Delta Youth Theatre
Beauty and the Beast music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton
Dates and Venue April 25 – 29, 2018, Genesis Theatre, Ladner, Delta
This theatre group described as "pre-professional" is amazing. I was surprised at the professional quality of this theatre company. I was sitting next to the grandparents of Claire Bidulka (Belle) and was told that she took singing lessons, because I was totally moved by the way she sang so beautifully. Linden Smith (Beast) was just as good That beastly baritone voice especially when he sang "Evermore" was simply fantastic.
"This could be one of the group’s best shows yet in terms of production value", says director, set designer and sound designer Tony Barton. I didn´t see the other shows. In fact, this is the first show I´ve seen from this group and I´m itching to see their next productions, Willy Wonka Jr. this coming Fall, and Mary Poppins in the Spring of 2019.
Kudos to choreographer Tracy Neff for a wonderful choreography. And to all the actors and production staff, congratulations for a delightful performance.
© 2018 Ed Farolan