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Theater

The 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.

Overview

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.

Spring Musical

La Salle College High School to Perform A Chorus Line

La Salle College High School will be performing the multi-Tony Award Winning musical, A Chorus Line, from March 26 – March 29, 2020. a chorus line

A Chorus Line is a stunning concept musical that captures the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition, and at the same time is a celebration of those unsung heroes of the American Musical Theatre: the chorus dancers– those valiant, over dedicated, underpaid, highly trained performers who back up the star or stars and often make them look even more talented than they are. It is also a celebration of the American Musical itself.

A Chorus Line is also about competition, and competition might easily be the common denominator that grabs the audience and holds it by the collective heartstring until the final, ultimate choices are made. For everyone, at one time or another, puts his life on the line. We all compete, no matter what business we’re in, for promotion, for attention, for approval and for love.  Through dialogue and song, the show explores the inner lives and poignant ambitions of professional Broadway “gypsies,” featuring one powerhouse song after another, including “I Can Do That,” “Nothing,” “I Hope I Get It,” “At the Ballet,” “What I Did for Love,” and “One.”

Opening on Broadway in 1975, A Chorus Line is a brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance, and authentic compelling drama, and was instantly recognized as a classic. The show ran for 6,137 performances, received 9 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and for several decades reigned as the longest running musical in the history of Broadway. 

PLEASE NOTE: The thematic content of A Chorus Line should be considered PG-13. 

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Tickets go On Sale - Monday, February 17, 2020 @ 9:00AM

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For more information about A Chorus Line, or La Salle’s Theater Program, please visit www.lschs.org/theater

 

Audition Information

Auditions for A Chorus Line

Thank you to everyone who auditioned!

We will NOT be holding Call Backs

Cast List will be posted 3:00PM Tuesday December 17, 2020

There will be a MANDATORY Cast meeting on Thursday, December 19, 2020 at 3:30PM in the Chorus Room

 

Audition Dates / Times:

Girls:  Tuesday, December 10, 2019 @ 3:30PM

Boys:  Wednesday, December 11, 2019 @ 3:00PM

 

Audition Will Consist of a Dance and Vocal Component:

- Dance Combination will be taught the day of the audition

- Please prepare one vocal selection from the Audition Packet (Link Below)

 

Audition Profile:

Please complete the Audition Profile Form and bring the COMPLETED form with you to the audition (Link Below).

 

Audition Musical Selection Packet

Audition Profile Form

 

 

 

 

Production Team

La Salle College High School

Presents

A Chorus Line

Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by

Michael Bennett

Book by: James Kirkwood & Nichoals Dante

Music by; Marvin Hamlisch

Lyrics by: Edward Kleban


Producer: Mr. Joseph F. Ciccimaro ‘57

Director: Mr. Micky Dominick

Assistant Director & 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

“A Chorus Line"
is presented by arrangement with,

Tams-Witmark

www.tamswitmark.com

 

Show Synopsis

A CHORUS LINE is a celebration of those unsung heroes of the American Musical Theatre: the chorus dancers– those valiant, over dedicated, underpaid, highly trained performers who back up the star or stars and often make them look even more talented than they are. It is also a celebration of the American Musical itself. A CHORUS LINE is also about competition, and competition might easily be the common denominator that grabs the audience and holds it by the collective heartstring until the final, ultimate choices are made. For everyone, at one time or another, puts his life on the line. We all compete, no matter what business we’re in, for promotion, for attention, for approval and for love. Specifically, A CHORUS LINE takes the audience through the final grueling audition run by the director, Zach, for a new Broadway musical.

At the beginning of the show, Zach, a driven, compulsive worker, has assembled thirty semi-finalists and is putting them through a vigorous series of dance combinations, including ballet and jazz. Soon he thinks this group down to the final sixteen, eight boys and eight girls. They and the audience know that eventually this number will be cut in half and Zach will choose only four boys and four girls to be in his new musical. Instead of having them read a short audition scene, Zach wants to elicit a personal history from each one: how they got into show business, why they became dancers, what their hopes, fantasies and aspirations are. As he calls upon them individually, they react in every possible way, from bravado to reticence. From childhood on, their memories emerge, blending into a seamless series of musical numbers and monologues, some humorous (“Dance: Ten; Looks: Three”), some poignant (“At the Ballet”), some group reminiscences when they all share their adolescent experiences (“Hello Twelve, Hello Thirteen, Hello Love”) and some intimate, as when he calls upon Cassie, his former lover who has returned from California to ask for a chorus job after having been a featured performer (“The Music and the Mirror”).

As their individual stories pour out in song (“Nothing”) and in spoken words (Paul’s monologue), interspersed by learning dance routines that reveal their ability to perform as a faceless drill team (“One”), the audience, as well as Zach, gets to know each one of these ambitious entertainers individually, so that by the show’s end, they can identify and root for their favorites as well as empathize with all of them because they all need the job– they all want to work at their craft.

A CHORUS LINE departs from the usual glossy backstage musical by presenting a true picture of what it’s like to be in the theatre: glamorous, yes, at times, but also tough, heartbreaking and sometimes even tragic After these brave dancers explain why they go through a life filled with rejection and injury (“What I Did for Love”), Zach makes his selection, eliminating the last group who reluctantly leave the stage. The lights soon fade on the remaining eight ecstatic dancers as they are told to prepare for rehearsals of their new Broadway show. They fade only to come up as each performer, now dressed in full, shimmering finale costume, reappears to receive an individual bow before joining together to perform the brilliant dance finale (“One”) and showing exactly the talent it takes to make it into A Chorus Line.

-James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante

Cast Listing and Biographies

 

A Chorus Line Casting Sheet

     
         

Character

 

 

Character

 

Cassie

Jenna McCrea

 

Zach

Jake DeLuca

Sheila

Gianna Branca

 

Larry

Declan Young

Val

Ella Martin

 

Mike

Nathan Esser

Diana

Maggie Fluehr

 

Richie

Jeffrey Wilson

Judy

Jana Senderling

 

Don

Jack Ventresca

Kristine

Jaylen Baron

 

Paul

Patrick Calhoun

Maggie

Sheila McGreevey

 

Mark

Sean Corr

Bebe

Julia Smith

 

Greg

Matthew Tomlinson

Connie

Lizzy Alverez-Palieri

 

Bobby

Luke Kawczynski

     

Al

Jake Pensabene

         

Dance Captains:

     

Jaylen Baron, Luke Kawczynski

     
         

Named Cut Dancers

     

Vicki

Cassandra Smith

     

Tricia (solo)

Lauren Halferty

     

Lois (Ballerina)

Erin Plamondon

     

Frank

Daniel Boyd

     

Butch

Michael O'Neill

     

Roy

George Lynch

     

Tom

Jake McCabe

     
         

Add'l Cut Dancers

     
 

Thomas Rosato

     

 

EJ Whitaker

     
 

Ava Alessandrini

     
 

Abby Alisesky

     
 

Jill Baldassari

     
 

Abby Bernesky

     
 

Sydney Campbell

     
 

Natalie Capetta

     
 

Emily Ferraro

     
 

Sophia Hallquist

     
 

Arlyn Kryst

     

 

Francesca Marrone

 

 

 

 

Anna Marie Patti

     
 

Sophie Pugh

     
         

Pit Chorus

Laura Bennett

   

Will Coll

 

Maddie Etkin

   

Rocco DiPede

 

Bella Feliciano

   

Pat Jakubik

 

Clare Gimpel

 

 

Harrison Karsch

 

Sophia Henkel

   

Lucas McCabe

 

Paige Jalosinski

   

Kyle Mullen

 

Kira Kawczynski

 

 

Luke Murray

 

Erin Maguire

   

Sam Perry

 

Kalie Mogg

 

 

Will Vanni

 

Maggie Pensabene

   

 

 

Cast Biographies

Ava Alessandrini (Dancer) Ava is a freshman at Mount Saint Joseph Academy, and is so excited to be a part of her first Lasalle Production. In the past Ava has performed in many dance events and competitions as well as Mounts Fall Musical Mamma Mia. As a dancer, Ava was thrilled to hear the show was A Chorus Line. Ava would like to thank her family and the amazing cast and crew who made this a wonderful production.

Abby Alisesky (Dancer) Abby, a junior at the Mount, is excited to perform as a dancer in her first LaSalle production! She is a competitive dancer and teacher at The Dance Place. She performed in MSJA’s productions of Les Mis, Grease, and Mamma Mia. Abby would like to thank the production team for the opportunity to perform in this show and her parents for helping her pursue her passion of musical theatre.

Jill Baldassari (Dancer) Jill is a sophomore at Gwynedd.  She is thrilled to be a part of her second La Salle production!  She was previously featured in Peter Pan as Wendy, The Wizard of Oz as Dorothy, The Addams Family, Chicago at La Salle, and Bye Bye Birdie and Cinderella at Gwynedd.  She would love to thank the entire cast and crew of the show for this wonderful experience!

Jaylen Baron (Kristine DeLuca/Dance Captain) Jaylen is currently Miss. Philadelphia's Outstanding Teen (teen division of Miss America) and Top 5 Finalist in Miss Pennsylvania's Outstanding Teen 2019. Jaylen has been featured on Fox 29's Good Day Philadelphia/ PHL17 and will do over 100 appearances around the Philadelphia and local region through the year. She is a member of an Elite Philadelphia Performance Ensemble and her performances include Patty Simcox in Grease and Sophie’s friend/Dance Captain in Mount Musical, Walt Disney World's Main Street USA Parade, the 6ABC Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Productions, and the Philadelphia Mummer's New Years Day Parade. Jaylen has also been a member of the NYC Tap Crew of New York based Retter Entertainment in New York City. She has acted and danced in musical productions that include A Magical Broadway Christmas, Christmas in the City, Showbiz Kids on Broadway, This Way to Broadway - Almost There. The productions have included singer Darryl; Run DMC; McDaniels, American actors Tony Danza, and Casey Simpson, and dancers Maddie Zeigler, Payton Ackerman, and Kendall Vertes from Lifetime Network TV Show - Dance Moms. 

Laura Bennett (Pit Chorus) Laura is a Junior at Mount Saint Joseph Academy, and is happy to be in her third musical production at La Salle College High school. Previously she has been in the Drowsy Chaperone and Chicago at La Salle and Les Misérables, Grease, and Mamma Mia at the Mount. She also performed in the Rider University musical theater intensive camp her sophomore and junior year. She is the voice scholar of the Junior class of Mount Saint Joseph Academy. She would like to thank Micky Dominick, Matthew Dominick, Mark Norman, and Louis Palena for the opportunity to be in the production, and the cast for being such an amazing family.

Abigail Bernesky (Dancer) Abigail is a sophomore at Gwynedd and is thrilled to return for her second musical at La Salle. Most recently, she played the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella at Gwynedd. Her love of performing has taken her to Rome, Carnegie Hall, the Kimmel Center, and the Academy of Music. Abigail would like to thank her family, friends, cast and crew for all of their time and effort to make this show a success!

Daniel Boyd (Frank) Daniel is a sophomore at La Salle and is excited to be performing in his second show at La Salle. He previously appeared in Chicago and is excited for the shows to come. Dan would like to thank the cast of A Chorus Line for the amazing experience.

Gianna Branca (Sheila) Gianna is ecstatic to be performing in her fourth and final LaSalle musical! Besides Chicago, The Drowsy Chaperone, and The Producers at LaSalle, she has been in Mamma Mia, Grease, Les Miserables, and Footloose at Mount Saint Joseph Academy. Outside of school, she has performed in the greater Philadelphia area, along with trained at S.T.AT.E. Summer Intensive and The Performing Arts Project. She would like to thank the cast and crew for making this a show she will never forget!

Patrick Calhoun (Paul) Patrick is a senior at LaSalle and is thrilled, but sad, to be performing in his fourth and final production. He was previously seen in Chicago, The Drowsy Chaperone (Gangster #2), and The Producers at LaSalle, Cinderella (Lord Pinkleton), Bye Bye Birdie (Mr. MacAfee), The Little Mermaid, and The Addams Family at GMA, as well as Broadway Wishes. Thanks to the Mr. Dominicks, Louis, Mrs. Kelley, Mr. Norman, the entire cast and crew, as well as his family and friends for all their support. Enjoy the show!

Sydney Campbell (Dancer) Sydney is a junior at Lansdale Catholic High School. This is her first show at Lasalle and her second production of A Chorus Line. She is thankful to the production team for giving her the opportunity to be a part of this cast.

Natalie Cappetta (Dancer) Natalie is a sophomore at the Mount. She is very excited to be in her first La Salle musical.

William Coll (Pit Chorus) William is a sophomore at La Salle College High School and is thrilled to be in his first La Salle musical.  He was previously seen in Cinderella at Gwynedd, as well as Mamma Mia, Anything Goes, The Wizard of Oz, and The Lion King.  He is also excited to be participating in Broadway Wishes this year.  William would like to thank Mr. Dominick, Mr. Norman, and his family for their constant support.

Sean Corr (Mark) Sean is a senior at La Salle College High School. He is thrilled to be in his fourth and final musical here at La Salle. After appearing in The Producers, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Chicago, he is excited to put on A Chorus Line with an incredible cast and crew. He would like to thank everyone involved in the show and the amazing directors for another unforgettable experience.

Jake de Luca (Zach) Jake, a senior at La Salle, is performing in his third and final La Salle musical. His previous stage experience includes performing in over ten shows for school, The Theatre Arts Center, and The Mitchell Performing Arts Center. In La Salle musicals, Jake has played an ensemble member in The Producers, the Master of Ceremonies in Chicago, and now Zach in A Chorus Line. Jake is enthusiastic to present A Chorus Line as his final show. He would like to thank his family and friends for their amazing support during the process of this production, as well as the cast and crew for their hard work in making this show happen.

Rocco Di Pede (Pit Chorus) Rocco, a sophomore at La Salle, is thrilled and thankful to be in his first performance at LSCHS. He has also played the parts of Grandpa Joe in Willy Wonka and Daddy Warbucks in Annie. He has been a part of Mamma Mia earlier in the year at MSJA. He would like to thank his family, friends, teachers, and the entire Chorus Line team for making this all possible.

Nathan Esser (Mike) Nathan is a senior at La Salle. Previously seen in Chicago (Dance Captain), The Drowsy Chaperone (Dance Captain), and The Producers. Also performed in Gwynedd’s performances of Cinderella (Prince Topher), Bye Bye Birdie (Conrad), The Little Mermaid (Scuttle), and The Addams Family (Fester u/s). Upcoming: playing Young Jason Segel in Dispatches From Elsewhere on AMC. Thanks to everyone!

Emily Ferraro (Dancer) Emily is so excited to continue her love of being on stage and her love to perform. She has been dancing for 13 years and has done 9 years of competition. She is so grateful and thankful for her opportunity to be apart to be a part of LSCHS’s A Chorus Line, and would like to thank the other cast members for being so great and so welcoming. Break a leg to everyone!! Special thanks to her Mom, Dad, brothers Dave and Joe, Grandmom, and Victoria for continuing to support her.

Maggie Fluehr (Diana Morales) Maggie is a Senior at Gwynedd and is beyond excited for her final show at Lasalle. She has taken part in many productions including Drowsy Chaperone, Chicago, Cinderella, and Broadway Wishes. She would like to thank her family and castmates for their support and for making this show so memorable! Break-A-Leg to the entire cast, crew, and pit, especially the seniors in their final LaSalle show!

Clare Gimpel (Pit Chorus) Clare is a junior at the Mount and is grateful to be performing in a Chorus Line, following Lasalle’s productions of Chicago and The Drowsy Chaperone. She would like to thank the entire cast and crew for this memorable experience, especially Mrs. Kelley, Louis, Mr. Norman, and Mr. Dominick.

Lauren Halferty (Tricia) Lauren, a senior at Gwynedd, is thrilled to be performing in her final La Salle show. She has been previously seen in The Addams Family, The Little Mermaid, Bye Bye Birdie and Cinderella at GMA and looks forward to participating in Broadway Wishes again this Spring. Lauren would like to thank everyone involved, on stage and off, for their hard work in the making of this incredible production.

Sophia Hallquist (Dancer) Sophia is a freshman at Mount Saint Joseph Academy and is so excited to be in her first Lasalle show. From listening to the Chorus Line soundtrack nonstop in the car, to preparing months before the audition, she is thrilled. She has been dancing her whole life and is so thankful for this opportunity.

Sophia Henkel (Pit Chorus) Sophia is a freshman at the Mount and is delighted to be in her first production at LaSalle. She was recently seen in Mamma Mia at MSJA along with several productions on the Mainstage at the Walnut Street Theatre. She would like to thank Mr. Dominick, Mr. Norman and the cast and crew for this experience. She would also like to thank her family for supporting her and allowing her to do what she loves!

Pat Jakubik (Pit Chorus) Pat is a sophomore at La Salle. He is very excited to be in his second show at La Salle and his fourth musical production in high school. Previous shows he has performed in include Grease and Mamma Mia at the Mount and Chicago at La Salle. Pat would like to thank his friends and family for their continuous support and encouragement and the cast for making this yet another memorable production.

Paige Jalosinski (Pit Chorus) Paige is a freshman at Gwynedd Mercy Academy and is thrilled to be performing in her first Lasalle show! Her most recent shows include Alice in Wonderland Jr. and Cinderella at Gwynedd. She would like to thank all those who have made this show possible as well as her family for their endless love and support.

Harrison Karsch (Pit Chorus) Harrison, a freshman, is excited to be a part of his first La Salle show! He has previously appeared in productions of High School Musical (Ryan) and Aladdin (Narrator). He has also appeared in more than 15 seasonal shows with the School of Rock, Ft. Washington, as a vocalist, drummer and guitarist. Harrison would like to thank the directors, his family and his friends for their support. And to the cast and crew of this 'singular, sensational' show: break a leg!

Luke Kawczynski (Bobby/ Dance Captain) Luke is a Junior at La Salle. You may have seen him in Chicago and the Drowsy Chaperone, and Cinderella, Bye-Bye Birdie, and The Little Mermaid at GMAHS. Luke would like to thank everyone involved in Chorus Line for their hard work and dedication. He hopes everyone enjoys the show!

Kira Kawczynski (Pit Chorus) Kira is a sophomore at Gwynedd. She is so excited to be in her first La Salle production. She wishes the rest of the cast good luck!

Arlyn Kryst (Dancer) Arlyn is thrilled to be in LaSalle’s production of A Chorus Line this year. She has most recently been in Seussical the Musical, Les Miserables, and Mama Mia. She is very grateful for her friends and family and for their support and would like to thank the cast and crew for putting together such an amazing show.

Erin Maguire (Pit Chorus) Erin is thrilled to be a part of her second La Salle Show! She was previously featured as Gertrude McFuzz in Seussical Jr and a featured vocalist in Monsters of Broadway at the Barn Playhouse, in the Ensemble in Chicago at La Salle, the Ensemble in Mamma Mia, Grease and Les Miserables at the Mount, and the Ensemble in Once Upon A Mattress and the Music Man at Narberth Community Theatre. She would like to thank her parents and Abby for all her rides to and from rehearsal and all their love and support.

Francesca Marrone (Dancer) Francesca is a junior at Mount Saint Joseph Academy. She is very excited to be a part of A Chorus Line, which is her first production on the Lasalle stage. She has appeared on the Mount stage in Grease and Mamma Mia. In grade school, she appeared in The Little Mermaid, Seussical, A Year with Frog and Toad, and Godspell. Along with singing and acting, Francesca is an avid dancer. She has been dancing since the age of 3 and appeared in the International Ballet Exchange’s production of The Nutcracker. She would love to thank everyone in the show for making this a fun experience!

Ella Martin (Val) Ella, a senior at Mount, is thrilled to be performing in her third and final LaSalle musical. In addition to The Producers and Chicago (June), she has appeared in the MSJA musicals: Mamma Mia (Rosie), Grease (Jan), Les Miserables, and Footloose. She is so grateful for the opportunity to perform in a show as challenging and unique as A Chorus Line and would like to thank the entire production team for their hard work along with everyone who supported her throughout the process.

Lucas McCabe (Pit Chorus) Lucas is a sophomore at La Salle. He is exited to perform in his second show at La Salle. He previously performed in Chicago here at La Salle and Mamma Mia and Grease at MSJA. Lucas would like to thank his family, the directors of the show, and the cast and crew for all their effort and support.

Jake McCabe (Tom) Jake is a senior at La Salle. He is excited to be appearing in his fourth and final La Salle musical. He was previously Bill Austin in Mamma Mia at The Mount and Fred Casely in Chicago here at La Salle. He would like to thank his mom, dad, and brother, along with his entire family and all his friends involved with La Salle Theater.  Also, the entire cast and crew of A Chorus Line for a great production.

Jenna McCrea (Cassie) Jenna is so excited to be a part of her 4th and final show at La Salle. Most recently, Jenna played the role of Sophie in Mamma Mia! Other credits include MSJA (Footloose, Les Mis, and Grease) and LSCHS (The Producers, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Chicago (Hunyak)). Jenna is a senior voice scholar at MSJA and is the president of their Glee Club and also participates in the a cappella group. She is thrilled to put her many years of studio dance classes to use in A Chorus Line. She would like to thank her family and friends for their undying support, and give a special thanks to both Mr. Dominicks, Mr. Norman, Mrs. Kelley, and Louis for creating the best high school theatrical experience.

Sheila McGreevey (Maggie) Sheila is a senior at Hatboro-Horsham High School and was recently in One Acts at Lasalle and Little Shop of Horrors at HH. She is very excited to be playing Maggie in her last show at LSCHS. She would like to thank Mr. Dominick and the production staff for giving her the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing theater program, and her family and friends for their constant support. Break legs!

Kalie Mogg (Pit Chorus) Kalie is a freshman at Gwynedd Mercy. She participated in Cinderella at GMA earlier this year and is so happy for the opportunity to be a part of the pit chorus for her first La Salle show. She would like to thank everyone involved, on and off the stage, for an amazing first production.

Kyle Mullen (Pit Chorus) Kyle is a Junior at La Salle and is happy to be presented with the opportunity to partake in the Pit Chorus. He previously was in the ensemble of Chicago and The Drowsy Chaperone here, and additionally danced in Young Starrs Theater Company’s Footloose and A Chorus Line, as well as Mamma Mia at the Mount. He thanks the production team, the cast, and the crew for their efforts.

Luke Murray (Pit Chorus) Luke is a sophomore at La Salle College High School and is excited to be in his first musical at La Salle! He has previously appeared in Mamma Mia at the Mount and the La Salle One Acts Festival. He would like to thank his family and friends for encouraging him to audition and is looking forward to appearing in more shows in the future!

Lizzie Palmieri (Connie) Lizzie, a senior at Central Bucks South, is thrilled to take part in her first production at LaSalle! She has most recently appeared in Into the Woods (The Witch) and The Great Gatsby (Myrtle) at CB South and previously in Once Upon A Mattress (Winnifred), The Lion King (Rafiki), and The Wiz (Dorothy) at Unami. When not on the stage, Lizzie sings in Chamber Choir and studies dance at Babylon School of Dance, as well as serves as Team Captain for Men's Varsity Golf at South. She would like to thank the LaSalle production team for the opportunity to be part of such a wonderful production and her family for their never-ending support. Break a leg cast and crew!

Anna Marie Patti (Dancer) Anna is a sophomore at GMA. She has been practicing dance for over 7 years and is excited to be performing in her first La Salle musical! She would like to thank everyone who has supported her and wishes luck to the cast and crew!

Jake Pensabene (Al DeLuca) Jake is a senior and is thrilled to be performing as Al in La Salle’s production of A Chorus Line - his fourth and final musical with the school. His previous productions include Les Mis, Grease (Kenickie), and Mamma Mia! (Sam) with Mount as well as The Producers, Drowsy Chaperone, and Chicago with LaSalle. Jake would like to thank his family and friends for their constant support, along with the entire production team and cast of A Chorus Line for putting together such a memorable final show.

Maggie Pensabene (Pit Chorus) Maggie Pensabene is a sophomore at the Mount. She is very excited to be participating in her second LaSalle musical! Recently, she has been involved in Mamma Mia, West Side Story, Chicago, and Grease. Maggie would like to thank her supportive family and friends, including her brother, Jake, who is appearing in his fourth and final LaSalle musical. She also thanks the entire cast and crew for their hard work on this amazing show!

Sam Perry (Pit Chorus) Sam is a sophomore at LaSalle who is very excited to be doing his second LaSalle show. He has previously been in Bye Bye Birdie and Cinderella at Gwynedd and Chicago at LaSalle. Sam would like to thank the cast and crew for another terrific year.

Erin Plamondon (Lois) Erin, a senior at Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School, is thrilled to be part of A Chorus Line! Performing in this production, Chicago, Cinderella, Bye Bye Birdie, The Little Mermaid, and The Addams Family, has given her four years of unforgettable memories due to high school theater. Erin would like to thank the cast and crew for making this possible. Enjoy the show!

Sophie Pugh (Dancer) Sophie is a sophomore at Abington Friends School and is thrilled to be a part of her second musical at Lasalle and so excited to be in one of her dream shows. She was seen in last year’s production of Chicago (Dancer). She was most recently seen in the Abington Friends School fall production of Songs For a New World (Principal Vocalist). Some of her other recent credits include Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney), You[?]re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Sally Brown), Violet (Old Lady), and Company (Sarah). She also sang side by side with The New York Pops this past summer at French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts. She would like to thank all of her friends and family for all of their endless love and support throughout this crazy and amazing process and to Gianna Branca for driving her to and from rehearsals! Enjoy the show!

Thomas Rosato (Dancer) Thomas is a Freshman at La Salle. I Have previously been in the production of Bye Bye Birdie, Beauty and the Beast, and Mary Poppins at Wissahickon Middle School, and Mamma Mia at MSJA. I would like to thank my friends and family for their support and the cast for an amazing experience in my first year of LaSalle theater.

Jana Senderling (Judy) Jana is a senior at Gwynedd and is excited to be in her 8th and final high school production and her last show at La Salle! She previously performed as Cinderella this past fall and played Kim in Bye, Bye Birdie, as well as a Mersister in The Little Mermaid. She has also been an ensemble member in The Addams Family, The Producers, and The Drowsy Chaperone, and a dancer in Chicago. Jana wants to give a huge thank you to the cast, crew, band, and everyone who made the show happen!

Julia Smith (Bebe) Julia is a senior at Gwynedd Mercy Academy and is thrilled to be appearing in A Chorus Line. She was previously featured in Cinderella, Bye Bye Birdie, The Little Mermaid, and The Addams Family at GMA and Chicago at LSCHS. Julia would like to thank her friends and family for their support and the cast and crew for an amazing experience!

Cassandra Smith (Vicki) Cassandra is a junior at Gwynedd Mercy. She is excited to be appearing in her second La Salle production. She was previously featured in Chicago at LSCHS, The Little Mermaid, Bye, Bye, Birdie, and starred as Charlotte in Cinderella at GMAHS. Cassandra would like to thank her amazing friends, the entire cast and crew, and the production team for a wonderful production.

Matthew Tomlinson (Greg Gardner) Matthew is a senior at La Salle College High School. He is ecstatic to be playing the role of Greg Gardner in his fourth and final La Salle musical. In addition to A Chorus Line, Matt has performed in Mamma Mia (Harry Bright), Grease (Roger) and Les Misérables (Bishop) at the Mount, Chicago (Dancer), The Drowsy Chaperone (Dancer) and The Producers (Ensemble) at La Salle, and Seussical Jr. (Wickersham Brother) in the Bucks County Playhouse Youth Company. Matt would like to thank his parents and family for all of their love and support over these past few years, as well as the production staff, cast, and stage crew who have made everything possible.

Will Vanni (Pit Chorus) Will, a junior at La Salle College High School is excited to participate in his third La Salle production. He previously played the role of Gavroche in the Mount’s production of Les Mis and was a cast member of Grease and Mama Mia. He was also a cast member in LaSalle’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone and Chicago. Will would like to thank his mom and dad for always supporting him. He would also like to thank Mr. Dominick for this amazing opportunity, along with the cast and crew for making it the best possible production it can be.

Jack Ventresca (Don) Jack is a Senior at La Salle College High School. He is very excited to be performing in his last La Salle production. He has previously appeared in The Producers, The Drowsy Chaperone, Chicago, and Cinderella at GMA. Jack would like to thank Mr. Dominick, Mr. Norman, Louis, and Mrs. Kelly for an amazing four years, and the rest of the cast and crew for such a great performance.

EJ Whitaker (Dancer) EJ is a sophomore at La Salle High School. He is thrilled to be in his third production at La Salle High School. EJ has participated in theater since 4th grade, including productions of Bye Bye Birdie, Chicago, and Drowsy Chaperone. Most recently he was part of the cast of Cinderella for Gwynedd’s fall musical. EJ would like to thank the cast, crew and all involved in the production of A Chorus Line.

Jeffrey Wilson (Richie) Jeffrey is excited to be in his 3rd LaSalle production. Even more so now that he is playing the role of Richie. He feels as though he has come a long way from his freshman year and can’t wait to continue doing more shows at the sister schools and at LaSalle.

Declan Young (Larry) Declan is a senior at La Salle and is thrilled to be performing in his third and final La Salle musical. Declan was previously featured as Pepper in Mamma Mia at MSJA, and in the ensemble for Chicago and The Drowsy Chaperone at La Salle. Special thanks to the entire cast and crew for making this final show another amazing experience, and his family for always supporting him.

Past Shows

school play

2019 Chicago

2018 The Drowsy Chaperone

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

high school theater

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

Fall Drama/Comedy

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

students in school play
  • 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

 

 

Broadway Wishes Tickets

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.