LOGAN, W.Va. — Area grade school students will be given an opportunity to show off their artistic skills and possibly win tickets to see The Aracoma Story Inc. production of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.”
“This is such a special show for the little ones,” Diana O’Briant, president of The Aracoma Story Inc., said, “We wanted to make them a part of it.”
Coloring sheets will be given out featuring the iconic characters and scenes from the show. The students will be asked to color them. The best of the best will win free family packs of tickets worth up to $50 each, but all sheets will be displayed at area businesses and even at the Liz Spurlock Amphitheater as crowds arrive to see the production.
This will mark the first time the show has ever been staged in our local area. The national tour has prevented community groups from obtaining rights to the production for well over a decade but that is changing this summer. The Aracoma Story is one of the first community theater groups in the nation to obtain rights to this exclusive title.
Young and old alike will remember Belle, one of Disney’s favorite princesses, the Beast, Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, Chip, the Wardrobe, Gaston, LeFou. And many other classic characters will the movie. This show features them all and all the classic songs that were part of the Disney film.
The show is such a fan favorite that Disney decided to film a live action version of the musical for the big screen. It will be released in 2017. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the animated film.
Beauty and the Beast will be presented June 9-12; June 16-19; and June 23-26. All shows will be performed at the Liz Spurlock Amphitheater at Chief Logan State Park. A special kid’s pre-show, titled “Disney Extravaganza” will precede each show starting at 8 p.m. Beauty and the Beast will follow at 8:30 p.m.
Tickets are now on sale at Gatti’s at the Fountain Place Mall, Aracoma Drug at Chapmanville, Pic Pac at Man, Apex Printing of Logan, and Chief Logan Conference Center.
Tickets can also be ordered by calling 304-752-0253. For more information, visit www.thearacomastory.com.