Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast
Lyric Theatre
through June 25, 2017

It is such a delight when you attend a local theatre only to find the quality of the production is right up to Broadway standards. Right now the Lyric is doing Disney’s Beauty and the Beast musical;  and even if you saw the touring production last year, you will still marvel at this one.

There’s not much memorable about the music, but the sets, props, costumes and choreography are all top quality. Robert Adams directed this cast of 26 highly professional players. Logan Denninghoff as the Beast (albeit he previously had been Gaston in a national tour) Lauren Hill as Belle, Brian Jordan as the clownish LeFou and Larry Cox as the Trumpish Gaston.

Cindy Mora Reiser’s choreography provides real eye candy and some of the line kicks can make you think you are at Radio City Music Hall. The show is performed to recorded music tracks but it is fully synchronized.

The Lyric performs just south of Marietta Square with plenty of free parking and comfy seating. This is a very special treat for kids from 5 to 95. More info at