Act 1 Productions

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

Welcome to our 2014-2015 season. In addition to our choral concerts, film festivals and dance concerts, we’ve a marvelous slate of plays and musicals for the coming year.

  • We open our season with Mary Chase’s Harvey in which a simple man choose happiness over sorrow in a play that warmed a war-wearied country back to laughter when it first premiered.

  • In Molière’s comic masterpiece The Miser, the tight-fisted Harpagon fails to learn that love, friendship, and common decency are the most valuable virtues of all.

  • For the holidays, we’ll present the musical version of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women and watch as young Jo strives to discover whether or not she can truly be astonishing.

  • In Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa, a young Irishman travels back in time when his mother and her four sisters danced out their impassioned yearnings in a moment of pure theatrical transformation.

  • Our senior theatre majors present the wonderful children’s tale Hansel and Gretel. 

  • Our season finale, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying is a musical extravaganza about an ambitious window washer rising to the position of a high-powered executive.

Upcoming Performances

  • Bus Stop

    start: Sep 30, 2015 end: Oct 11, 2015