Today, we are going to see CYT's Beauty and the Beast with my sister and her girls. We're pretty excited about it, especially since our friends the Scantlins are starring in the show.
One of the reasons I really like Beauty and the Beast is that the "princess" is not a simple, dumb character like in many other Disney productions. Belle is educated and can think, and she chooses to love the beast for his character instead of loving him merely because the handsome prince rides in on his dashing steed and rescues the damsel from imminent peril. It's refreshing to see a strong, intelligent female character with a good love story at the center (if you forget the kidnapping and held-against-her-will part...).