One of the longest-running and highest-grossing Broadway shows of all time, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast opened in Macao for its limited run at the Venetian Theatre.
The classic love story, starring Hilary Maiberger as Belle and Darick Pead as the Beast, tells the story of Belle and a young prince trapped by a spell in a beast’s body. The musical will play at The Venetian Theatre until July 26 as part of an international tour.
Sands China said in an announcement that the show is part of the company’s multi-tiered entertainment and reflects “the company’s dedication to catering to a broader customer base and further diversifying the entertainment on offer in Macao.”
Gaming suppliers, like all areas of the industry, have felt the pinch from the Covid-19 crisis, though their growing digital businesses have proved a bright spot and helped offset the impact of the crisis.
Consolidation of the bases and advancement in adversity was the thrust of Macau Chief Executive’s policy address for 2021, though it gave little away when it came to the current pillar of the economy - the gaming industry.
While nowhere in the world has escaped the economic fallout from the Covid-19 crisis, Macau has been hit harder than most, with forecasts for gross domestic product to shrink more than 50 percent this year.