Disney’s Beauty and the Beast opens summer season at Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre
June 9, 2011
GRAND LAKE – To commemorate the Grand Opening of the new Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre, RMRT opens the 2011 Summer Season with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, a celebrated new classic. Based on the popular animated film, the stage version of Beauty and the Beast tells the story of the winsome Belle and her ferocious captor, who must unravel the bonds of his own heart to overcome a powerful curse.
RMRT alum and award-winning actress Elizabeth Lanza returns to Grand Lake from Chicago to play the role of Belle, along with an elite acting company comprised of professionals from all across the country. “I am astounded at how incredible this year’s company is,” stated Artistic Director Michael Querio. “Not only are they brilliant performers, but they are wonderful people as well. Having this group here to launch our grand opening season is going to make this summer really special.”
In addition to the accomplished cast, the enhancements in the new Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre also promise to elevate this classic tale to a spectacular new level. Filled with lovable characters, beautiful tunes and enchanting sets and costumes, this “tale as old as time” promises to delight theatre-goers of all ages.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast premiers with an opening night party on Friday, June 10, at 8 p.m., and runs until Aug. 20. Those with opening night tickets will be treated with drinks and hors d’oeuvres prior to the show, and the doors open at 7 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now for the rest of the season, and can be purchased in person at the new Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre, or by phone at 970-627-3421. Additional information, seating charts, and performance calendars can be found at http://www.rockymountainrep.com.