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.
The week long children’s theatre event is sponsored by PAC for our community’s children. Auditions will be February 10, 2020 at Conrad High School auditorium from 3:30 – 5:30 with rehearsal afterwards until 8:00. Rehearsals continue daily through Friday from 3:40-8:00 pm (break from 5:40 – 6:00 pm). There will be 2 show times on Saturday, February 15, 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Ticket prices are $10 for adults; $7 for senior citizens (60+); $5 for students; free for pre-kindergarten.
All PAC events are supported in part by a grant from the Montana Arts Council, a state agency funded by the State of Montana and the National Endowment for the Arts. In addition, we are also funded in part by coal severance taxes paid based upon coal mined in Montana and deposited in Montana’s cultural and aesthetic projects trust fund.