MUMBAI, India – (October 26, 2015) — Christie® technologies played a significant role in transporting audiences to a world of magic and enchantment with fascinating visuals at Disney’s musical theater extravaganza Beauty and the Beast, which premiered in India on October 21.
Five Christie Roadster HD20K-J 3DLP® projectors displayed brilliant and realistic images
on the elaborately decorated stage sets
Presented by Disney India, the stage version of the highly popular animated film features over 100 of the best musical theatre performers in India and adding “Indian influences” to the meticulously choreographed performances. The 130-minute production is in English with shows in Mumbai and Delhi from October to December 2015. In Mumbai, it will be performed at Dome@NSCI, SVP Stadium, with the Delhi performances staged at Thyagaraj Sports Complex. Each venue seats about 2,500 people.
As the official visual technology partner of India’s first ever Disney musical event, Christie has deployed five Christie Roadster HD20K-J 3DLP® projectors for the performance. Audiences can look forward to brilliant and realistic images projected on the elaborately decorated stage sets, such as Belle’s House, Tavern, Clock Tower, Beast’s castle area with Belle’s bedroom, and many others. The show promises to be an immersive Broadway-type show with a select audience having the opportunity to join the action and experience the fairy tale on swivel chairs with 360-degree rotation.
“We are extremely pleased by the love and appreciation the show has received from the audiences. The Beast Castle is one of the crucial parts of the story and Christie technologies helped us bring it alive through LED screens, which made the experience for the audiences even more magical,” said Vikranth Pawar, Show Director and Creative Head, Live Entertainment, Disney India.
Rajesh Patkar, Deputy General Manager, Christie India, commented, “We are very honored and proud to be associated with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast musical in India as the official visual technology partner. At Christie, we strongly believe in sharing the world’s best experiences and this musical extravaganza is the perfect platform to bring this timeless classic tale to life. We are both delighted and excited to provide audiences with mesmerizing visuals on stage using our Roadster HD20K-J projectors that are trusted to deliver superior performance and high quality images in full HD resolution. This is an epic event that will be remembered by Indian audiences for a long time to come.”
“It is a great pleasure for us to be part of the Disney magic with the first ever Beauty and the Beast musical in India, with the deployment of our Roadster HD20K-J projectors – widely known to provide outstanding and lifelike projections – at this highly anticipated event,” said Lin Yu, vice president, Christie Asia Pacific. “We have a longstanding relationship with Disney and this latest collaboration is a testimony of our strong ties built over the years. We are fully committed in ensuring the delivery of the best visual experience for the Indian audience with our ‘Best in Class’ visual solutions.”
Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this musical tells the story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
Christie Roadster Series projectors provide unbelievably bright images with stunning detail and depth of color, releasing pure power with purpose-built features. Designed with built-in handles, an improved airflow system and multiple rigging points, these powerhouse projectors stack up against the rigors and stress of rental/staging. It features high-quality optics, 10-bit image processing and a variable contrast ratio of 1600–2000:1.