‘Beauty Lou And The Country Beast’ At Dolly Hand Sept. 30

The Missoula Children’s Theatre will bring its show Beauty Lou And The Country Beast to Belle Glade on Saturday, Sept. 30.

The show will be presented by more than 40 local children at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center at Palm Beach State College in Belle Glade, located at 1977 College Drive. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children age three through 12th grade and are available at the box office and at the door.

Beauty Lou and the Country Beast is an original country-western adaptation of the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. Beauty Lou, oldest daughter of the bronc-bustin’ balladeer Buck, 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, Buck meets the miner-turned-beast at the same time he’s in danger of losing the family farm. Beauty Lou agrees to befriend the Beast to save her family.

Younger Beauty Lou will be played by Halie Bankhead, and Older Beauty Lou is Cierra Cox. The Beast will be portrayed by Dakota Ali, and Kyle Miller will be his Imaginary Friend. Slim, Dusty and Clyde will be played by Dylan Gilde, Sadler Soles and Conner Harper. The Younger Daughters are Madison Alford, America Alvarez, Alexis Medellin, Brooke Sisnett, Catherine Vazquez and Kamia Williams. Mia Elrod, Abby Keith, Ada Keith, Peyton-Grace Lee, Jasmyn Mann and Maria Muniz will be the Older Daughters. Zachary Alston, Jillian Barton, Bronson Blevins, Sean Daniels, Brantley Garrett, Brooklyn Gilde, Addison Jones, Ruby Keith, Hatton Kurtz, Hendrix Kurtz, Brooklyn Ramey, Emily Sanchez, Myles Swindle and Erick Vazquez will play Country Folk. Playing Critters are Graceyn Alford, Ally Alvarez, Anita Arreguin, KayLeanna Bankhead, Mia Centeno, Chris Daniels, Briara Desanges, Lily Edmonds, Levi Garcia, Avery Jones, Arianna Medellin, Brianna Medillin, Jaxson Pompa, Cameron Wilkerson, Jada Williams and Jordyn Williams. Ta’Jaye Mann will be the assistant director.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre residency in Belle Glade is sponsored by Palm Beach State College with support from the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.

For more info., call the Dolly Hand box office at (561) 993-1160.