Theater


The theater program at La Salle has been in existence since 1969 and now almost forty-five years later, integrates the talents of well over 100 students each year including female performers from our sister schools, Gwynedd Mercy Academy and Mount Saint Joseph's Academy, as well as a variety of other surrounding schools, both public and private.

The overall goal of the program is to produce the highest quality shows while allowing everyone who expresses an interest to find their niche in the school's performing arts program. To accomplish this we produce two shows per year, starting with a comedy or drama in the fall and a full scale musical in the spring. The theater program also provides an opportunity for students to develop and express theirs talents not only as on stage performers, but also as musicians, technical support, and in administrative capacities.

For more information on our productions, to see a listing of past shows, view photo archives, cast listings, and other related information, please click on the element bars below.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming productions.

La Salle College High School Announces Theater Schedule for the 2017 / 2018 School Year

2018 Spring Musical - The Drowsy Chaperone

Back by popular demand, La Salle College High School will be performing the outrageously funny and incredibly creative five time Tony Award Winning Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, from Thursday March 22, 2018 through Sunday March 25, 2018. La Salle first performed The Drowsy Chaperone in 2011 on the heels of its successful Broadway run, garnering an overwhelmingly positive audience response which supported our moving the direction of La Salle’s theater program to where we are today. Since that time, the show has grown immensely in popularity, but still remains one of the hallmarks of creative musical comedy genius.

The Drowsy Chaperone is a musical with book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, and music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. It is a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s. The story concerns a middle-aged, asocial musical theatre fan; as he plays the record of his favorite musical, the (fictional) 1928 hit The Drowsy Chaperone, the show comes to life onstage as he wryly comments on the music, story, and actors.

Auditions will be held on Tuesday, December 5 and Wednesday December 6, 2017. Please check back for more information in early November.

We would also like to announce that work is under way to migrate our ticketing away from our current general admission system to one which will give our patrons the to pick and reserve specific seats for their performance. More information regarding this move will be available in the fall.


Audition Information


Open Casting Girls Auditions will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 beginning at 3:30 PM in the auditorium.

La Salle Boys Auditions will, be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 beginning at 3:30 PM in the auditorium.

Auditions will consist of a vocal and dance component.

Audition Profile: Please Print Out and Complete the Audition Profile and bring it with you to auditions. See "Cast Listing" Section for a list of parts.

Vocals: Please prepare at least two of the selections from the list / materials below.

Dance: Dance routine will be taught during the audition. If you own tap shoes, please bring them

Costuming: Everyone who auditions will be measured regardless of final casting decisions



Audition Profile








Production Team

La Salle College High School

Presents

The Drowsy Chaperone

Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison

Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar


Producer:
Mr. Joseph F. Ciccimaro ‘57

Director: Mr. Micky Dominick

Vocal Director: Mr. Mark Norman

Music Director: Mr. Joseph Vettori

Choreographer: Mr. Louis Palena

Costume Design: Mrs. Robin Kelley

Set Design & Stage Crew: Mr. Michael Hearn

Assistant Director: Mr. Matthew Dominick '07

Sound Design: Mr. Greg Snyder

Lighting Design: Mr. Jordan Petrellis ‘14

Student Managers

Conductor:

Sound Manager:

Lighting Manager:

Stage Managers:

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“The Drowsy Chaperone"
is presented through special arrangement with,

and all Authorized Performance Materials are supplied by,

Music Theater International (MTI)

421 West 54th Street

New York, NY 10019

Show Synopsis

La Salle College High School will perform the outrageously funny Tony and Drama Desk Award winning musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, from March 22 – 25, 2018. The Drowsy Chaperone is a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920's. The story concerns a middle-aged, asocial musical theater fan; as he plays the record of his favorite musical, the (fictional) 1928 hit The Drowsy Chaperone, the show comes to life onstage as he wryly comments on the music, story, and actors.

The show originated in 1997, when Don McKellar, Lisa Lambert, and Greg Morrison and several friends created a spoof of old musicals for the stag party of Bob Martin and Janet van de Graff.

The spoof was so well received that the team decided to "re-shape" the show for The Toronto Fringe Festival, where with the assistance of Bob Martin the character of "the man in the chair" was added to serve as a narrator and commentator for the piece. Ironically Bob Martin was cast into the role; it swept the festival; and became a huge success first in small Toronto theater, then in legitimate theater, and in 2006 backers came together to bring the show to Broadway. Winner of six Tony Awards and seven Drama Desk Awards, including Best musical, the show ran for 674 performances on Broadway before being transported to London's West end for an equally successful run.


Cast Listing and Biographies

The Drowsy Chaperone

Cast List (in order of appearance)

Man in the Chair

Mrs. Tottendale

Underling

Robert Martin

George

Feldzeig

Kitty

Gangster #1

Gangster #2

Aldolpho

Janet van de Graaff

The Drowsy Chaperone

Trix the Aviatrix

Superintendant

Past Shows

2017 The Producers

2016 Crazy for You

2015 Monty Python’s Spamalot

2014 42nd Street

2013 Swing!

2012 City of Angels

2011 The Drowsy Chaperone

2010 Smokey Joe's Café

2009 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

2008 Singing in the Rain

2007 Babes in Arms
2006 Godspell
2005 Bye Bye Birdie


2004 Grease
2003 Footloose
2002 George M!
2001 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

2000 Guys & Dolls
1999 Damn Yankees
1998 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
1997 Two Gentlemen of Verona
1996 Godspell
1995 Little Shop of Horrors
1994 Leader of the Pack
1993 Pal Joey
1992 Fame
1991 West Side Story
1990 George M!
1989 The Mystery of Edwin Drood
1988 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
1987 Grease
1986 Two Gentlemen of Verona
1985 Guys & Dolls
1984 Lil' Abner
1983 Fiorello!
1980 Pippen
1979 Godspell
1978 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
1977 Mack and Mabel
1976 110 in the Shade
1975 Carousel
1974 Guys and Dolls
1973 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
1972 Anything Goes / Company (Alumni Production)
1971 Hello Dolly!
1970 South Pacific
1969 Damn Yankees
1968 Bye Bye Birdie

The Fall One Acts Festival

This fall La Salle will once again turn the director’s chair over to the students through a series of student directed one act productions. Productions may be legitimate one act plays; student written works; an episode of a TV show; or any other production that would fit the definition of a “one act” play. Students will work in a supervised environment where guidance, coaching, and critiques of the work throughout the process will be provided, but ultimately all production responsibilities from casting to costuming, and set through lighting design will reside with the students. This is a very exciting undertaking and one in which we invite the girls from outside La Salle to participate – provided that members of the production team and cast are La Salle College High School students. Performances be held on Friday October 20 and Saturday October 21 at 7:30PM.

La Salle College High School Auditorium

Free Admission

Past Shows

  • 2014 - Student Directed One Acts
  • 2013 - Student Directed One Acts
  • 2012 - Barefoot in The Park
  • 2011 - Lend Me a Tenor
  • 2010 - Blythe Spirit
  • 2009 - Plaza Suite
  • 2008 - Arsenic and Old Lace
  • 2007 - The Odd Couple
  • 2006 - You Can't Take it Wth You
  • 2005 - A Man for All Seasons
  • 2004 - Shakespeare Revisited



Theater Multimedia

2017 Spring Musical - The Producers 231
2016 Spring Musical - "Crazy For You" Soundtrack 23
"Crazy For You" - I've Got Rythym Act One 1
2016 Spring Musical "Crazy For You" 150
2016 Spring Musical Promo - Crazy For You 1
2015 Fall One Acts 203
2015 Spring Musical - Spamalot 108
2015 Spring Musical - Spamalot Preview 1
2015 Spring Musical - SPAMalot WEXP Promo Video 1
2015 Spring Musical - SPAMalot WEXP Segment 1
2014 Theater Overview 1
2014 Spring Musical - 42nd Street - Act 2 10
2014 Spring Musical - 42nd Street - Act 1 13
2014 Spring Musical - 42nd Street 33
2014 Spring Musical Preview - 42nd Street 1
2013 Spring Musical - Swing! Sountrack 1
2013 Spring Musical - Swing! 169
2013 Swing! Promo 1
2012 Spring Musical - "CIty of Angels" 215
2012 City of Angels Video Trailer 1
2012 Fall Drama - "Barefoot in the Park" 90
2012 Stage Crew Feature Story 1
2011 Fall Drama "Lend Me a Tenor" 0
2011 Spring Musical - 'Drowsy Chaperone' 167
Blythe Spirit (Fall 2010) 98
Smokey Joe's Cafe 2010 2
Smokey Joe's Cafe- 2010 Spring Musical 116
Plaza Suite (Fall 2009) 48
Photos from 2009 Musical How to Succeed... 82
How to Succeed in Business... (2009) 1
Arsenic and Old Lace (Fall 2008) 58
Singing in the Rain 2008 39
Theatre Alumni Reception 04/06/08 45
The Odd Couple Rehearsal (Fall 2007) 37
The Odd Couple Preview Video (Fall 2007) 1
Babes in Arms 2007 35
Godspell 2006 30
You Can't Take It With You (Fall 2006) 12
A Man for All Seasons Pre-Production (Fall 2005) 13
A Man for All Seasons (Fall 2005) 20
Bye Bye Birdie 2005 19
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