North Star Theatre Company is a new live drive-in theatre, brought to you by a group of seasoned actors, directors, and theatre creatives that have helmed and starred in countless live productions on dozens of stages throughout the Coachella Valley. North Star’s live-theatre project will not just be a production, but an experience like nothing ever seen in the Coachella Valley. 
We believe that theatre has the potential to bring about positive change in our community. Our goal is to create innovative, meaningful, and thought provoking experiences that will encourage our audiences to develop a more open and understanding of our world. We are a company that aspires to inspire future generations of artists and audiences through our educational programs and performance experiences. 
We strive to create an atmosphere that is inclusive and celebrates diversity. We believe that theatre should be accessible to everyone, and we are passionate about expanding opportunities for members in our community to experience the world of theatre. 

Christine Michele

Founder & President

Christine has been involved in theatre for over 20 years around the Coachella Valley and is the recipient of a DTL award, for Best Supporting Female Performer. She is also the recipient of The Rising Stars of the Desert contest, Country Music category. She studies voice under the direction of Broadway professional, Carrie St. Louis and is a vocal finalist in McCallum Theatre's, Open Call 2020 with our Vice President.  Outside of theatre, Christine is a full time mom to her 11 year old son Brady, lead singer of the cover band Christine & The Lost Keys and a Salon Manager. 

Miguel Arballo

Vice President

Miguel has been in various TV commercials, independent films and theatre productions 

around the Coachella 

Valley. His most notable roles include; Peter in Party, Paul in Women Behind Bars, Steve in Looped, Roger in Grease, Juror No. 5 in 12 Angry Men and Oscar in Sweat, just to name a few. Miguel is the recipient of a DTL award, for Best Male Performer. Miguel performs solo acoustic shows but also plays bass/guitar in the cover band, Christine & The Lost Keys with our President. He also plays bass for Imperial Valley band, More Than Circles. Miguel works as a legal assistant for Rover Armstrong, A.P.C.

James Owens

Founder & Treasurer

James' extensive work in theatre arts as an actor, singer, director and teacher, has culminated in the founding of this new endeavor. He has appeared onstage in several theatres here in the Coachella Valley. He has also performed onstage up and down the West Coast. Some of his credits include; Cat in the Hat in Seussical the Musical, Burt in Mary Poppins, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, Billy Flynn in Chicago and Bobby Strong in Urinetown, just to name a few.  James is a public school teacher and enjoys spending time with his sweet dog Taco. 

Stephanie Jauregui

Secretary

Stephanie made her stage debut in her elementary school's production of Sleeping Beauty and immediately fell in love with performing. As her experience in theatre grew, so did her love for other aspects of theatre, specifically directing, costume design, and hair and makeup. Some of her theatre credits include; Rosalie/Hair & Make-up in Real Women Have Curves, Godspell (Director), Dionne in Hair, Marcy, as well as the Director, for Almost Maine just to name a few. Stephanie holds an M.A. & B.A and is an English teacher at Indio High School. 

Kaylyn Bernal

Board Member

 

Kaylyn is a theatre major at College of the Desert with a passion for technical theatre and theatre education. In 2019 she earned a DTL nomination for best lead actress in a comedy for her role as Ana in Real Women Have Curves. Most recently, she took on the role of stage manager for Savannah Sipping Society and Murder on the Orient Express, played the role of Lisa in Mamma Mia!, ran sound for Mary Poppins, and ran both lights and sound for Rumors. When she isn’t building sets or running around fixing technical issues, she can often be found reading tarot cards or daydreaming. On top of being a full-time student, she is a submission manager for an online magazine called Mag 20/20 & runs an Etsy shop all on her own.