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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Delivers Entertaining Mother-Daughter Outing/Family Fun
This week my daughter and I had the opportunity to experience Disney's Beauty and the Beast in a way we hadn't before -- live on stage at Bass Concert Hall, right here in Austin, TX.
As the program began, we were immediately struck by the pops of bold color throughout. The stage burst with bright reds, yellows and greens as we met Belle for the first time. The cast broke into song and we were transported to her world.
As we prepared to meet The Beast, the scenery became dark and looming, but the light-heartedness and humor of the enchanted objects kept things upbeat. Of these, the role of Lumiere shown the brightest. Thorougly charming and engaging, he stole the show.
Overall, we both found the production highly entertaining. The musical acts were well done. My daughter's favorite was "Be Our Guest" where all of the enchanted objects -- from fork to plates and napkins -- perform for Belle's first feast in the castle. They were sparkly, flashy and everything you'd imagine for a broadway show.
As we exited the theater, I couldn't help notice many other Mother-Daughter pairings. We stood in awe at the number of tiny ones dressed in their best Belle fair, holding Mommy's hand, smiling and twirling about. Of course, we also spotted daughters my age with their mother as well.
Don't get me wrong, this is definitely a show for everyone -- the whole family, a date, or a group of friends. For us, though, it offered a moment that I'd like to work on experiencing more -- some time with my girl, enjoying a great experience together and talking about it for the whole drive home.
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 (three-time Tony Award® winner), Scenic Design by Stanley A. Meyer, Sound Design by John Petrafesa Jr. and Music Supervision by Michael Kosarin.
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.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has become an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 22 countries and has been translated into 9 different languages. This production launched in February 2010 has been seen by over 2 million people while playing over 1,000 performances in all 50 United States and 6 Canadian Provinces.
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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical
October 7-12, 2014
Tuesday – Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 11am, 3:30p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sunday at
Bass Concert Hall / 2350 Robert Dedman Drive / Austin, TX
Start at $30. Tickets are available at BroadwayinAustin.com, the Bass Concert Hall box office, all Texas Box Office Outlets, by phone at (512) 477-6060. For groups of 10 or more, call (877) 275-3804 or email Austin.groups@