"The astonishments rarely cease.... A sightseer's delight."
– The New York Times
"Enormously effective and, dare I say it, enchanting... solid family entertainment.... [Linda] Woolverton's commitment to re-spinning thefamiliar story about one man's loss of humanity into a deeply human tale is what has always made the stage Beauty and the Beast work."
– Talkin' Broadway
"Opulent, vibrantly colorful and brimming with beautiful music.... Decked out with gloriously colorful sets, costumes and special effects, a lush-sounding live orchestra and a hardworking ensemble of singers and dancers this production remains a 'Tale as Old as Time' that should not be missed."
– CenterStage Chicago
"[Beauty and the Beast] rocked my world. ...There's enough in the show to assure a fun time for all. ...With dire headlines running rampant 24/7, it's just so pleasant to curl up and enjoy a good old-fashioned journey between two misfits who learn to appreciate each other from the inside out, and find true love just in time before the final sparkling red rose petal falls."
– DC Theatre Scene