The fine arts theater program at La Salle has been in existence since 1969 and now as we move forward into our sixth decade, we take great pride in how the program has evolved, bringing the finest in contemporary and classic musicals to our stage by integrating 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.
La Salle College High School to Perform Pippin
La Salle College High School is excited to announce that it will be performing the smash Broadway musical Pippin, from March 31-April 3, 2022.
With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man's journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this updated circus-inspired version of Pippin continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world.
Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.
Equally poignant as a black box production or as a splashy, spectacle-driven extravaganza, Pippin's message is universal and will connect with audiences across the age spectrum.
Ticketing this year will go through Hometown Ticketing. Tickets will be available beginning Thursday, March 3.
Audition Information for Pippin
Audition Dates / Times: Songs/Sides will be posted soon
Girls: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 3:30PM
Boys: Thursday, December 2, 2021 3:00PM
Callbacks: Tuesday, December 7th, 2021 3:00PM If Needed
All Auditions will be held in the auditorium. There will be a dance and vocal component for each person's audition.
***The 2013 Revival of "Pippin" was circus themed. If you have any skills that are circus themed we would love to see you perform these skills at auditions. (Examples: juggling, riding a unicycle, acrobatics)*** Edited 11/30/2021
Song Audition Choices: Please choose one of the following songs for auditions. Music and corresponding measures are marked on music and listed below.
Pippin Corner of the Sky (Measure 9-Measure 44)
Leading Player Glory (Measure 9-Measure 35)
Fastrada Spread a Little Sunshine (Measure 9-Measure 39)
Catherine Kind of Woman (Measure 44-Measure 70)
Charlemagne War Is a Science (Measure 5-Measure 33) [Sing Charles, Soldiers and Pippin parts]
Berthe Time to Start Living (Measure 2-Measure 35)
Audition Will Consist of a Dance and Vocal Component:
- Dance Combination (This will be taught on the Wednesday or Thursday of your audition. Please bring shoes that you can move around and dance in.)
- Vocal Selection from the Audition Packet link posted below (Choose one of these songs)
Audition Profiles (Old information...do not fill this form out yet. Information will be collected later.)
Please complete your audition profile online NO LATER THAN NOON, Monday, December 14, 2020 by clicking the link below.
Pippin Audition Music
Producer: Mr. Joseph F. Ciccimaro ‘57
Director & Choreographer: Mr. Louis Palena
Assistant Director & Vocal Director: Mr. Mark Norman
Music Director: Mr. Christopher Mele '13
Costume Design: Mrs. Robin Kelley
Set Design & Stage Crew: Mr. Michael Hearn
Sound Design: Mr. Greg Snyder
Lighting Design: Mr. Jordan Petrellis ‘14
Pippin features a troupe of performers, led by the charismatic Leading Player. The ensemble cast tells the story of Pippin, a young prince who longs to find passion and adventure in his life. To prove his loyalty to his distracted father, King Charles, Pippin goes to war. When the Leading Player convinces the prince to fight tyranny, Pippin kills Charles and takes over the throne. Realizing his mistake, Pippin begs the Leading Player to bring his father back to life, and he/she obliges. The prince falls in love with Catherine, a widow with a young son, and (much to the Leading Player's chagrin), Pippin struggles to decide whether he should settle down and pursue a peaceful life or continue to make magic with the dazzling troupe of performers.
Congratulations on your audition/callback. We are so excited to work with all of you. These decisions are never easy, but we believe this is the correct casting after seeing all of your performances. We cannot wait to bring this show to life.
We will have a Zoom Cast Meeting on Thursday, December 16th at 4:00pm. Details will follow.
Rehearsals will mostly be on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays beginning in January.
Show dates are March 31st-April 3rd. Most communication will happen via email.
Congratulations to all of you!
PIPPIN CAST LIST –
LA SALLE 2021/2022
PIPPIN Thomas Eble
LEADING PLAYER Abigail Bernesky
U/S Karli Cottom
CHARLES Daniel Boyd
U/S Carter Servais
CATHERINE Jill Baldassari
U/S Amanda Phifer
THEO Sam Perry
U/S Katie Lynch
FASTRADA Sara Stoud
U/S Delaney Lynett
LEWIS PJ Jakubik
U/S Michael Zavatsky
BERTHE Paige Jalosinski
U/S Kristin Yezzi
Rocco DiPede (Assistant Director)
PLAYER 1 Lucas McCabe
PLAYER 2 Karli Cottom
PLAYER 3 Carter Servais
PLAYER 4 Maddie Etkin
PLAYER 5 Aaron Armstrong
PLAYER 6 Amanda Phifer
PLAYER 7 George Lynch
PLAYER 8 Delaney Lynett
PLAYER 9 William Coll
PLAYER 10 Kristin Yezzi
(*denotes Dance Captains)
*Michael Zavatsky *Kira Kawczynski
George Lynch Karli Cottom
Lucas McCabe Sarah Klunk
Aaron Armstrong Pauline Rawson
Harrison Karsch Delaney Lynett
*Thomas Rosato Bella Feliciano
Liam Glennon Amanda Phifer
Female Trio (or Quartet) – Will be assigned later
Rocco DiPede Ellie Perry
William Coll Amelie Sorbello
Gavin Ross Kristen Yezzi
Ian Whitaker Maddie Etkin
Theodore Peebles Olivia Ormsby
Dermot Gray Katie Lynch
2021 Smokey Joe's Café
2020 A Chorus Line
2018 The Drowsy Chaperone
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 Singin' 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
The Theater Program's production of "13 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview" by Ian McWethy debuts Friday, October 30th at 7:00 PM. The show will be available to stream (at any start time) for 24 hours after creating a free account at Broadwayondemand.com.
When two college recruiters at a prestigious university need to fill one last spot to keep their jobs, thirteen eccentric, dimwitted and slightly-insane high school seniors are eager to come in for an interview. What seems like a simple task turns into a nightmare when the applicants turn out to be a reality TV star, a practicing vampire, an amateur magician, and others that are much, much worse. Each applicant's interview hilariously illustrates what NOT to do at a college interview.
- 2020 13 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview
- 2013-19 - 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 With You
- 2005 - A Man for All Seasons
- 2004 - Shakespeare Revisited
Each year students from La Salle College High School, Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Gwynedd Mercy Academy and other surrounding public schools, come together to perform numbers from various musicals where all proceeds go to benefit the Make-A-Wish foundation.
For more information, visit www.broadwaywishes.com.