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Summer Cast

Joao Alexandre

João Alexandre, born in Brazil and raised in Angola, holds a BA in acting from the UK and has pursued studies in film in Italy and musical theatre in New York. His credits include Sir Harry in Once Upon A Mattress and Hunter in [Title of Show] (NYFA). João thrives on adapting to new countries, cultures, and people, with multiple homes to call his own. Excited to be part of the West Side Story cast, he aims to help audiences grasp the show's message.

Bella Ambroise

Bella is a Las Vegas native and a rising Senior BFA Musical Theatre major at Montclair State. She is fresh off of playing Fay Apple in Sondheim’s Anyone Can Whistle (dir. Peter Flynn), and has previously appeared in Pippin and Seussical at MSU. Bella is thrilled to be making her professional regional debut as a part of the resident company at NCC! Bella would like to thank the NCC team and Bill Mutimer for this incredible opportunity, and her MSU community and family for their support. @bellaambroise

Ryan Apgar

Ryan Apgar graduated from Senior at Seton Hall University, majoring in Diplomacy and International Relations with minors in Economics and Spanish.  He will be attending Seton Hall Law School this Fall.  Ryan was a member of the New Jersey Honor for six years and danced competitively.  He has appeared in Guys and Dolls as Nathan Detroit and Riff in West Side Story.  Some of his past favorite roles include Albert Peterson in Bye Bye Birdie, Davey in Newsies, Kristoff in Frozen, and the Dentist in Little Shop of Horrors.

Abby Arza

Abby Arza is a graduate of New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida. Her recent credits include Cabaret (Sally Bowels), Spring Awakening (Ilse, U/S Wendla) and Romeo and Juliet (Romeo). Abby wants to thank family and friends for their continued faith in her. @AbbyArza

David Arzberger

David Arzberger (Bill Austin) originally from Queens, NYC has been performing, choreographing and teaching for 24 years. He is delighted to make his NCC debut with this phenomenally talented cast and crew. He was last seen as Dan in REBEL Stages Production of Next To Normal. As a director, choreographer and costumer for The Shawnee Playhouse's 2023 summer production of Mame, David received the Philadelphia Broadway World Regional Award for Best Choreography of a Musical. He was also nominated and recognized for numerous NEPTA Awards for best actor, costume designer and choreographer. Select performing credits include: Gypsy (Herbie), The Secret Garden (Dr. Craven), The Full Monty (Malcolm); Nunsense- Amen! (Sister Amnesia); Church Basement Ladies- A Second Helping (Pastor); Mamma Mia (Harry Bright); Guys and Dolls (Nicely, Nicely Johnson); All Shook Up (Jim Haller ); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (William Barfee); Hairspray (Edna Turnblad); Urinetown (Ms. Pennywise) A White Christmas Cabaret: Songs of Irving Berlin; Hair (Tribe); A Chorus Line (Greg), Fiddler on the Roof (Motel); Godspell (John the Baptist/Judas). Select Choreography credits include: Mame, Full Monty, Hello Dolly, A Chorus Line, Cats, Pippin, Joseph…Coat, Sweeny Todd, Beauty and the Beast, 13 the Musical, Peter Pan @ Westchester Broadway Theater, Godspell, and Nunsense A-Men to name a few! David would like to dedicate tonight’s performance to his fiance Lee for always believing and supporting him for making his dreams come true!

Isabelle Awald

Isabelle Awald is beyond excited to be making her NCC Summer Theatre debut this season. She is a rising junior at Nazareth University where she studies Musical Theatre. Isabelle has recently performed in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Bald Soprano, and Crazy For You. She is forever grateful to all those who have supported her in her performing dreams.

Camilla Backman

Camilla Bäckman is a singer, violinist and songwriter from Helsinki, Finland. She ran away with the circus touring North America with Cirque du Soleil’s show called VOLTA and later VIZION in Saudi Arabia as a lead singer and on-stage violinist. She published an album of her original music called ‘Give Me A Moment’ in the fall of 2022, recorded in RCA Studios, Nashville.  Most recently she graduated from the New York Film Academy’s 1-year Musical Theater department, where she got to play the lead of a new musical workshop called Paper Valley. She is very excited to make her first official musical theatre debut in the US with the NCC Summer Theatre! 

Jenny Bianchini

Jenny is thrilled to be returning to NCC Summer Theater! Previous credits include Angie in The Prom with NCC, Anna in Frozen the Musical Spectacular with Disney Cruise Line, and Maggie (Lauren/Nicola U/S) on the Kinky Boots Asia/National Tours. Jenny earned her BFA in Musical Theater from Syracuse University and just earned her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Montclair State University. She is represented by Act One Management. Special thanks to her sweet husband Daniel. This one’s for Bill.

Julianna Braga

Julianna Braga is a recent Musical Theatre graduate from Montclair State University. She is a proud Brazilian actress and is thrilled to be joining NCC for the first time this summer season. Up next, catch her playing Nina Rosario in the Winnipesaukee Playhouse's production of In the Heights this August! 

Yul Carrion

Yul Carrión is super excited to be making his NCC Theatre debut! This will be his first time visiting the state of Pennsylvania and is looking to spending his summer here in Bethlehem.  He is super ecstatic to have the opportunity to be diving into the world of WSS for a third time while reprising the role of Bernardo for a second time. He was most recently seen performing in Matilda the Musical as the Doctor/Escapologist at Constellation Stage + Screen. Other favorite credits include: West Side Story (Pepe), Holiday Inn (Ensemble/Ted Cover), Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (Pigeon), A Chorus Line (Don Kerr), Bring It On (Randall), and Newsies! (Romeo). He is very grateful for all of the love and support from his family friends. He also wants to dedicate these performances to his recently late grandfather, Abuelo Juan, who absolutely loved Fiddler on the Roof. Instagram: @Yul_Andre

Cindy Cicconi-Ernst

Cindy Cicconi-Ernst (she/her) (Grandma Tzeitel) is a retired music educator and a lifelong musician with eight grandchildren of her very own. She has performed at various local community theaters including The PA Playhouse, Munopco and Miller Symphony Hall. She was last seen in NCC’s Blood Brothers. When she is not on stage she may be found in a pit orchestra playing keyboard or accordion. My thanks to a great cast and crew for this wonderful experience and a special thank you to Bill, for believing in me and bringing me back to the stage in 2006. 

Adrian Colon-Burgos

Adrian is a born and raised Puerto Rican, who is currently based in Montclair, New Jersey. Currently attending Montclair State, getting his BFA in Musical Theater. His previous works include, Male Swing in Spring Awakening, and Ensemble in Anyone Can Whistle.

Azelia Dos Santos

Azelia is ecstatic to be making her NCC Summer Theatre debut! She was previously seen in the 2023-2024 NCC Theatre program in A Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties as Betty 3 and the Laramie Project in various roles. She would like to thank her family and friends for always supporting her and her dreams.

Angelina Dries

Angelina is thrilled to kick off the summer season with three shows, making her Summer Theatre debut! She is currently majoring in theatre at Northampton Community College. Musically trained, Angie has performed for theaters all over the Lehigh Valley and has been a part of a few on-screen productions. Some of her previous roles include 'Jojo' (Suessical), 'Teen Fiona' (Shrek the Musical), 'Roxie Hart' (Chicago), 'Leading Player' (Pippin), and 'Little Red Riding Hood' (Into the Woods). One of her most significant accomplishments was being nominated and winning two awards, including "Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role" at the 2023 Freddy Awards as 'Leading Player' in her high school's production of Pippin. She cannot be more grateful to embark on this new journey here at NCC, and she thanks her closest friends and family for being her most extensive support system since the beginning. 

Will Windsor Erwin

Will Windsor Erwin (Harry Bright) teaches 4th grade here in Bethlehem. He’s acted, directed, and designed in the Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley regions for over 20 years. Will found his love for theatre on the stages of NCC and is beyond thrilled to be back. Favorite local credits include: The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told (NCC, direction), Thoroughly Modern Millie (PPH, direction/costume design), Company  (PPH, direction/costume design), 25th Annual… Spelling Bee (PPH, Barfeé), Cabaret (CCC, Cliff), Little Women (Civic, Professor Bhaer), Peter and the Starcatcher (Civic, Bumbrake/Teacher), Indecent (Civic, Mendel), and the titular role in Sweeney Todd with SOTD. Respect and gratitude to all involved.  “Learn to love- and live in- the mistakes.”

Harrison Fox

Harrison is currently a junior at Raritan Valley Community College as a dance major. Some of his favorite rolls include Race in Newsies, Lord Farquad in Shrek, and Action in West Side Story in which he received a Perry nomination for outstanding performance as featured ensemble member. He is so excited to work with every at NCC

Kevin Gaughenbaugh

Kevin has worked with the NCC Theater Department since 2017. He has performed in NCC’s productions of “Hair,” “Newsies, ” “Assassins,” “The Prom,” “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Blood Brothers,” and “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” He also co-stage managed “American Buffalo,” stage managed “Collective Rage: A Tale of 5 Betties,” and Assistant Directed “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” He is extremely excited and proud to be working with such a wonderful group of extremely talented people!

Anthony Ghali

Anthony Ghali (Tony) is so thankful and blessed to be performing at NCC for the first time in this beautiful production of West Side Story. Anthony is a rising senior BFA musical theatre major from Kent State University. Some of his past credits include Cliff Bradshaw (Cabaret), Anthony Hope (Sweeney Todd), and Seasons of Love Soloist (Rent). He would like to say a huge thank you to his loved ones for their ongoing support, as everything he does is for them <3

John Greisen

John Greisen is a Nebraska native and is so excited to be making his NCC debut in West Side Story and Fiddler on the Roof. Recent credits include Ensemble in Seussical and On the Town at Montclair State University and Charlie In Kinky Boots and Crutchie in Newsies at the International Thespian Festival qualified @LSW. John is currently training as a rising Junior for his BFA Musical Theatre major at Montclair State University. @johngreisen

Michael Guerriere

Michael Guerriere (Dancer/Ensemble) - he/him - brings his high energy and passion for the performing arts back to the Lehigh Valley as he will be making his NCC Summer Theatre debut in Mamma Mia! Other credits: Shawnee Playhouse - Colonel Pickering (My Fair Lady), Napthali/Ensemble (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Junior Babcock/Ensemble (Mame), Cosmo Brown (Singin’ in the Rain), Ambrose Kemper (Hello, Dolly!); Milford Theater - Angie the Ox/Ensemble (Guys and Dolls); Broadway Theatre of Pitman - Arpad Laszlo (She Loves Me); Plays in the Park - Action (West Side Story), La Comedia Dinner Theatre - Race and u/s Davey (Newsies), Pines Dinner Theatre - Eugene Florczyk (Grease). As always, Michael thanks his family, friends, his wonderful girlfriend Julianne, and everyone he has performed with over the years for helping him keep that spark that lights up his passion! michaelguerriere.com and @mike_guerriere (Instagram)

Brianna Gutierrez

Brianna is so excited to be making her NCC Summer debut. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Dance (Minor in Theater) from Brenau University. Brianna has traveled to New Mexico, Alabama, Georgia and more has been seen in productions of Pippin (Ensemble), Music Man (Ensemble/Assistant Dance Captain),Pirates of Penzance (Daughter/ Policeman/ Assistant Dance Captain), A Christmas Tradition (Featured Dancer/Soloist), Living Out (Sandra), and Annie (Adult Ensemble). She would like to thank her family and friends for their constant support and love. Brianna would also like to give a big thank you to Bill and Brett for this wonderful opportunity.

Julio Hernandez

Julio Hernandez, is a junior at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Previous productions include; Legally Blonde, Sweat, Into The Woods, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Thank you to my closest friends and my family for your love and support. So excited to make my NCC Summer Theatre debut. GO NINERS! 

Bowen Huang

Bowen Huang (she/her) is very excited to be working with NCC for the first time! Recent credits include: Curtain Call Theater: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change(Woman #1); The Umbrella Art: Dracula (Marilla); The Prizery: Xanadu (Muse). Emerson Stage Credits: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (Sonya); Cabaret (Rosie). Born and raised in Chongqing, China, I appreciate my loved ones from around the world for all the support. And thank you to this cast and crew who made this show happen! @angelbowenn

Deborah Katz

Deborah Katz has just returned from Florida after a successful sophomore year as a BFA Musical Theater student at Lynn University, where she played Olive Ostrovsky in Spelling Bee and Irene Roth in Crazy For You. When Deb is not doing theater, she’s a party princess, babysitter, or hiking with her dog! She is grateful to make her NCC Summer Theatre debut and is thrilled for a fun summer! Instagram: @debskatz

Ra-Ian Kim

Riahn is a Korean musical actress who has been on many stages as an ensemble member in Korea for 12 years. She has performed in musicals such as Matilda (Winner of Best Musical at Musical Awards in Korea), Aida (Winner of Best Ensemble at Musical awards in Korea), Xcalibur, Ghost, Empress Myeongseong, Peste, The Moon Embracing the Sun, You Are Beautiful, Wonhyo, The Blue, Fireman (acrobatics,Pole Dance,Parkour) and Hot Summer (role of Mother, Theatrical Company Ganda). She graduated from the 1-year Musical Theater conservatory program of New York Film Academy in April of 2024.

Cade Kocher

Cade is absolutely thrilled to be back for his third summer theater season.  You may have seen him in other shows such as Spring Awakening, Rent, Something Rotten, Assassins, The Glass Menagerie, Blood Brothers, and most recently The Laramie Project, where he played several roles including Andy Paris. You may have also seen him in the last NCC Summer Theatre season in shows such as The Prom, South Pacific, All Shook Up, and Madagascar: A Musical Adventure. Cade would like to dedicate his performance to his late director and friend Bill Mutimer.

Beth Linzer

Beth Linzer (Donna Sheridan) is elated to once again be performing here at NCC and is thrilled to be a part of this iconic musical! In the summer of 2022, Beth portrayed Ethel McCormick in the musical Footloose. Other favorite roles/shows include: Mrs. Lovett, (SweenyTodd) The Narrator, (Joseph…) Nadine (Second Chances) as well as Mrs. Crachit (A Christmas Carol.) Beth has sung the National Anthem multiple times for both the Iron Pigs (Coca Cola Stadium) as well as The Phantoms (PPL Center) She has toured the country numerous times performing for children and has recently done local film work and commercials.  Later this summer, she will be reprising her role as Loretta Black in the interactive comedic show Tony and Tina’s Wedding. For Bill-“thank you for the music.”

Denise Long

Denise has appeared on stages all over the Lehigh Valley for the last 40 years. She was recently seen at NCC as Big Mama in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Last summer, Denise appeared at NCC Summer Theatre in South Pacific and Footloose. Favorite roles of the past are Helene in Significant Other, Chloe in Lips Together, Teeth Apart, Jeannette in The Full Monty, Meg in Crimes of the Heart, (all at Civic) Dorothy Brock in 42 nd Street (MUNOPCO), Lucy in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Miss Hannigan in Annie (Pa Playhouse), Golda in Fiddler on the Roof (Main Street), Birdie in The Little Foxes (Moravian College), among dozens of others, including a small drama back in 2000 called The Shadow Box where she became great friends with Bill Mutimer. Miss you so much, Bill! Hope we do you proud this summer!

Jim Long

Jim has been involved in Lehigh Valley theatre for over 30 years now and is pleased to once again be back on NCC’s stage. He was most recently seen here just last month as Big Daddy in NCC's Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.  He was also seen on stage for NCC's Summer Programs in 2022 and 2023.  He is honored to be able to help carry on his friend Bill Mutimer's vision of creating one of the finest theatre programs here in the Lehigh Valley.  He would like to thank his much more talented wife, Denise and his even more talented son, Sawyer for their inspiration and support.  We all hope you enjoy the show, Bill.

Whitney Madill

Whitney Madill (Pauline) is a performer, choreographer, and educator who is excited to be joining NCC Summer Theatre for the first time. No stranger to the Lehigh Valley, she graduated from DeSales University with a B.A. in Theatre with a dual major in Secondary English Education. Some of her favorite roles include: Female Swing for the REV Theatre Co.'s REV on Tour, Mary Hatch in It's A Wonderful Life and Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda the Musical with BCRAC, and Tweedledum/Alice u/s in Alice in Wonderland at DeSales University. Next up: Music Director for the Palace Theatre's Youth Summer Camps. 

Andrea Marshall-Money

In her 25 year career as a NYC based actress, Andrea has played numerous leading and supporting roles off-off Broadway and in Regional Theaters and National Tours. As a voice-over artist, she can be heard on various commercials (TV & Radio) as well as on-camera commercials. She has co-starred in several short films, many of which were selected for film festivals. Nonetheless, Andrea’s work as a Standardized Patient in NYC Medical Schools and Hospitals is the most rewarding and inspirational acting job of her career. Andrea holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University and is a proud member of Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA.

Daniel Melo

Daniel Melo (he/him/his) is a bilingual artist and alumni of Northampton Community College and The University of the Arts. He has collaborated with several artists creating new plays, and portraying characters about Latino culture and traditions throughout the Philadelphia area. You might recognize him from previous NCC Summer roles like; Jim Haller in All Shook Up, Luther Billis in South Pacific, Annas in Jesus Christ Superstar and Benny in In The Heights. Some regional stages he’s worked at include: Quintessence Theatre Group, Theatre Horizon, Teatro Del Sol, Delaware Shakespeare Co, and most recently The Rev Theatre Company in the Upstate New York Finger Lakes Area. Daniel is delighted to return once again to the Lipkin Theatre, and hopes you all enjoy the show!! 

Katelyn Morgan

Katelyn is honored to be back this summer in a space that means so much to her! Previous NCC credits include Emma in The Prom, Betty 2 in Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties, Pamela in Head Over Heels, Sarah Jane Moore in Assassins and Isle in Spring Awakening.  Bill  we love you and miss you, sweet friend

Maria Pallete

Maria Pallete, a rising star from NYC, graduated from NYFA's musical theatre program. She's performed in roles like Mopsa in "Head Over Heels" and in "Starting Here, Starting Now". Catch her professional debut at NCC summer theatre. Grateful for the unwavering support of her family and friends, Maria thanks Bill for this amazing opportunity. Follow her journey on instagram: @mariapalletee

Dylan Penyak

Dylan is currently 17 years old and has theatre credits from Wilson Area High School as: Jack Kelly - Newsies, Babbs - Charley’s Aunt, Pippin - Pippin, Peter Pan - Peter/Wendy, and Pugsley- Addams Family. His community credits at the Pennsylvania Playhouse are as Richard Bailey - Kinky Boots, and Tobias Ragg - Sweeney Todd. And in Rebel Stages production of Next to Normal as Gabe. He has been studying voice for 10 years, with Vocaleez and under Phil Diaz in Bethlehem.

Rebecca Pieper

Rebecca Pieper, a former professor of voice at DeSales University  is thrilled to be joining NCC for their summer season.  In addition to being the Eastern Governor of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and a presenter at their National Conference, she is the owner of The Musik Makers: The Music and Performing Arts Studio of Rebecca Pieper where she teaches voice, piano and theatre.  Her multi-teacher/multi-disciplinary studio that reaches students locally and throughout the country offers private and group instruction as well as camps in music and theatre arts.  In 2022 she was awarded Music Teacher of the Year Award by The Friends of Music Association. Rebecca maintains an active performance career that crosses the bridge between musical theatre and opera throughout NY, NJ and PA. She enjoys conducting, music directing and directing throughout the Lehigh Valley as well as being on the stage as a performer.  After making her solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall at the age of 17, the breakout role of her career came when she was the youngest member of the New York City Opera Forum to play the Leading Role of Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro.  Other notable credits include: Amalia/She Loves Me; Annie Oakley/Annie Get Your Gun; Sonia/They’re Playing Our Song; April/Company; Narrator/Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; Carol/Laughter on the 23rd Floor; Irena/I Never Saw Another Butterfly; Paquette/Candide. When she is not immersed in the performing arts she enjoys spending time with her loved ones and LOVES traveling, fitness and her crazy dogs.

Mina Price

 Mina/Will Price (she/he/they) is thrilled to be working with NCC summer theatre again! They are currently finishing their degree at NCC in theatre and are awaiting the next step in their career. They are very excited to be back with another round of musicals since appearing as Miss Jones in Blood Brothers. They have also been seen here in Collective Rage, South Pacific, The Prom, and Much Ado About Nothing. Being involved in costuming has been a fantastic experience for them and they are very thankful to their coworkers for this opportunity. Enjoy the show!

Isabella Ramirez

Isabella (Izzy) Ramirez is an actor born and raised in New Jersey and she is so excited to be making her NCC debut in West Side Story. Recent credits include Cora Hoover Hooper in Anyone Can Whistle at Montclair State University and Urleen in Footloose at Interlakes Summer Theater. Isabella is a rising Senior at MSU getting her BFA in Musical Theater. @izzyyramirez 

Laura Riker

Laura Sweeney Riker (Shaindel/Ensemble) holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Bucknell University and a Master of Education in English from DeSales University. Pleased to return to NCC, Laura was last seen in The Glass Menagerie (Amanda Wingfield) in March 2023 and in 1776 (Abigail Adams) and Ragtime (Ensemble/Mother u/s) in previous NCC Summer Theatre seasons. Over the past twenty-five years she has performed in productions at many theaters throughout the Lehigh Valley, most recently Sweeney Todd at PA Playhouse. Additional experiences of note include The King and I (Anna), The 1940s Radio Hour (Ann Collier), and Nunsense (Sister Mary Amnesia), all under the direction of NCC’s Bill Mutimer. During the school year, Laura teaches eighth grade English and runs the improv program at the Moravian Academy Historic Downtown Campus here in Bethlehem. For Bill, of course.

Dyran Robles

Dyran Robles [Nibbles] will be a senior next year at Wilson Area High School, where he has performed in “Newsies” (as Davey), “Charley’s Aunt” (as Charley) and “Pippin” (as a featured dancer). Before moving to the Lehigh Valley, he attended Paterson School 24’s Fine and Performing Arts Program and studied dance at L. De. Dance School in Paterson, NJ. He is thrilled to be making his NCC Summer Theatre debut!

Sergio Salinas

Sergio Salinas, Jr is thrilled to be making his east coast debut here at NCC summer theatre. He closed out his 2023 season as a company member at Sierra Repertory Theatre. He performed in 5 main stages and put up 2 touring children's theatre shows with SRT in schools. Favorite credits include : In The Heights as Usnavi (CA theatre), Carousel (Musical Theatre West), Off-Broadway Staged Reading: Worlds Apart, Kiss of The Spiderwoman (Welk Resort), West Side Story as Bernardo (TPAC) & Chino (Glendale Center Theatre), and Legally Blonde (Performance Riverside). Huge thanks to Brett, my mom and two beautiful sisters, who I love so much. All glory be to God! Follow his adventures on IG: @sergio.salinas.jr

Michael Sheridan Sr.

Michael Sheridan (Lt. Schrank) - This is Michael’s second appearance in NCC’s summer program, after playing Captain Brackett in 2023’s “South Pacific.” He has performed locally in several productions, including the recent “Three Musketeers'' at the Pennsylvania Playhouse, as well as several shows with the Crowded Kitchen Players. He’s also had small roles in locally produced films, such as “Lucky Louie'' and “The Fries Rebellion.” A writer/director himself, he’s produced more than a dozen short films, and won two New York Emmy Awards for his work producing short-form documentaries. He’s also the co-founder of Route 22 Filmworks, a local filmmaking group which is hosting a film festival at The Ice House in Bethlehem on August 24. He is very grateful to the late Bill Mutimer for inviting him to be a part of “West Side Story,” and giving him a chance to be a part of this wonderful cast.

Michael Sheridan

Michael Joseph Sheridan (Mikey), his pronouns are he/him currently he resides in Bethlehem PA. Michael grew up in Queens NY, He was a student at NCC studying theater. During high school he was in the productions of Anything Goes as Elijah Whitney, It's a Wonderful Life as George Bailey and Christmas Carol as Scrooge. The most notable roles of his NCC career are Erik in The Burn, Betty/Gerry in Cloud 9, Leon Czolgosz in Assassin's and Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing. At Cedar Crest College Michael performed in the Musical The Great American Trailer Park as the role of Duke. Michael would like to Thank Bill Mutimer for giving him the opportunity to be a part of these shows, and appreciates his professionalism and passion for the arts. He made everyone around him enjoy his love for theater. He saw talent in people and gave them the spotlight. Bill wanted to see Michael as the Cat in the Cat in the Hat, so he dedicated this performance to Bill Mutimer.

Lindsey Sommons

Lindsey Sommons is delighted to be performing with NCC this summer! She recently graduated with her BFA in Musical Theatre from Liberty University. Lindsey has recently made her professional debut in Meredith Wilson's "The Music Man" as Zaneeta Shinn with the Alluvion Stage Company. This summer, Lindsey will be in the Daughter Ensemble in "Fiddler on The Roof" and a Dancer in "Mamma Mia”.

Anjelica Soto

Anjelica Soto is a proud Puerto Rican Actor, Singer, and Dancer. She is currently studying at Montclair State University to earn a BFA in Musical Theatre. Up next, you can see her play Young Violet in Violet at Montclair State University in the fall. To join her journey, follow @anjelicajsoto on Instagram. 

Trish Kane Steele

Trish Kane Steele is happy to be back on the playhouse stage! Since her first production of Grease in 1980, to this production of Cabaret, she has delighted in entertaining audiences and bringing characters to life, as well as introducing hundreds of children to the joy of theater. Her most recent work includes the Chaperone in The Drowsy Chaperone, Sr. Mary Lazarus in Sister Act, Berthe in Pippin and Bea in The Food Chain.

Connor Sternberg

Connor Sternberg (he/him) is elated to return to NCC for the 2024 summer season. He graduated from NCC in 2023 and is now an up coming senior at West Chester University. At WCU some of his favorite roles include Rocky Horror (Magenta) and Kiss Me Kate (Ensemble). Some of his favorite NCC roles include Assassins (Zangara), Spring Awakening (Ernst), and Something Rotten (Robin). You may have also seen him at Cedar Crest College’s Company (Paul) or Villanova’s Crazy For You (Ensemble). He is Honored to be returning to NCC to commemorate all Bill Mutimer has done for me and everyone at NCC.

Mark A Stutz

This is Mark’s 1st show at NCC and he is thrilled to have this opportunity. Mark has been involved in theater for over 60 years (you do the math) and has directed or performed in over 100 productions. He attended the University of Bridgeport for undergraduate school and Catholic University and Villanova for Masters work. Mark spent over 20 years as the Director of Visual and Performing Arts for the Parkland School District and is extremely proud of the growth of the Arts during his tenure. Now retired, he spends his time traveling, playing golf ( poorly) and keeping up with his grandchildren. “Tevye” is one of his all time favorite stage characters and he is thrilled to have had the opportunity to bring him to life one more time. Other roles have included “Mushnik” in Little Shop of Horrors, “Fagin” in Oliver and most recently as “Elder” in Indecent. Finally, Mark wants to acknowledge the support he received and has received for 25 years from his wife, Jill, who has put plans on hold many times so that he might pursue his passion. This time she had to put up with the beard. L’chaim to the entire cast, crew and pit.

Calum Sullivan

Calum Sullivan (he/him) is a Wisconsin born and bred actor currently based out of Chicago, IL. Favorite regional credits include Buddy in Elf the musical and Featured Soloist in Godspell (Paul Bunyan Playhouse), Lt. Buzz Adams in South Pacific (Suncoast Broadway Dinner Theatre) and the Polar Express Train Ride (Chicago). He’d like to thank his family and friends for their ongoing support. Follow his journey on instagram @calum.sullivan

Zayne Thomie

Zayne is a rising sophomore at Montclair State University and based in Jacksonville Florida. Previous credits are “Anyone Can Whistle” (Montclair State) “Beauty and the Beast” (Alhambra Theatre) and “Choir Boy” (Players by the Sea). He can't wait to dance his way through this summer and entertain the people of Bethlehem.

Rebecca Trollinger

Rebecca is thrilled to be involved in this production, Becky is no stranger to theatre; having been involved in numerous productions in the Lehigh Valley at PA Playhouse, Munopco, and Dark Horse Theatre, both onstage and off. Recently retired Becky is an Activity Director planning and entertaining the residents at Heather Glen Senior living. 

Andy Van Antwerp

Andy (he/him) is an NCC alum and is excited to be back for a third year with NCC Summer Theatre. He graduated from the Media Production program this winter, and plans to pursue a bachelor's degree at Temple University in the fall. Andy most recently appeared as a Troupe member in the Civic Theatre's production of Pippin, and his work with NCC Summer Theatre includes ensemble roles in All Shook Up and Rent. Favorite roles include "Bobby" in American Buffalo and "Harry/Cathy" in Cloud 9. He's thrilled to be back for another summer alongside new and old friends. @litmuspaperismygod

 

Mateo Villarreal

Mateo is now a sophomore at Dean College and has been in Rent as a featured ensemble member and She Loves Me as a featured ensemble member. He is so excited to be apart of this production and thanks NCC for the opportunity.

Lydia Walker

Lydia Walker (she/her) is an alumni at Northampton Community College and this is her second summer season here. At NCC she has been in Assassins (ensemble), Much Ado About Nothing (Hero), The Prom (Shelby), South Pacific (Ensign Dinah Murphy), All Shook Up (dancer), Blood Brothers (Linda), Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties (Betty 4), and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Maggie). Other appearances include Susan in Company and Pippi in The Great American Trailer Park Musical at Cedar Crest College. She dedicates her performance to Bill, and hopes it would have made him proud. 

Aidan Weller

Aidan Weller is a theatre major at NCC. He has been in productions of Elf, Clue, and Cinderella at Pennsylvania Youth Theatre and was most recently in NCC’s The Lifespan of A Fact as Jim Fingal and The Laramie Project as several characters. 

Max Wetherhold

Max Wetherhold(He/Him) is ecstatic to be returning to NCC Summer Theatre for his 4th season. He was last seen as “Brick” in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, which closed out the NCC school season. He has been seen in numerous shows at NCC since 2019, where he was in the ensemble of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, and “James the Less” in Jesus Christ Superstar. He has played a part in multiple NCC and Summer Theatre productions, including Spring Awakening (Hanschen), Xanadu (Terpsichore/Hermes), Footloose (Jeter), Something Rotten! (William Shakespeare), Assassins (John Wilkes Booth), American Buffalo (Walter “Teach” Cole), Much Ado About Nothing (Balthasar), The Prom (Nick), South Pacific (Stewpot), All Shook Up (Chad), and Blood Brothers (Mickey Johnstone). He has also appeared behind the scenes, serving as the assistant director on Jeffrey, and the stage manager on The Food Chain and The Lifespan of a Fact. He is thankful for this wonderful cast, the crew, his mom, his partner, and his family for supporting him in his endeavors. This show, and all future performances, are dedicated to the memory of Bill Mutimer.

Maricel Wheatley

Maricel Wheatley is currently 16 years old and a rising Senior at Nazareth Area High School. Her most recent production was The Little Mermaid (Flounder). Alongside theatre, she sings in four of her school's choirs, including directing the treble a-cappella choir, as well as performing in the PMEA District 10 and Region V choir festivals. This is her NCC debut, and she is very excited to be working alongside such talented people! @maricelwheatley

Ted Williams

Ted feels honored to have  performed on most of the stages in the Lehigh Valley. He is thankful to once again be appearing at NCC in "Fiddler," a show he did in High School, a mere 10 years ago. It is a privilege to be entertaining audiences with this talented cast, exceptional musicians, and professional crew. Rest peacefully Bill.

Jenna Williamson

Jenna Williamson (Anybodys/Dance Captain) is ecstatic to be a part of NCC’s Summer Season! She has just completed her first year at The Norwalk Conservatory of the Arts where she studies Musical Theatre Dance. Jenna has been a part of, and choreographed, many shows, concerts, and dance competitions around the country since she was three-years-old. Some of her favorite credits include, Cassie (A Chorus Line), Cabaret (Helga), Newsies (Elmer), Chicago (Velma), Cats (George), and Joseph.…Dreamcoat (Gad/choreographer). Jenna thanks everyone for their support, especially her family and friends who always encourage her to follow her dreams!

Megan Wolfe

Megan has been involved in theatre for fifteen years and is very excited to be involved in NCC Summer Theatre. Megan has recently been seen on stage as Emily from Lifespan of a Fact, Betty 5 from Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betty’s, and Mae in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. They would like to thank their amazing directors for this opportunity.

Summer Crew

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Harley Cooper

Harley Cooper they/he (Production Stage Manager) is originally from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is currently a sophomore at Wagner College in New York, majoring in Theatre Design, Technology, and Management. Harley's previous credits at Wagner College include serving as the Assistant Stage Manager for Plano and the Wardrobe Manager for Me and My Girl. At Liberty High School, they took on the roles of Stage Manager for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and both Set Designer and Stage Manager for A Christmas Story. Harley is thrilled to be part of this production and extends heartfelt thanks to the cast, crew, and directors for their incredible support and collaboration. Instagram: @harleston_cc

Brenda McGuire

Brenda has been costuming in the Lehigh Valley for over 30 years. She also has directed shows and was the director for Catasauqua High School for 9 years. She owns her own design business “Distinctively Sew” that she custom designs men’s tailored suits/bridals/reconstruction/interiors and custom embroidery. She has been with NCC Summer theatre since 2018. Some favorite shows include: The Buddy Holly Story, All Shook Up, Chicago, Singing In the Rain, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Fiddler on the Roof, Rent, In The Heights. You can catch her directing at Munopco theatre in September for “Rock of Ages”. To my muffin - I miss you. You are always in my heart and head. You are and always will be my guiding light.

Adrianne Hibshman

Adrianne has worked at NCC Theatre since 2021 when Bill Mutimer asked her to become the house manager. She has been busy writing the NCC Theatre Newsletter, selling advertisement spaces for NCC Theatre programs and selling tickets and concessions as house manager. She is happy to be a part of the team working to make Bill's Summer Theatre dream continue.

Nick Scheerer

This is Nick's first Northampton summer theater job.  He is excited to spend the summer with so many talented people and bring four musicals to the Lehigh Valley.  Nick has been part of thirteen productions in the last five years during his high school years in Texas and this past year with Northampton.  He loves working behind the scenes bringing great shows to life

Theo Lemons

Theo Lemons (he/him) is an upcoming sophomore at Bloomsburg University studying theater design and technology. He has helped out with several NCC shows in the past, including Jeffrey, Something Rotten!, RENT, Assassins, The Laramie Project, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Thanks to Mom and Dad, Brett, Stagecraft friends, and the whole NCC team!

Mary Ellen Van Camp

Mary Ellen Van Camp- Box Office Manager. Mary Ellen has worked at NCC for more than 16 years, starting as a shop assistant, then production assistant, painter, construction, props, plumbing, sound, lighting , and anything else they threw at her. Now serving as Box Office Manager, her greatest joy is seeing her “peeps” thrive and grow into amazing performers - and packing the house with appreciative audiences. Call her for tickets now!

Kayla Rosado

Kayla is starting her second year here at NCC as a theatre major, and is so excited to be a part of this amazing production! She has previously been an ASM at PA Playhouse for Sweeney Todd and ASM for PYT's production of A Christmas Story. She would like to thank her friends, mentors, and family for their support in everything that she does. Enjoy the show!

Brett Oliveira (Managing Director/Technical Director/Set and Lighting Design)

Brett is thrilled to be here for another wonderful summer season at NCC, wearing quite a few different hats this year. He works full time at NCC during the school year as theater faculty and the technical director for school productions, and also serves as the Technical Director and a Board member at the Pennsylvania Playhouse in Bethlehem. Brett has worked onstage and off, creating sets and designing lighting, sound and video on over 225 productions at many different venues such as NCC, Pennsylvania Playhouse, MunOpCo, InterLakes Summer Theater, Swain School, and Northwestern Lehigh High School. Recent onstage roles include an unexpected turn as Mr. Lyons in Blood Brothers here at NCC, and half of the Nicky puppet in Avenue Q at the PA Playhouse. When Brett’s not at the theater… he’s at another theater, trusty Diet Coke bottle always in hand. Brett is thrilled to be working with this cast, crew, production team and dear friends this summer, and appreciates all of their time, hard work, help, trust and understanding. Brett would like to thank all of you for supporting the arts and helping us to keep alive the legacy of Bill Mutimer, and this summer theater program that he created and loved so dearly.

Shannon Callaghan

Shannon Callaghan is thrilled to be a part of the Summer Theatre Program here at NCC. She is currently working as the administrative assistant for the program. Previously, she has been the Stage Manager for The Laramie Project. She has also performed in Blood Brothers as Donna Marie and The Glass Menagerie as Laura. Shannon would like to thank the cast and crew for all their hard work, and Brett, Clair, and Alyson for allowing her to be an integral part of this production season. She would like to thank her friends and family for their constant love and support throughout her theatre journey! Enjoy the show!

Kyra Sos

Builder / Painter

Kyra graduated NCC in 2023 in Media Production, and it's her first time working for the summer theatre. She has been learning a lot about the process of building sets and painting signs behind the scenes of this performance. She's thankful for the help and advice from those who have been doing this for longer than her, and hopes to increase her skill set going forward.

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