CHEROKEE COUNTY — Cherokee County Arts Association will present Disney’s “tale as old as time” at the Galena Performing Arts Center.

This classic tale, “Beauty and the Beast” recounts the story of an enchanted prince cursed to live in the shape of a hideous beast and the intelligent woman who enters his life and must learn to love him if the curse is ever to be broken, a release from the association said.

Running March 13 through March 15, the show features the classic songs of the films, “Be Our Guest,” “Something There,” and “Beauty and the Beast.”

You will join the Beast, Belle, Gaston, Le Fou, Lumiere, and friends as they embark on a grand journey filled with adventure, cheer, and learning to love.

This will be a musical experience the whole family can enjoy.

Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” has enthralled Broadway audiences for over 26 years. Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is by Linda Woolverton (book), Alan Menken (music), Howard Ashman, Tim Rice (lyrics) and is produced in agreement with Musical Theatre International.

Cherokee County Arts Association is a volunteer association based in Cherokee County, Kansas that has been providing opportunities for the performing arts since its founding in 1999. The show will be directed by JoAnna Derfelt featuring costumes by Shelly Tarter and sets designed by Kent Lynch. Sydney Shannon and Louis Morgan provided musical direction and Ashley Qualls Groves choreographed the production.

Tickets range from $10 to $15 and group discounts may be available if you contact the box office at Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday’s Matinee is at 2:30 p.m. Tickets on sale now and can be purchased online via or via the Facebook page for Cherokee County Arts.