Act 1 Productions

Act 1 is DeSales University’s highly-acclaimed performing arts company and features professional-caliber productions.

Welcome to our 2016-2017 season!

In addition to our film festivals and choral and dance concerts, the coming theatre season includes an exciting list of plays and musicals.

In the fall semester, we offer the riotous Charley’s Aunt, the melodious musical revue Showtune, which celebrates the great songs of Jerry Herman, and a nearly perfect holiday tale in The Homecoming, the play that gave birth to television series The Waltons.

In the spring semester, we open with the searing Arthur Miller drama The Crucible, and we follow with a big, splashy Broadway finale with Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein. And on top of all of that, our senior theatre majors will produce Peter Pan for the young and young–at–heart.

On behalf of our students, staff and faculty, I am happy to invite you to experience the many joys of the season ahead here at the Labuda Center which, we’re proud to announce, was voted as Best Performing Arts Center of the Valley for 2016 by the readers of Lehigh Valley Magazine.

In addition to our film festivals and choral and dance concerts, the coming theatre season includes an exciting list of plays and musicals.

  • We open our season with the riotous Charley's Aunt.

  • The October production of Showtune, is a melodious musical revue which celebrates the great songs of Jerry Herman

  • In December we’ll present the nearly perfect holiday tale The Homecoming, the play that gave birth to television series The Waltons.

  • We’ll open 2017 with the searing Arthur Miller drama The Crucible,

  • In the spring, our senior theatre majors will present the enchanting children’s tale Peter Pan.

  • Our season finale will be the Act 1 premiere with Mel Brooks' big, splashy Broadway musical Young Frankenstein.