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.
OUR NEXT SHOW:
The Delbarton Abbey Players Present:
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!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.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)
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.
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- The Servant of Two Masters
- CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
- Three Sisters
- NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
- A Midsummer Night's Dream
- The Secret Garden
- An Absolute Turkey
- West Side Story
- The Odyssey
- How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
- The Tempest