Next Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, July 20, 21, and 22, Disney's Beauty and the Beast will be performed at the Redlands Bowl as part of the 80th Redlands Summer Music Festival. The performances begin at 8:15 each night, but the bowl will fill up early (capacity: 6,000). Bowl shows are free of charge, though there will be a good-will offering at intermission. This festival, the oldest free music festival in the United States, features high caliber performances, and the summer musical is no exception. I saw part of a rehearsal last week, and it was wonderful.
We will be meeting Saturday evening at 6:00 at the east entrance of the Redlands Mall. We'll purchase picnic-style meals from one of the many local restaurants, and then eat together at the bowl before the performace.
The Redlands Bowl is located in Smiley Park, in one of the nation's largest intact historic Victorian/Craftsman neighborhoods, about 1/2 mile south of Interstate 10.
Redlands is approximately 52 miles from Disneyland. Take I-10 east to Redlands, and exit at "Orange Street". At the bottom of the ramp continue straight one block to the next light. Turn right. The Redlands Mall is about 1/4 mile south, on the right-hand side. There is great shopping and dining (for any budget) in the downtown area, so you may want to show up earlier. (Note: it is abnormally hot this year; dress accordingly).
So... who'd like to go?