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Audition Information for CTC's Winter Musical

Auditions for Cannon Theater Company’s winter musical “Bright Star” are coming right up! All interested students grade 8-12 should follow the four steps/links below:

  1. Sign up here for one acting/singing time slot and one dancing time slot.
  2. Fill out this online audition form.
  3. Find audition instructions, script, and sheet music, here.
  4. Follow these YouTube links to hear recordings of the audition songs; male auditioners will sing “Bright Star,” (0:00-0:52) and females will sing “If You Knew My Story” (0:22-1:06).
If you have any questions, contact amacdonald@cannonschool.org.

Cannon Theater Company FAQs

What is Cannon Theater Company?
Cannon Theater Company (CTC) is the Upper School after-school component of Cannon's co-curricular theater program. Every year CTC performs a fall play at the North Carolina Theater Conference (NCTC) and then at Cannon. In the winter, CTC performs a larger scale musical or play. Musicals compete in the high school musical theater awards, known as the Blumey Awards. Every spring looks different for CTC depending on our focus and performance opportunities. Committing to CTC for a season is similar to committing to a Cannon athletics team.
What shows will be performed this year?
In fall of 2019, we will perform two one-act plays to be announced soon. In February 2020, CTC will present "Bright Star", a musical written and composed by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell.
Are parents involved in CTC?
There is a long tradition of collaboration in CTC between the Cannon Theater faculty, theater students, and their parents. Parents are instrumental in house management, supporting the cast and crew with snacks and drinks, lending/transporting large set pieces and props, and helping strike the set after final performances. Parents also help chaperone during the NCTC weekend and provide potluck meals on CTC Night. CAFTA (Cannon Advocates for the Arts) has a dedicated Theater liaison parent who supports CTC as well as the Upper School and Middle School theater curricular programs throughout the year.

What is the Cannon Theater Cabaret?
The Cannon Theater Cabaret is an annual end of season celebration in May for Cannon Theater Company members, Upper School theater class students, and their parents. The audience enjoys dessert and coffee while entertained by an evening of short scenes, songs, and award presentations. It is also the setting in which we celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating seniors.

I have more questions.

Email Mr. Mac at amacdonald@cannonschool.org any time to ask a question or set up a time to chat. Break a leg!

Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Summer 2017

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is a unique and exciting event. Every year for three weeks, Scotland’s majestic capital is transformed into a magical, unpredictable, and thrilling world. The city bursts at the seams as Edinburgh, Scotland becomes the largest stage in the world. Every theatre, museum, hotel, sports centre and pub plays host to its own array of international performers.

Cannon Theater Company recently received the rare honor of being selected to apply (and was then accepted) to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest performing arts event in the world, in July-August 2017. Thirteen CTC students performed “The Sneeze: Comedic Plays and Stories by Anton Chekhov” to enthusiastic, packed houses, and had the opportunity to experience a wide variety of theater productions. The highly reputable American High School Theater Festival hosted the trip.

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