Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. at Stages Theatre Company

Performances run from November 17 - December 27, 2023. Get Your Tickets Today!

November 14, 2023

Stages Theatre Company Announces Cast for Holiday Show: 

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR.

November 17 - December 27, 2023

HOPKINS, Minn.- It’s a “Tale as Old as Time”, and Stages Theatre Company (STC) wants youto “Be Our Guest” this holiday season! STC is thrilled to announce the cast for the holiday production of their 40th season. A wintry evening changes two lives forever. Through love, and with the help of an enchanted collection of characters, they discover that true beauty comes from within. Based on the animated movie, this Tony award winning Broadway musical celebrates the importance of family. Share this timeless tale with the ones you love this holiday season!

Meet the cast of STC’s Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR.: Kenza Ahmed (Silly Girl & Ensemble), Aaysuh Dongre (Wolf, Beast Double, Ensemble), Edric Duffy (Beast), Akoya Foster (Wolf, Ensemble, Dance Captain), Silas Good (Monsieur Darque, Wolf, Ensemble), Niko Gruss (Narrator, Ensemble), Ronan Guevara (Gaston), Henry Halverson (Wolf, Ensemble), Aniya Hollie (Belle), Caidance Kue (Silly Girl & Ensemble), Carter Kue (Wolf, Ensemble), Jasmine Lee (Baker, Ensemble), Natalie Mosakowski (Cogsworth), Mars Niemi (understudy), Millie O’Brien (Chip), Phoenix Olson (Bookseller, Ensemble), Zola Renfroe (Narrator, Ensemble), Leah Rimstad (Silly Girl, Ensemble), Bruce Rowan (Maurice), Luke Rowan (Narrator, Ensemble), Stella Schlegelmilch (Silly Girl & Ensemble), Jon Schumacher (understudy), Daija Scott (LeFou), Asgerami Semkoff (Narrator, Ensemble), Audrey Taylor (Madame de la Grande Bouche), Josie Turk (Babette, Enchantress, Belle U/s), George Wellens (Lumiere), Tiahna Wolfe-Shields (Mrs. Potts).

“Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will forever hold a special place in my heart because of how
honorable playing the role of Belle is as a young woman of color. This show is a reminder to
self to stand tall in who you are in life no matter how others may view you. Through Belle,
people can find a piece of themselves. Whether that be the times when you’re questioning
your purpose in life or feeling as though you don’t have a place in this world. Remain still
within yourself and know that you have purpose and meaning in this life, the same way as
Belle. I hope this show brings you and your family joy this holiday season.”
-Aniya Hollie (Belle)

Meet the Artistic Team: Sandy Boren-Barrett (Artistic Director & Director), Sara Winters (FJADirector Mentee), Sarah Brandner (Set Designer), Sarah Hohenstein Burk (Music Director), Shana Eisenberg (Acting Coach), Samantha Fromm Haddow (Costume & Make-Up Designer), Jim Hibbeler (Technical Director), Sayer Keeley (Asst. Choreographer), Christa Ludwig (Wardrobe Supervisor), Grant E. Merges (Lighting Designer), Melanie Salmon-Peterson (Production Manager), Emily Sullivan (Stage Manager), Addie Winesett (FJA Stage Management Mentee), Krysti Wiita (Choreographer), Laura Wilhelm (Props Designer).

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. is recommended for all ages and audiences. As a tribute to the first ever Stages Theatre production 40 years ago, STC is bringing back this wildly popular audience favorite for the most magical time of year. It’ll get you in the holiday spirit!

Performances run from November 17 - December 27, 2023. 

Ticket pricing is as follows: 

Adult $18, Child $16, Senior $16. Subject to fees. Group ticket pricing for groups 10+ as follows: $8 per ticket for school day performances, $10.50 per ticket for public performances. Subject to fees. Tickets can be purchased online at, over the phone at (952) 979-1111, or in person at the STC box office at 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins MN 55343.

Accessible performances are as follows;

  • Pay What You Can (PWYC): Sun 11/19/2023 4:00PM
  • ASL Interpreted (ASL): Fri 12/1/2023 7:00PM
  • Audio Described (AD): Fri 12/1/2023 7:00PM
  • Sensory Friendly (SF): Sat 12/16/2023 10:00AM

For more information visit or call (952) 979 - 1111.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre

International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Stages Theatre Company's 2023-2024 Season to Celebrate is Sponsored by United HealthCare.


Stages Theatre Company was founded in 1984 and since then has grown to become one of the largest professional theatres for young audiences in the country. We engage young artists with themes relevant to their lives and involve them in creating magical works featuring young people in meaningful roles. Through on-stage production, education programs, and other outreach opportunities, Stages Theatre Company annually serves more than 150,000 young people and their

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