Bestial Love Hits Arsht Center with Tomorrow's Beauty and the Beast
|A whole new world for Beauty and the Beast.|
Beauty and the Beast, the long-running and wildly popular Broadway musical based on the animated Disney film, opens in Miami tomorrow night to the delight of small children and emotionally stunted adults all over South Florida. Jen Bechter, a veteran of international and regional productions, including Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella and the less family-friendly Debbie Does Dallas, plays Madame de la Grande Bouche, the story's diva turned operatic wardrobe. Check out what she has to say about the production after the jump.
The cast will spend New Year's in Miami, prompting the question, if a singing wardrobe were to make a New Year's resolution, what would it be? Bechter had a ready answer: "The character seems to be somewhat bipolar, happy one moment, crying another. She can't decide if she's a talented opera singer or a terrible opera singer. If she had to make any New Year's resolution, I have a feeling she really wouldn't be able to stick to it at all."
Beauty and the Beast opens at the Ziff Ballet and Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center (1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami) Tuesday at 8 p.m. and runs through January 2. Tickets cost $25 to $84. Call 305-949-6722 or visit arshtcenter.org.