Disclosure: I received media tickets to attend this performance. However, all opinions are 100% my own.
The Broadway In Miami 2014-2015 season continues with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast for a short run at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts running through January 4, 2015.
NETworks Presents Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST which 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.
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.
“One of the most enchanting love stories of all time, and this touring production rocked my world!” – DC Theater Scene.
I brought along Papas pre-teen niece as my date for this theatrical presentation of Beauty and the Beast. I have never seen it on Broadway, and it’s been a VERY long time since I have even seen the original Disney video, probably about 16 years or so.
The casting for the classical musical love story was spot on, the costumes were divine, the sets were magical and the production overall was dazzling. The musical numbers were easy to sing along to, especially the unforgettable “Be Our Guest” and title song “Beauty and the Beast.
A few things I want to be clear on. It was a beautiful musical. That being said, it felt a bit drawn out, or rather I was antsy to get to the more exciting parts. Gaston bored me, though he played his role very well. Belle was as sweet as pie. Mrs. Potts and Cogsworth were great. Lumiere was FANTASTIC, just totally didn’t recall him being so sexual. He really did steal the show. Along with his sidekick Babette, I think some of the sexual overtones could have been toned down just a tad bit. All in all a great production.
The original creators of the Broadway production have reunited for this new touring production. The musical 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
The parental guide lists this show as ALL AGES. There were tons of kids, from the very tiny tots to the pre-teens. Please use your judgment pertaining to the sexually overt scenes. It’s the in between ages that would concern me most.
For more information on the production, visit http://BeautyAndTheBeastOnTour.com.
The Disney’s Beauty and the Beast runs for 2 hours and 10 minutes, which includes one (1) fifteen minute intermission. Food, snacks and beverages are available for purchase. Drinks and food are allowed inside the theater for this performance.
Ticket prices are family budget friendly and start at only $26 . There are only 9 shows in total, playing in the evenings on weekdays and with three shows on Saturday and one on Sunday through January 4th.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is playing at the Ziff Ballet Opera House in the Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132. Tickets are available for purchase here or by calling the Box Office at (305) 949-6722.
Photo Credit @ Matthew Murphy.
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Disclosure: Mama’s Mission was not compensated for this post. I received media tickets to attend this performance; however, all opinions are 100% my own. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.