Disney's Beauty and the Beast Musical, a Tale As Old As Time


Disney’s beloved classic Beauty and the Beast returns to Vancouver's musical stage for this week! This is the second time I've seen this musical and it was just as entertaining as the first time. All the songs from the Disney movie are in the musical as well as additional original songs. One of my favourites is Beast's solo - "If I Can't Love Her". I love the deep power that Ryan Everett Wood brings to the voice of Beast. However, I think he needs to portray Beast more seriously, though his quirky voices did injected some light hearted comedy, perfect for the young kids in the audience.

Many of the cast are not novices to musical performance but are making their debut in the Beauty and the Beast musical. Jillian Butterfield, the actress playing Belle, did performances as Cinderella on Disney cruise ships!

Gaston was the perfect villian. You can't help but love and laugh at him since his actions are so ridiculous and over the top. Le fou was the silly sidekick, always ready for physical slapstick humour. At times I felt like I was watching the Disney movie since the songs and set was so spot on and you can't help but start singing along. There were also lots of humorous puns from the household objects that had the audience laughing out loud. It is hard to pick a favourite character from the musical but it would have to be Madame de la Grande Bouche - she was funny and had big stage presence; She looked like she came straight out of the Disney movie!

Photo © Broadway.com

Disney's Beauty and the Beast received a standing ovation AGAIN!

Performances run from now through Saturday evenings at 7:30pm, Saturday matinee at 2pm, Sunday matinee at 1pm and Sunday evening 6:30pm at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Tickets for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast vary in range depending on performance, seat location, and date of purchase and start at $35.00 plus applicable service fees. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in Vancouver, presented by Broadway Across Canada, is part of three city Canadian tour including stops in Edmonton (February 10 - 15) and Calgary (February 17-22).

Find more information and buy tickets, please visit the Broadway Across Canada website.

Disclosure: Tickets to the show were received from Broadway Across Canada free of charge. The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own and have not been influenced in any other way.

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