Mount Saint Dominic Academy

Theater Arts

Mount St. Dominic strives to continue to build a theater arts program which both educates and entertains in front of and behind the curtain.

Trained professionals help our young women explore their talents in technical, practical and theoretical aspects of acting, set, lighting, sound and costume design. Our productions have been recognized with nominations and honorable mentions by the Papermill Playhouse Rising Star Awards.

Fall Drama

  • A full scale dramatic production is presented in the fall.
  • This year’s production: Little Women, by Scott Davidson. Show dates are Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 7:30pm.
  • Auditions: Open to all Mount students. Newcomers welcome; no theatrical experience required. Male actors: High school aged boys will be needed for a limited number of male roles in the play. Feel free to invite male friends to audition.

Louisa May Alcott’s autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord Massachusetts in the 1860s. With their father fighting in the civil war, the sisters: Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth are at home with their mother – a very outspoken women for her time. The story is of how the sisters grow up, find love and find their place in the world.

Where: Doris M. Byrne Performing Arts Center
Director: Rachel Spaulding
Producer: Kelly King ’84

Spring Musical

  • A fully-staged Broadway musical is presented each Spring.
  • In recent years, Mount musicals have included: The Drowsey Chaperone, The Mystery of Edwin DroodAnything GoesThe King and I, The Boyfriend, and Peter Pan.
  • This year’s production: 42nd Street. Show dates March 2, 3, 4, 5, 2017.
  • Auditions: December 4, 5, and 6. Open to all Mount students. Newcomers welcome; no theatrical experience required. Male actors: High school aged boys will be needed for a limited number of male roles in the play. Feel free to invite male friends to audition.

Renowned Broadway producer/director Julian Marsh is hired to put together a new musical revue. It’s being financed by Abner Dillon to provide a starring vehicle for his girlfriend, songstress Dorothy Brock. Marsh, who is quite ill, is a difficult task master working long hours and continually pushing the cast to do better. When Brock breaks her ankle one of the chorus girls, Peggy Sawyer, gets her big chance to be the star. She also finds romance along the way.

Where: Doris M. Byrne Performing Arts Center
Director: Dr. Darren Gage and Jensyn Modero
Producer: Kelly King ‘84

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