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Theater review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Here’s my review of the touring version of Beauty and the Beast, in Daytona Beach through tonight:

By Elizabeth Maupin
Elizabeth Maupin on Theater

Clearly the good folks at Disney didn’t have a lot of latitude when they were naming Beauty and the Beast, the international megahit that has come to Daytona Beach in a bus-and-truck production this week. But I wonder if they had any idea how appropriate their title was going to be.

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Opening this weekend (and soon thereafter)

Now that PlayFest is over there’s lots else going on, and here’s a look:

  • Torch Song Trilogy, Breakthrough
  • Comic Potential, Seminole State
  • The Odd Couple, Osceola Center for the Arts
  • Spring Awakening, Queer Quills
  • Project Spotlight, UCF
  • The Boys Next Door, Theatre Winter Haven
  • Yow Dance
  • The Elves and the Shoemaker, Patchwork Productions
  • Ramona Quimby, Orlando Rep
  • Wiley and the Hairy Man, Storybook Theater
  • Beauty and the Beast national tour, Daytona Beach
  • Jack and the Beanstalk, Pinocchio’s

And here are specifics:

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’100 Years of Broadway’ on sale

A note from Michael Barbieri about an interesting-sounding show coming up next month at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona:

It’s called 100 Years of Broadway, and it features five Broadway performers — Ron Bohmer, Carter Calvert, Rob Evan, Rita Harvey and Brad Little — performing Broadway songs.  I’ve seen a couple of these actors, and from their credits I suspect this may be a terrific show. Tickets are on sale now — and there’s also a contest involved, in which the winner can get up onstage and sing with these folks. Sounds like it could be fun. For the details and tickets, look here.