Prescott summer school students team up with two professional actors this week to present Prairie Fire Children's Theatre's original musical version of the classic tale of love and redemption, "Beauty and the Beast." The students enrolled in the summer school course will rehearse lines and music for a week before performing for the community.

Performances are slated for Friday, June 14, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 15, at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Prescott High School.

"Beauty and the Beast," with script and music by Daniel Nordquist and costume and set design by Deborah Pick, continues Prairie Fire Children's Theatre's traditions of presenting classic tales as you've never seen them done before.

The local cast features nearly 50 Prescott students in second through 12th grade. Prairie Fire Children's Theatre's professionals Emma Stimpson and Scotty Scott will co-direct the production and play the roles of Serafina, The Queen of the Gypsies, Papa, and The Beast.

The play is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5 per person at the door.

This Prairie Fire Children's Theatre residency is being sponsored by Prescott School District through summer school programming. For more information contact Prescott High School at 715-262-5389.