North Star Theater Company is staging Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical “21 Chump Street” and Susan Glaspell’s drama “Trifles” at the Performing Arts Center at Sussex County Community College in Newton this December.
The one-act shows will be performed together under the title “A Closer Look.”
Members of the SCCC Chorus, under the direction of Phillip Lid, will sing a selection of Broadway songs.
Alex McCully of Newton is directing “21 Chump Street.” Jodi Halteman of Andover is the producer; Sandy Staltler of Milford, Pa., is the music director; Andrew Winans of New York is the choreographer; and Sam Bloch is assisting with lighting design. The cast includes Jake Jackson of Washington Township, Isabella Ruth Cruz of Vernon, David Villa of Nutley, Alexis Borowic of Sussex, Anthony Guerra of Milford, Pa., and Jackie Mull of Green.
Phil Cocilovo of Montague is directing “Trifles,” which is being designed by SCCC’s theater students. The play stars Christopher Flatt of Hamburg, Laura Marchese of Newton, Nick Batelli of Ogdensburg, Jackie Mull of Green, Jake Jackson of Washington Township, and Christine Mentone of Vernon.
North Star artistic director and SCCC Professor Allison Ognibene of Sparta is stage managing, Jamie Boyle of Vernon is the lighting designer, Andrea Pennella of Newton is the costume designer, and Michael Cagno of Sparta is in charge of props.
North Star Theater Company provides an inclusive environment and a high-quality theatrical experience to Northwest New Jersey and the surrounding communities through the production of various dramas, comedies and musicals, while training and fostering the talents of all participants at any age and level of experience. North Star Theater Company provides a respectful and professional atmosphere for its audience and all participants.