Posted: February 7, 2020
DUE TO CORONAVIRUS THE HIU SPRING MUSICAL HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO SPRING 2021.
HIU’s Center for Music & Worship Arts will stage public performances of Disney’s hit Broadway musical Beauty & The Beast at 7:00pm on April 14, 15, 24, 25* in our Pacific Auditorium. The talented cast includes HIU students and alumni representing a broad spectrum of academic programs and disciplines.
Under the direction of Ember Williams for well over a decade, HIU’s spring musical has become a popular annual event for the local community as well as alumni and friends of the University. And for the fifteenth consecutive year, HIU will also host special matinee performances for local elementary, junior high, and high school students, which includes a meet and greet with the cast.
Beauty and the Beast is based on the on the 1991 animated Disney film, which was adapted from the French fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont. A wandering enchantress transforms a cruel and vain prince into a hideous Beast, leaving him only one way to reverse the curse - fall in love with another and earn her love in return. Belle, a beautiful book-lover, encounters the Beast when she arrives at his castle to plead for her father’s freedom, ultimately trading her own for his. As tension over her imprisonment escalates in the town, spurred by Gaston, the selfish lover who seeks Belle’s hand in marriage, the relationship between Belle and the Beast grows, leading to an emotional, and transformative, conflict.
Performance Dates and Times (RESCHEDULED due to COVID-19)