Young Artists of America

BEAUTY and the Beast

featuring Composer ALAN MENKEN

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I want adventure in the great wide somewhere! I want it more than I can tell!
— Howard Ashman (Lyricist)



Singing teapots and candlesticks, an evil spell, and an unlikely love story are all part of the magic of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to more than 35 million people in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award–winning animated feature, the stage production includes all of the original songs from the movie by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, plus additional gems by Menken and Tim Rice.

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.

The whole family will be enchanted by this gorgeous production, featuring spectacular dance numbers, stunning professional costumes from Travis Halsey, original projections from Dominic Grijalva, and, of course, a fairy-tale ending!

Guest Mentor

Our production will also feature the Special Participation of the show’s Academy, Grammy, and Tony Award winning Composer, ALAN MENKEN (Beauty & the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Newsies, Pocahontas, Little Shop of Horrors)


Tickets will go on sale in February 2020.


Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 3:00pm

One performance only!

**Please join us 45 minutes before curtain for a special pre-performance concert by YAAjunior in the Strathmore Lobby.**


Featuring over 300 middle to high school age performers including 100 singers, dancers and actors from YAACompany & YAAjunior, a full 60-piece youth symphony from YAAOrchestra, and a 120 person guest chorus from Richard Montgomery High School.

CHILDREN OF EDEN with Stephen Schwartz (2016)

CHILDREN OF EDEN with Stephen Schwartz (2016)

Artistic Staff


Carole Graham Lehan,
Stage Director


Kristofer Sanz, Conductor


Dana Keane, Choreographer


Travis Halsey,
Costume Designer
(Theatre Development Fund Award, Paper Mill Playhouse)


Dominic Grijalva,
Original Projections Designer
(In the Heights at The Kennedy Center, Stage Directors & Choreographers Society)


Rolando Sanz,
Producer & Vocal Director


Brilliant new costumes from Paper Mill Playhouse by nationally renowned Costume Designer, TRAVIS HALSEY.



Original Video Projections commissioned from NYC-based Projection Designer,



Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 2852

FREE Parking in Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro garage.  

For directions and parking information at Strathmore, click here.

Concert Poster

(Click on image at right to download PDF)

Coming soon!

RAGTIME (2018)

RAGTIME (2018)