As a child of the 1990s, Disney movies, and subsequently their stage musicals became some of my favorite things. Theater-goers can relive the magic of Beauty and the Beast this fall with NETworks presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast live at the Lexington Opera House. This classic musical love story is a tale as old as time, filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song.
You know the story, 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. This classic story has inspired popular culture for years and now you can experience the stage production's return to Lexington.
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.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast is just the first production in an amazing season of shows for Broadway Live at the Lexington Opera House! There are plenty of opportunities to see musicals that pop culture fans will enjoy. The rest of the season is packed full of great musicals like The Producers, Annie, Mamma Mia!, and Flashdance.
Be sure to check out my review of Disney's Beauty and the Beast coming later this month!