Beauty and The Beast

Ethan Irvine as The Beast and Evie McDonald as Belle. Photo: Travis Macfarlene.

Little Seed Theatre Company invite you to be their guest, these school holidays as they present the musical, Beauty and The Beast at the J.

The much loved story of Beauty and The Beast was the first animated Disney film to be adapted into a Broadway musical and ran from 1994 to 2007.

Based on the 1756 French fairytale of the same name, Beauty and the Beast focuses on the relationship between the Beast, a prince who is magically transformed into a monster and his servants into household objects as punishment for his arrogance, and Belle, a young woman whom he imprisons in his castle. To break the curse, Beast must learn to love Belle and earn her love in return before the last petal falls from an enchanted rose or the Beast will remain a monster forever.

Little Seed’s cast of talented performers include Ethan Irvine as the Beast and Evie McDonald as Belle. Both terrifying and tender as the Beast, Ethan is thrilled to bring to life the role that Hugh Jackman made famous here in Australia when the first professional production of Beauty and the Beast opened outside of Broadway.

Evie McDonald brings an equally feisty and feminine touch to Belle and will be every little girl’s Disney princess dream come true in her show-stopping yellow ballgown, handmade by local costume designer Leona Seib.

Leading this cast is director James Millar, a professional musical theatre performer best known for his award-winning role as Miss Trunchbull in the Australian tour of Matilda.

A Queensland resident since last July, James has loved bringing his vision for Beauty and the Beast to life. Of his talented cast, James says, “Beauty and the Beast is a huge joy to be working on with Little Seed. A classic, joyful, funny and unique production awaits that we are truly proud of.”

This September audiences can expect truly spectacular costumes, stunning sets, sublime vocals and captivating performances as Little Seed weave their spell on this tale as old as time.

Playing 24 and 25 September at the J, Noosa at 1pm and 7pm. Tickets can be booked via