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.
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
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 (email@example.com).
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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.
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.
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