If somehow you live under a rock and do not know the take as old as time here’s a summary:
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.
Now, I’ve seen the movie and I’ve seen the short musical put on at Disney World so I almost didn’t go to this. I thought I’ve seen it, so why would I go see it again. Well, yes, it’s the same story, but it’s not identical. Some is and some isn’t. And I must say it’s good, incredibly good. I am glad I went. I just wish I had taken my other kids with me.
- The actors/singers were phenomenal.
- The sets were hit and miss, but overall pretty impressive.
- It holds your attention unlike many shows out there. It completely held my daughter’s attention.
It’s really no surprise that it’s so good when you find out that Beauty and the Beast features the Academy Award®-winning score with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, with additional songs composed by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice. The book is written by Linda Woolverton. In fact: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the 9th longest running musical in Broadway history that has become an international sensation seen by more than 35 million people worldwide in 22 countries, and translated into 9 different languages. That’s saying something!
The original creators of the Broadway production have reunited 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 (five-time Tony Award® winner), Scenic Design by Stanley A. Meyer, Sound Design by John Petrafesa Jr. and Music Supervision by Michael Kosarin.
Beauty and the Beast Returns to Portland!
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will be at Portland’s Keller Auditorium for eight performances. The schedule for the Portland engagement is:
Tuesday, December 1 7:30pm
Wednesday, December 2 7:30pm
Thursday, December 3 7:30pm
Friday, December 4 7:30pm
Saturday, December 5 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, December 6 1:00pm and 6:30pm
For information on ADA seating, please call the Portland Opera Box Office at 503-241-1802 or email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets can be purchased: www.BroadwayInPortland.com,
Portland Opera Box Office: 503- 241-1802 or toll free at 866-739-6737
Portland’5 Box Office: 800-273-1530, All TicketsWest locations.