(BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ) -- The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts’ Performing Arts Schoolwill present an outdoor socially distanced performance of the original musical Trapped on Sunday, June 6 at 4:00pm. Four months in the making, the 50-minute show is written, composed, and staged by the Wharton Players Musical Theater Company class.
The production stars Billie Sylvester, Hailey Karpoff, Riya Joshi, Alice Frank, Cecelia Szabo, Julianna Mayer, Madison Feeman, and Victoria Scorzafava and directed by Alyssa Mannarino and Christian Rosky, the show’s intriguing plot involving a mystery at a school library and its delightful harmonies are sure to captivate audience members of all ages. The performance is free and open to the public and will take place at 60 Locust Avenue in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey.
The mission of The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts is to provide the highest quality performing arts education to a wide range of students in a supportive and inclusive environment, where striving for personal excellence inspires and connects those we teach to the communities we serve.
Wharton is New Jersey’s largest independent non-profit community performing arts education center serving over 1,200 students through a range of classes and ensembles including the 15 ensembles of the New Jersey Youth Symphony, which serve 500 students in grades 3 – 12 by audition. Beginning with Out of the Box Music and Pathways classes for young children, Wharton offers private lessons, group classes, and ensembles for all ages and all abilities at the Performing Arts School. With the belief in the positive and unifying influence of music and the performing arts and that arts education should be accessible to all people regardless of their ability to pay, Wharton teaches all instruments and voice and has a robust musical theater program. Based in Paterson, New Jersey, the Paterson Music Project is an El Sistema-inspired program of the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts that uses music as a vehicle for social change by empowering and inspiring children through the community experience of ensemble learning and playing.
Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts is located in Berkeley Heights, New Providence and Paterson, NJ and reaches students from 10 counties. All of Wharton’s extraordinary faculty members and conductors hold degrees in their teaching specialty and have been vetted and trained to enable our students to achieve their personal best.