Variety Children’s Theatre Presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast September 30, 2016 12:00 AM




Meet Keira. You can call her “Chip”

We’d like you to meet Variety kid Keira. She’s making her acting debut as Chip in the upcoming Variety Children’s Theatre production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.”

Keira was born in Vietnam, and diagnosed with polio at 19 months.

She’s come a long way since then, and not just geographically.

Keira loves to sing, and has performed “God Bless America” and the National Anthem at various St. Louis events. She has a great voice, and excellent poise for one so young and has potential show-stealer written all over her.

Keira’s costume will also attract a lot of attention (no spoilers here). While patiently waiting through the initial measuring process, Keira told us “I’m so excited to be Chip because I love Beauty and the Beast. But it’s also great because no one cares that I’m handicapped.”

Keira’s just one of more than 100 talented people working on stage, and backstage, to bring you a truly memorable version of this timeless love story.

We hope you’ll “be our guest” at one of the five performances at the Touhill Performing Arts Center, October 21-23. Tickets available at

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