This spring, the Burlington County College Lamplight Players will perform Jason Robert Brown’s “Songs for a New World” at the Enterprise Center at Burlington County College’s Mt. Laurel campus. Described as an abstract musical, the score, which ranges in influence from pop to gospel to jazz, conveys the theme of the show, which is the moment of decision.
The cast of seven will take the stage in Mt. Laurel on Wednesday, April 9 and will have three additional performances that week.
Audience members will be taken on a series of emotional journeys, as they experience the characters’ fear and faith, struggles and triumphs, and hopes and dreams.
Julian Azan, of Chesterfield, who audience members may remember as Victor Frankenstein in the Lamplight Players’ production of “Frankenstein” last fall, will join the cast as Man 4.
A newcomer to the Lamplight Players stage, Jaclyn Biancaniello, of Hainesport, will play Woman 2.
A BCC Lamplight Player veteran, Tyler Boring, of Shamong, has performed in BCC’s “Frankenstein,” “Bat Boy” and “Barefoot in the Park.” He will take the role of Man 3.
Thomas Coppolecchia, a theater major from Bordentown, has performed with the Lamplight Players in their productions of “Little Shop of Horrors,” “The Crucible,” and “Godspell.” He will play Man 2.
Mt. Holly resident and 2013 graduate from Rancocas Valley Regional High School, Vera Motley, will take the stage with the Lamplight Players for the first time as Woman 3.
Laura Orlando, of Marlton, who was Audrey in BCC’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors,” will play Woman 1.
Mike Wemer, a math major at BCC and resident of Mt. Holly, will join the Lamplight Players for the second time since his performance in BCC’s “Bat Boy,” as Man 1.”
This year’s production is also made possible by the stage managers, Sean Crowley, of Marlton, and Matthew Nehring, of Maple Shade.
Showtimes are on Wednesday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 13 at 2 p.m.
General admission tickets are $12 and can be purchased online at bcc.edu/theatre. BCC students with a valid ID can purchase their tickets through their WebAdvisor account for $7. Group discounts are also available.
Patrons can pick up their tickets at will call at the Enterprise Center at BCC an hour before showtime on the day of the performance. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Enterprise Center beginning an hour before each performance.