Tale as old as time: Beauty & the Beast is a ROARing delight!

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)- Its a love story like none other!  The tale of "Beauty and the Beast"! Now you can see the hit Broadway musical at the Saenger Theater in Downtown New Orleans.

Twist Reporter Kenny Lopez talks with the stars of the show to find out what makes "Beauty and the Beast" so magical!

Off-stage, Brooke Quintana who plays "Belle", and Sam Hartley who plays "The Beast" have a roaring chemistry.

"He makes me laugh more than anyone else in my life ever,"  Quintana said.

"We definitely have a natural chemistry.  I trust her with all my being,"  Hartley said.

This dynamic duo wants you to be their guest for Disney's hit Broadway musical, "Beauty and the Beast" now playing at the historic Saenger Theater.  They feel this love story stands the test of time because of the show's heart-warming message.

"It tells the story of no matter what you may think of someone, there's something beyond all that.  There's an interior that you need to see to see the good,"  Quintana said.

Speaking of the Beast...how does the Beast not pass out in that hot, furry costume?

"I have a little cooling system, but yes, it does get hot,"  Hartley said.

And what song in the show warms Belle's heart?

"I love 'Home'.  It is such a beautiful song and it is very much a realization for Belle in the show," Quintana said.

And you may not know the stage version stays true to the movie just with bonus songs.

"The best part of the stage musical is that it's basically the movie, a little expanded, in the movie the Beast only sings like two lines.  In this show, the Beast gets to sing a beautiful song,"  Hartley said.

There's nothing more beautiful for these performers than being part of this classic tale!

"You have some moments when you're singing and your life, wow, this really is my life right now," she said.

"What really keeps each performance feeling fresh and new is getting to feel how much the audience really loves it," he said.

"Beauty and the Beast" runs through Sunday, January 3rd.  Get your tickets HERE:






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