It’s Beauty and the Beast

The National Youth Theatre (NYT) is set to perform the musical Beauty and the Beast.

The National Youth Theatre (NYT) is bringing to the stage Disney’s most enchanted musical of all time Beauty and the Beast!

“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, Aotea Centre from June 18-20.

Based on the Academy Award-winning Disney animated feature, the stage version features all of the iconic and spellbinding songs “Beauty and the Beast”, “Be Our Guest” and “Belle”, by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice as well as new songs composed specifically for the musical.

The National Youth Theatre is a registered charitable trust and is now in its 16th year with Beauty being its 33rd production. It’s cast is made up of talented young performers from all over the Auckland region – including the Pakuranga area.

This production has a scholarship cast member Jorja Panapa (14 years, Edgewater College).

“Jorja has been a scholarship cast member with us since she was in intermediate school and during these past couple of years we have seen Jorja grow in confidence. Jorja is a lead, she is part of Gaston’s Fan Club,” a spokesperson said.

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.

Starring more than 250 of the Auckland’s talented young performers from all over the Auckland region and a rocking live band, Beauty and the Beast will deliver a magical night out for the whole family.

“It is a not-to-be missed, costume-spectacular, magnifique musical about looking beneath the surface and finding beauty within.”