When it was announced that the Disney Dream would be adding a Beauty and the Beast stage show to its entertainment line-up, some wondered how they could make a story that’s been done so many times before feel original and different. Today the Disney Parks Blog revealed part of that answer, explaining the huge role a music box will play in the show.
From the Disney Parks Blog:
In the new film, Belle’s father, Maurice, is an artist who creates intricate music boxes. His musical masterpieces are unique with special meaning behind them, particularly one that is a re-creation of where Belle was born in Paris. This same music box propels Maurice to sing “How Does a Moment Last Forever,” the new heartfelt song about holding onto memories by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Tim Rice.
In our stage musical, the theme of the music box will guide the audience through the story. A combination of high-definition projections, dynamic scenery and a little bit of Disney magic will open the music box to reveal the captivating details of Belle’s journey.
The new Beauty and the Beast stage show will debut aboard the Disney Dream this November.