Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre, PA

Beauty and the Beast impresses with both technical excellence and heart and soul

“Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre has been promoting its season opener “Beauty & the Beast” as its most spectacular and technically challenging production in its 38 years. It features amazing lighting, sensational scenery, fantastic costumes and makeup and stunning magical illusions.It has all that, but it impresses even more with its cast — which shows great acting talent through and through along with heart and soul.”

“…great camaraderie.”

“…his transformation into caring and loving is believable.”

“Their comic exchanges are priceless.”“…creates the requisite chills....”

“… inventively preserve the humanness of the characters while showing the items they have become.”

“The big production numbers are exciting and fun…”

“Standing ovations are frequent these days, but this show, directed by Gary John La Rosa, is particularly deserving of the enthusiastic accolade it received.”

Jodi Duckett – The Morning Call

Beauty and the Beast: a magical production

“Although the Disney musical is given a slightly darker feel by director Gary John La Rosa that emphasizes the fairy tale roots of the story, it still delivers as an eye-popping extravaganza of song, dance and incredible costumes.”

“ …the actors are all top notch with wonderful characterizations and great voices.”

“…great chemistry.”

“…truly memorable.”


"Muhenberg’s production of Beauty and the Beast is one that will appeal to all…”

Kathy Lauer-Williams – Lehigh Valley Stage

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