October 30, 2023

‘Puffs’ Brings Magic to AHA

Wizardry fans of all ages are invited to the Academy of the Holy Angels’ production of “Puffs.” Performances of this young wizard’s version of the show will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, November 10 and 11. A 2 p.m. matinee will be held on Sunday, November 12. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased via today.


“Puffs” is the first show to be staged in AHA’s completely renovated, state-of-the-art auditorium. Sit back in comfort and enjoy the family-friendly magic as Director Katie Collins and Student Director Evelyn Coleman lead the cast. “Puffs” highlights the bonds of friendships and includes puppetry, bubbles, and a dragon! Audience members are encouraged to dress the part by donning their “wizard best.”


Written by Matt Cox, this show is billed as “a tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world. For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs…who just happened to be there too. Their hilariously heartfelt and epic journey takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a wizard hero can be.”

The cast of ‘Puffs’ rehearses for the upcoming show.


“We’re very proud to be putting on such an exciting, modern production,” Mrs. Collins said. “If people are fans of that other wizard franchise, they will definitely get a kick out of this production.”


This is the first time in several years that boys from Bergen Catholic and Don Bosco high schools will be part of an AHA production.


AHA’s cast members include NARRATOR – Eva Zazzali, WAYNE HOPKINS – Ian Smith, OLIVER RIVERS – Gabby Ross, MEGAN JONES – Valentina Gonzalez, ERNIE MAC – Jaden Sabathia, HANNAH – Lilianna Garber, LEANNE/HELGA – Angelina Morgan, J. FINCH/CLUMSY – Caroline Ko, SUSIE BONES – Ellie Finnegan, SALLY PERKS – Annabel Barra, CEDRIC/MR. VOLDY – Nick DiPasquale, HARRY/RIC GRYFF – Sebastian Cubilas, ZACH SMITH/GOYLE/BAGMAN/VIKTOR – Chris Giraldo, SEAMUS/PROF. TURBAN – Grace Ariyan, LOCKY/MOODY – Carina Ardizzone, SECOND HEADMASTER – Hayley Lim, MR. NICK/SAL – Martine Alvarez, BIPPY – Gianna Castaldo, HERMEOONE – Mia Diaz, PROF. McG/SPROUTY – Nora Giannantonio, XAVIA JONES – Skylar Toddings, FIRST HEADMASTER – Bella Cruz, LANNY – Noah Magda, RUNES/BABBLE – Charlotte Lasaga, UNCLE DAVE/FRIAR – Maddie Gagliardi, GINNY/FRENCHY – Alyssa Finch, MYRTLE – Lydia Baracskai, and BLONDO/RITA/ROWENA – Bridget O’Sullivan.


“Puffs” is being presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.