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 year. Our main stage 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 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 delighted to announce this year's winter musical:

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by George Furth

Based on the original play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart

Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

Originally Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince

Auditions for "Merrily We Roll Along" will be Monday-Thursday, November 11-14 at 3pm in the Delbarton Fine Arts Center Auditorium. Actors will be asked to prepare a monologue and short musical excerpt from the show; see below for a detailed breakdown of each day. All actors are required to attend Days 1-2; a smaller group will be called for Days 3 and 4. If you are unable to attend an audition day, please contact Mr. Corica (mcorica@delbarton.org).

CLICK HERE to sign up for auditions!

day 1 - Nov 11 (3-5:30pm)

Actors will be asked to prepare and perform a brief monologue and musical excerpt(s) and learn a brief dance routine. Actors will be dismissed once they have completed all three elements (monologue, song, dance). A packet of scenes for Tuesday's session will be distributed; actors are asked to read through the sides and be prepared to play any part within.

Monologues:

Boys - Vershinin or Matt

Girls - Luisa or Olga

Musical excerpts:

Boys - "Good Thing Going" (Reference track with melody) (Accompaniment only)

GIRLS - "Merrily We Roll Along" (With melody) (Accompaniment onlyand "Not A Day Goes By" (With melody) (Accompaniment only)

day 2 - Nov 12 (3-5:30pm)

Actors will perform scenes from the packet distributed on Monday and may be asked to re-perform the musical excerpts and/or dance and learn new musical excerpts from the show. Actors will be dismissed in groups after the directors have determined they are done for the day, likely beginning around 4:30pm.

day 3 - nov 13 (3-5:30pm)

A smaller group of actors will be called for more targeted readings and song work to determine fit/chemistry for specific roles or pairings.

Day 4 - Nov 14 (if necessary; 3-5:30pm)

If necessary, a small group of actors will be called for a final look to determine fit in specific roles (including ensemble).

A cast list will be sent out to ALL auditioning actors on Friday, November 15; first rehearsal will be Monday, November 18 at 3pm in the FAC Auditorium.

Current Production

The Delbarton abbey players proudly present:

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Past Productions

Big Fish (2019)

February 8-10, 2019 
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metamorphoses (2018)

November 2-4, 2018. 

Based on the Myths of Ovid, written and originally directed by Mary Zimmerman.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Into the Woods (2018)

FEBRUARY 9-11, 2018

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Lapine

The Servant of Two Masters (2017)

NOVEMBER 3-5, 2017

By Carlo Goldoni

 

 

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (2017)

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 (2016)

OCTOBER 28-30, 2016

by Anton Chekhov


NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT (2016)

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 (2015)

OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 1, 2015

by William Shakespeare

The Secret Garden (2015)

FEBRUARY 6-8, 2015

Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Music by Lucy Simon

An Absolute Turkey (2014)

NOVEMBER 7-9, 2014

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

West Side Story (2014)

FEBRUARY 7-9, 2014

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

The Odyssey (2013)


NOVEMBER 1-3, 2013

adapted by Mary Zimmerman


How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (2013)


FEBRUARY 8-10, 2013

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


The Tempest (2012)


NOVEMBER 9-11, 2012

by William Shakespeare