Artisan Theatre

Artisan Center Theater presents


Beauty and the Beast

Music by Alan Menken

Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice

Book by Linda Woolverton

Directed by John Wilkerson

Choreographed by Elise Lavallee

Music Direction by Richard Gwozdz

Stage Management by Carla Wicks


DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST runs May 25, 2018 through July 7, 2018.


            Hurst, Texas, May 14, 2018– DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST opens at Artisan Center Theater on Friday, May 25, 2018 and runs through Saturday, July 7, 2018. The 196 seat theater-in-the-round is located at 444 East Pipeline Road in Hurst. Performances are at 7:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with 3:00pm matinees on Saturdays beginning June 2. Reserved seating tickets are $24.00 for adults, $22.00 for students and seniors, and $12.00 for children 12 and under.  Monday through Thursday tickets are $22.00 for adults and $10.00 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased online at, or by calling the box office at 817-284-1200.


Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.



Beast - Spencer McCoy, Shafer Wilkerson

Belle - Delaney Gebhart, Mary Ridenour

Gaston - Andy Johnson, Jared Kyle

LeFou - Chase Williams, Luis Quezada

Lumiere - Seth May, Devon Watkins

Maurice - Dan Nolen, Travis Miller

Cogsworth - Dale Schultz, Rob Parrott

Chip - Gabriel Padgett, Jake Jones

Mrs. Potts - Jenny Boyd, Tasha Smith

Madame De La Grande Bouche - Jane Lyon, Noël Clark

Babette - Ashtyn Campbell, Morgan Taylor

Monsieur D'Arque - Billy Myers, Michael Hasty  

#1 Silly Girl/Plate - Victoria Watson, Rachel Rosmann

#2 Silly Girl/Napkin - Michelle Dulin, Nicole Wicks

#3 Silly Girl - Sarah Boyd, Juliana Durling

#4 Silly Girl/Napkin - Madie Stelzer, Brandi Giles

#5 Silly Girl - Danielle Downs, Rebecca Reeves

Plate - Belle Trevino, Gabby Rae

Napkin - Rebekah McCarroll, Emily Gordon

Milkmaid/Marie (Butcher wife) - Noe Myers, Emma Simpson

Sausage Curl Girl - Dana Rice, Jessica Huffman

Lady with Baby - Waverley Johnston, Lillian Rivas

Lady with Cane - Alyssa Meekins, Christianne Miller

Aristocrat Lady - Carolyn Myers, Melissa Rogers

Egg Woman - Colleen Myers, Denise Jasper

Beast Dbl/Cronie Tim Crabb Daniel Lawson

Bookseller/Cronie - Kevin Carter, Truett Billups

Butcher/Cronie - Hayden Casey, Duncan Parkes

Baker/Bartender - Toa Gaisoa, Brendon Ramsey

Dancer/Candleman/Cronie - Cameron Barkley, Joshua Wallace

Hat Seller - Adam Richard, Griffin Hoch

Shepherd - Jonathan Myers, Rachel Medina

Male Villager - Lane Norris, Benjamin Perkinson

Teen Ensemble - Lilli Persson, Katie Billups

Child Ensemble - Grace Bone, Riley Hilsinger, Matthew Jones, Eric Hilsinger, Jimmy Jones, Madison Jones, Emily Sams, Rosabella Rivas



Who:               Artisan Center Theater, a 196 seat theater-in-the-round


When:             May 25, 2018 – July 7, 2018

Where:           Artisan Center Theater - Main Stage, 444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas

Director:         John Wilkerson

Showtimes:    7:30pm on M/T/Th/F/Sat with 3:00pm matinees on Saturdays beginning June 2.

Tickets:          Reserved seats are: $24.00 for adults, $22.00 for students and seniors, and $12.00 for children 12 and under.  Monday through Thursday tickets are $22.00 for adults and $10.00 for children 12 and under.

Reservations: Call 817-284-1200; website:



Artisan Center Theater produces eight full scale Broadway style musicals in their 195-seat theater-in-the-round. Artisan also stages three additional plays on the its 150-seat thrust stage located on Second Stage. Also on Second Stage, Artisan Children's Theater produces six children's shows each year where children perform for children. As part of their mission to create opportunities to experience uplifting family-friendly theater, Artisan offers a complete program of theatrical education, dance and performing arts classes throughout the year. Opening in 2003 and now serving more than 90,000 patrons each year, Artisan Center Theater is located at 444 E Pipeline Rd. in Hurst, Texas. The theater is closed on Sunday. For more information on Artisan visit


Photographer – Al Smith

Featured in Photo 1 – Delaney Gebhart as Belle

Featured in Photo 2 – Delaney Gebhart as Belle


Coming next to Artisan Main Stage is

West Side Story

July 20, 2018 – August 18, 2018