The theater program at La Salle has been in existence since 1969 and now as we prepare to celebrate our fiftieth production, we take great pride in how the program has evolved to where it integrates the talents of well over 125 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. All necessary information is posted under the "Audition Information" tab below. Call back list and materials have been posted to the "Audition Information" tab. Call backs will be held on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 12:00 PM in the chorus room.
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 opportunity to pick and reserve specific seats for their performance. More information regarding this move will be available in the fall.
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
CALL BACK LIST
Congratulations! Call backs will be held at 12 Noon on Sunday, December 10 in the Chorus Room. Materials can be downloaded by clicking on the link below "Call Back Packet." While we are looking to confirm a few things from a vocal perspective, the primary focus of the call backs will be on character - both in song and dialogue.
Man in the Chair: Friday, Gimpel, Mizzoni, Weyand
Robert (George will also be casted from this): Gimpel, Harkins, Mizzoni, Weyand
Aldolpho: Cramer, Fluehr, Gill, Tomlinson
Gangsters: Calhoun, Cassidy, Cramer, Esser, Friday, Kennedy, Nolan
Janet: Esser, Mascio, Trullinger
Mrs. Tottendale: Kelly (Kennedy) , Lamphere, Meko, Mezzanotte, Trullinger (Dialogue only - already prepping 2 songs)
Kitty: Craig, Esser, Lamphere, Mascio, Mezzanotte, Trullinger
La Salle College High School
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
“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
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.
2017 The Producers
2016 Crazy for You
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
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