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April 16, 2024

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The Theatre and Music department’s production at College of the Ozarks will present “Beauty and the Beast” April 12-16, in Jones Auditorium. The musical will begin at 7:30 p.m. on April 12, 13 and 16. The Sunday matinee on April 14 will begin at 2:30 p.m. The 15th is a student convocation only. The costs for performances are as follows: adults, $15; senior citizens, $13; students (non-College of the Ozarks), $13; children (12 and under), $10. College Associates will be admitted free upon showing Associates card. Associate guests are $5.00.

To make reservations, call the theatre department Box Office at (417) 690-2626.

Play Synopsis:

Step into the enchanted world of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast! Based on the Academy Award winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs and characters from the film. You will be transported to a lovely French provincial town where the beautiful Belle lives with her father. When her father doesn’t return from a trip to the local fair, Belle rushes off to find him. To her dismay, she discovers he is being held captive in an old castle by a horrible beast. She trades her freedom for his, and the “tale as old as time” begins! How Belle tames the unfortunate Beast, and his ultimate transformation into a handsome prince, continues to enthrall audiences of young and old alike!


  • Belle, Kaitlyn Bowles, sophomore marketing major from Warrenton, Missouri
  • The Beast, Gage Hauck, sophomore music theatre major from Camdenton, Missouri
  • Gaston, Judah Sawyer, senior theatre major from Olympia, Missouri
  • Maurice, Samuel Pitt, senior business administration major from Greenwood Villa, Colorado
  • Le Fou, Thomas Millar, sophomore theatre major from Creighton, Missouri
  • Mrs. Potts, Phoebe Ulmer, senior music theatre major from Seneca, Kansas
  • Chip, Remmy Ray, School of the Ozarks student
  • Lumiere, Elijah Lyons, senior music theatre major from Hollister, Missouri
  • Cogsworth, Jack Collins, senior vocal music education major from Elmwood, Illinois
  • Babette, Mak Keown, junior speech communication major from Ramah, Colorado
  • Madame de la Grande Bouche, Bonnie Van Wormer, senior English education major from Newport, Washington 
  • Young Prince, Jacob Priestner, senior speech communication major from Springdale, Arkansas
  • Enchantress, Sydney Poser, junior video production major from Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Monsieur D’arque, Kobe Clay, junior theatre major from Greenwood, Arkansas

Silly Girls:

  • Sierra Smith, junior business administration major from Branson, Missouri
  • Aubrie Fewin, senior video production major from Carthage, Missouri
  • Victoria Rivera, sophomore theatre major from Siloam Springs, Missouri
  • Rheanna Mulvaney, senior psychology major from St. Louis, Missouri
  • Annie Cohron, senior nursing major from Hollister, Missouri
  • Kassidy Koch, senior business administration major from Muncie, Indiana


  • Zoey Davis, senior nursing major from Wichita, Kansas
  • Meredith Spence, freshman music theatre major from Bentonville, Arkansas
  • Kara Gatch, sophomore theatre major from Prairie Grove, Arkansas
  • Emma Walters, junior theatre major from St. Clair, Missouri
  • Kennedy Wallin, sophomore psychology major from Springfield, Missouri
  • Michelle Lyons, senior music theatre major from Hollister, Missouri
  • Kaelen Ludden, sophomore theatre major from Boliver, Missouri
  • Grace Bredbenner, freshman psychology major from Springfield, Missouri
  • Grace Rainwater, senior music theatre major from Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Chloe Main, junior public relations major from Kansas City, Missouri 
  • Jacob Powers, freshman speech and theatre education major from De Soto, Missouri
  • Elijah Clymer, senior vocal performance major from Hollister, Missouri
  • Jacob Henry, senior video production major from Stockton, Missouri
  • Kutter Schulte, senior psychology major from Nevada, Missouri
  • Tierce Carmody, junior music theatre major from De Soto, Missouri
  • Hayden Grimm, sophomore biblical studies major from Elon, North Carolina
  • Josiah Keene, sophomore computer science major from Marshfield, Missouri
  • Aviel Rapinchuck, School of the Ozarks student