WHO’S WHO

Eleni Amigdalos (Stage Crew) has had experience in a Greek Christmas show. She is working on the stage crew for The Little Mermaid and is so excited.

Ava Birnbaum (Atina/Princess #3) This is Ava Birnbuam’s first middle school show, and she is thrilled to be playing Atina. Ava has experience performing in ballroom dancing, but she is even more thrilled to take on the stage.

Christopher Caliendo (Stage Crew) came from Sea Cliff Elementary. He wanted to do crew because he likes to build and help around.

Amalia Carpenter (Adella/Princess #5) Amalia’s past performances with Jazz Hands include Matilda (Matilda), Cinderella (the stepsisters), and the Sound of Music, to name a few. She’s excited to be a part of the NSMS Masquers.

Stella Cashman (Stage Crew) This is Stella’s first musical working with the crew. She is very excited and looking forward to doing more in the future.

Olivia Conway (Ensemble) This is Olivia Conway’s first time in a North Shore Middle School Masquers Production. She is so excited to be a part of The Little Mermaid Jr. 

Violet Curiale (Scuttle) is incredibly excited to be in this production as Scuttle. Though she has been on stage before, this was her first time auditioning for a role. Congratulations to the whole cast and crew! Squaaawwk!

Avery DiMeola (Stage Crew) This is Avery DiMeola’s second middle school musical doing stage crew. Avery loves doing it, and hopes to do it next year as well.

Jane Espinosa De Rozas (Pilot, Featured Dancer) This is Jane Espinosa’s first ever theater production. She is so excited to be a part of The Little Mermaid Jr.!

Ella Esposito (Stage Crew) This is Ella’s first time doing a musical. She’s excited to be a part of the crew.

Taheya Faruque (Ensemble) This is Taheya’s first musical. She’s excited to do more shows with the North Shore Middle School Masquers.

Natalie Finamore (Stage Crew) Natalie has been in a Christmas play in kindergarten. She is so excited to be helping the stage crew in this year’s performance!

Margaret Friedberg (Featured Dancer) is an accomplished performer with a diverse range of roles under her belt. She has previously starred as the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, Frederick in The Sound of Music, and Kassim in Aladdin. In her latest role, Maggie is excited to join the dance ensemble in The Little Mermaid Jr. With her talent and experience, she is sure to bring a dynamic energy to the stage.

Shane Gallagher (King Triton) This is Shane Gallagher’s second musical for the North Shore. He played Willard in last year’s musical, Footloose.

Kieran Goff (Stage Crew) This is Kieran’s second year doing crew for NSMS musicals. He is always excited to be involved in theater.

Alma Guerrero (Ensemble) is in the ensemble as a sea creature. This is her first year in the NSMS Masquers. She is in 6th grade and is excited to be a part of this cast.

Mila Hamm (Ensemble) This is Mila’s first year in the NSMS Masquers winter musical. Even though this was her first year as a sixth grader, she knows she is going to continue this through the many years to come. 

Anne Kelly (Stage Crew) is in her second year in middle school and crew. She had a blast last year in Footloose and is very excited to be back for The Little Mermaid! She is proud to be a part of making this production great!

Ava Kim (Featured Dancer) Ava’s previous musical productions include Beauty and the Beast and The Prince and the Pauper. She hopes to continue participating in musicals and is excited for the middle school’s future productions.

Michael Llewellyn (Stage Crew) This is Michael’s first time doing stage crew. He’s excited to see the performance. 

Willow Lonigro (Ensemble) Willow’s first time on stage was in Jazz Hands Children Theater’s production of Bye Bye Birdie as Randolph. This is her first NSMS production. She loves to act and be with her friends. 

Annie Lopez (Ensemble) Annie Lopez has been involved in many acting programs. She is in 6th grade and is grateful to have her friends join The Little Mermaid with her.

Raffaella Mango (Ensemble) was in Annie, A Girl Who Cried Wolf, Footloose, and now The Little Mermaid. She would like to thank all the people that have supported her in her journey.

Ryan Marco (Pilot, Ensemble) is so excited to be performing in The Little Mermaid! Aye Aye Captain!

Amelia Marks (Featured Dancer) This is her first time performing in a middle school show. She is so thrilled to be in the dance ensemble. This is an amazing experience, and she is definitely going to try out next year.

Damiana Mitchell (Carlotta) is so excited to make her debut performance with the NSMS Masquers! When Ana is not on stage, you can usually find her singing, baking, or with a Starbucks drink in her hand.

Oscar Molina (Stage Crew) This is Oscar Molina’s second year as crew, working and helping in the amazing musicals and plays produced by the NSMS Masquers. He can’t wait to be a part of the next one!

Jacklyn Monte (Ensemble) Jacklyn was in some of the elementary school plays. She is excited to be in the middle school play this year with her sisters.

Victoria Monte (Stage Crew) has been a crew member for the talent shows at GWL. She’s excited to be a part of the Masquers with her sisters.

Anabelle Papaleo (Ensemble) Anabelle’s past performances include Bye Bye Birdie and Shrek with Jazz Hands. She is excited to be a part of the Masquers.

Addison Sanak (Ensemble) This is Addison’s first year doing the NSMS musical. It has been a lot of practice, but she really enjoys doing the show and hopes the audience does too.

Megan Schaefer (Ensemble) is in 6th grade. She’s excited to sing in the choral ensemble.

Benicio Sosa (Ensemble) This is Benny’s first middle school play, and he is happy to be in it. He has only done two shows, but is very excited for The Little Mermaid Jr.

Carolina Sosa (Flounder) This is Carolina’s first middle school show, and she’s still a 4th grader! She has done six shows in her lifetime, and she is so happy to be a part of the middle school play.

Ian Strong (Stage Crew) This is Ian’s first year of stage crew. He has experience being on stage, but this is his first time being behind the scenes.

Hope Swinburne (Stage Crew)  is very excited to help out behind the scenes. Hope loves to dance, horseback ride, and do art. She is so happy she was able to have this chance to work on The Little Mermaid.

Despina Tagaris (Stage Crew) has done two plays in the past. She is very excited to help Stage Crew this year.

Isabella Thompson (Ensemble) is a sixth grader who is quite excited for this performance! It has been a great experience working with her friends and teachers on the musical.

Lillian Trotta (Ensemble) is in 6th grade. This is Lillian´s first year of the NSMS Masquers. Lillian’s past performances with Jazz Hands include Guys and Dolls, Shrek, Beauty and the Beast, and Bye, Bye, Birdie. 

Irene Vasilatos (Stage Crew) signed up for stage crew for the experience of a lifetime. It was a lot of work, but she’s very happy it all pulled through!

Brielle Vogt (Flounder) This is Brielle’s first performance on stage. She’s excited to be a part of this production.

Evangeline Wasersztrom (Featured Dancer) This is her first time in the NSMS Masquers. She really enjoyed this experience and learned so much new stuff! 

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