The Little Red Hen Theatre presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast


The Little Red Hen Theatre invites audiences of all ages to be their guest for a spectacular production of Disney’s Broadway musical Beauty & The Beast. The dazzling show features a cast and crew of nearly 60 individuals from throughout Northeast Nebraska bringing the timeless classic to life, who will enchant audiences with wonderful singing, inventive costuming, clever choreography, and incredible storytelling.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast is an international sensation that has been produced in 37 countries worldwide and is based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature. The stage version includes all the wonderful songs from the film along with fantastic new ones. The Little Red Hen Theatre production started rehearsals in late May, and actors and the creative team have been working hard since to bring the magical show to life. “Actors began dancing and singing at our very first rehearsal, and haven’t stopped since” says Director T. Adam Goos, “. . . the amount of talent in the show is incredible and I can’t wait for audiences to see the amazing work of our cast and crew. They will be blown away”!

The cast, one features both Little Red Hen Theatre regulars and those making their Little Red Hen debut. Featured performers include Brooklyn Bierbower as Belle, RJ Liska as The Beast, Katelyn Pommer as Lumiere, Mike Pommer as Coggsworth, Natalie Markworth as Mrs. Potts, Meg Engel as Babette, Beau Fleming as Gaston, Sawyer Brudigam as LeFou, Brian Johnson as Maurice, and Kennedy Fischer and Myka Metzler as Chip. The show is directed by T. Adam Goos with assistance from Scott Mead, Musical Direction by Daniel Oldenkamp, Choreography by Lexie Kapanka, Stage Management by Abby Weiss, and specialist design and costume construction by Eve Gilmore.

Beauty and the Beast will be presented over seven performances, July 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27 at 7 p.m., and July 21 and 28 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students and can be purchased online at or by calling the theatre at (402) 287-2818. Tickets for the production are going fast and audiences are encouraged to reserve tickets early, as the show is expected to sell out.

Beauty and the Beast is appropriate for audiences of all ages but recommended for ages 5+. The Little Red Hen Theatre production of Beauty and the Beast is sponsored in part by the Dixon County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Wayne County Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and 2024 Patrons of The Little Red Hen Theatre.

The Little Red Hen Theatre provides quality arts experiences for Northeast Nebraska through participation in live theatrical productions, educational opportunities, and other cultural and community offerings. For information about upcoming events call 402.287.2818 or visit