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.
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“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
This is Robbins 2d production with the McAlester Community Theatre. Robbins loves the acting arts and 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 and the network theatre. Robbins is a homeschooled senior with a numerous love of many disciplines of the humanities. 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. Ainslee 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 of manufacturing Gibson has been part of.
Layne DeTello — Cogsworth
DeMello is extremely proud to become a member of the “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” DeTello is 12 years old and lives in McAlester with his circle of relatives and attends Parker Intermediate School. DeMello first seemed like one of the Three Little Pigs in “Shrek the Musical, Jr.” He is also regarded for making a song talent for St. John’s Boys Choir. DeMello 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 give 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 performing in his freshman year of high school while he turned positioned in the superior drama elegance. He has performed 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.” After he is completing college, Miller hopes to keep running in theater in any way he can. He plans to essential in theater and dramatic arts in university.
Kallie Medley — Mrs. Potts
Medley obtained her vocal schooling from renowned opera singer Barbara McAlister, and they are 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 the 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.