The 2023 Season


Beauty and the Beast

Step into the whimsical world of Mary Poppins and let your imagination take flight!

  • July 15 – July 30, 2023
  • New Canaan, CT


Step into the enchanting world of Disney’s Broadway sensation, Beauty and the Beast, as it dazzles the stage at the Summer Theatre of New Canaan! Be whisked away on a magical journey filled with captivating music, breathtaking sets, and unforgettable characters. Experience the timeless tale of love and transformation as Belle, the brave and bookish beauty, discovers the true meaning of inner beauty within the Beast’s enchanted castle. With spellbinding performances and stunning visuals, this theatrical masterpiece promises an evening of pure theatrical magic that will leave you believing in the power of love. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this spectacular summer spectacle!

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton

Performance Details:
Fri – Sat @ 7 PM; Sat – Sun 2PM Matinees
Running Time 2 hours 20 minutes including intermission

Performance Details:
Fri – Sat at 7 PM; Sat–Sun 2PM Matinees
Running Time 2 hours 30 minutes including intermission

Venue Location:
11 Farm Rd, New Canaan, CT (The Same Venue as last year’s Beauty And The Beast).


This performance is spectacular and splendid for the whole family to enjoy… It could easily be the highlight of your whole summer season!”
— Bonnie Goldberg (Hearst Media)

Summer Theatre of New Canaan has produced a sparkling production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.”
— Nancy Sasso Janis (PATCH)’

The entire cast is tremendous, the story is wonderful, the costumes-all 200 of them-are fantastic, and the giant castle actually revolves. What more could you desire?”
— Bonnie Goldber (Hearst Media)


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*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the labor union representing American Actors and Stage Managers.


Director: Melody Meitrott Libonati ↗

Choreographer: Doug Shankman
Music Director: Nick Wilders
Costume Supervisor: Arthur Oliver
Sound Design: Daniel Bria

Lighting Design: Kevin Gleason
Fight Choreographer: Dan Renkin
Technical Director: James Hart
Company Manager: Brad Harder
Production Manager: Jake B Rydell

Master Electrician: Joey Mejia**
Scenic Design: Gateway Productions
Production Stage Manager: Emily Todt*
Executive Producer: Ed Libonati

*Member of Actors Equity Association
** Member I.A. Local 74


Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
Originally Directed by Rob Roth
Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions
Incidental Music and New Vocal Arrangements by Michael Kosarin
Vocals Originally Arranged by David Friedman
Dance Music Arrangements by Glen Kelly
Orchestrations by Danny Troob

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.