Beauty and the Beast - Live on Stage is one of the longest running shows at Disney's Hollywood Studios. It opened on the same day that the movie opened in theaters, November 22, 1991. This was the first time that a Disney Stage Show opened on the same day as the movie that inspired it.
Beauty and the Beast
Even before the movie premiered, Disney knew they had something special with the story of Beauty and the Beast. They were so confident that it would be a hit that they designed a Stage Show to be performed at what was then Disney MGM Studios.
When it debuted in 1991, "Beauty and the Beast" was performed in the original Theater Of The Stars that was located where Sunset Boulevard now begins. It was temporarily moved to a theater in the Streets of America area of the park in 1993 while Sunset Blvd was being constructed. It wasn't until 1994 that it moved into its current home in the new 1500 seat Theater Of The Stars located near the Twilight Zone Tower Of Terror on Sunset Boulevard.