Be Transported to Italy at the College’s Annual Fall Musical

The Department of Music, Performing Arts & Music Technologies at County College of Morris (CCM) is presenting The Light in the Piazza, the annual musical this Fall Semester, to entertain and transport the cast, crew and audience to Italy in the 1950s, for a test on love and secrecy.

Based on the 1960 novella by Elizabeth Spencer, the story is about Margaret Johnson, a wealthy Southern woman, and Clara, her daughter, who is developmentally disabled due to a childhood accident. The two spend a summer together in Florence, Italy. When Clara falls in love with a young Italian man, Fabrizio, her mother reconsiders Clara’s future and a secret that could change everything.

The performance of The Light in the Piazza at CCM begins Wednesday, November 1, and runs through Saturday, November 4, at 7:30 p.m. All performances are held in the Dragonetti Auditorium in the Student Community Center on CCM’s campus, 214 Center Grove Road, Randolph.

Members of the cast and the roles they are playing include Julia Bachman, Franca Naccarelli, of Cedar Knolls; Matthew Budesheim, Priest, of Butler; Sean Cahill, Guiseppe Naccarelli, of Netcong; Elijah Cooke, Roy Johnson, of Belvidere; Alyssa Correa, Clara Johnson, of Dover; Owen Gately, Fabrizio Naccarelli, of Belvidere; Lydia Girardy, Margaret Johnson, of Long Valley; Hyron Gonzalez Jr., Signore Naccarelli, of Mt. Olive; Elizabeth Grant, Signora Naccarelli, of Wayne; Bridget Jacobus, Signora Naccarelli, of Denville; Diana Luba, Tour Guide, of Rockaway; Molly McLoughlin, Tour Guide, of South Orange; Julian Moreno, Priest, of Denville; Andrew Price, Roy Johnson, of Madison; and the Ensemble includes Mia Alvarado of Rockaway; Adoran Ball of Montville; Andrew Berkemeyer of Randolph; Naomi Canilao of Roxbury; Kevin Casey of Flanders; Sebastian Cedeno of Mine Hill; Jayden Cohen of Parsippany; Madison Dunn of Belvidere; Collin Eagen of Livingston; Juan Isaiz of Livingston; Natalie Lavorgna of Parsippany; Kayla Marvin of Flanders; Alex McEwan of Butler; Gwendolyn Rivera of Morris Plains; and Charlie Valdez of Rockaway.

General Admission is $15 and $10 for CCM students, CCM alumni, children under 12 and seniors 62 and over. Tickets can be purchased at

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