I watched “Beauty and the Beast” the musical yesterday afternoon at the Pantages theater in Los Angeles. The musical was very close to the storyline of the classical Disney movie, including all of the well-known songs such as “Belle”, “Be Our Guest”, & “Beauty and the Beast”. The broadway cast performances certainly lived up to my expectations, especially the part of Belle (Liz Shivener), whose voice perfectly matched that of the cartoon character in both dialogue and song.
This was one of the most entertaining musicals I’ve seen so far. It’s also a great one to bring your kids to and get them interested in musicals.