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Disney, you big tease! The studio just released the first teaser trailer for Beauty & The Beast set to open March 17, 2017. That's a little over nine months from now which leads me to wonder, just how many little Belle's will be born when the film comes out?! Hopefully more Belles than little Beasts.
Beauty and the Beast is one of the most beloved Disney cartoons AND Broadway productions ever, so odds are the first strains of the iconic score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice are as likely to stir your heartstrings as they did mine.
The trailer gives us our first glimpse of Emma Watson as Beauty, along with a snippet of the vocal talents of Ewan McGregor as Lumiere and Dan Stevens—surprisingly deep voice—as the Beast. I'm really curious to see how they look as their characters. Luke Evans as Gaston, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Audra McDonald with Ian McKellen as Cogsworth and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts also star. Bill Condon directs.
Chances are that your child, grandchild or that of a friend performed in the play at the high school level. As a freshman my son auditioned for Lumiere but had to settle for playing a whisk. How about yours?