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Beauty and the Beast: The Musical

Beauty and the Beast: The Musical: Songs written by Howard Ashman, Alan Menken and Tim Rice. The Costumer’s hand sculpted and original costumes bring Linda Woolverton's adaptation of Disney's Academy Award Winning classic film to life.  The original Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast ran for 13 years and received nine Tony Award nominations.  Beauty and the Beast is the magical adventure of the Prince, enchanted to appear as a Beast, and Belle, the kind young woman who breaks the enchantress's spell.  Belle encounters many enchanted wonders inside the castle walls during her journey to teach the Beast to love and be loved.

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Rental Costumes for Beauty and the Beast: The Musical

  What do you get when you request a FREE costume plot from The Costumer?  We will send you the listing and costume description for the entire show, organized by act and scene for your convenience. The Costumer is proud to provide quality Children’s and Adult rental costumes for productions of Beauty and the Beast: The Musical! We offer rental costumes for all of the iconic lead characters, including Belle, the Beast, Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts and Gaston, as well as ensemble characters such as Villagers, Knights, enchanted silverware and plates!


  Beauty and the Beast: The Musical is the spellbinding stage adaptation of the tale as old as time from the classic animated Disney feature film. The original Broadway production featured music by veteran Disney composer, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton. The Broadway adaptation of the animated film is based on the same classic French fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont. Beauty and the Beast follows the fabled tale of a selfish prince who is transformed into a monstrous beast as punishment for his cold-hearted ways. The only way for him to break the spell is to learn to love a beautiful and intelligent young woman that he has imprisoned in his castle, and earn her love in return, before he is cursed to remain a monster for eternity. Upon opening on Broadway in April 1994, the production was a massive commercial success, and ran on Broadway until July 2007. After a total of 46 previews and 5,461 performances, Beauty and the Beast: The Musical ranks as Broadway’s tenth longest-running production in history. Since its success on Broadway, the musical’s rights have been made available for amateur theatre ensembles, making it a mainstay musical production for junior, community, and high school theatre groups across the country.


  At the beginning of Beauty and the Beast’s fantastical tale, the audience is transported to a cold winter’s night in the Prologue. An old beggar woman appears at a young, spoiled prince’s castle, and offers him a single rose in return for shelter. The selfish Prince sneers at her appearance and coldly refuses her offer. Upon being rejected again after warning the Prince that appearances can be deceptive, and that true beauty lies within, the beggar transforms into a beautiful Enchantress. She puts a curse on the Prince as punishment, turning him into a monstrous Beast, and his servants into household objects. She leaves him with the rose and explains that the spell can only be broken when he learns to love another and earn her love in return before the last petal falls.


  From the very beginning of this magical musical, The Costumer will ensure that your audience is transported into Beauty and the Beast’s fantastical world with the help of our fabulous rental costumes! Rental costumes for the Enchantress will transform her from her poor, old, helpless beggar disguise into her true beautiful self with an ornate ballgown hidden under a long black hooded cloak. The Prince will also appear to the audience as the quintessential image of spoiled royalty in a pompous royal over robe, a handsome colonial-style button down and pants, tall, cuffed boot tops, and adorned with a regal chain of office.

  The story picks up ten years later in the quiet local village where the audience is introduced to Belle, a beautiful, young and intelligent young woman, as she makes her way through town to pick up a book from bookseller. As Belle expresses her desire to get away from the mundane life of her town and live a life full of adventure similar to the tales told in her books, the villagers all exclaim how they find Belle’s unmatched beauty paired with her infatuation with books to be rather peculiar (“Belle”). It is revealed that Belle has attracted the attention of the macho hunter and local hero, Gaston, however the burly woodsman admires Belle only for her beauty. With some assistance from his bumbling sidekick, LeFou, Gaston intends to win Belle’s hand in marriage.


  As your audience is brought into Belle’s world, The Costumer will see to it that your audience is fully immersed in the village’s bustling provincial life! Belle will be clothed in her iconic blue and white peasant dress, and Gaston will exude machismo in a bold jerkin, red peasant shirt, striking black gauntlets and boot tops and much more. LeFou will resemble that of a bumbling fool in costume pieces such as a colorful colonial jacket, knickers and large bowtie. Ensemble members playing villagers during the enthralling “Belle” opening number will also be appropriately dressed in an array of colorful peasant costumes. Male villagers will be decked out in a variety of peasant shirts, vests and breeches, while female villagers will be adorned in a diverse collection of peasant blouses, bodices, and dresses. At the conclusion of the opening number, your audience will feel fully immersed in the daily life of this little French town!


  Later on, Belle’s father Maurice, the kind-hearted inventor, finds himself lost in the woods and attacked by a pack of wolves. Maurice escapes the onslaught by hiding away in the Beast’s castle. It is there that Maurice is welcomed by Beasts’ enchanted servants, such as Lumiere the candelabra, Cogsworth the clock, Babette the feather duster, Mrs. Potts the teapot, and her son Chip the teacup. The welcome is short-lived, for Beast discovers Maurice and has him imprisoned in his dungeon for trespassing.


  Back in town, Belle politely rejects Gaston’s marriage proposals, and upon seeing LeFou wearing her father’s scarf that she knitted for him and sent him off with, Belle realizes her father must be in danger. She ventures into the woods to find Maurice, and eventually comes upon Beast’s castle where she eventually finds him locked away in the dungeon. Belle brokers a deal with Beast that she will take Maurice’s place as prisoner if Beast lets him go. Beast agrees and Maurice is sent away without being able to say goodbye to his daughter. As Belle spends more time in the castle, her relationship with Beast evolves and so does Beast’s callous and selfish personality as Belle breaks through to his heart. All the while, Gaston develops his own machinations in order to win Belle over, no matter the cost.


  As the plot of Beauty and the Beast thickens, The Costumer will continue to provide exceptional rental costumes that capture the magic of this Disney classic. The enchanted servants of Beast’s castle will come alive onstage in handcrafted rental costumes that are modeled after their respective household objects. Lumiere will light the way with a life-size candelabra costume, complete with bright-burning flame gloves for hands. Cogsworth the Clock is sure to impress theatregoers with his 3-foot swinging pendulum and grandfather clock frame. Chip and his mother, Mrs. Potts will come to life in matching teacup and teapot costumes. The Costumer will also include more exaggerated household item accessories to add to each enchanted character as the story progresses and the characters become more and more like their respective objects. Rental costumes for the titular Beast are also sure to completely transform your actor into the classic cursed prince. The Beast rental wig and beard combination is a showstopper in and of itself with long flowing curls of a beastly mane to the glistening sharp white fangs that are sure to intimidate even the grandest of house guests. Last but not least, no performance of Beauty and the Beast is complete without Belle’s iconic yellow ballgown which The Costumer is happy to provide along with wigs complete with Belle’s signature ringlets and yellow hair flowers.

  This is only a mere glimpse at what The Costumer has to offer for productions of Beauty and the Beast: The Musical! With the help of our rental costumes, let your artistic vision come to life onstage and transport your audience to Belle and Beast’s magical world to tell the tale as old as time. Request your free plot today!

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