The Payson High School Musical Theater Club will stage Beauty and the Beast on April 11 and 12.
The $10 tickets ($8 for students) not only support the production — but help support the whole drama program for the high school.
Kathy Siler will direct the production, with musical and vocal director Daria Mason directing the orchestra and singers.
Leading performers include Katie Jones, Reid Wiles, John Buskirk, Cody Schuler, Newman Becker, Sarah Sprinkle, Hailey Hamblen and Adele Becker.
The production will borrow the extensive costumes from Theatre Works in Peoria, Spotlight Community Theatre in Peoria and Cactus Shadows High School in Peoria. The theater club also ingenuously adapted the monster set from the set used for the earlier production of “Sweeney Todd,” a triumph of construction on the part of technical director Thomas Walling and his techies.