25 Nov - 19 Dec 2009
Drama Centre Theatre, Singapore
Once upon a time in a faraway land, there lived a merchant called Big Boss Bong and his three daughters: Brandy, Desiree and his youngest, Beauty.
One day, Big Boss Bong steals a rose from a garden as a gift for Beauty. He's caught red-handed by a fearsome creature called the Beast who agrees to spare his life in exchange for one of his daughters.
And thus Beauty begins her adventures at the Beast's mansion, where she encounters the fussy nanny Ah Ma Chow Chow, the excitable cook Baba Pongteh, and the scarcastic maid, Vacula Contessa.
Will Beauty ever escape from the mansion? Why does the Beast get tongue-tied in front of Beauty? And who is this mysterious exorcist called Master Kong Tao who has vowed to purge the mansion of its 'unnatural' elements?
CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM
Playwright Alfian Sa'at
Director Hossan Leong
Musical Director / Composer / Arranger Elaine Chan
Choreographer Ryan Tan
Tap Dance Sequence Choreographer Richard Chia
Fight Sequence Choreographer Gordon Choy
Set Designer Nicholas Li
Lighting Designer Mac Chan
Sound Designer Shah Tahir
Costume Designer Moe Kasim
Hair Designer Ashley Lim
Make-up Designer Beno Lim (M.A.C)
Production Manager Koh Bee Bee
Stage Manager Melissa Teoh
Producer Tony Trickett
Emma Yong as Beauty
RJ Rosales as The Beast
Lim Kay Siu as Big Boss Bong
Chua Enlai as Desiree Bong
Darius Tan as Brandy Bong
Karen Tan as Ah Ma Chow Chow
Richard Chia as Baba Pongteh
Lynn Sherman as Vacula Contessa
Gordon Choy as Master Kong Tao / Dance Captain
Per Theodor Paulsen
FIRST STAGE K!DS
Neah Amira Fatin Bte Amir
Michelle Simon Hariff
Keyboards Elaine Chan
Drums, Percussion Rizal Sanip
Guitars, Banjo, Keyboards Daniel Chai
Bass, Keyboards, Flutes Colin Yong
"Beauty & The Beast cannot be faulted for its high production values and dedication to entertainment. It offers many laughs, feet-tapping catchy songs and a lovable cast. Great fun for the family."SPH The Straits Times LIFE!
"Expect uproarious comedy from Chua Enlai and Darius Tan as Beauty's ugly sisters - leopard and jebra preen bigini included! The duo are definitely Boomz!"The Flying Inkpot
"Under Leong's deft and confident directorial hand, the slick production is half pop musical, half pantomime, with bouffant-haired performers clad in Victorian-era hooped dresses belting out Abbalike tunes to flashing disco lights."SPH The Straits Times LIFE!
"Absolutely fantastic, as usual, please carry on every year forever!"Wong Li Anne, News Editor, CNBC.com