Beauty and the Beast continues

Aracoma Story Inc. is getting great reviews for its family musical event

Staff Report

CHIEF LOGAN STATE PARK, W.Va. — “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” is now entering its second week at Chief Logan State Park. The show, which runs this Thursday thru Sunday and the following week, features the same story, characters and songs as the original Disney film but instead of trying to re-create the animated feature it brings everything to life at the Liz Spurlock Amphitheater.

“The crowds really are loving it,” Diana O’Briant, president of the Aracoma Story Inc., said.

“Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” will take you to an enchanted castle for some of the most memorable characters, songs, and one of the most classic stories of all time. A special kids pre-show, “Disney Extravaganza,” will be presented at 8 p.m.; “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” will follow at 8:30 p.m.

The tale will be presented June 16-19 and June 23-26.

The production is being directed by Bill France, with Robin Bunch Bailey as the musical director and Bruce Baisden is the technical director.

The show and the season is being dedicated The Aracoma Story Inc.’s long-time leader, Liz Spurlock, who passed away in May, and former board president, Jim Frye, who passed away earlier this year. “We want to celebrate their lives and their legacy with a great season on our stage,” O’Briant said.

Advance tickets can now be purchased at Gatti’s at the Fountain Place Mall, Chief Logan Conference Center, Aracoma Drug in Chapmanville, Pic Pac at Man and Apex Printing in Logan. Tickets will also be sold at the gate. For more information, call 304-752-0253 or visit

The Aracoma Story, the historical drama that chronicles the life of Princess Aracoma, will be presented July 19-23 and 26-30.
Aracoma Story Inc. is getting great reviews for its family musical event

Staff Report

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