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Designer to the stars

August 7, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

Judie Johnson tackles costumes and sets for elaborate ‘Beauty and the Beast’ production
WORTHINGTON The version of “Beauty and the Beast” with which most people are familiar is the animated Disney movie. Bringing those colorful images to life on the stage posed a unique challenge for the crew of the musical currently being staged at Worthington’s Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center. Continue Reading

OST ends season with energetic Disney musical

August 20, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

OKOBOJI, Iowa Okoboji Summer Theater has chosen a blockbuster as its season’s final production. Its performance of “Beauty and the Beast” crackles with energy and showcases a fine troupe of singers and dancers.
Based on a French fable, the stage version of “Beauty and the Beast” was preceded by Disney’s animated movie version, released in 1991. Continue Reading