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Press opportunity for 'Beauty and the Beast' load-in

October 08, 2010

Reporters, television camera crews and print photographers are invited to shoot backstage at the load-in of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast." Take advantage of this unique opportunity to capture photos as the show loads onto the ASU Gammage stage - including a chance to get behind-the-scenes shots that will not be offered after the production opens.

The load-in will take place from 7 a.m.-noon, Oct. 19. Arrive at the ASU Gammage Stage Door and wait for Dana McGuinness to escort you into the house. To confirm your coverage, if you are planning to send a reporter, camera crew or photographer, call Dana McGuinness at 480.965.1884 by Oct. 11.

Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Tempe as part of the PROGRESSIVE® Broadway Across America – Arizona series at ASU Gammage.  Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at the ASU Gammage, October 19-24. Tickets are on sale now.

Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to 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. Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" has become an international sensation that has played to more than 35 million people worldwide in 21 countries.

Tickets are on sale now at or by calling 1.800.982.ARTS (2787). ASU Gammage is located on the main campus of Arizona State University in Tempe at Mill Avenue and Apache Boulevard. The PROGRESSIVE® Broadway Across America – Arizona series is presented by ASU Gammage, Broadway Across America and US Airways. U.S. Bank is the official bank sponsor of the PROGRESSIVE® Broadway Across America – Arizona series.