“BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” All you need to know

Who, What, Where, When, How and Why of theatre’s latest production


STARRING (from all 3 Passaic high schools): 

  • Belle = Jaylie Barret
  • Beast = Red Palafox
  • Gaston = Hansel Villar
  • Maurice = Javier Rollins
  • Cogsworth = Jonitzel Cruz
  • Mrs. Potts = Lila Gavin
  • Lumiere = Daniela Velazquez
  • Chip = Cypher
  • Babette = Stephany Negrete
  • Madame de la Grande Bouche = Jasmin Hernandez 
  • Lefou = Richard Velez
  • Monsieur D’Arque = Amy Marulanda
  • Silly Girl #1 = Amy Marulanda
  • Silly Girl #2 = Jasmin Hernandez
  • Silly Girl #3 = Hazmil Baustista
  • Bookseller = Ms. Emily Blumberg
  • Dance Captains = Stephany Negrete, Theo Tellez, Margaret Rodriguez 
  • Dance Ensemble = Legend Surita-Aviles, Amy Marulanda, Lisbeth Fernandez, Rose Perez, Jasmin Hernandez, Angelie Aguilar, Jessica Latore, 
  • Vocal Ensemble = Hazmil Bautista, Adamaris Maravilla, Kevin Garcia, Itzel Ramos, Isys Aviles, Catherine Tejeda-Flores,, Alison Ramos 


  • Thursday, March 31, 7 p.m.
  • Friday, April 1, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 2, 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 3, 2 p.m.


  • Belle (Jaylie Barret)
  • Beast (Red Palafox) 
  • Gaston (Hansel Villar) 


  • Briana Cabrera Espinal
  • Ciara Lawson
  • Melanie Garcia

From the cast: How does the story of “Beauty and the Beast” apply to high school students?

“We don’t like what we don’t understand, in fact it scares us.” – The Mob Song

“This applies to high school students because it shows how a lot of people think that when someone isn’t just like them, they discriminate.”  – Hansel Villar


“She warned him not to be deceived by appearance, for beauty is found within.” 

“We have to keep in mind that our outside appearance has no value, nowhere near the value of the beauty inside of us.” Hansel Villar


When are tickets going on sale for students?

  • Starting Monday, March 21. You can also buy at the entrance on the day of the plays. 


How do we stay on top of what’s happening with the play? 

  • Social media: Prep’s theater page on Instagram: @preptheatre 


Why “Beauty and the Beast?”  

“I think this was perfect (as) the musical for this year because I feel like when we were in quarantine, everyone was stuck in a provincial life and we were afraid of going outside and we lost hope. This displays how there is more to life like a ‘rainbow that appears after a storm.’ ” Hansel Villar


Quote from Ms. Anderson, Theatre Pathway teacher:

  • “Beauty and the Beast is a movie that was integral to a lot of people’s childhoods. We wanted to come back from our year and a half out with an endearing story with a happy ending. This musical gave us the opportunity to produce a musical that most people know, giving a sense of comfort to people who may need it. We also wanted to help a student live her dream of being a princess.” Daphne Leigh Anderson