Beauty Lou and the Country Beast
Written by Jim Caron and Michael McGill
Music and Lyrics by Michael McGill and Jim Caron
Who: Interested actors and actresses (ages 6-18, entering grades 1-12)
Where: The Dalles-Wahtonka High School Auditorium
220 East 10th Street, The Dalles, Oregon
Audition Date: Monday, June 17, 2013
Audition Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Those auditioning should arrive at start time and plan to stay for the full two hours.
Why: Because theatre is really fun!
How: Show up to audition. Acting experience is helpful, but not required. No advance preparation is necessary, but a smile never hurts. Four assistant directors (older middle and high school students) will also be cast to aid in rehearsals throughout the week and take on essential backstage responsibilities.
Synopsis: Beauty Lou and the Country Beast is 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 in order to save her family. Beauty Lou and the Beast both learn to look beyond appearances and first impressions 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.
Performance Date: Saturday, June 22, 2013
Contact People: Melanie Brown (541-296-3399) & Ray Swift (541-980-7717)
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