Cabrini students of all majors present drama and comedy, working on stage and behind the scenes in crew, construction, set design, costume design, lighting/sound, etc., to produce top-quality entertainment while learning about the arts.
The Cabrini Theatre, located in Grace Hall, has sparked Cabrini students’ creativity for years. Cabrini Theatre has staged premieres, musicals, drama, improv, student work, and even produced original cast recordings.
Fall Play: “You Can’t Take it with You” The Pulitzer-Prize-winning classic comedy will have seven performances:
Tickets are free and will be available in advance at the new Grace Hall Theatre box office (see posted hours) or by emailing CabriniTheatreBoxOffice@gmail.com.
Improv Workshop - Oct 8 at 7:00PM & Oct. 18 at 1:00PM Join improv performer/teacher Matt Holmes ’02 for this fun, free workshop on improv and comedy.
Poetry Slam - Oct. 22 at 7:30 PM Join the English Department for a Poetry Slam and Open Mic.
John Grecia - Dec. 2 at 4:30PM in the Mansion Local legend, the “piano man” of the Greater Philadelphia area, John Grecia will perform and speak about the creative process behind writing songs and lyrics, as well as describe tips for navigating a career in performing arts and the music industry.
Night at the Opera - Febr. 10 at 7:30PM Join Dr. Seth Frechie for a night at the opera in Philadelphia to see Jennifer Higdon and Gene Scheer’s new opera “Cold Mountain.”
Spring Musical: “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying”
One-Act Play Festival - April 28 at 4:30PM
Grace Hall Theatre Join us for the 7th Annual One Act Play Festival, featuring staged readings of three award-winning, student-written scripts.
Wildly popular, this event is a fun celebration of student playwrights and actors to conclude the Theatre’s 2015–16 season.
“Lucky Stiff” - a murder mystery musical comedy
“Shakespeare on the Green” - condensed selections from the Bard - Photo Gallery by Jess Palatucci ’18
“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” - a musical comedy based on Charles M. Schulz’s comic strip, “Peanuts”
“It’s a Wonderful Life” - A Radio Play based on the classic film
“Avenue Q” - a Tony–winning musical comedy with puppets
“Out of Order” - a British farce
“Merrily We Roll Along” - a Stephen Sondheim musical
“Lend Me A Tenor” - a musical farce set in an opera company
“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” - a Tony–winning musical comedy set in a fictional spelling bee
“The Complete History of America-Abridged” - a historical comedy presented in vaudeville sketches
“The Laramie Project–10 Years Later: An Epilogue” - the follow-up to the acclaimed play, “The Laramie Project,” documenting reactions to the Matthew Shepherd murder
Cabrini, along with more than 100 theatres, staged a historic simultaneous performance of Laramie Project–10 Years Later (An Epilogue)
“Once On This Island” - a musical retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid set in the French Antilles with elements of the Romeo and Juliet story
“12 Angry Jurors” - a classic drama that takes the audience into the jury room
“Godspell” - a rock musical based on the Gospel of Saint Matthew
“Preparing, rehearsing, and preforming in Cabrini's theatre productions encompass some of my fondest memories while at Cabrini.
“Dr. Stretton, our director, held us all to high standards, believing in our ability to be extraordinary. Not only was it an enjoyable experience, but my public speaking skills improved and my confidence skyrocketed.
The cast and crew became a close-knit family, one I could count on inside and outside of the theatre. My experience with theatre only enhanced the well-rounded education of the heart that I received while at Cabrini.”
—Cathy Matta ’13