How does the Beast transform on Beauty and the Beast on Broadway?
At the end of the show after the fight with Gaston, how does he transform into a prince again? He flies up into the air and comes back down about a minute later and is human again. It is also completely dark with quite a few flashing multi-colored lights that make it hard to see anything. I know that it takes about seven minutes to completely take off the costume (heard it in an interview with an actor who once played Beast).
It’s a classic switcheroo.
The actor that flies up in the Beast get-up is not the same actor that descends.
Same thing in “Into the Woods” when the Witch regains her good looks at the end of Act One — it’s someone else in a crone get-up [which is why she usually has her cape hood up.]
Oh, and the REAL actor is doing any dialogue lines into their body mic while out of sight ready to appear — the double is merely mouthing the words.