|Published:||Apr 16, 2010 2:22 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Apr 16, 2010 2:22 PM EDT|
A beloved Disney classic comes to life on stage!
The hit broadway musical, "Beauty and the Beast" is now playing in Fort Myers.
The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall invited WINK News behind the scenes to see what it takes to create the magic.
"There's as much choreography back stage as there is on stage for the show to run efficiency," said Cast Member Tony Howell.
"There are 80 wigs, more than 581 costumes," said Howell.
Actors Tony Howell and Tommy Bracco showed me the ropes.
"I'm 19 years old, just graduated high school and this is really a dream come true for me," said Bracco.
The original creators of the broadway production are together again for the tour designing elaborate costumes, creating a magnificent set filled with mystique and don't forget top notch talent!
"I think all of it coming together is where the magic happens," said Howell.
We caught up with Sabina Petra who plays Mrs. Potts, Jeremiah Burch who plays Chip and of course Beast, Justin Glaser.
"You can touch the story now," said Petra. "...and of course, there are some things in the show that are purely Disney magic and that I can't reveal how it's done, you just have to see it."
"He goes from this very dark sinister place to a more human, prince-like state at the end. He goes through this very incredible emotional journey. It's a wonderful role to play."
"I like the whole show, but really my favorite part is "Be Our Guest" because of all the confetti shooting," said Burch.
You can get ticket information by clicking on the "Beauty and the Beast" banner located on the winknews.com homepage.