Dominican Has Instant Hits

Stars were born one street over from Broadway as Dominican students performed at Drama Club’s annual Instant Theater.

On Nov. 18 and 19, Drama Club presented Instant Theater, where students performed a montage of acts in the Dining Hall. Not only did Instant Theater provide entertainment, but it also was a gateway to donate toys to children. The price of admission was one toy that would be donated to Children’s Hospital.

“Instant Theater gives students an opportunity to showcase their talents in ways never before seen,” said moderator Mrs. Rosalie Abadie.


Who Is This Girl I See Staring Straight Back at Me? – Juniors Joan Gosiniak and Sarah Gautreaux dance reflectively in their performance at Instant Theater, held on campus in November.

Veteran and rookie performers alike displayed their talents at this year’s showcase. “It’s a dream come true to be performing on the stage with Drama Club,” said eighth grader Sara Sciortino.

Sciortino sang “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You” with older sister Katie, senior. “It was a great to end my last show with my sister, knowing that she will continue to do Instant Theater after I graduate,” said Katie.

Senior Elizabeth Lorenzo made her debut on Dominican’s Instant Theater stage and said the experience has inspired her to try out for the spring musical. Lorenzo participated in the Senior Follies act, where all the seniors reenacted a day at Dominican from the teachers perspective.

Senior Maggie Duplantier, Drama Club president, has been performing in Instant Theater for the past five years. Duplantier’s favorite part of performing in Instant Theater has been seeing “all the performers gain confidence through the audience’s positive reactions.”


Can I Make an Introduction? – Drama Club officers Maggie Duplantier, Brogan Hausknecht (seniors) and junior Dana Heck set the stage for the next act at Instant Theater.  “Being a part of Drama Club and participating in club activities have been some of my favorite moments at Dominican,” said Hausknecht.

As Instant Theater drew to a close, the anticipation of the Spring Musical reveal rose. The suspense finally ended as Mrs. Abadie announced 42nd Street as the twenty-second musical at DHS. “Since the musical is huge this year, we need everyone’s talent to make it even more spectacular than in years past,” said Mrs. Abadie.

Auditions for the musical will be Jan. 6 and 7. Then, rehearsals begin on Jan. 11 to prepare for the debut at the Fine Arts Festival, Mar. 31 – Apr.8.

– Madeline Puente