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I OA--May 29, 2003 The Cuba Free Press Jennifer Shrader (Belle) and Roger Befeler (Beast) in the third national touring company of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Beauty and the Beast to play the Fox Casting has been completed for the St. Louis return engagement of Broadway's smash hit musical Disney's Beauty and the Beast June 10- 15 at the Fox Theatre. Curtain times are Tuesday through Thursday at 8 p.m.; Friday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday at 1 p.m. Jennifer Shrader will star as Belle, the coura- geous, intelligent and strong-willed beauty who ,makes a new life for herself in the castle of the Beast. Shrader has played the role of Babette in both the Broadway and touring productions of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, and was a prin- cipal vocalist in the muscial Swing! on Broadway. Playing the menacing Beast with a loving heart is Roger Befeler, who returns to Disney's Beauty and the Beast, having previously played the Beast in the second national tour. Befeler has also performed in the national tours of The Phantom of the Opera (Raoul) and Les Mis6rables (Enjolras). Marc G. Dalio stars as Gaston, the handsome braggart who is determined to have Belle for his wife. Dalio's credits include Gaston in the origi- nal German production of Beauty and the Beast, Chris in Miss Saigon, and George in the American premiere of Metropolis. Rounding out the cast are Andrew Boyer (Cogsworh%  Tracy Generaolvich Babette), Aldri*bhale (Lefou), Henry Hodges (Chip), Rob Lorey (Lumiere), Mary Jo McConnell (Mrs. Potts), Jamie Ross (Maurice), Alex Rutherford (Chip), Monica M. Wemitt (Madame de la Grando Bouche), and an ensemble of 20 singers and dancers. Disney's Beauty and the Beast features the animated film's Academy Award-winning score with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, plus an additional song by Ashman and Menken, "Human Again," not heard in the original film. The play also includes seven brand new songs with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice. The book is written by Linda Woolverton, who also wrote the screenplay for the animated film. The play is directed by Robert Jess Roth. With technical wizardry and imaginative design, Disney's Beauty and the Beast is trans- ferred from screen to stage, enhancing the ele- ments that made the animated film a world favorite. The Tony@ Award-winning costumes are by Ann Hould-Ward (Sunday in the Park with George and Into the Woods) and lighting design by Natasha Katz (the revivals of Gypsy and Peter Pan). Director Robert Jess Roth, choregra- pher Matt .West and scenic designer Stanley A. Meyer have worked together as a team for a number of years developing projects for Disney. Jim Steinmeyer and John Gauhan, creators of the illusions, have invented effects that have been performed by David Copperfield, Seigfried and Roy, Harry Blackstone and many others. Disney's Beauty and the Beast is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an evil enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. Time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his house- hold will be doomed for all eternity. Disney's Beauty and the Beast has become an internationa]I sensation that has played to over 17 million people worldwide. The Tony Award- winning musical currently has four companies including New York, where the Broadway pro- duction is now in its tenth year, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and on tour throughout North America. Ticket prices for Disney's Beauty and the Beast range from $18-$68 depending on per- formance seat location. Tickets are on sale now at the Fox Theatre box office and at all MetroTix locations, including all area Famous-Barr stores, Streetside Recordds and select Schnucks Video Clubs. To charge by phone, call MetroTix at 314-534- 1111 or online at www.metrotix.com. Group seating and discounts are available for groups of 20 or more by calling 314-535-2900. Disney's Beauty and the Beast is a special offering of the U.S. Bank Broadway Series. Cuba Kindergarten enrollment and screening set for July 11-12, 14-15 Crawford County R-II Parents need to call the Schools in Cuba will have Pimary office at 573-885-2534, Enrollment and Screening Ext. 1177, between the hours of for 2003-2004 Kindergartners 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday- July 11-12 and 14-15, 2003. Friday during June to sched- NOTICE Tim's Auto Sales & Service will be CLOSED FOR VACATION June 9-13 to reopen June 16 885-6736 Buckle UI)! tmc 5/29, 6/5 ule an appointment. Parents will need to bring their child, as well as the child's Immunization rec- ords, Social Security card, and state-issued Birth Certifi- cate to the registration and screening unless they were turned in at Kindergarten Roundup. Senate Bill 573 requires children to have their fifth birthday before August 1, 2003 in order to attend Kindergar- ten in 2003. 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CHICKEN & DUMPLING DINNER Cuba United Methodist Church. Friday, May 30 4:00 pm to Adults $5.00/Children 12 & under $2.00. Choir Benefit for Relay Attention Businesses and To Be Published June 18-19, The Cuba Free Press & Steelville Star will publish the llth Annual "Making the Most of Retirement Years" tab June 18-19, 2003. This popular section is a great opportunity to reach this market-- for your goods or services. Or just to say thanks for your patronage. Call Sandy 885-3335 or Roberta 775-5454. Deadline: June 12, 2003 We will be happy to take pictures to complement your ad. tmc 5/15 Top Dollar paid for Grade Logs at woool T>ro0100o00 Washington County Buying Yard RED OAK WHITE OAK ,ASH ,POPLAR .HICKORY HARD MAPLE "CHERRY "WALNUT "SASSAFRAS "VENEER OPEN FRIDAYS OFFICE- 573-547-8227 HOME -- 573-517-7778 MOBILE -- 573-517-1294 tmc 5/21,28