Daddy and daughter meets Beauty and the Beast

The daddy and Vera had a magical date night watching Beauty and the Beast.

This is the first time that the award-winning Broadway musical hit has landed on Singapore shores. It is also incidentally Vera’s very first musical. We thought for quite a while before deciding to let her watch it, as it would mean a very late bedtime. But in the end, she enjoyed it so much that we were glad with our decision!

We interviewed Vera to find out what she thought about the show…

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Vera, who do you think is the star of the show?

I like Belle. She’s really beautiful. I also like the candlestick (referring to Lumière) because he’s so funny. He kept asking the Beast to “be a gentleman, be a gentleman!”

I also like the clock (referring to Cogsworth). He looks so funny, with that funny face and hair.

Lumiere the candlestick

Why do you think Belle fell in love with the Beast?

Because she thinks the Beast loves her, and he really does.

So why does the Beast love Belle?

Because she is so pretty! And…he is not at all handsome.

But in the end he transforms into a handsome prince right?

Yes! But he’s got long hair!

And that’s weird?

Yes, very weird…

Hilary Maiberger plays Belle and Darick Pead plays the Beast – both are a couple in real life, which explains their chemistry on stage.

Were you scared at any point in time?

Yes, I was scared when the bad guy came on stage (referring to Gaston, the bad boy who wanted Belle for his own, at all costs). He wanted to catch Belle’s father. And Belle doesn’t want to marry him, but he forced her to marry him.

Is that why you cried?

Yes, because I don’t like Gaston. He’s so bad to Belle and her father.

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What about Belle? What do you like about her?

I like Belle because she is funny.

Why is she funny?

Because she reads so many books.

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If you were Belle, would you marry the Beast?

Of course not, he’s not handsome at all!

But Belle married the Beast…

(She ponders for a moment) Ya…Okay, I may marry the Beast too, but only if he was kind and good to me.

So the Beast was kind and good to Belle. That’s why she married him?

Yes.

Is there anything you like about the Beast?

I like that he reads books with Belle. And he keeps asking her to “read first.” So funny.

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And of course, I also had to get the daddy’s opinion…

Me: So why do you think it made a good daddy and daughter date?

Daddy: Well, because she’s the beauty.

Me: And you’re the beast?

Daddy: No, I’m the best. (grins)

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is showing at the MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands, from now until 3 May 2015. Performance times are Tuesday – Friday: 8:00pm, Saturday: 2:00pm and 8:00pm, and Sunday: 1:00pm and 5.00pm. Tickets start from $65, and can be purchased from Base Entertainment Asia, Sistic, and Marina Bay Sands. Don’t miss it!

We were sponsored a pair of tickets for Beauty and the Beast for the purpose of this review. All opinions are erm, my 6-year-old daughter’s. Photo credit: Base Entertainment Asia.

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