A Tale As Old As Time:   Reflection After Seeing Beauty and the Beast


I fell in love with the story when I first watched the Disney animation in the 90s.  It brought tears to a thirty year-old man then and now the musical brings the same sentiment to an old geek pushing 60.  To me, Beauty and the Beast is much more than another romantic Prince Charming fairy tale that sweeps off the feet of little girls who dream of being the princess meeting her true love.  Rather, the story is told as a fable that depicts some depths on what it means to love sacrificially in a, yes, fairy tale genre. (Read more)