Riverside & Broadway at the Gardens) Ursula in “The Little Mermaid” (5-Star, Sound Stage Live) Dolly Levi in “Hello Dolly,” (Moonlight, Performance Riverside, The Redlands Bowl) La Carlotta in “Phantom” (Downey CLO, Moonlight, & Performance Riverside) The Witch in “Into the Woods” (The Actor’s Coop, Moonlight, Performance Riverside, & Front Row Center) Mother Ginger and Mrs. Stahlbaum in “The Nutcracker” (Inland Pacific Ballet & Inland Dance Theatre) and Mother Superior in “Sister Act” (Cabrillo & Candlelight) to name just a few. She is constantly amazed by the talented performers she works with and is so thankful to have a life filled with art.

Debbie is also a guitarist and pianist and has just retired from a 35-year teaching career in public education. She looks forward to MORE art utilizing her costuming, directing, and music directing skills. Time with precious grandbabies as well as world-wide travel are also at the top of the agenda. She gives special thanks to YOU for being a patron of the arts, supporting beginning, more experienced, and professional artists as well as the brave companies that are presenting both dance and theatre magic to the world. Special love to Zaylin and Mindy for their brilliance. “And I think to myself, what a wonderful world!”

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