REVIEW: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

There can be no mistake, this is Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.  Disney’s trademark magic and whimsy was brought to the Orpheum stage last night.  The stage production does its best to mirror the movie as closely as possible.  The characters are wonderfully animated and are virtually indistinguishable from their cartoon counterparts. There is no messing around with musical arrangements or the plot.  It’s been awhile since I have seen the movie but from what I recall, the singers didn’t even stray a single note from the original recordings.  Both kids and adults alike can easily enjoy this fairy tale of outcasts who find and save each other.  If you like the movie, you’ll love the stage production.  Disney guarantees that much.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast  is at the Orpehum Theatre through March 15, 2015.  Tickets start at $29.

DEAL ALERT: Student/Educator Rush will be available for all performances of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.  Policy: 2 tickets per valid ID; $25 per ticket, cash only; available only at the Orpheum Theatre Box Office beginning 2 hours prior to the performance; rush line forms outside of theatre; student/educator must be present with valid ID at time of purchase; resale or transfer of rush tickets is strictly prohibited and all tickets are subject to availability.

Photo by Matthew Murphy