STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Right about now, the Star Players at Our Lady Star of the Sea School in Huguenot are prepping and polishing for their production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” set for Friday, July 29 at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 30 at 1 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 31 at 4 p.m. in O’Mara Hall located at 5411 Amboy Rd.

Based on the original Broadway production that ran for more than 13 years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” is an adaptation of the story of “transformation and tolerance.”

"Beauty and the Beast Jr."

Cast members in the “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” at Our Lady Star of the Sea this weekend. (Courtesy/Christopher Crocitto)Staten Island Advance

The classic tells the story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will be removed and he’ll be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast doesn’t learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for eternity.

Directors are Melissa Kane and Nicole Colonna, musical director, Robert Butler, assistant director, Stephanie Langella, choreographers, Alexandra Crocitto and Sophia Amoroso, stage manager/public relations manager, Christopher Crocitto, production assistant/concession stand manager, Briana (Kohm) Cleary with costumes by Jaime Amoroso.

"Beauty and the Beast Jr."

A cast member in the “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” production at Our Lady Star of the Sea this weekend. (Courtesy/Christopher Crocitto)Staten Island Advance

The cast includes,Ella Tabacco, Todd Tabacco, Carrie Tabacco, Vanessa O’Donnell, Morgan Piazza, Sophia Maggiore, Nicholas Manganel, Jenna O’Leary, Ariana Prue, Thomas Carr, AmeliaGene Goods, MaryGrace Pallarino, Allison Federico, Kathryn Davis, Melody Santora, Gianni DeMarco, Lia Lawson, Thomas Totino, Olivia Oblocki, Giada Licastro, Licy Castera, Caitlin Totino, Noelle Totino, Liana Ramovic, Artiana Ramovic, Madison Anderson, Penelope Anderson, Giacomo Teegardner, Victoria Bavero.

Also, Lauren Matishek, Vivianna Ferrantelli, Kaylin Cancel, Amanda Monaghan, Liliana Ferrantelli, Cassandra Montiel, Vanessa Porto, Jennifer Palermo, Sean Quirk, Caroline Castro, Matthew DeSimone, SantinaRose Corso, Emily Murnane, Amanda Pascarella, Leila Parnese, Sand Morales, Abigail Dyer, Daniela Colella, Vanessa D’Angelo, Donato Herman, Alexandra Brunetti, Dominick Collura, Juliana Cohen, Ava Robbins, Matthew Ochoa, Ella Drher, Areilla Khaimov, Samantha Wallace, Salvatore DiDio, Gianna Wildrick, Stella Conte, Luke Curcio and Emma Fitzgerald.

Adult Admission is $20 and students/seniors, $15

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Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $25.


The Star Players is a theater group dedicated to inspiring and developing the talents of children starting at age 4 through young adulthood.

While embracing Catholic traditions, morals and values, members perform as actors, singers and dancers learning to express themselves, entertain others, and receive appreciation for their effort.

In providing this learning experience, as well as instilling self-confidence, they aim to offer members the opportunity to grasp all aspects of theater production, foster individual talents and form lasting friendships.

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