Salesianum’s theater program is housed in a 1200-seat auditorium, making it one of the largest in the state, and offers excellent acoustics, professional lighting and sound.
Every year, Salesianum stages a main stage fall play and spring musical. These productions are cast by an audition process which also includes students from the nearby Padua and Ursuline girls’ schools. An annual one-act play festival gives students the chance to write, direct and produce their own original one-act plays.
Students interested in backstage roles have opportunities to learn the lighting systems and sound boards, design costumes and construct sets. A theater business club teaches the mechanics of box office operations as well as what it takes to run am successful theater.
Fall Show: Peter and the Star Catcher
Nov. 4-5 (7 pm) & Nov. 6 (4 pm)
Peter and the Starcatcher provides a humorous and fantastical backstory for the beloved character of Peter Pan and his arch-nemesis Captain Hook. In this wickedly imaginative play, we meet a poor orphaned child on the high seas simply called Boy because, in the absence of a mother and a father, he was never given a name. His sad and lonely world is turned upside down when he meets Molly. The daughter of famous Starcatcher Lord Astor, our heroine is on a mission to save the world and protect a treasure trunk filled with magical star stuff from getting into the hands of evil and greedy pirate Black Stache. As they travel aboard the Neverland ship headed for a faraway land, Molly and Boy learn about love, friendship and forge an unbreakable bond.