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Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty And The Beast! The classic story tells 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 end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.


What a treat! We had a great time watching this musical. The orchestra was just spot-on. They sounded great. The actors were very entertaining and the story moved along seamlessly. Would definitely recommend


Best show with an outstanding cast

The Choreography was outstanding! I absolutely had a great time with my friend! Great small intimate theatre also

Great show! A feel better kind of show. Very energetic crew and very talented

Wonderful seats, beautiful performance, my granddaughter's first experience, she is now hooked on theatre!

For a community theater they did a superb job. Great music and great singing will not disappoint. The sound system is a bit temperamental but a great night. Raffles abound for helping this non-profit so bring a few dollars. Plenty of good seats.


Jean Isaac











Jean has been working with kids and theater for nearly 25 years. After growing up in a youth theater that was a major part of her extracurricular activities, Jean felt the need to get her own children involved in theater. What started as a desire to present a school play through the PTA at her kids’ elementary school soon evolved into a regular program offering after school drama classes. Shortly thereafter YOUNG ACTORS’ THEATRE was born. Over the years, YAT has produced over 50 productions, and has seen hundreds of students train with us. Some directing favorites include: The Music Man, Beauty & the Beast, Seussical, Peter Pan, Legally Blonde, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Les Miserables, Ragtime, West Side Story and Fiddler on the Roof. Jean is extremely grateful to her children, grandchildren and her husband for all of their ongoing support. 


Assistant Director & Choreographer:

Perry Lee











Perry studied at American Dramatic Academy for musical theatre. While in L.A., he trained with Jonathan Ingstrom, choreographer for a National Tour of 42nd Street and Chryssie Whitehead of the Broadway Revival of A Chorus Line (Kristine, “Sing!”). Since then he has choreographed and directed numerous shows at local schools, the Kroc Center, as well as YAT. As an actor, Perry has performed all over San Diego for companies such as The Welk Resort, Starlight Theatre and Lambs Players Theatre. In addition, he founded and directs his own award winning A Cappella Group "SoundWave" at San Diego State University. Perry loves being apart of this wonderful company; YAT has allowed him to express himself and his creativity.

Musical Director:

Jim Tompkins-MacLaine





Jim began his musical theatre career as an actor at the age of eight, as a musical director at the age of fourteen, and as a director at the age of nineteen. He began his formal musical education at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, studying choral conducting and vocal performance. He then attended Arizona State University. In 1989, he was a Jeopardy champion and appeared on the Jeopardy Tournament of Champions, fulfilling a lifelong dream. He has toured the world as a singer with the Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers of Los Angeles, singing spirituals, Gospel, musical theatre and jazz. Jim operates a busy voice studio in San Diego and is the artistic director of Pacific Coast Chorale, a 75-voice community choir.

Assistant Musical


Allison Leete





      Allison Leete was involved in numerous musicals all through middle and high school and is thrilled to join YAT’s production of Beauty and the Beast as an assistant music director.  She is currently pursuing a B. M. in Music Education at Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance.  At Temple, she studies voice with Dr. Lorie Gratis Harris and is a member of Concert Choir, Temple’s top auditioned vocal ensemble.  She is also a member of Temple’s first coed a cappella group, Owlcappella, who recently returned from touring in North Carolina and recording with Liquid 5th Studios.  

Stage Manager:

Joe Dionisio





Originally from the Bay Area, Joe moved to attend college at UC San Diego where he received his bachelor’s degree in Theatre. During his time at UCSD, he performed in several productions and had the opportunity to work in the scenic and props department of the La Jolla Playhouse. After receiving his degree, Joe worked with a few San Diego based theatre companies, including being stage manager for a production with Ion Theatre Company. He also was production stage manager for the Latin American Multimedia Company and their television production of Dos y Dos. For Young Actors’ Theatre, Joe has been both on stage and behind the scenes. He was stage manager for YAT’s productions of Grease, The Music Man, and Hairspray. In addition to theatre, Joe is passionate about special education, where he is currently a teacher in the Escondido Union High School District and recently received his master’s degree in special education from San Diego State University.

Assistant Stage


Jason Tarlov





Jason Tarlov is delighted to be assistant stage managing Beauty and the Beast. Previously Jason has worked backstage for multiple YAT productions (including Peter Pan and as ASM for Fiddler on the Roof ) and CYT (including Mary Poppins and Peter Pan). Most recently, Jason has been involved in the technical aspects at YAT's resident location, The Encore! Theater. When not at the theater, Jason is an accountant and owns his own bookkeeping firm with his wife, Kerry. Jason thanks Jean, Perry, Jim and Joe for this opportunity. 


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