Beauty and the Beast
is one of the Disney classics that works just as well -- maybe better -- onstage. Unlike the abstract Lion King, Beautys stage transformation sticks pretty close to the movies narrative. The Beck Centers production of the award-winning musical makes a perfect holiday treat for families. The colorful costumes, lavish sets, and zippy score are so fab, its easy to forget that the plays protagonist is a kidnapping monster who enslaves talking dishware. And the Be Our Guest centerpiece stands as one of modern theaters truly great numbers.
Fri., Dec. 29, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 30, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 31, 3 p.m.