It was a tale as old as time from the book, to the big screen, to finally the play. Today thousands of Houstonians gathered at the Hobby Center at the Sarofim Hall on the opening day to see the “Beauty and the Beast” up close.
The musical was sponsored by Bank of America and included a dazzling array of lights and effects.
From familiar favorites as “Be our Guest” to “Beauty and the Beast,” main themes were heard with open ears.
With audiences enjoying the performance it is no wonder it has already been enjoyed by over 35 million people. The musical included all of Disney’s familiar characters, from Gaston to le Fou, to the triplets all were present at the play.
The play brought back a nostalgia from the iconic movie and its sequel. One notable difference was the lacking of Belle’s horse, but despite the horse the ottoman-dog made up for it. The play kept its integrity from the movie, the familiar songs were brought to life with the inclusion of different lighting and special effects.
The notable “Be our Guest” song stole the show. Dancers wearing large plates as they danced around Belle and Lumiere captivated audiences. From the most elderly to the cheerful children. The characters were larger than life
The two-and-half hour play, left audiences in stitches from Lumiere’s flirtatious sneers to Cogsworth’s light humor.
The lights and sounds emitted from the stage captivated the audience. From the light-hearted humor to the strict timing of the play Beauty and the Beast does not disappoint.
Confetti was thrown at the audience at the end of “Be Our Guest”. Beauty and the Beast is essentially the movie in person with one intermission break.
Children and parents will be taken to a familiar time and place. The play will make you feel like a child once more.
As the play ended they took their bows as audience clapped and took a standing ovation. Today marks the first day of the Beauty and the Beast live.
Whether you’re an adult or child you’ll be sure to remember the tale of Beauty and the Beast.
The play was different form the movie in terms of humor. There was a closer look at the character’s personalities from the untouchable flower to the
Drinks were provided outside the auditorium along with pamphlets and general information about upcoming shows taking place at the Hobby Center.
The characters sang and danced longer than the original film. The play is currently taking place at the Hobby Center in Downtown Houston from April 27 – May 1, 2016.