Area youngsters contributors of the McAlester Community Theatre’s summer arts software have been running all summer season to perform a musical adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” set for 7 p.M. This Friday, June 30, and Saturday, July 1, at S. Arch Thompson Auditorium in McAlester.

Stage Manager Amanda Schulz said 42 college-age kids are performing the show and had been training for weeks to get ready for the performance.

MCT President and “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” Director Shelly Dugan said since faculties are being compelled to cut investment for artwork schooling, MCT feels the want to fill this hole for the network.


Dugan said tickets for the show are $10 at the door; admission for kids 8 years and beneath is $five. Tickets are offered by way of coins or test best.

“It may be a full production,” Schulz said. “If you noticed “Shrek Jr.” ultimate yr it’ll be very similar to that within the fine; there are going to be stunning costumes and great set paintings design.”

Cast members consist of:

Elizabeth Robbins — Belle

Robbins is a homeschooled senior with a numerous love of many disciplines of the humanities. This is Robbins 2d production with the McAlester Community Theatre. Robbins loves the acting arts, in addition to portray, drawing, gambling the piano and guitar. She seems forward to transferring into a brand new function with the community following this production via her paintings with the McAlester Area Youth Arts Council, as well as the network theatre. Upon graduation next spring, she intends to pursue a degree in Art and Music Education with a minor in theatre manufacturing/management.

Brock Ardee — Beast

Artest may be a senior this fall. He has done in “Robin Hood,” “Annie Jr.,” “Honk Jr.,” “Shrek Jr.,” and “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” He enjoys playing his guitar, making a song, public talking contests, martial arts and taking pictures sports activities.

Binion Stephenson — LeFou

Stephenson, son of Rev. Michael and Karen Stephenson, of Antlers. Stephenson is 16 years-old and presently enrolled in Antlers High School as a sophomore. He enjoys being a part of the Bearcat Choir, out of doors stay theater, films and musical theater are also a part of his work enjoy.

Inslee Stephenson — Chip

Stephenson is the 11 yr-old daughter of Rev. Michael and Karensa Stephenson of Antlers. Einslee is enrolled in Antlers Middle faculty as a sixth grade scholar this fall. She is an “A” student who loves to bounce, read, draw and listen to her favored “Radio Disney” tunes.

Gavin Sutmiller — Maurice

Sutmiller is 11-years vintage and attends Lakewood Christian School. “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” will be his fourth production with McAlester Community Theatre. He was additionally in MCT’s summer productions of “Honk Jr.” and “Shrek Jr.” His maximum latest display with MCT turned into “Little Old Ladies in Tennis Shoes.”

Lauren Manon Gibson — Madame del l. A. Grande Bouch

Lauren is 16 years-old and a junior at Antlers High School. Lauren is in drama and choir, she loves the level and acting. This is the 8th stage manufacturing Gibson has been part of.

Layne DeTello — Cogsworth

DeTello is extremely proud to be becoming a member of the solid of “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” DeTello is 12 years-old and lives in McAlester together with his circle of relatives and attends Parker Intermediate School. DeTello first seemed as one of the Three Little Pigs in “Shrek the Musical, Jr.” He is also regarded for his making a song talent for St. John’s Boys Choir. DeTello thanks his circle of relatives for always letting him pursue his dreams. He is also profoundly grateful for the possibility to carry out for the McAlester Community Theater and their faith in him.

Tyler Ardee — Lumiere

Artest could be in the sixth grade this autumn. He has achieved in “Honk Jr.,” “Shrek Jr.” and “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” He enjoys gambling his bass guitar, making a song, sword fighting, basketball, and swimming.

Leanne Martin — Babette

Martin has loved acting given that her first production at four years vintage. Martin wishes to voice appreciation to nearby community theaters that gives a venue for homeschooled and schooled children suffering from state cutbacks of the acting arts.

Jacob Miller — Gaston

Miller is the son of Katrina and Stephen Miller. Jacob started preforming in his freshman year of high school while he turned into positioned in the superior drama elegance. He has preformed in many shows along with “Voice in the Dark”, “10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse”, “Second Samuel,” “Beware of the Jabberwock” and “An Evening with Cole Porter.” He plans to essential in theater and dramatic arts in university. After he completing college, Miller hopes to keep running in theater in any way he can.

Kallie Medley — Mrs. Potts

Medley obtained her vocal schooling from renowned opera singer Barbara McAlister and she or he is also a proficient pianist and guitarist. Her passions include God, the humanities, making a song together with her church worship team and all things British. She has grown up in theatre and is thrilled to begin a brand new chapter with MCT. She plans to pursue musical theatre to study greater, enroll in her YouTube channel.