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By Olivia Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Beauty and the Beast

Three performances staged at Empire Theatre


Olivia Harnack | Whitman County Gazette

LeFou (Bayler Chase), left, and Gaston (Zeke Sanchez) perform "Gaston" in Scene 6, The Tavern.

TEKOA - Local third- through sixth-grade students performed their rendition of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" during three shows at the Empire Theatre.

Avery Blank played Belle and Ryker French portrayed the prince/beast.

Others in the troupe included Bayler Chase, LeFou; Zeke Sanchez, Gaston; Rylan Carey, Maurice; Ruby Ramirez, Cogsworth; Ady Carren, Lumiere; Aislinn Gamble, Babette; Ella Arthur, Mrs. Pots; Makayla Taufen, Chip; Alex Klun, Prince in intro; Xzaiver Anderson, Bookseller; Braydee Greenwalt, Madame de la Grande Bouche; Violet Smith, Enchantress; Tyson Payne, Monsieru d'Arque;...

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