Northeast Musical

Project Success works hand-in-hand with Northeast Middle School students to produce and perform their annual school musical. The 2023-2024 annual production is Beauty & The Beast Jr.

Each year, up to 90 students work in front of and behind the scenes. For nine weeks, students act, dance, and sing in rehearsal with professional artists and work with high quality sound, sets, lighting, and costumes. Students perform at the end of process for their peers, family, friends, and community. The musical experience helps students build confidence, gain new skills, and learn more about themselves and each other through the power of theater.

Any questions regarding the Northeast Musical can be directed to Katie Langemo, Program Manager – Musicals

Performance Dates: Friday March 8th & Saturday March 9th
6:30pm – Auditorium opens for seating
7:00pm – Performance

Northeast Middle School Auditorium, 1830 Saint Anthony Parkway, Minneapolis MN 55418

Tickets: General admission tickets for all shows will be available at the school the night of each performance. There are no advance ticket sales or reservations. Tickets are pay what you can with a suggested donation of $5.00 (cash or check). Come watch Project Success middle school students shine on stage!

Participation Information

All Northeast students are eligible to audition for the cast or apply for the tech crew. We encourage students of all abilities and experiences with musicals to apply! We work to include as many students as possible in the cast and tech crew, but are not able to guarantee a space for every student who auditions or applies. See below for details on these opportunities.

Cast Information

The cast is onstage singing, acting, and dancing in a variety of roles during the show. Parts available include lead roles who have many lines and often musical solos, supporting roles who have some line and generally shorter solos, and ensemble roles who usually sing and dance as a part of a group . All roles are critical to the success of the performance!

Audition Information
Dates: Monday December 11th & Tuesday December 12th
Time: After school, 3:10PM start
Location: Northeast Auditorium.

No need to prepare anything for auditions! We will teach you a short song and dance and give you part of a script to read. Looking for auditioning tips? Click here. More information about auditions will be available on the Project Success bulletin board at Northeast as well as in announcements during advisory.

Rehearsal Information
Dates: Monday January 8th – Thursday March 7th*
Time: 3:10-5:40pm
Location: Northeast Auditorium
*Depending on your role, you will be asked to be at rehearsal 2-5 days a week.

Transportation: Transportation options include family pickup and an afterschool bus (available Monday-Thursday) through Northeast’s Afterschool Program. Project Success can provide rides as needed using volunteer drivers.

Performance Dates
Friday, March 8th – Two school matinees + 7:00pm public performance
Saturday, March 9th – 7:00pm public performance

Tech Crew Information

The tech crew helps with the backstage elements of the musical, such as changing scenery on stage, managing props, and running spotlights.

Tech Crew applications will be available in the Northeast Main Office in early February.

Tech Rehearsal Dates: Thursday February 29th – Thursday March 7th

Tech Rehearsal Times: 3:10pm-6:40pm

Performances: Friday March 8th – Two school matinees + 7:00pm performance & Saturday March 9th – 7:00pm performance

History of the Northeast Musical

Since 2022, Project Success has produced yearly school musicals in partnership with Northeast Middle School. Past productions include:

2022-2023     Shrek
2023-2024     Willy Wonka

Willy Wonka, the 2022-2023 annual production, was presented by Project Success and Northeast Middle School. The musical debuted in March with a cast and crew of 71 sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students. Learn more about the production:

Willy Wonka