For the live performance critique, I decided toattend Disneys’ Beauty and the Beast at “the Media Theater Performing of theArts”. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast play took place at the box office of TheMedia Theater location. The venue of the theater was so beautiful I have neverseen anything like it before. The way the theater was designed, was magical asif you were experiencing the real Disney moment. The”pre-show” of the play was well organized.
The staff member treated people verywell with a warm welcome in the venue of the box office. At the entrance door,they welcome you with postcard of the Disney’s Beauty and the Beast performingshow. There were quite a number of people in line buying the ticket at the boxoffice booth. It’s was convenient for me to get in very easy for me to get inbecause I didn’t have to wait in line for several minutes because I had alreadypay for my ticket in advance. Once at the front of the show right before youenter, there are other shows advertised so that people can see what is beingshown on the theater schedule.
In front of the ticket booth the staff memberwas asking people about if it was a first time for them attending the show. Ifnot, there were telling them about the overall history of their theater as wellas how many shows they present to the audience per week. I was so in love thetheater especially the way they welcome you and make you comfortable before theshow begins. Once inside the Venue, you can see the nice set up of the scenewell organized with beautiful light and designed. Everything was set to almostDiseney’s standard.The show waswell depicted as well each character played a specific role in the play. Theplay ultimately center around a character called Belle, a beautiful girl who issymbolized by “Beauty”, and the Beast, who is really a prince stuck under the curseof a magician.
The Beast in the cast need to learn how to love and be loved so that the spellwill end.Overall, I would say I have very much enjoyed the cast of thewhole show of Beauty and the Beast that I attended last week at The MediaTheater for the Performing Art. Beauty and the Beast is a great Disney movieand I remember I used to watch it over and over again. I was very happy withthe way the characters performed the play. When I was watching the show, automaticallyI tough of a fairytale.
The performer of the show made the Beauty and the Beastrole a special show and they all work tirelessly together to make the show moreexcitement and enjoyable. I loved the way they brought excitement on the sceneand everyone in the audience have loved it. Over all I had a nice experiencewatching the show. The part I enjoyed the most was the fact how joyful the characterwas on the scene. Everyone was so excited and they did a very good jobpresenting to the audience. When it comes to the characters, I think everyone playedtheir part well.
You could see and feel the excitement and enjoyment of presentingthis show to the audience. Alanna J. Smith who played Belle is a young strong, smart, andindependent woman. Her character really showed the true beauty of the Beautyand the Beast. Garret Jay Yoder who portray the Beast did not really show the strong and affectionatelove toward Alanna in the play. He was not convincing showing the true lovetoward Alanna. I think he played a little soft, maybe because of the love hehad toward Alanna.
But he interacts well with the beauty. Bob Stineman whorepresents Gaston in the play is absolutely the complete opposite of the Beast.He is self-centered and not very happy. I think he does not attract moreattention in the play because of his anger. The critique moment of this playwas when the characters was repeating the play to the point that it becameboring. And the most and hilarious embarrassing part was one of the charactercostume was tear up while dancing. It was noticeable.
I just think they couldhave done a better job on the scene so that the audience did not noticed it. I have seen manyother play but I have never felt such a sense of happiness like I did withBeauty and the Beast at The Media Theater of Performing Art. It was quiteimpressing to see the young children in the audience were dressed in the yellowBelle dress and the atmosphere in the auditorium was magnificent. The Young ageof the cast was a brilliant touch. Beauty and the Beast reach out to a youngaudience. The younger ages in the play have an enhanced fairytale feeling. WhenI decided to go to this particular production and realized it was going to beput on by a cast of 11 and younger, I didn’t expect it to be well played andthought it would have an fundamental feeling to it, but I was very wrong andfelt as if the ages chosen for this Disney production was an excellentdecision. I believe it would be hard to portray the innocence needed for manyof the characters of Beauty and the Beast if you chose anyone other thanchildren or young teens.
My reasoning for choosing Beauty and the Beast was mylove for fairytales and Disney movies in general. Beauty and the Beast was recommendedtp me by my friends. They told me that it was a very good cast. I think that iswhat exited me the most to see the play. My son is also a big fan of Disney’smovies as well. In fact, my husband and I took him to Disney where we all enjoyour time there. Beauty and the Beast remind me of the magical movie Disney’sitself play at the Magical Kingdom in Disney Land.
I love the way it takes youto a different world and you suddenly forget all that’s going on in your life.It was a good feeling during the show and it felt like on a fairytale worldwith the excellent vocal, well sustains, fun and original creative costumes.The costumes in the Beauty and The Beast was more fictional and well designedby the producer during the show and there was a distinction to which you couldnot be confused to which character is playing which role. were. Each castmember was right on target as they transformed into the character they wereportraying, all the way to the different accents, which was surprising to me asit seems it would be very difficult.
I am satisfied with the choice I made togo to this particular production it was well beyond my expectations and veryenjoyable. I would attend this play again and again. I look forward toattending another production cast. I have attended many other shows, but I thinkthis particular play was definitely a perfect holiday treat for the audience.