Disney Classic Gets Kiwi Treatment
A new Walt Disney stage production of Beauty and the Beast has proved a double coup for NZ. Weta Workshop is to design costumes for the $1 million extravaganza, which will be presented by the Wellington Musical Theatre – the first time Disney has ever licensed the musical to a company outside the US. “It’s certainly the biggest project we have ever undertaken and it’s great to have Weta on our doorstep,” said Wellington Musical Theatre spokesman Adam Blackwell. The Weta designed costumes will also be used for the show’s Australian tour.