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29 July 2007 @ 06:08 pm
still a 'tale as old as time', even after the last petal falls  
Today is a sad day in the world of Disney and theatre. Tonight will be the last time a Beast is cursed. Tonight will be the last time a beauty falls for a beast. Tonight will be the last time the petal falls. Tonight will be the last time an enchantment is lifted.

But it will not be the last we hear of Beauty, I'm positive of that.

This show has done wonders for Disney Theatricals -- it was the show to start them all.. Thirteen beautiful years have passed, and Disney (AND NYC both) owes them a great deal for what it has done for them. It was the first venture Disney took in broadway, and I think it was rather successful, don't you? 17 Belles and many follow-up productions in other countries, as well as a spin-off into amatuer theatre.

It's depressing that such a popular, top-selling show is going. It's to be replaced by The Little Mermaid, which is currently in previews in Denver. But WHY replace Beauty for it? Why not put it in one of the OTHER several theatres being emptied this year? So many shows are closing, even those nominated for Tonys this year! Broadway is not doing well, is it? Doesn't help to close the sixth longest show on it.

Ah well, I, along with many other fans and cast/crew members alike believe that the show will be revived one day. And I'll just offer to be the first revival Belle for them. ;) Aren't I kind?

Farewell, Beauty. You've taught me to sing. I only wish I could have seen you!

(Susan Egan; the original Belle -- Anneliese Van der Pol; the final Belle)

And now I'm off to listen to the recording a second time, and watch videos on broadway.com and youtube. Sigh.

[Current Mood:sadSad]
[Current Music: "Belle" - BATBoB]
Hilde: believe - Peter Pankittensandsteam on September 13th, 2007 10:13 am (UTC)
It was in Belgium for a couple of months, in Dutch, but it was next to impossible to get tickets for it.
So sadly I had to miss it too :(
I was hoping to go see Mary Poppins in London back in July but my bf was rather unconvinced :(
fantasymphony on October 10th, 2007 02:41 am (UTC)
Hi there! I am Kate, I am 18 and Disney crazy.

You replied to me on Mrs. Nesbit's Disney Board about looking like Belle (I posted a pic because my dream is to be a Disney character, Belle or not). Anyway, I read on another board about your audition process. You are really cool and you went out there and did it. I admire that.

I plan to audition and I am all confused and nervous and all of that glorious stuff. So, you seem really cool and I'd love to talk and make friends with you (any fan of Disney is a friend of mine). And hopefully you could give me some tips! Thank you and I hopefully look forward to talking with you. :)
Miss Manday: wdw drizkitty17794 on October 10th, 2007 03:00 am (UTC)
I'd love to be friends! :D Love talking with anyone who likes Disney, specially if they want to get into the business. Its great fun!

We tend to talk alot about WDW and getting into it on my board, The Mouse's Kingdom. If you'd like to join us over there, feel free! :D http://s8.invisionfree.com/disneyland
fantasymphony on October 10th, 2007 03:13 am (UTC)
Me too! I live in Kansas (blegh) and I don't know many people here as enthusiastic about Disney as I am. So I am on the hunt for Disney fanatics, and it looks like I found one!

Congrats on your roles! That is a GREAT accomplishment. It is my dream to work at a Disney park. I love Walt Disney World the most though, because I looove Florida.

I will have to join the board! :)