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 2015 / 2016 School Year
2016 Spring Musical - Crazy for You
La Salle College High School will perform the 3 time Tony Award Winning Best Musical, Crazy for You, March 17 – 20, 2016. Based upon the 1930’s Girl Crazy, the show is built upon a compilation of some of the greatest songs ever penned by the incomparable George and Ira Gershwin. Crazy for You takes audiences on a musical journey from the theaters of New York to the Saloons of Dead Rock Nevada, as Bobby Child heads west to show his mother that he can succeed in her world of high finance, but all the while never giving up on his dream of one day becoming a Broadway star.
With such classics as Embraceable You, They Can’t Take That Away from Me, and I Got Rhythm, Crazy for You strings together both the memorable ballads from the Great American Song Book, along with the high energy and creative dance numbers from the period.
In addition to Best Musical for 1992, Crazy for You also garnered the award for Best Choreography (Susan Stroman) as well as 6 additional nominations including Best Book (Ken Ludwig), and Lead Actor and Lead Actress in a musical.
For more information on the show, please click on the "Spring Musical" link on the left tool bar, then click on "Synopsis."
Auditions will be held on December 2 and 3, 2015. Please click on the "Audition Information" bar below for more specifics.
La Salle Boys Auditions will, be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 beginning at 2:30 PM in the auditorium.
Open Casting Girls Auditions will be held on Thursday, December 3, 2015 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
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
Call Backs will be held on Tuesday December 8 beginning at 2:30 PM for Boys, Followed by Girls.
Call Back Listed will be posted to this section of the web site by noon on Friday, December 4.
Call Backs will consist of additional vocal selections, monologue and paired readings
Materials will be posted by noon on Friday, December 4.
Male Audition Vocal Selections:
1. Things Are Looking Up (13 - 45)
2.They Can't Take That Away From Me (14 - 38)
3. Shall We Dance (9 - 64)
4. I Got Rhythm (61 - 94 All Roles)
Female Audition Vocal Selections:
1. Someone to Watch Over Me(27 - end)
2. Embraceable You (24 - 56)
3. But Not For Me (32 - 60)
4. I Got Rhythm (61 - 94 All Roles)
La Salle College High School
Crazy For You
Music & Lyrics by George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin
Book by: Ken Ludwig
Choreography by: Susan Stroman
Producer: Mr. Joseph F. Ciccimaro ‘57
Director: Mr. Micky Dominick
Assistant & 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
Technical Director: Mr. Michael Sabatino
Costuming: Mrs. Terry Lynn Plunkett
Choreography: Mrs. Marie Stott
Lighting Design: Mr. Jordan Petrellis ‘14
Conductor: Patrick Tyce-Carroll '16
Sound Manager: Nicholas Silvestri '16
Lighting Manager: Chris McKevitt '17
“Crazy For You"
is presented through special arrangement with,
and all Authorized Performance Materials are supplied by,
560 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10022
Based upon the 1930’s Girl Crazy, the show is built upon a compilation of some of the greatest songs ever penned by the incomparable George and Ira Gershwin. Crazy for You takes audiences on a musical journey from the theaters of New York to the Saloons of Dead Rock Nevada, as Bobby Child heads west to show his mother that he can succeed in her world of high finance, but all the while never giving up on his dream of one day becoming a Broadway star.
With such classics as Embraceable You, They Can’t Take That Away from Me, and I Got Rhythm, Crazy for You masterfully strings together both the memorable ballads from the Great American Song Book, along with the high energy and creative dance numbers from the period.
After almost a decade of Broadway domination by many shows originating on the London stage, the creative team of Ken Ludwig, Susan Stroman, and Mike Ockrent set out to create a huge musical extravaganza in the true tradition of the Broadway Musical. Working with the formula that worked for decades, Ludwig wrote a book that easily wrapped itself around the Great American Songbook of George and Ira Gershwin, and Stroman created the original choreography the likes of which audiences had not seen since 42nd Street over a decade before. In his review in The New York Times, Frank Rich wrote, "When future historians try to find the exact moment at which Broadway finally rose up to grab the musical back from the British, they just may conclude that the revolution began last night. The shot was fired at the Shubert Theater, where a riotously entertaining show called Crazy for You uncorked the American musical’s classic blend of music, laughter, dancing, sentiment and showmanship with a freshness and confidence rarely seen during the Cats decade . . . Crazy for You scrapes away decades of cabaret and jazz and variety-show interpretations to reclaim the Gershwin’s standards, in all their glorious youth, for the dynamism of the stage.”
Crazy for You ran for 1622 performances, and in addition to Best Musical for 1992, Crazy for You also garnered the award for Best Choreography (Susan Stroman) and Best Costume Design as well as 6 additional nominations including Best Book (Ken Ludwig), Lead Actor (Harry Groener) and Lead Actress (Jodi Benson – voice of Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid) in a musical.
2015 Monty Python’s Spamalot
2014 42nd Street
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
2005 Bye Bye Birdie
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
1995 Little Shop of Horrors
1994 Leader of the Pack
1993 Pal Joey
1991 West Side Story
1990 George M!
1989 The Mystery of Edwin Drood
1988 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
1986 Two Gentlemen of Verona
1985 Guys & Dolls
1984 Lil' Abner
1978 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
1977 Mack and Mabel
1976 110 in the Shade
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
Fall 2015: Student Directed "One Acts"
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. A “Production Meeting” will be held in September to solicit student interest and proposals, and performances be held the weekend of October 23, 2015.
Continue to check our web site at www.lschs.org/theatre for updates and proposal application materials.
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