Beauty and the Beast at Village Theatre a delight for all audiences
Village Theatre’s Mainstage performance of Beauty and the Beast was almost entrancing with the beautiful voices of Jennifer Paz (Belle) and Eric Polani Jensen (the Beast), the comedic one-liners and the brilliant costuming.
The character that was the most fun was Gaston (Troy L. Wageman). The oversized, super-ego maniac was hilarious and had a voice that matched his size. It was almost sad to witness his fate at the end of the show.
Some of the most entertaining scenes included those of the castle’s servants, or um, housewares I should say.
Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, Chip and Cogsworth had ever changing costumes that kept you waiting for the next scene, hoping the Beast would change before it was too late for these fun and fabulous characters.
Of course, you start out by comparing the musical to the original Disney movie but you walk a way with a greater love of the story and a couple of new songs in your head.
Even my nine-year-old was mesmerized by the entire production from scenery to music, never once complaining that it was too long and she wanted to leave.
“That was even better than the movie mom,” she said.
She was right!
If you have a chance to see this unforgettable performance you should take it.
Beauty and the Beast is currently playing at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett and will continue through Feb. 1.
For tickets call 425-257-8600 or 888-257-3722 or visit www.villagetheatre.org.