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.



Current Production

OUR NEXT SHOW:

The Delbarton Abbey Players Present:

METAMORPHOSES

Based on the Myths of Ovid

Written and Originally Directed by Mary Zimmerman

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2 at 7pm

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3 at 7pm

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4 at 2pm

Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses brings Ovid's tales to stunning visual life. Set in and around a large pool of water onstage, Metamorphoses juxtaposes the ancient and the contemporary in both language and image to refelct the variety and persistence of narrative in the face of inevitable change. This award-winning show makes its debut at Delbarton this November.

Online ticketing for Metamorphoses is now available! Click here and order your seats today!

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:

Auditions for the Abbey Players' production of "Big Fish" will be held November 12-15 in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium.

DAY 1 - Monday, November 12 3:00-5:30pm

Actors are asked to prepare a monologue and musical excerpt (linked below) for performance and will be taught a short dance routine at the audition session. Memorization is encouraged, but not required. After the audition, actors will be given a printed packet containing scenes and/or music to be used at auditions the following day.

(monologues will be posted about a week prior to auditions)

Song excerpts:

Boys - "Be the Hero"

"Be the Hero" .mp3 accompaniment

Girls - "Time Stops"

"Time Stops" .mp3 accompaniment

DAY 2 - Tuesday, November 13, 3:00-5:30pm

Before Day 2, actors will be asked to familiarize themselves with the scenes given on Day 1 to perform in a 'warm' reading with other actors. Further singing or dancing may also be required. Actors will be evaluated on characterization, presence on stage, diction/enunciation, physicality, and creativity. All actors should be present at the beginning of the day's session and will be dismissed when they are finished reading for the day.

DAY 3 - Callbacks - Wednesday, November 14, 3:00-5:30pm

A limited group of actors will be called back for targeted readings from "Big Fish" to assess chemistry on stage with other actors and fit for individual roles. A callback list will be e-mailed to all actors after Day 2 of auditions.

DAY 4 - Callbacks (if necessary) - Thursday, November 15, 3:00-5:30pm

If necessary, a limited group of actors will be called to aid the directors in making final casting decisions.

The cast list will be announced via e-mail to all actors on Friday, November 16; rehearsals will begin Monday, November 19.

Past Productions

Into the Woods

FEBRUARY 9-11, 2018

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Lapine

The Servant of Two Masters

NOVEMBER 3-5, 2017

By Carlo Goldoni

 

 

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