Thursday, July 8, 2010

Local Children To Take Stage At Finley

Mountain Mail Reports

Audiences of all ages will get a fresh look at an old favorite this Saturday, July 10 when the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) and more than 50 local students present “Beauty Lou and the Country Beast.’
Featured as Beauty Lou will be Susan Osborne. The Younger Daughters and Older Daughters will be played by Cameron Cases and Taylor Cases,Samantha Hurtgen and Megan Johnston, Paige Pyke and Brianna Chavez, Taylah Alvarado and Ashlea Steele, Maria Carilli, Isabella Osborne and Aubry Anaya. Imaginary Friend and Beast will be played by Katrine Harland. Dusty and Slim the helpful farmhands will be played by Luis Mendez and Brett Anaya. Faithful friend Fleabite Clyde, the dog, will be played by t/b/d. Buck will be played by MCT Tour Actor/Director Amanda Elaine Dyke.
Hoping to win enough money to save the family farm, Buck sets off for the rodeo and is joined by the rest of the Country Folk: Jonas Akudago, Carmen Apodaca, Felicia Baca, Electra Burleigh, Brandon Esquivel, Zoe Esquivel, Miriam Frisch, Caylah Huber, Emerald Huber, Alejandro Jaramillo, Ambriel Mauldin, J.O. Pekkala, Alisha Pino-Lucero, Jai Qureshi, Gabriella Rodriguez, Rebecca Rojas, Lazarus Sanchez, Carlissa Zamora and Micaela Zamora; and Barnyard Critters played by Jolena Akudago, Rose Carilli, Ismael Chavez, Christian Esquivel, Michael Fan, Miceta Gallegos, Wyatt Gillis, Aislinn Mendez, Russell Montoya, Shanice Rhodes, Maggie Sanchez, Rio Sessions, Alex Torres and Kateri Zamora. Stephanie Holguin and Chris Romero have served as Assistant Directors throughout the week and Elizabeth Smoake on piano accompaniment.
The showwill be presented at 3 and 5:30 p.m. at the Finley Gym. Tickets are $5 for adult and free for youth 17 and under, and are available at the door.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre residency in Socorro is presented locally by the Socorro Consolidated Schools, City of Socorro and the New Mexico Tech Performing Arts Series with lodging provided by Dr. Eileen Comstock and Warren Marts. For more information, call Ronna Kalish or Titia Barham at 835-5688.

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