2022-2023 Theater Productions
Book by Bridget Carpenter
Music and Lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey
February 16 - 18, 2023
7:00 p.m. each night
Admission: free for Cannon School employees, families, and alumni; $15 for guests.
All tickets are by reservation only and can be purchased/reserved here beginning at noon on Thursday, February 2.
“Freaky Friday” was just a little novel by Mary Rodgers until Disney turned it into a hit film starring Jody Foster in 1976, and then another hit film starring Lindsay Lohan in 2003. Disney’s 2016 musical update gives the story a delightful and moving update, bringing its ingenious central concept to a whole new generation.
When a teenage girl and her mother become trapped in each other’s bodies for a day due to a magical mishap, the possibilities for hilariously awkward situations and dramatic revelations are endless. And whereas the adaptation of some movies into musical form can seem forced or unnecessary, in “Freaky Friday” it’s a perfect match. The show’s infectious pop-musical score heightens both the fun and frustrations of its central duo, and provides opportunities for the friends and family members who accompany them through the day’s craziness to shine as well.
Cannon Theater Company: Fall One-Acts
November 10-12, 2022
7:00 p.m. each night
Admission: free for Cannon School employees, families, and alumni; $5 for guests.
This fall, Cannon Theater Company will once again present its annual evening of one-act plays, featuring “Puffs, or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic” by Matthew Cox, the recent Off-Broadway hit that’s become one of the most-produced plays in the world! “Puffs” is a fast-paced, hilarious parody of The Book and Film Franchise That Shall Not Be Named about a school for young wizards destined to save the world.
CTC’s production of “Puffs” will be edited to 45 minutes to adhere to the guidelines of the North Carolina Theater Conference High School Play Festival, where they will perform the show before bringing it home to Cannon’s Cindric Performing Arts Center.
Before “Puffs”, our Upper School Theater In Performance class will present two ten-minute plays: “Cicada Shells” by Willow Lindsay (an award-winning student playwright from NC!) and the “The Ladder” by Doug Powhida.
As a whole, the plays include some mature themes, an instance of profanity, and a little sophomoric humor. Don’t hesitate to reach out to Andy Macdonald at email@example.com if you’d like more specifics on content so that you can make the most appropriate choice for your family and friends.
Cannon Theater Company (CTC) gives Upper School students the opportunity to experience all aspects of theater; auditioning, rehearsing, acting, audio/visual tech, set building, and directing.
Productions are open to the public.
For more information, visit CTC Backstage.
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