Theater

THEATeR

The Delbarton Theater program seeks to introduce students to the art of theater in all its variety, to guide them in developing their craft through a positive and supportive rehearsal process, and to showcase their hard work and talent through performance. Delbarton has an active program in which students can explore all facets of the theater, from scene construction, lighting, and sound to acting, writing, and directing.

Delbarton stages three productions each ear. Our mainstage company, the Abbey Players, produces a straight play in the fall and a musical in the winter, while the spring season is capped by the Delbarton One-Act Festival, an entirely student-produced festival of one-act plays. All productions are mounted in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium, a 600-seat theater that opened in 2006. As Delbarton is a boys’ school, we welcome female actors to join our program through open auditions for each production.

For more information about the history of Delbarton Theater, our current production, or auditions for our next show, please click below.



Auditions & Upcoming Productions

AUDITION FOR THE ABBEY PLAYERS

Auditions for Delbarton Theater productions are open to all Delbarton students grades 7-12 and girls from surrounding schools. Rehearsals typically run from 3-5:30pm, Monday-Friday. Audition requirements vary for each production; materials will be posted on this page prior to auditions. For information regarding auditions or the rehearsal process, contact Director Mr. Matt Corica (mcorica@delbarton.org).

OUR NEXT SHOW:

The Delbarton Abbey Players are thrilled to announce this year’s winter musical:

INTO THE WOODS

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by James Lapine

Click here to sign up for auditions!


Audition Materials

All actors will be asked to prepare a short monologue, posted below. Sides for scene work will be distributed at Monday's audition session. Actors will also perform a short dance/movement routine which will be taught during auditions.

Monologues

Male Monologue - Valentine

Male/Female Monologue - Tour Guide

Female Monologue - Beatrice

Vocal auditions

All actors should prepare the excerpts below. We have provided the passages as PDFs indicating where to begin and end. There are also .mp3 recordings of each song that you can use to help you prepare; these same tracks will be used for your audition. Please feel free to work with these materials well in advance and seek out help from voice teachers and vocal coaches if possible. Actors will also be asked to vocalize and demonstrate their range as part of the audition.

All Boys

All Girls

  • On the Steps of the Palace: PDF - MP3

The mp3 files start a few measures before the vocal entrance to orient your ear. The pdfs tell you how many measures of preparation you have. Music teachers and voice teachers can help with finding starting notes and determining exact entrances. Otherwise, various recordings online can prove helpful as well.

Current Production

The Delbarton Abbey Players Present:

The Servant of Two Masters

by Carlo Goldoni

Friday, November 3 @ 7:30pm

Saturday, November 4 @ 7:30pm

Sunday, November 5 @ 2pm

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Drawing on the Italian tradition of commedia dell'arte, Goldoni's quick-witted and deft masterpiece is structured around complications, improvisations, miscommunications, mistaken identities and outright deceptions. The play revolves around the wily, greedy servant Truffaldino who, in trying to fill both his purse and his stomach, attempts to serve two masters simultaneously.

Even if you're not familiar with the genre, you've seen the influence of commedia dell'arte in most modern comedy, from the Marx Brothers and the Three Stooges to Monty Python and beyond. The Abbey Players' production of "The Servant of Two Masters" is a hilarious, modern take on Goldoni's classic play.

Want to learn more? Here's a Q&A about the show with Director Matt Corica. For a behind-the-scenes look at our production, be sure to follow @DelbartonArts on Instagram!

Past Productions

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN


FEBRUARY 10-12, 2017

Music by Marc Shaiman, Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, Book by Terence McNally
Based on the DreamWorks motion picture

Three Sisters

OCTOBER 28-30, 2016

by Anton Chekhov


NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT


FEBRUARY 5-7, 2016

Music and Lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin, Book by Joe DiPietro
Inspired by material by Guy Bolton & P.G. Wodehouse


A Midsummer Night's Dream


OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 1, 2015

by William Shakespeare


The Secret Garden


FEBRUARY 6-8, 2015

Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Music by Lucy Simon


An Absolute Turkey


NOVEMBER 7-9, 2014

by Nicki Frei and Peter Hall
adapted from Le Dindon by Georges Feydeau


West Side Story


FEBRUARY 7-9, 2014

Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Leonard Bernstein; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim


The Odyssey


NOVEMBER 1-3, 2013

adapted by Mary Zimmerman


How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying


FEBRUARY 8-10, 2013

Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser


The Tempest


NOVEMBER 9-11, 2012

by William Shakespeare


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