SPARTA, NJ – Beauty and the Beast is coming to the Sparta High School stage.  After nearly three months of work the cast and crew is excited to present this magical fairy tale to the community.
In her 19th year as director/producer at Sparta High School, Angela DeLuccia said,  “The Sparta High School Musical theater program is a family. We are blessed to have such a diverse and talented group of students and faculty who come together to create outstanding productions.”

As they have done in the past, Sparta’s elementary school students will get to see a preview of the play.  On March 4 the students will be bused from Helen Morgan and Mohawk Avenue School to the high school auditorium for an in district field trip.

A small group of actors will bring their show to the youngsters at Alpine Elementary School on that day as well.  The idea is to get the children excited about coming to see the show and possibly inspire students to follow their artistic dreams, DeLuccia said.

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Another tradition of inviting senior citizen to dinner and a dress rehearsal will continue on the evening of March 4.  The theater goers will be bused from Knoll Heights to the high school for a complimentary dinner served by Key Club students.  The visitors will have to opportunity to meet the cast before the show.

The volunteers with Pass it Along and Tilly’s Kids will also be bringing children from Newark schools to see one of the performances.

“Every year, our program continues to grow. With the support from Steve Stoner, Director of Student Activities, parents, students and the entire Spartan Community, Sparta High School Theatre is thriving,” DeLuccia said. 

Paige Lucas returns as Assistant Director and Choreographer, Dr. Debbie Gianuzzi as the Pit Conductor and Laura Lopez as the Choral Conductor. 

Lisa Tafuri is also returning as the Set Designer, Andy Lopez as Sound Coordinator and Bob O’Grady and Dennis Romano as Set Construction crew.

Our student leadership team includes Tessa Gori as Student Director, Esha Iyler as Student Choreographer, Kyle Neuwirth as Student Technical Director and Kavya Kamath as Stage Manager.

“We hope that you will ‘BE OUR GUEST’ on March 6, 7, at 7 p.m. and March 8 at 2 p.m. on the stage in the auditorium at Sparta High School,” Lucas said.  

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $15 for adults and $10 for senior citizens and students or they can be purchased online at this website.