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
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.
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!
Dates: Monday January 8th – Thursday March 7th*
Location: Northeast Auditorium
*Depending on your role, you will be asked to be at rehearsal 2-5 days a week.
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.
Friday, March 8th – 7:00pm public performance
Saturday, March 9th – 7:00pm public performance
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
Amelia Hernandez Moore
Katherinne Galle Woreno
FAN CLUB / WOLVES
Mary Jane Hanks
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:
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: