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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Musical to Mount Permanent Production at Tokyo Disney Resort Starting October 2022

Tokyo Disney Resort is certainly going all-out with “Beauty and the Beast”, first opening a massive expansion mostly dedicated to the film last year, and now announcing that a permanent production of the “Beauty and the Beast” stage musical will open at the Maihama Amphitheater beginning in October 2022.

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The partnership with Shiki Theatre Company, known for translating Disney’s Broadway productions such as “Frozen”, “The Little Mermaid”, and the original “Beauty and the Beast” to Japan along with other famous productions like “Cats” and “Les Miserables”, was announced at the Disney Ambassador Hotel, adjacent to the Maihama Amphitheater. The Oriental Land Company has had a close relationship with the Shiki Theatre Company since the opening of Tokyo Disneyland in 1983, according to COO Kenji Yoshida, making this a natural step forward to enhance the value of both Shiki and Tokyo Disney Resort.

The show has been entirely reinvented from the original 1995 production in Tokyo and Osaka, featuring new set designs and a refreshed script and direction based on the Shanghai Disney Resort production which ran from 2018 to 2020. This will be the first permanent production at the Maihama Amphitheater in 11 years. The venue was last home to Cirque du Soleil’s “ZED” from 2008 to 2011, which was critically panned and a commercial failure.

No further details, such as casting or ticket sales dates, were announced.

Stay tuned to WDW News Today as this story develops over the coming year. And let us know in the comments if you’re excited to experience “Beauty and the Beast” on stage when it opens next fall!

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