115 minutes | Dec 30, 2020

Ep. 23: Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Part 1

"For who could ever learn to love a beast?" We could! This episode begins our discussion of a masterpiece among the Disney animated canon and a masterpiece when it comes to adapting Beauty and the Beast. In fact, our conversation went so long that we're bringing it to you in two parts! In today's episode, we recap the 1991 animated classic and discuss how it was reimagined for the Broadway stage in 1994. We talk about our adoration for the film's music and visuals, the first Disney movies we saw in theatres, fun facts and history, Susan Egan's audition process, neglected teacup children, Stockholm Syndrome, important lyrical choices, changes from the fairy tale, Prince "Adam," curse specs, the additional songs from the musical, our experiences working with Broadway actress Jenni Barber, and much more!We'll be back with Part 2 of our discussion of Disney's Beauty and the Beast on Friday, January 1st!Music: Through The Woods by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
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