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 Smokey Joe's Cafe
La Salle College High School is excited to announce that it will be performing the smash Broadway musical, Smokey Joe’s Café, from March 18-21, 2021. Built around the incredible songs of Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller, Smokey Joe’s Café is more than a musical tribute to one of the greatest song-writing teams of the rock and roll era - it is the soundtrack for a generation who grew up in the early days of rock & roll. Woven around songs made popular by The Drifters, The Coasters, Elvis, Ben E. King and many others, Smokey Joe’s is a musical journey from “The Neighborhood;” to finding our way in the world - finding love, losing love; and ultimately coming full circle once again, back to where it all began.
A VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF RESERVED SEATS WILL GO ON SALE AT 9:00 am ON SUNDAY, MARCH 7.
Please Note: All seating will be adequately spaced / staggered. If seating does not appear to be on the ticketing map, do not be concerned - we used our existing seat map for the number of seats we are making available.
For more information on auditions, Smokey Joe’s Café, and tickets, please visit www.lschs.org/theater.
Auditions Information for Smokey Joe's Cafe
Audition Dates / Times:
Boys: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Girls: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 3:00PM - 6:00PM
All Auditions will be held in the Glaser Student Center - please enter through the "pit" doors.
What Are We Looking For: Smokey Joe's is a high energy, non-stop rock & roll review. We are looking for singers who can dance; dancers who can sing; vocalists that can really bring it; dancers who can light up a stage.
Audition Will Consist of a Dance and Vocal Component:
- Dance Combination will be self taught using video links below
- Please prepare one vocal selection from the Audition Packet link below
Due to Covid Restrictions, everyone wishing to audition MUST pre-register using the Sign-up Genius Link Below:
Auditions will be limited to four people for every 15 minute time slot. Please arrive on time - DO NOT arrive more than 15 minutes prior to your audition slot in order to minimize crowding.
Please complete your audition profile online NO LATER THAN NOON, Monday, December 14, 2020 by clicking the link below.
Show / Audition / Casting Discussion
Since there will not be an opportunity on the day of auditions to discuss / answer any questions regarding the show, auditions, and casting as a group, Mr. Dominick will be holding a zoom call on Monday, December 14 at 3:30PM for anyone interested. It is not a requirement to participate in this session, but it will provide an opportunity to ask any final questions. The link for the call is below.
Audition Musical Selection Packet
Guys: On Broadway (Click for Broadway Cast Video at Tempo)
Girls: Teach Me to Shimmy (Click for Broadway Cast Video at Tempo)
La Salle College High School
SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE'
THE SONGS OF LEIBER AND STOLLER
Words and Music by
JERRY LEIBER and MIKE STOLLER
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
“Smokey Joe's Cafe"
is presented by arrangement with,
Smokey Joe's Cafe' Cast Listing:
Guys: Daniel Boyd, Taj Jacobs, Patrick Jakubik, Luke Kawczynski (Dance Captain), Lucas McCabe, Kyle Mullen, Michael O’Neill, Sam Perry. Thomas Rosato, Carter Servais, EJ Whitaker, Jeffrey Wilson
Ladies: Jill Baldassari, Laura Bennett, Abigail Bernesky, Sydney Campbell (Dance Captain), Cecilia Carrasco, Paige Jalosinski, Kira Kawczynski, Arlyn Kryst, Delaney Lynett, Francesca Marrone, Ellie Perry, Giuliana Pettinato, Amanda Phifer, Elizabeth Romano, Cassandra Smith
Jill Baldassari: Jill is a Junior at Gwynedd and is thrilled to be involved in her third musical at La Salle! She has previously been featured in A Chorus Line and Chicago at La Salle and Into the Woods (Witch), Cinderella, and Bye Bye Birdie at Gwynedd. She has also played roles such as Wendy in Peter Pan and Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. She would love to thank her family and her friends for their continued support as well as the cast and crew for making this amazing show possible!
Laura Bennett: Laura is a Senior at Mount Saint Joseph Academy. She is thrilled to be involved in her fourth musical at La Salle College High School. She has previously been featured in The Drowsy Chaperone, Chicago, and A Chorus Line at La Salle and Les Misérables, Grease, and Mamma Mia at The Mount. Laura is the Senior voice scholar at The Mount and has participated in the Rider University Musical Theater Intensive for two years. She would like to thank Micky Dominick, Matthew Dominick, Mark Norman, and Louis Palena for the great opportunity to be in such a wonderful production, as well as the cast for being such an amazing group to work with.
Abby Bernesky: Abigail is a junior at GMAHS and is thrilled to return for her third musical at La Salle. Most recently, she played the Witch in Into the Woods 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 all those involved who made this show possible.
Daniel Boyd: Daniel is a junior at La Salle. He can't wait to perform in his third La Salle musical. He was previously featured in Chicago and A Chorus Line at La Salle, along with Bye Bye Birdie, Cinderella and Into the Woods at Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School. Dan would like to thank his family and friends, and everyone who helped make the show happen.
Sydney Campbell (Dance Captain): Sydney is a senior at Lansdale Catholic High School. This is her second show with LaSalle. She has previously done shows at her high school and at Young Starrs Theatre Company. Sydney would like to thank her family and friends for their never ending support and the production team for including her in another fantastic production!
Cecilia Carrasco : Cecilia is a Freshman at Gwynedd. She was recently Cinderella in the Gwynedd Theater production of Into the Woods. While at Our Lady of Mercy School, she was casted as Elsa in Frozen Jr. and played Maria in the Sound of Music Jr. She is thrilled to be a part of Smokey Joe's Café! Cecilia would like to thank the cast and crew for putting on an amazing production, and her family and friends for the support and love they've given her.
Patrick Jakubik: Patrick is a senior at La Salle College High School. He is very excited to be a member of the cast in Smokey Joe’s. Patrick has previously performed in various Mount and La Salle shows as well as the student conducted Broadway Wishes production. Patrick would like to thank his amazing and supportive friends and family that continually encourage him to do his best and have made things much more positive during these difficult times.
Paige Jalosinski: Paige is a sophomore at Gwynedd and is thrilled to be in her second show at Lasalle! Previously, she has participated in A Chorus Line at Lasalle, along with Cinderella and Into the Woods (Rapunzel) at Gwynedd. Paige would like to thank her family and friends for their constant support, as well as all those who have worked so hard to make this show an amazing experience!
Kira Kawczynski: Kira, a junior at Gwynedd, is thrilled to be a part of Smokey Joe's Cafe as her second LaSalle musical. She wishes the cast good luck and thanks them for an amazing show. She also thanks her friends and family for their continued support.
Delaney Lynett: Delaney is a sophomore at Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School, and is very excited to be performing in her first Lasalle musical. Her previous shows include Cinderella and Into The Woods (Jack) at Gwynedd. Delaney would like to thank her family and friends for always supporting her, and everyone who made this wonderful show a possibility.
Francesca Marrone: Francesca is a senior at Mount Saint Joseph Academy. She is very excited to be a part of Smokey Joe’s Cafe, which is her second time being selected for a Lasalle stage production, with her first being A Chorus Line. She has appeared on the Mount’s stage in Grease and Mamma Mia. In grade school, she appeared in Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, A Year with Frog and Toad, and Godspell. Along with singing and dancing, Francesca is an avid dancer. She has been dancing since the age of 3 and has appeared in the International Ballet Exchanges production of The Nutcracker. She would like to thank everyone, especially the Dominick’s, Louis, and Mr. Norman for making my last Lasalle show such a fun experience!
Lucas McCabe: Lucas is a junior at La Salle College High School. As a freshman, he was in La Salle's production of Chicago, and sophomore year he almost got to perform in A Chorus Line, but rehearsals were fun. He's also performed in Grease and Mamma Mia at The Mount. He would like to thank his family, friends, cast, crew, and directors for this amazing experience.
Kyle Mullen: Kyle is a senior at La Salle, and is excited to partake in his final La Salle production. He previously was amongst the ensemble of Chicago and The Drowsy Chaperone, as well as the cast of MSJA's Mamma Mia, the pit chorus of A Chorus Line, and several Broadway Wishes productions. Kyle thanks everyone involved for four great years of Lasallian performance.
Michael O'Neill: Michael is a senior at La Salle and is ecstatic to be performing in his final La Salle musical. He has performed in A Drowsy Chaperone and Chicago at La Salle, and in Mamma Mia and Grease as Johnny Casino at The Mount as well. He would like to emphatically thank everyone involved in Smokey Joe’s Café for their tireless and dedicated work to safely continue La Salle's theatre program and still finding a way to raise the bar with each new show.
Ellie Perry: Ellie is a junior at Gwynedd. She is very excited to be a part of Lasalle's production of Smokey Joe's Cafe this year! She was previously in Chicago and the Gwynedd musicals. Ellie loves the theatre family that Lasalle has given her and is very thankful for everyone that puts in the hard work each to make each show happen.
Sam Perry: Sam is a junior at La Salle. He is very excited to be in his third La Salle show. Sam was previously in Chicago and Chorus Line at La Salle and Cinderella at GMAHS. Sam would like to thank the cast for being so kind and adaptive during this crazy time!
Elizabeth Romano: Elizabeth is a sophomore at Gwynedd Mercy. She is very excited to be performing in Smokey Joe's Cafe, her first La Salle musical! Elizabeth thanks her family and friends for their support and everyone who worked to make this production so amazing.
Thomas Rosato: Thomas is a sophomore at La Salle College Highschool. He is filled with joy to be a part of this production of Smokey Joe's Cafe. Thomas previously featured in Mamma Mia at MSJA, and many small musical productions at Wissahickon Middle School. Thomas would like to thank his family and friends for their support and time in helping him to create what he is now. He also thanks the rest of the cast for an amazing show.
Cassandra Smith: Cassandra is a senior at Gwynedd Mercy and is excited to perform in her third and final La Salle Musical. She has previously starred in Into the Woods, Cinderella, Bye, Bye, Birdie, and The Little Mermaid at GMAHS, Chicago and A Chorus Line at La Salle, along with performing with Broadway Wishes. Cassandra would like to thank the Dominick’s, Mr. Norman, Louis, Mrs. Kelly, and everyone who made this show a possibility.
EJ Whitaker: EJ Whitaker is a senior at La Salle High School. He is ecstatic to be in his third and final production at La Salle High School. EJ has participated in theater since 4th grade, including productions of Bye Bye Birdie, High School Musical 2, and The Drowsy Chaperone. Most recently he was part of the cast of A Chorus Line. EJ would like to thank the cast, crew, and all involved in the production of Smokey Joe’s Café. EJ would also like to thank his family and friend who have supported him in theater over all the years.
Jeffrey Wilson: Jeffrey is a senior at La Salle College High School and is very ecstatic about getting the chance to put on one final performance in La Salle theater. He started freshman year and has carried on since.
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 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
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.
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.