The Pinedale Theatre
Company is taking a giant step with its upcoming
production of Beauty and the Beast
– the largest production in at least five years.
With 39 people casted and professionals
coming from across the nation, the Pinedale
Theatre Company, formerly known as the
Pinedale Community Theatre Company, is
pulling out all the stops with this one.
Longtime actor, board member (and
judge) Curt Haws stated, “We are trying to
keep up with the big boys.”
New board member and stage manager
Madeline Robicheaux said the production is
filled with people whose passion overflows
and that’s what will make this production a
“As stage manager I get to know them
and their personalities, and then they go
on stage and become those characters,” she
said, adding that most of the cast are already
off script due to their dedication to the play.
When asked about the future, Robicheaux
stated that community theater co-founder
Valerie Lee would like to see the nonprofit
performing company blossom in younger
people’s hands. Getting more people involved
in their ensemble with Beauty and
the Beast is one way to help it continue to
Playing the top role of Belle is Adrianna
Ruby, with Cody Daigle as Beast, followed
by a cast of several dozen local, experienced
and first-time actors
Another important attribute of Beauty and
the Beast is the story’s wide appeal to many
different ages as young and old fall in love
with the classic.
Haws, who plays the role of Monsieur
D’Arque, stated the “beauty” of this production
is that it brings up difficult themes in a
“I think we’ll feel like we’ve succeeded
if we can make people who usually feel like
the odd one out see themselves as Belle,”
A common thought between both Haws
and Robicheaux is the large amount of talent
in Sublette County. Along with the usual auditions,
there were several new faces added
to the theater scene this year.
“Talent showed up,” Haws said, “and I’m
really excited because this is so different
than anything we’ve ever done before.”
“The stress and nerves seem so little
when you see everyone work so hard at a
scene and finally get it perfect,” Robicheaux
said. “Everyone gets their hand in it.”
Beauty and the Beast performances are set
for Thursday, Oct. 24, and Friday, Oct. 25,
at 7 p.m., followed by a Saturday, Oct. 26,
matinee at 2 p.m. and the final 7 p.m. performance.
Adult tickets are $20 and student
tickets, $7. All performances take place in
the Sheppard Auditorium at Pinedale High
School, 101 E. Hennick St., in Pinedale.
Tickets are on sale at both Office Outlets
in Pinedale and Big Piney, The Cowboy
Shop, Pine Coffee Supply and Big Piney
Library or online at http://www.pinedalefinearts.