Tuesday, May 30 – June 3, 2023
USM Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium
FestivalSouth proudly invites you to ‘Be Our Guest’ as the most enchanted musical of all time brings the magic to open FestivalSouth 2023! In celebration of the musical’s 30th anniversary, this beloved ‘tale as old as time’ will be presented in epic fashion with an enormous singing and dancing cast, elaborate sets and costumes, and a full orchestra. Enjoy the spellbinding songs of Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice as performed by the incredible Hub City Players. This production is guaranteed to have you tapping your toes and wiping away a tear as children of all ages discover, or rediscover, the magic that is Beauty and the Beast!
Tuesday, May 30 – June 3 | 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 3 | 1 p.m., doors open at 12:30 p.m.
Presented by Forrest General Hospital and Hancock Whitney Bank in partnership with VisitMississippi and VisitHattiesburg and support from Courtesy Ford and Pine Belt Chevy
FESTIVALFINALE Iconic: Cirque Rock Symphonic Extravaganza
Saturday, June 24, 2023
Lake Terrace Convention Center
World-class acrobats from Cirque de la Symphonie join the FestivalOrchestra and singers for one of the most dazzling FestivalFinale events ever! Special appearances by Vasti Jackson, Barry Leach, and Michael Muenchow Rivera, who portrayed Freddy Mercury at last year’s electrifying Queen event, are guaranteed to rock the house as cirque performers soar above the audience to some of the greatest hits of all time.
Featuring music of Aerosmith, Bruno Mars, Earth Wind and Fire, Foreigner, Genesis, Gloria Estefan, James Brown, Journey, Led Zeppelin, Michael Jackson, Santana, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Styx, Whitney Houston, and many more!
Saturday, June 24 | 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m.
Presented with support from Cadence Bank and Southern Beverage