Interim Artistic Director Benji Kern, who will make his directorial debut at Studio Tenn with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, can’t wait for audiences to follow Belle on her journey.
“Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the kind of fairytale that everyone can get behind. An intelligent, genuine and independent woman that personifies family and kindness mixed in with the elements of magic and friendship that Disney is known for… what’s not to love?”
Lipscomb University sophomore, Hatty Ryan King, will be portraying the beloved Belle and is looking forward to working with Studio Tenn for the first time to bring this show to life.
“Studio Tenn is a company I have admired since I was just discovering my passion for theatre,” King said. “To be making my debut with them AND in a show like this truly feels like a dream!”
King also mentioned her favorite part about portraying Belle, stating that she perfectly balances her strength and determination with kindness and a whimsical spirit.
“That is exactly what I want to show our audiences- that Belle is a real girl first, and a princess second.”