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Tale as old as time

The townsfolk gather around Belle, played by Robyn Pfeiffer, as she she strolls through the village, reading her beloved book. (Photo by Sarah Young)1 / 8
Mrs. Potts (played by Kathryn Mohrhauser), Chip (played by Madeline Ford) and Cogsworth (played by Dylan Lane) gather around Maurice (played by Tadan Holzer) after he gets lost in the woods and takes shelter at the Beast’s castle. (Photo by Sarah Young) 2 / 8
The Silly Girls (played by Josie Armagost, McKenzie Budrow, Jessica Kinney and Brianna Rolling) swoon over Gaston, who only has eyes for Belle. (Photo by Sarah Young) 3 / 8
Gaston (played by Joe Hueg) soaks up admiration from the townsfolk as he contemplates ways to make Belle marry him. (Photo by Sarah Young) 4 / 8
Mrs. Potts (Kathryn Mohrhauser), Belle (Robyn Pfeiffer), Madame de la Grande Bouche (Savannah Bodish) and Babette (Moqui Huberty) rally as Belle prepares for dinner with the Beast. (Photo by Sarah Young) 5 / 8
Belle (Robyn Pfeiffer) tends to the Beast’s wounds (Michael Lefeber) after he saves her from a pack of wolves in the woods. (Photo by Sarah Young) 6 / 8
Belle (Robyn Pfeiffer) and the Beast (Michael Lefeber) dressed up in their finest for a night of dancing, dinner and music as they fall in love. (Photo by Sarah Young) 7 / 8
Cogsworth (Dylan Lane), the Beast (Michael Lefeber) and Lumiere (Chris Harney) bicker as they try to make the Beast come to his senses after he lets Belle go back to her father and village. (Photo by Sarah Young) 8 / 8

St. Croix Central Middle School drama students wowed a packed house with performances of the musical “Beauty and the Beast” Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29, in the SCC Middle School multipurpose room.

Co-director Michelle Schmitt said the students, along with help from SCC High School students, did all of the work on the sets themselves. Students prepared for the musical for more than three months.

“I want to thank the parents and students and staff for getting us through all the late rehearsals and preparations,” Schmitt said in an introduction before the show. “They have worked so hard and done such a fabulous job.”

The musical told the story of Belle, played by Robyn Pfeiffer, and her adventures in a magical castle when she is trapped in the castle of the unsightly and temperamental Beast, played by Michael Lefeber.

In true fairy tale fashion, all ends happily as the curse is broken, and Belle and the Beast, who becomes human along with his beloved servants, fall in love.

Sarah Nigbor

Sarah J. Nigbor serves as a regional editor for RiverTown Multimedia, a position she began in April 2017. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, before being appointed editor of the Pierce County Herald in Febraury 2015. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. 

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