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Beauty and the Beast – Country Western Style at Schauer Center

February 18, 2014 – Hartford, WI – Missoula Children’s Theatre presents Beauty Lou & the Country Beast at the Schauer Arts & Activities Center on Friday, March 21 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, March 22 at 3:00 pm. Local students bring to life an original musical adaptation for all to enjoy.

Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) provides a one-week intensive drama workshop at the Schauer Center starring local students in grades 5K-12 in a full-scale musical. Auditions will be held on Monday, March 17 at 4:15 pm and last approximately 90-120 minutes. Registration begins at 3:45 pm in the Schauer Center main lobby. There is no fee to audition, but audition is required for participation. Tuition is $50 for those cast in the production.

Based on the classic fairytale Beauty & the Beast, MCT has created an original country western adaptation set in the American West. Beauty Lou becomes upset with the ungrateful behavior of a miner at the local county fair and wishes him into becoming a beast. Years later, Beauty Lou turns to the miner-turned-beast in order to save her family. Throughout the journey, Beauty Lou and the Beast must learn to look beyond appearances and first impressions to see the beauty that dwells inside.

The 60-minute performance of Beauty Lou & the Country Beast is recommended for ages 4 and up. Those who attend will have the opportunity to meet the cast after the show.

Tickets to Beauty Lou & the Country Beast are $12 for adults, $10 for students (13 and up), $8 for children (12 and under), and $5 for lap seats (3 and under). Tickets can be purchased at the Schauer Center Box Office Monday through Friday from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm and Saturday from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm at 147 N. Rural Street in Hartford, charge by phone at 262-670-0560, ext. 3 or online at

Part of the West Bend – The Silver Lining Family Series, Beauty Lou & the Country Beast is sponsored by Hartford Electric. Media support provided by The Booster, WBWI 92.5 FM, Watertown Daily Times, WTKM 104.9 FM, and WXRO 95.3 FM. Additional support provided by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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