New York | 1h 45m | Already closed

Beauty and the Beast (New Victory)

From 2 critic and 11 member reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Great acting

About the show

This rowdy and rustic re-telling of the familiar French fable features a feisty heroine, a preposterous pair of loudmouthed, spoiled sisters and an enchanted prince with some monstrously bad pick-up lines. More…

An ensemble of six actor-musicians weaves narration, clever dialogue, and a Jazz Age score into a show about love, family and the notion that beauty—and beastliness—are only skin-deep. Best for ages 6 and up.

1h 45m | Already closed | The New Victory Theater (Midtown W)


85
The Mama Maven

"The show's dialogue is well-written, hysterical at times and touching at others...Martin Bonger as the beast was superb and the two sisters stole the show with their chemistry and stage presence. Sara Lessore as Isabella was a perfect modern version of 'Beauty.' I loved that all performers were able to play a variety of instruments, as well as sing and act...I wish more kids' shows would have this type of music!" Full Review

85
The Stage (UK)

for a previous production "Alex Byrne’s production, staged transversely, offers up just enough detail to ignite the audience’s imagination...As the performers (Martin Bonger, Carly Davis, TJ Holmes, Sara Lessore and Amalia Vitale) skilfully interleave narration, Gallic-infused song and witty audience interaction, they strike a delicate tonal balance between the traditional and the everyday, the fearsome and the fun. It’s a healthy, happy mix, which keeps kids engaged and adults entertained." Full Review


89
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy quirky, witty, company devised theatre. I particularly liked that it didn’t talk down to children. This show is for everybody!

Don't see it if If you believe children should be not seen and not heard in the theatre.

86
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you appreciate a very witty and entertaining take on a well known story. Excellent acting and wonderful script. Extremely funny.

Don't see it if you do not like comedy.

Also Excellent for both adults and children.The cast also gets the audience... Read more Read less

84
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Quirky

See it if you’ve got kids with a sense of humor, and enjoy live music. All of the cast play instruments and the music is very enjoyable.

Don't see it if you are tired of the story.

83
Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Great acting

See it if Have children who likes the threater.

Don't see it if You don't have any children

83
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if You want to bring your child to a musical with great live music that faithful to the original story.

Don't see it if You dislike 20's/30's jazz. Are thinking you are about to see Disney's Beauty and the Beast. (I'm suuuuure it's happened.)

Also "Beast: What does love feel like?... Read more Read less

82
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if You love Disney

Don't see it if If you don't like Disney

80
Delightful, Quirky, Romantic, Funny, Energetic

See it if Original take on the original (not Disney) folk tale. Loved the beast, evil sisters, original songs, jokes, interaction w kids in audience.

Don't see it if Everything has to be spelled out clearly for the kids, so don't expect subtlety. Noisy audience. Minimal staging.

69
Ambitious, Child friendly, Maybe too childish

See it if You would like to bring your kids... The story is a mix of Cinderella's and Belle's, Not quite my cup of tea though.

Don't see it if You don't need to bring your children.

46
Insipid, Disappointing, Long, Ineffective, Simplistic

See it if You want to see a beautiful historic theater. Support the usher program at Old Victory Theater. Support the international theater group.

Don't see it if You expect a broadway show.

97
Refreshing, Epic, Entertaining

See it if This is a child’s friendly, delightful Disney story. The scenery and the costumes were phenomenal.

Don't see it if The show with a lot of kids in the audience or not able to sit in a long period of time

95
Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Must see, Delightful

See it if You loved Disney's Beauty & the Beast as a child & enjoy colorful elaborate staging

Don't see it if You hate musicals or Disney Princess stories.


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