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Beauty Lou and the Country Beast

Written by Jim Caron and Michael McGill

Beauty Lou is the oldest daughter of the bronc-bustin' balladeer Buckaroo Bob.

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, Buckaroo Bob 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 and 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, and the Barnyard Critters ("The Chronicle", 2006, para. 5).

This production is part of The Missoula Children's Theatre's unique international touring project and is presented locally by The Theatre Company of The Dalles. Their productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props, and makeup. Each show is usually an hour.

Audition Description: 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.

Audition Date: Monday, June 17, 2013

Audition Site: The Dalles-Wahtonka High School Auditorium

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.

Ages Eligible to Audition:
Six thru 18, entering grades one thru 12

Rehearsal Hours:
Monday: Immediately after auditions (for principal roles only) until 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Concept: A week-long residency during which a team of two staff Tour Actor/Directors develop and produce a full-scale musical with 50-60 local children as cast members.

Tuition Price
: $25.00 per student cast (scholarships are available)

Performance Date: Saturday, June 22

Performance Times: 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
(The doors open half an hour before each performance

Contact People: Melanie Brown (541-296-3399) & Ray Swift (541-980-7717)

Go to for more information.


The Chronicle, Inc. (2006, February). Betty Lou and the Country Beast comes to Omak stage on Feb. 18. Retrieved December 29, 2012, from

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