Beauty and the Beast came to Minneapolis several years ago and I got a chance to see it. This time around I didn’t have very high expectations, as I wasn’t overly impressed the first time. However, I was surprised to find Beauty and the Beast to be a generally cute show. It has a lot of good moments, but also weak moments that could be improved.
The story comes from the well-known Grimm’s fairy tale, it is the story of a prince cursed by a witch to be a hideous beast until…Continue
Disney, the slightest mention of the franchise elicits grandeur and extravagance, a beautiful combination neither of which came through in this show. The majority of this show screamed expensive, forced, and taken too far.
Beauty and the Beast, Disney's take on the famous Stockholm syndrome fairytale, where Belle is…
Everyone knows the story of Beauty and the Beast. The last time Beauty and the Beast was here in the cities, my family and I went to see the performance. Before that experience, I hadn't cared for the musical, but ever since then, I have loved the songs and spunky characters that go with them. So my hopes were high as I walked into the theater this past Tuesday. I can't quite compare the performance from a couple of years ago to…Continue
Beauty and the Beast
Tale as old as time
Something for everybody
Be our guest! Beauty and the Beast brings together some of the best Lyricists (Howard Ashman and Tim Rice) and composers (Alan Menken), very funny moments and actors…Continue
Its the story we all know and love from our childhood. Beauty and the Beast. The relatable, beautiful Belle stuck in a palace with a Prince gone Beast. Anger turns into unexpected love. And they all lived happily ever after. Beauty in the Beast is playing at the Orpheum March 10-15. While its not the best show you'll ever see- its great for children and Disney lovers alike. Expect magic, gowns, and the power of love.
I went in hoping for a flawless cast. Unfortunately, this was not…Continue
Beauty and the Beast at the Orpheum leaves you full of childlike awe -- awe at the amazing costumes, the glamorous dance numbers, and exquisite singing. The show followed the plot of the classic Disney tale, about Belle, a young woman living in a small town. Belle’s father gets lost in the woods on and goes to the nearby castle in hopes of finding shelter. Instead, he finds the Beast, who used to be a prince and whose enchantment can only be broken when someone loves him…Continue
If you have the word “Disney” before the name of any show automatically, the bar is set high. There needs to be costumes, set pieces, and vocals that all resemble the first impression of Disney that was experienced in the movie theater. Sadly, with this NETwork’s production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the bar was missed. This tale brings an iconic love story to the Minneapolis theatre scene and unimpresses.
The highest regard of the whole show was…Continue
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is one of my favorite Disney movies, second only to “The Lion King”. Two years ago, I got to see the Broadway musical version of “Beauty and the Beast” and loved it. When I heard that it was coming back this year, I was excited to see if it was as good as I had remembered it. It was not. The show seemed like it was dummied down from the movie, which doesn’t really make sense. Why would you dummy down an animated kids movie? “Beauty and the…Continue
Growing up, Belle was my favorite Disney Princess, so my excitement was high going into Tuesday’s performance of Beauty and the Beast. One of the most striking things about the show was the set. Both visually beautiful and multipurpose, the set put the audience into multiple settings. In several cases, the same pieces of set had several purposes it serves based on how it was turned or how it was lit. The lighting also played a huge role in pulling the audience into the story.…Continue
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast Review
Beauty and the Beast played at the Orpheum theater on tuesday night, and for huge fans of Disney and small children, I’m sure the show was amazing. The rest of us were only mildly entertained. Beauty and the Beast tells the story of a young girl who falls in love with an ugly beast, and because of this true love, she turns…Continue
Children’s shows are not unknown to Broadway. They’ve long been a welcome part of it, particularly Disney shows like Mary Poppins and The Lion King. These shows are often enjoyed by children and adults alike. One would think that Beauty and the Beast would be no exception to Disney’s success on Broadway, so it was with much anticipation that I took my seat in the Orpheum Theatre on Tuesday night.…Continue
Beauty and the Beast played at the Orpheum Theater Tuesday night, and for those die-hard fans, it was probably pure bliss. On the other hand, those just looking to see a good show might have been a little disappointed.
The story line of Beauty and the Beast is the same, but the show…Continue
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast: The Magical Love Story Revived
This “tale as old as time” will make you reminisce about the beautiful 1991 Disney film. Beauty and the Beast is performing at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis from March 10-15. It tells the story of the classic love story of the spell-cursed beast and beautiful Belle. Belle stumbles upon a castle in a search for her missing father. In the beast’s castle, other…Continue
Over the years, many classic Disney tales have come to life on Broadway, including Beauty and the Beast, a tale truly as old as time. The message of Beauty is simple: love. The love Belle has for father, the Beast, and her own freedom. Currently, Beauty is on tour and is making a stop at the Orpheum theater in Minneapolis until March 15th. The performance is exciting not only for the common theater…Continue
The musical Pippin is the story of the young prince Pippin, son of Charlemagne, who is searching for a purpose and place in life. His journey leads him too many different places including a battlefield which leads him realize the cruelty of his father, to rebelling and leading a peasant revolt, and finally to a small village where he meets a women and her young son. Although this is the story line the show is truly about the nature of plays, and is a sort of play within a play. For…Continue
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They Did Some Magic, But What Else?
Pippin is full of amazing tricks and acts of a circus. But is that all you want in a Broadway musical? Pippin is running at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis from February 17-22. There are thrilling parts in it, but not in the story. After hearing so many great things about the show after the past few years, it was underwhelming. It is about a boy trying to do extraordinary things in his life…Continue
Brilliant music, beautiful costumes, stunning acrobatics, mind-boggling magic, and a moral-filled plot had me entranced from the moment the curtain rose at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Minneapolis on Tuesday night. Pippin, showing from now until February 22, tells the story of a young man’s search for truth and meaning in life. Pippin (Sam Lips) tries education, war, religion, art, and sex, but nothing seems to be satisfactory or fulfilling. Finally he is thrust into the simple…Continue
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A magical scene awaits those who plan to attend “Pippin” at the Orpheum Theater. Combining the elements of the theatrical world with those of the circus, an incredible, visually appealing production is on the stage through February 22nd.
For those of you who don’t know the story, “Pippin” is about a young man, Pippin, who is…Continue
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