|Upper School Theater
The Ties That Bind
The theme for Cannon Theater Company's 2014-2015 season is "The Ties That Bind." We invite you to join us as we explore the power and complexity of family bonds with a zany British comedy in the fall and a poignant, classic musical in the winter. This season's stories will provide the families in our community with laughter, tears, and many valuable questions to discuss.
By Noel Coward
The eccentric Bliss family of Noel Coward's classic comedy Hay Fever can be described in television terms as a cross between the Crawleys of Downton Abbey and the Pritchett clan of Modern Family. When each of the Blisses invites a friend to stay for the weekend without telling the other family members, chaos ensues as a group of unsuspecting visitors are drawn into the family's hilariously dysfunctional orbit.
By Rodgers & Hammerstein
Hailed by Time Magazine as the greatest musical of the 20th century and the personal favorite of composer Richard Rodgers, Carousel is not your typical musical. At turns sweet, heart-wrenching, frustrating, and funny, Carousel follows the troubled romance between carnival barker Billy Bigelow and millworker Julie Jordan. This stirring story raises important questions about love and family, and audience members will have the opportunity to process these questions with the cast and crew during post-show discussions.
This spring, students from Cannon's Upper School acting classes will present a festival of student-directed one-act plays. Details to come later in the school year!
Middle School Theater
Zippers to Nowhere
Cannon School is very excited to announce that the middle school theater production will once again be an original piece. The story will be created by the students who will then utilize improvisational and creative drama skills as they work together on this production.