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A group of silly girls surround and gush over Gaston, played by Tristen Chamberlin, in the Alexandria Area Arts Association production Beauty and the Beast Jr. The play opened last weekend and concludes with three performances this weekend. (Annie Harman/Echo Press)

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On May 12, 60 kids ranging from ages 9 to 18 united to put on a spectacular production for the community. With only a month to rehearse, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. opened to the public on Thursday, June 19, at Alexandria Area Arts Association (AAAA) Theatre.


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Annie Harman
Annie Harman is a reporter for Echo Press and The Osakis Review. She grew up in Detroit Lakes and graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire with a degree in print journalism and history in May 2012. Follow her on Twitter at annieharman
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