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Arts Center presents 'Beauty and the Beast, Jr.'
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The Arts Center of Cannon County will perform Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” the weekends of Feb. 7-9 and 14-16. The performance schedule for all shows is Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 and may be purchased in advance by calling the Arts Center box office at (615) 563-2787 or 1-800-235-9073. A $3 discount for students is valid for all performances. Tickets may also be purchased online at Tickets will be sold at the door, space permitting. Advanced purchase is highly recommended.
 In addition we invite you to “be our guest” and join Belle and her friends for a fun-filled breakfast at The Blue Porch at The Arts Center, Feb. 8 and 15. The delicious breakfast prepared by the Blue Porch will be just the ticket for an unforgettable experience with a Disney princess. Breakfast tickets are $20 each and reservations may be made by calling the Arts Center at 615-512-3107 or online at
Step into the enchanted world of this classic fairy tale about the lovely and well-read young Belle who yearns for something more than her small-town life. Her father, Maurice, finds himself lost in the woods on the way to a local fair. He seeks shelter in an enchanted castle that houses a horrible beast and is locked in the dungeon. To save her father, Belle must then give up her freedom and take his place. Belle’s taming of the unfortunate beast and his ultimate transformation back into a handsome prince is a beloved fairy tale about very different people finding strength in one another and learning how to love.
This Arts Center production is directed by Janine Morgan and features 59 student actors from 6 Middle Tennessee counties. Charlotte Myhre appears as Belle, with Matt Henry as the Beast. Other featured roles include Peyton McCarthy and Evan Price (Gaston), Carter Cantrell (Lafou), Zavior Phillips and James Bessant (Lumiere), Eli Ragland and Michael Higdon (Cogsworth), Jarod Taylor (Maurice), Elijah Barritt and Jacob Miller (Monsieur D’ Arque), Ella Phillips (Narrator), Janie Kullmar and Elaina Russo (Babette), Kate Hatch and Megan Scott (Madame de la Grande Bouche), Mary Margaret Stanley and Madelyn Patton (Chip), and MacKenzie Lewis and Payton Campbell (Mrs. Potts). 
Supporting cast members are: Elijah Barritt, Jacob Miller, Clark Wakham, Nolan Ragland, Alexander Sanford, Grady Burnett, Kelsey Goodwin, Hannah Taylor, Hannah Denninger, Rylee Jane Jernigan, Maya Denning, Elise Floyd, Alysa Jones, Kiley Hughes, Sydney Sanford, Emily Pennington, Kyra Garrison, Jana Denning, Sharon Bessant, Natalie Garrison, Alora Stuart, Dylan Womack, Alena Denninger, Katherine Jordan, Katherine Russo, Addy Stanley, Emily Nave, Chloe Walkam, Shelbi Barritt, Rachel Oppmann, Maddie Stotts, Cheyenne Conover, Erilynn Denninger, Ava Grubbs, Baylee Baron, Maggie Garrett, Isabella Russo, Madison Conover, Carson Conover and Sydni Barritt.
The Arts Center is located on 1424 John Bragg Highway, just west of the town of Woodbury, approximately 20 minutes from Murfreesboro, Manchester, and McMinnville and one hour southeast of Nashville. Office hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For more information visit the website at or call 615-563-(ARTS) 2787 or 1-800-235-9073.