It was early this year when Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” came in the movie houses. It is a live-action re-telling of an animated classic tale as old as time for the contemporary audience. Still, despite the modern approach, it stayed true to the original music though updated the scoring with several new songs.
Many loved the movie and I, for one, was dying to watch it. But, I simply cannot leave the house. I have a then one-year-old son to look after.
REP Theater for Young Audiences stages Beauty and the Beast
It is now the middle of the year and sometimes, the beauty of the movie haunts me still. Perhaps it is divine providence that premier theater company REP is bringing Beauty and the Beast in theaters from August 12 to December 14.
Audiences of all ages, this mother included, will be given the chance to catch a retelling of a timeless fairy tale at Onstage, Greenbelt 1 in Makati City.
REP’s staging of Beauty and the Beast is this year’s production of the REP Theater for Young Audiences, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Set to play as Beauty are Cara Barredo, Alana Vincente, Jill Ita-as, and Maya Encila. Arnel Carrion, Jos Jalbuena, Hans Eckstein, and George Schultz, on the other hand, will be alternating to portray the Beast.
Beauty and the Beast, a tale as old as time
As everyone must have known, Beauty and the Beast is an enthralling tale of a loving father who wanders into an enchanted garden as he takes shelter from a storm. Having promised Beauty, the youngest of his three daughters, that he would bring her home a rose, he decides to pick one, unknowingly angering the Beast who owns the garden. As punishment, the Beast demands that Beauty live with him in his castle in exchange for her father’s freedom. Little does Beauty know that her captor is under a spell that can only be broken by true love.
Beauty and the Beast at Onstage from August 12 to December 14.
I wouldn’t want to miss this spellbinding show. It will be directed by REP’s Artistic Director and founder of REP Theater for Young Audiences Joy Virata.
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