Here's your formal introduction to one of the stars of the upcoming Variety Children's Theatre production of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast."
This is Variety kid Keira, and she's making her acting debut as Chip.
Keira loves to sing, and has performed "God Bless America" and the National Anthem at various local events. She has a great voice, and excellent poise, for one so young, and has potential show-stealer written all over her.
These photos were taken during the initial measurements for her costume. While measuring tapes and pencils were fast at work, 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."
Hope you'll be there for Keira's stage debut, Oct. 21-23 at the Touhill. Tickets available here.