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"Hair" There And Everywhere!

The musical "Hair" performed on Bethlehem Campus to an energized crowd

Mia Rossi,

"Hair," a rock musical written 50 years ago about the politically charged 1960s, opened October 19 to a sold-out crowd. Under the direction of Bill Mutimer, the show was presented as the kick-off event of NCC's 50th anniversary year considering the show's opening on Broadway the same year the college opened! The musical featured Director Sherri Melcher and Choreographer Tina Sohns-Williams.

Students in the  cast included:

Claude - Connor McCully of Catasauqua; Catasauqua High School, 2017, theatre

Berger - Shane O'Leary of Bangor, Bangor Area High School, 2017, theatre

Woof - Chad Schafer of Bangor, Bangor Area High School, 2017, fine arts

Jeanie - Nicole LaValva of Wind Gap, PA Cyber Charter School 2015, communication design, new media  

Dionne - Juanita Shockley of Bethlehem, Dieruff High School 2012, theatre  

Steve - Griffin Boyle of Bangor, Pen Argyl Area High School 2016, theatre  

Crissy - Madison Williams of Pen Argyl, Pen Argyl Area High School 2016, theatre            

Ronny - Catina Gordon of Bethlehem, Lake Mary High School, Florida, 1994, theatre  

Leata/Abe Lincoln - Winter Pordy of East Stroudsburg, Pocono Mountain West High School 2014, theatre

Paul - Sam Ferguson of Bethlehem, Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts, 2016, general studies  

Walter - Ben Sanchez of Bethlehem, Liberty High School 2017, general studies  

Hiram - Tom Kennebeck of Wind Gap, Notre Dame High School (Green Pond) 2012, theatre  

Suzannah - Nicole Mastrogiovanni of Bangor, Bangor Area High School, 2017, early childhood education  

Mary - Jordan Fidalgo of Nazareth Nazareth Area High School 2017, general studies

Diane - Viktoria Swanson of Bangor, Bangor Area High School 2017, general studies  

Margorie - Maria Beltran of Tobyhanna, Pocono Mountain West High School 2015, theatre  

Linda - Nikki Hrichak of Bethlehem, Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts 2015, communication studies  

Natalie - Leah Ruane of Bethlehem, Notre Dame High School (Green Pond), 2015, theatre

ROTC Guard/Preppie  - Cameron James of Hawley, Pa, Wallenpaupack Area High School 2015, theatre

Redneck - Nick Jones of Zionsville, Brandywine Heights High School, Topton 2014, theatre

Olivia Byrne of Center Valley, Southern Lehigh High School 2015, theatre

Jaedon Muhl of Emmaus, Northwestern Lehigh High School 2015, theatre

Tyronn Brewington of Easton, Liberty High School 2013, theatre  

Luli Colon of Bethlehem, Lincoln Leadership Academy Charter School Allentown 2014, theatre

Jamal Clayton of Allentown, William Allen High School 2015, general studies  

Titi Asokeji of Macungie, Emmaus High School 2015, liberal arts, psychology  

Karina Campoverde of Easton, Easton Area High School 2016, theatre  

Jean Carlos Garcia of Allentown, William Allen High School 2016, theatre  

Kayla Friend of Horsham, PA, Hatboro-Horsham Senior High School 2017, theatre

The stage manager was theatre major Angela Agrese of Bethlehem, Freedom High School 2016, and the assistant stage manager was Nick Jones. Other cast members included: Jeff Armstrong as Hubert;  Jonathan Carter as Hud; Melody Cruz as Sheila; Noel Cruz as Emmaretta; Kevin Gaughenbaugh as Margaret Meade; Buster Page as the boy; and Gina Turner, a member of the Tribe and one of the Supremes.