I was invited for an enchanted evening of charm and grandeur with my daughter Milan as we took in the breathtaking scenery of Disney’s Beast and the Beast playing at the Fox Theater, Feb. 2nd -7th!
I was in awe because the costumes were truly spectacular but how could I expect anything less! It is Disney, ya know. It was a fun and whimsical story and stayed true to form like the movie. The actors were a delight and it was great to see how they interpreted the animated characters. The candelabra was a hoot and the clock will have your sides splitting.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
I enjoyed every beat and the stage production did not disappoint. For younger ones, I do want to know that it is a bit long—about 2 and a half hours. But for adults it will keep you entertained throughout and there is even an intermission to grab a cocktail and take a bathroom break.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast features the animated film’s Academy Award®-winning score with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, with additional songs with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice. The book is written by Linda Woolverton.
The original creators of the Broadway production are together again for this new touring production! The play is directed by Rob Roth and choreographed by Matt West, with Costume Design by Ann Hould-Ward (Tony Award® winner for her work on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast), Lighting Design by Natasha Katz, Scenic Design by Stanley A. Meyer, Sound Design by John Petrafesa Jr. and Music Supervision by Michael Kosarin.
Director Rob Roth: “It has been wonderful to bring the entire original design team back together to work on this new production of Beauty and the Beast. As a Director, it is rare to have the opportunity to revisit your work fifteen years later. Hopefully I’ve grown and developed as an artist, along with my collaborators, and we can bring 15 years of experience to this new production. We have remained very close as a team over the years of producing the show around the world, and it has been so much fun getting together to re-explore and re-invent the show for this new NETworks tour. The theme of ‘Beauty’ is about seeing past the exterior into the heart of someone, and this is reflected in the design for the show, which is about transparency and layers, seeing past one thing and into another.”
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has become an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries.
If you don’t catch it at the Fox, here are other tour dates because it’s likely coming to your city! Thank you to Brave PR for the invite.
February 12 – 14, 2016
Ferguson Center for the Arts
February 16 – 21, 2016
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
February 23, 2016
Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State
For more dates go here http://www.beautyandthebeastontour.com/tickets-and-tour-schedule
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