September 26, 2021

Dear friends of NCC Theatre,

We're a month out from opening our fall musical, Spring Awakening, so it's time to start meeting our talented cast!
Based on the 1891 German play of the same name by Frank Wedekind, 'Spring Awakening' explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, it is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll.

Due to themes, this show is recommended for mature audiences.
Justin Abarca - Melchior
Having grown up in NYC and now living in the Lehigh Valley, Justin has always been very musically involved, having classically studied violin for 13 years and studied vocal performance for nearly six. Currently, Justin is a sophomore at NCC where he majors in Musical Theatre, with hopes of pursuing a professional career in performing arts. Most recently he has had the pleasure of being part of Catasauqua Area Showcase Theatre’s production of Cinderella, however, this is his first production as part of NCC’s Theatre Department.
Joshua Crowley - Georg / Dieter
This is Joshua’s first show at NCC. He is a 21-year-old theatre major at Northampton Community College, who has been involved in numerous shows since high school.

Notable shows are Grease as 'Doody,' Crazy for You as 'Lank Hawkins,' and in Mary Poppins as 'Robertson Ay.'

Amelia Illingworth - Thea
Amelia, from Hellertown, is appearing on the NCC stage for the second time. An NCC theatre major, she appeared in last spring's Head Over Heels.

She previously studied theatre at Bloomsburg University, and her favorite shows include Almost Maine, The Odd Couple, The Music Man, Curtains, and Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Spring Awakening

Thursday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 24 at 2:00 p.m.

All performances will be offered in person, in the Lipkin Theatre
** All patrons must correctly wear masks **

FREE for those with valid NCC ID and a donation
of a non-perishable food item to the HOPE food pantry


The East 40 Gardens and NCC's Art Department are partnering for an exciting initiative. You can watch three artists-in-residence 'in action' with the wood-fired kiln, in a special Workshop Day coming tomorrow (Monday, September 27).
Come on out to the East 40 Gardens anytime between noon - 8 p.m. to watch their process and hear them talk about their works. This event is free and open to all; park in overflow lot "D" and look for the East 40 kiosk sign to direct you to the gardens.

Essye Klempner, Liz Wheeler and Tony Williams (pictured, from left) will be making artwork in and around East 40 most Sundays, Mondays and select additional days through Monday, October 18. The artists welcome visitors to watch them, but ask that if someone wants to visit with them about their work, they make an appointment through Rachael Gorchov.

This kickoff residency program celebrates the ten year anniversary of the East 40 Gardens and Experiential Learning Center. The program includes a community garden, learning garden, pollinators, wood-fired kiln, and serves as a lab for environmental and sustainability classes.
A lot going on at NCC! And we are glad to have your support of the theatre programs and other arts-related opportunities for our students.

Til next time: #staysafe #staywell #stayhome!


Bill Mutimer
NCC Theatre Department Head
NCC Summer Theatre Producing Artistic Director