The Avenue Theatre’s “Beauty and the Beast”


Photo submitted by Dannette House
Briana Adams Link will play the part of Belle.
Submitted by Dannette House

The Avenue Theatre's yearly musical production will be presented in West Plains, Missouri, from July 12th to July 21st. Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" will feature Briana Adams Link as Belle. Link has been a music teacher at Licking Schools for 5 years. She is married to Licking High School graduate Dylan Link (MODOT).
In addition to being the director of the Licking High School Choir, Link sponsors both an a capella group, The Cat's Meow, and the Licking High School Cheerleading program.
Link is a 2009 graduate of West Plains High School. She earned a Bachelor's degree in music education and went on to receive a Master's degree in Choral Conducting from Missouri State University. While at MSU she was a member of the Concert Chorale for 5 years. With this prestigious touring group, she performed both overseas and in the U.S.A. She was also a graduate assistant to the choir director for one year. Link won several awards for singing and directing MSU's a capella group, A Cub Bella.
She is a veteran of many plays at The Avenue Theatre and performed in the 2006 production of "Beauty and the Beast." She is featured along with Jon Allen (Shrek 2018) as the Beast. The musical is directed by Jordan Hall. Fifty cast and crewmembers will be singing and dancing in songs such as "Be Our Guest" and "Gaston- The Tavern Scene." Elaborate costumes, choreography, and special effects will add to the exciting experience.
The play opens Friday, July 12th, and runs for eight performances. Shows will be July 12, 13, 16, 18, 19, 20 at 7:00 p.m. July 7 and 14th will be Sunday matinees held at 3:00 p.m. at The Avenue Theatre, 307 Washington Avenue, West Plains.
Advance tickets are on sale at West Plains Music on the Square or online at www.theavenuetheatre.org ($8 for adults; $7 for children up to 12 years old, seniors 62+, and military; $6 for groups of ten or more for the same performance.) Tickets will also be sold at the door before each performance ($10 for adults; $8 for children up to 12 years old, seniors 62+, and military.)

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