first act of the musical opens with "Once upon a time long,
long ago...." with the Prince (Dane Agostinis) standing in
front of his castle. A homeless and ugly man approachs him and
offers him a red rose for some shelter. But the Prince is a very
spoiled and selfish man and says no. Then an enchantress appears
and says "beauty is found within" and turns him into
a Beast. If he can love and be loved, the curse will end and he
will again turn into the Prince.
(Emily Behny) came from a little town in France. She loves to
read books, lot of books about adventure, mystery and romance.
Belle likes to use her imagination.
(Logan Denninghoff) is an egotistical man who pursues Belle to
win her affection and marry him, but she wants no part of it.
father, Maurice (William A. Martin), gets lost in the woods and
comes upon a castle. Belle realizes her father is missing and
goes to look for him. She arrives at the castle and finds her
father imprisoned in a dungeon. The Beast wants to keep him there
forever, but Belle says "take me instead." So the father
is set free and she stays.
finds Gaston back in town and tries to enlist him to look for
Belle which the Beast has held hostage. The Beast tries to be
polite and act like a gentleman to Belle. But time is running
was a 25-minute intermission.
Two begins with the Beast trying to be charming to Belle and eventually
falls in love with her. But the spell is not broken til she loves
him back. Belle tells him she misses her father, so he lets her
go to him.
finds out about the Beast and think he's mean and dangerous, so
he goes out to find him and kill him. Belle chooses to go and
warn the Beast. A fight ensues, and while the Beast lays dying,
Belle hugs him and tells him she loves him. The spell is broken.
musical had 580 costume pieces and used 81 wigs. Strobe lights
were used and streamers came down from the ceiling over the audience.
I thought it was very entertaining for adults and children alike.
There were lots of children in the audience.
begin April 10-22, 2012 at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit. Ticket
prices start at $32 and can be purchased at the Fisher Theatre
Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations.
are also available for purchase online at www.ticketmaster.com
and by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-982-2787. Limited premium
seats are available at the box office only. For group sales (12
or more) please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (313) 871-1132.
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