Additional Audition Information:
The audition will consist of a reading from the script which will be provided at sign in and 16 bars of a Broadway show song of your choice.
After your audition application form is completed, your picture taken, and your reading prepared, you may proceed to the auditorium to perform your reading and your song.
All those auditioning must come prepared with 16 bars of any Broadway show song to be performed a capella. The song does not need to come from Mack and Mabel. Choose music that will best showcase your talents. As much as you may like a song, it may not give an accurate representation of your vocal ability.
There will NOT be a specific dance audition.
A tentative cast list will be posted by Wednesday, December 7th, at St. Francis and on the “Mack and Mabel” web page on the school website ( under the Fine Arts tab.
Our first cast meeting will be held on Monday, December 19th from 7 to 8:00 PM in the Alumni Hall Theatre. All those chosen for the cast are expected to attend.
Performance dates are March 17, 18, and 19, 2023.
Rehearsal Information:
Rehearsals will begin during the month of January. There will be NO rehearsals during the Christmas break.
In general, chorus rehearsals will be conducted on Tuesday evenings (music) and either Saturday OR Sunday afternoons (choreography).
Special groups will have additional rehearsals. These may be in the afternoon (for the men), on Monday or Wednesday evenings (music) and/or Saturday OR Sunday afternoons (choreography)
Those with leading/speaking roles will have further rehearsals on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings.
All cast members will be needed for rehearsal AT LEAST twice a week. Those with larger roles will be needed more often depending on the size of your part.
As we near performance, rehearsals will become more frequent for EVERYONE. Full cast rehearsals will be held EVERY DAY during the two weeks before performance.
St. Francis High School will have a winter break from February 20th to 24th. School will be closed but there WILL BE rehearsals conducted during that week, but they will be limited
Book by Michael Stewart
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Revised version by Francine Pascal
Based on an idea by Leonard Spigelglass
Original New York Production Directed and
Choregraphed by Gower Champion

December 2nd from 2:30 to 4
and December 3rd from 9 to 10
Alumni Hall Theatre

This is a saga of the silent film era, “when movies were movies”: the story of legendary director Mack Sennett and his greatest star, the adorable Mabel Normand. Bankrupted by the talkies and forced to sell his studio, Mack reminisces about his colorful past, including his bittersweet love affair with Mabel, whom he had discovered and guided to superstardom.
“A fascinating true story set in a rich milieu, a bounty of complicated characters, and a score that is among the best in musical theatre history.” – Stage

March 17 and 18 at 7:00 pm
March 19 at 2:00 pm
Alumni Hall Theatre
Success Begins at St. Francis