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 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:

BIG FISH

Book by John August

Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8 at 7pm

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9 at 7pm

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10 at 2pm

Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest… and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales.

Overflowing with heart, humor and spectacular stagecraft, BIG FISH is an extraordinary new Broadway musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre – for an experience that’s richer, funnier and BIGGER than life itself.

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 Spring One-Act Festival will be held in February 2019. For more information please contact Festival Coordinator Dr. Rachel Carlson (rcarlson@delbarton.org).

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