A giant art work of a play with 100 moving parts that will engage you like no other show… Animated effects every 30 seconds... Steampunk finesse… Whimsical, dramatic and heartfelt… This is the new Imago and they are at their best!
A grimy engine room of a 1920 steamship becomes an enchanted theatrical playground where Beauty and the Beast comes to life with puppetry, shadow theatre, a multitude of eff¬ects, song, drama and comedy. Imago’s long-awaited spectacle will dazzle your eyes, enchant your heart and intrigue your imagination. Sam Stoker and Lady Rose take you on a sea voyage while also traveling back to 1740 to retell the classic Beauty and the Beast. A spectacle like no other. A story-within-a-story-within-a-ship.
“A triumph! A beauty of a Beauty…Surprising.. Delightful…Rare and Wonderful…you may well want to see it over and over again!”
Marty Hughely, Oregon Arts Watch
“Should be at the top of your holiday to-do list! Creative! Engaging!”
Debbie Tofte, PDX Parent
“Masterpiece..Alluring!.. a complexity that engages adults but just the sort of magic and suspended reality that appeals to little ones. This holiday performance season, make sure La Belle is on your can’t-miss list!"
Karel Chan, NW Kids Magazine
“.. a masterpiece …. raised to an infinite degree. A delicious feast for the eyes and ears and nourishing fodder for the soul… a cornucopia of sights and sounds that burrow through the hard shell of adulthood to the child-like wonder of innocence and imagination, too long buried.”
Dennis Sparks – All Things Performing Arts