Beauty and the Beast is my favorite Disney musical! Instead of a helpless princess who needs to be saved, this show features a strong, courageous, and capable young woman who isn’t afraid to be different and seeks to find the good in everyone-even a beast. The Selma Arts Center’s production of this show opened this past weekend.
Beauty and the Beast
Every two years, over one hundred dancers join forces to present an original, full-length, professional-caliber ballet just for the Central Valley. Since 1975, the Garden Ballet has carved out its own space in the Valley’s arts scene, creating a brand-new, unique experience with each outing. Previous Garden Ballets have included The Little Mermaid, Wizard of Oz, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe. This year, California Arts Academy presents Beauty & the Beast.
Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite fairytales--it teaches the moral that real beauty is on the inside. I have seen it performed on stage many times, most recently this past weekend presented by CenterStage Clovis Community Theatre. And who hasn't seen the Disney movie.
2012 has been an exciting year for Valley theatre. We have seen Valley premiere's of shows like Next To Normal, Ave. Q, Spring Awakening and Ordinary Days. Fun classic shows like Fiddler On The Roof and Singing In The Rain. Fun newer shows like The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Thought provoking shows like Assassins and Baptized To The Bone, and family friendly shows like Beauty and the Beast and A Year With Frog and Toad.
As we continue our coverage of theatre in the Valley in December, we now travel to the enchanted world of Disney with the Reedley River City Theatre Company's production of Beauty And The Beast.
Everyone knows the story of Beauty and the Beast. Well the fairy tale has come back to life in the year 2011 in the form of the movie Beastly. This film adaptation stars Vanessa Hudgens from High School Musical and up and coming actor Alex Pettyfer.