Performed by our talented local youth who participated in the week long musical theater summer camp. Conceived and Written by Jim Caron. Music and Lyrics by Jim Caron and Michael McGill.
Missoula Children’s Theatre presents BEAUTY LOU AND THE COUNTRY BEAST, an original country western adaptation of the classic fairy tale BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Beauty Lou is the oldest daughter of the bronc-bustin’ balladeer Buck. At the local county fair, young Beauty Lou is upset by the ungrateful behavior of a miner who has won the blue ribbon for his beautiful roses. She calls him a beast and wishes that he would look like one too. Years later, when in danger of losing the family farm, Buck meets the miner-turned-beast. Beauty Lou agrees to befriend the Beast to save her family. Beauty Lou and the Beast both learn to look beyond appearances and first impressions and to see the beauty that dwells inside. The story, set in the American West, also features Beauty Lou’s six sisters, her Imaginary Friend, her dog Fleabite Clyde, farmhands Slim and Dusty, the neighborly Country Folk and the Barnyard Critters.
ENCHANTED TEA PARTY: Our Enchanted Tea Party will be offered for young princes and princesses (and their adult chaperones) before the 5:30 p.m. performance of Beauty Lou & the Country Beast. Tickets to this party are $6 and must be purchased in advance. Guests will enjoy a themed snack and drink, play games, and have a meet & greet with Belle and her friends. This tea party is available only to audience members who have purchased a ticket to one of the Beauty Lou and the Country Beast performances. Space is limited to 100 participants. (Please note: Students participating in the theatre camp do not participate in the Enchanted Tea Party since they will be back stage preparing for the performance.) Tickets are $6 and are not available online. Must call the box office at 270-450-4444. This event sells out every year so get your tickets early to guarantee a seat for your Prince/Princess.
Sponsored By: Paducah Bank, Alex & Nicole Edwards, and Lee & Nina Anderson