BMR Technical Design
Beauty and the Beast Jr.
Music By: Alan Menken
Lyrics By: Howard Ashman & Tim Rice
Book By: Linda Woolverton
Director: Chris Larson
Scenic Design: Bethany Reinfeld 
Lighting and Sound Design: Dan Bobek
Costume Design: Karen Schwendeman
Props Master: Jill Holz
Stage Manager: Jill Holz
Technical Director: Bethany Reinfeld
Research ImagesBeauty_and_the_Beast_Research.html
Ground Plans and ElevationsBeauty_and_the_Beast_Ground_Plans_and_Elevations.html
Build ProcessBeauty_and_the_Beast_Build_Process.html
Production PhotosBeauty_and_the_Beast_Production_Photos.html
    My concept for Beauty and the Beast was to stay in the world that Disney had created while trying to fit it into the time frame of a Middle School Production. I like the imagery of the stain glass that is seen in the beginning of the movie and I wanted that to be part of the visual effect on stage. After that it was talking with the Director and Choreographer about what was going to be real, painted or faked. The Village houses and the West Wing were the biggest pieces we wanted to be real. I researched into what they looked like in the movie and for the time period. We felt the West Wing should be real because it is important to the Beast spends all his time with his rose.  I also wanted to give some sort of levels for the Beast to use. 

    This show is a big show and I started with a huge set. This production was learning experience for me. I learned to scale back to fit my time and labor pool of middle school students. This was also a paint heavy  show with seven drops that needed to be painted. We had stock flats that I used which took longer then expected to paint. We also didn’t have enough flats so some of the drops were cut in half. Which had to happen but visually would of been nice to have a more full backdrop for the Village and Castle scenes.