I was very excited when I heard that Beauty and the Beast
was coming to Portland, as it was a story that I grew up loving from the 1991
Academy Award®-winning animated feature film, and this version is based upon
that film. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is celebrating 21 years since its Broadway
premiere in 1994, and is the ninth longest running musical in Broadway history
that has become an international sensation seen by more than 35 million people
worldwide in 22 countries, and translated into 9 different languages.
Beauty and the Beast is playing at the Keller Auditorium
through the 6th, and I think it’s a wonderful show to see if you have never
seen a Broadway performance before, or want to introduce your family to
theatre, because the story is familiar as well as all of the songs. The cast
does an amazing job playing the classical characters that we all fell in love
with 24 years ago, so it will bring back many fond memories for adults, as well
as create new ones with your family.