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

Location

Northeast Middle School Auditorium, 1830 Saint Anthony Parkway, Minneapolis MN 55418. Please enter through doors 4, 6, or 8.

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!

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 – 7:00pm public performance
Saturday, March 9th – 7:00pm public performance

Production Team
Director:
Lindsay Fitzgerald
Assistant Director: Casey Marie Holmes
Music Director: Haley Garland
Choreographer: Alissa Paris
Costume Director: JoEllyn Jolstad
Tech Director: Laina Grendle
Program Manager – Musicals: Katie Langemo
NE Musical Program Coordinator: Taliah Howze-El

Cast List

PRINCE
Thomas Campbell

MONSIEUR D’ARQUE
Simon Blum

BEGGAR/ENCHANTRESS
Imani Muthiani

CHIP

Tyler Anderson

WARDROBE
Maesen Kirchgessner

BABETTE
Zamaria Holmes 

MRS. POTTS
Liv Ogletree 

COGSWORTH
Ellie Barber 

LUMIERE
Suzalis Benhocine 

LEFOU
Moses Groethe 

GASTON
James Tucker 

MAURICE
Jasper Dishong-Schoch 

BEAST
Ian Caro 

BELLE
Lucinda Gilbert 

ENSEMBLE 

Adrian Sweeney
Aliyah Green
Amelia Hernandez Moore
Andi Langner
Audrianna Green
Brooke Amundsen
Callen Raw
Dontrell Swingler
Eddie Larson
Emmett Lawson
Gabe Hoyt
Gionna McCray
Harper Swett
Jo Keenan
Jonny Gomez
Julia Herzing
Kamarie Holmes
Katherinne Galle Woreno
Karam Daraji
Kinnda Daraji
Kinora Burke-Hoyt
Logan Kubasta
Lucy Cryns
Madalyn Lewis
Maya Biggar
Neriah Epps
Olive Holzedl
Oliver Franzen
Olivia Lynam
Phoenix Redmon
Ruby Salow
Sam Tveter
Samantha Anderson
Sativa Greenlaw
Savannah Weiss-Cudd
Solomon Crowley
Sophia Zaccardi
Violet Hess
Will Behrend
Wendy Siggelkow
Wini Swanson
Yerron Geletu 

FAN CLUB / WOLVES 

Abigail Willson
Ash Dalum
Cat Esguerra
Derin Gillick
Ella Siasoco
Fiona Morgan
Keyana Coleman
Maggie Haase
Mary Jane Hanks
Zoey Rath 

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 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