Disney fans appeared on May 25 in the Hollywood Bowl Beauty and the Beast in Concert . The show, which ends on May 26, is the latest edition of Disney's live movie spectaculars, following The Little Mermaid and The Nightmare Before Christmas . (Further live-to-film events at the Bowl included La La Land and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory .)
During the program, the film will be presented at the Bowls large canvases, the score being performed live by an orchestra. Then, during the song performance numbers, a performer steps onto the stage to sing his playback of the familiar tune (while the sound of the movie is muted). In addition, the evening is usually complemented by additional songs that are not heard in the original film, bonus performances and special guests.
For The Beauty and the Beast in the Bowl, the show was presented by Zooey Deschanel (Belle), Kelsey Grammer (Lumiere), Taye Diggs (Gaston), Rebel Wilson (Le Fou), Jane Krakowski (Mrs. Potts) and Anthony Evans (Beast). As a bonus, the orchestra included a number of artists who played on the film's original soundtrack. In addition, the evening program was expanded by a series of additional dancers, singers and some wow-inducing digital projections on the bowl of the Hollywood Bowl.
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Here's a look at some notable moments and highlights from Disney's Beauty and the Beast in Concert  in the Hollywood Bowl
Poppe Pops By: In a Little Disney / ABC TV Synergy was the winner of the revived American Idol Maddie Poppe, the first performer of the evening (around 7:52 pm). The singer, who was crowned on May 21, escorted on the ukulele to sing "The Bear Necessities" from Disney's 1967 animated film The Jungle Book
DCappella's live concert debut : DCAPella's new a capella vocal group, DCAPPELLA, gave their live concert during the pre-show. The 20-minute set of the seven-member strong troupe contained interpretations of new Disney favorites like Moana 's, How far I go & # 39; and Coco 's "The World Es Mi Familia" as well as a compilation of tunes The Little Mermaid . The performance concluded with a fun-filled decision: Fall Out Boys rocking "Immortals" by Big Hero 6 who was assisted by a looping machine that stacked their vocals along with some instrumentation provided by the orchestra  Bowl shell comes alive: After a costume contest, Poppe, DCappella, and a piano performance by 16-year-old Emily Bear, it was time to start the movie. At 8:25 pm, the overture began and the iconic bowl of the Hollywood Bowl was lit with beautiful digital Art Deco projections. Throughout the show, beautiful scenes – inspired by and sometimes lifted straight out of the movie – were projected onto the façade. Hopefully, future Disney shows at the Bowl – not to mention performances at the venue in general – will use this kind of digital magic.
A rousing rebel Wilson: Wilson is an old pro at this Disney's Concert Thing when she starred in the Hollywood Bowl in 2016 as the evil Sea Witch Ursula The Little Mermaid in Concert occurred. This time, the Pitch Perfect actress / singer entered the stage of Le Fou, Gaston's buddy. She was warmly welcomed by the crowd, played with Taye Diggs as Gaston, and then made a crazy exit from the stage as the tape swirled. Both Wilson and Diggs also had moments in the film's first song, "Belle," and returned to the crowd for a surprise, while "The Mob Song."
Be our guest! Kelsey Grammer fitted perfectly with the debut Lumiere chandelier. The five-time Emmy Award winner and two-time Tony Award nominee was joined by Tony Potter's sparkling Be Our Guest and five-time Emmy nominee Jane Krakowski as Mrs. Potts talking teapot. The performance – as in the film, in which Beast's animated household items excitedly prepare a meal for Belle – came to a moving conclusion, where the stage was filled with 24 additional dancers and singers. (Krakowski later returned to sing a beautiful version of the 1991 Oscar winner for Best Original Song "Beauty and the Beast", which was originally performed in the film by Angela Lansbury.)
"Human Again": After a 20-minute break and a duo performance by violinist Sandy Cameron and cellist Tina Guo, it was not time to start the film, but Tony Award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur – glittering Red Gown – snaked onto the stage to sing a song that was cut out of the original movie "Human Again". The track was cut out of the movie, but was (in a shorter version) added to the long-running stage musical An Extremely Fun Winokur sang the song from the perspective of the adorable wardrobe (in the movie by Jo Anne Worley)
Stopper: Anthony Evans was thrilled as a beast response from the crowd for his show-stopping rendition of "Evermore," written for the 20 17 live-action adaptation of The Beauty and the Beast . "Evermore," such as "Human Again," improved the evening's program, as there are only six tracks in the film (no reprises.)
Evans has plotted seven titles on Billboard's Top Gospel Albums charts, including 2017 No 1 Back to Life . The singer (also a candidate in 2012 The Voice ) recently reached the Top 20 of the Gospel Airplay Tally with "Back to Life".
Alan Menken closes the show: Eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, who composed the score of Beauty and the Beast completed the show with a mini-performance on the piano , After a thunderous welcome applause from the crowd of Disney supporters, he accompanied himself on the piano and sang "How a Moment Last Forever" (from the live action Beauty ) and "The Beauty and the Beast." Following Menken, the entire cast returned to bow and the show ended shortly after 10:38 pm.