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2021-2022 Theater Productions


Seussical Jr.


Cannon Theater's 3rd-6th graders present Seussical Jr.

Friday, May 20 at 7:00pm and

Saturday May 21 at 4:00pm and 7:00pm.

Admission is free, seating is general admission.

Seussical Jr.


Twelfth Night: The Musical

A Musical Adaptation of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub

Music and Lyrics by Shaina Taub

Thursday - Saturday, February 17-19 @ 7:00 p.m. nightly

Sunday, February 20 @ 3:00 p.m.


Please note: Tickets by reservation only. Reserve your seats below. Masks are required.

Free to Cannon Families and Educators (reserved seats still required)

$15 for Guests


Reserve your seats here!


Named one of the best theatrical productions of 2018 by Time, The Hollywood Reporter and The Washington Post, Twelfth Night is a rousing contemporary musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy about mistaken identity and self-discovery.

Twelfth Night tells the story of Viola, a young heroine who washes up on the shores of Illyria, disguises herself as a man, is sent to court a countess and falls hard for a Duke. As she navigates this strange and wonderful new land, she finds her true self and true love in the process. 
Featuring an original jazz-funk score by Shaina Taub, with a flexible-sized cast and running 90 minutes long, Twelfth Night  is appropriate for all audiences and groups.


CTC presents Twelfth Night


Cannon Theater Company: Fall One-Acts

November 11-13, 2021

7:00 p.m. each night

Admission: free for Cannon School employees, families, and alumni; $5 for guests.

Masking is required.


This fall, Cannon Theater Company was excited to return to live performance with two one-act plays! 

The evening opened with Harold Pinter’s iconic 1957 one-act “The Dumb Waiter.”  Two British hit-men are waiting in a basement room for their assignment. Pressure mounts as mysterious messages begin to arrive via a serving hatch discovered in the wall. A classic example of the theater of the absurd, menace and humor mingle in captivating tension as the question “What is going on upstairs?” takes on both immediate urgency and cosmic significance.  

Winter Break” by Joe Calarco debuted this past December and has since become an instant hit among high school and college theater companies. On the first night of winter break, nineteen teenagers navigate new friendships, breakups, loss, graduating, and the search for belonging. True to life, these characters swing from belly laughs to breakdowns to awkward silences in a series of intimate and gracefully drawn scenes, reminding us that high school is a metaphor for all of life.


Cannon Theater Company Slideshow

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.

CTC Carousel 2015

Slideshow: CTC Productions throughout the years



Cannon Middle School Theater: 8th Grade Performances

April 8, 2022

7:00 p.m.


The 8th Grade Theater students will be doing two plays from the Sally Cotter series by playwright Dean Carroll.  This series is a wild satire of fandom, fantasy, and a certain magical book series.
"Sally Cotter and the Censored Stone" by Dean Carroll
When Sally falls asleep while reading books about a certain juvenile wizard, she dreams that she is a student at Frogbull Academy of Sorcery. But danger is lurking, and it is up to Sally and her new friends Dave and Harmonica to save the day. Will she become the hero like the one in her favorite series? And who is the mysterious Censor who keeps rewriting the story as it goes along?
"Sally Cotter and the Quest We Follow" by Dean Carroll
Sally has just bought a copy of the final book in her favorite series of novels. But if she finishes reading it, will the magic all be . . . over? As she sleeps on it, Sally once again dreams she's a student at Frogbull Academy of Sorcery. With the help of Professor Albatross Underdrawers and pals Dave and Harmonica, she must uncover the secret of the MacGuffix and face the evil Lord Murderdeath in a final showdown. 



Cannon Middle School Theater: 7th Grade Performance

this is a film production


"An Absolutely True Story" by Ian McWethy
Someone is in enormous trouble for breaking the priceless heirloom vase in the Peterson living room. But who? Someone is lying. Well, probably everyone is pretty much lying. Each suspect's account is more outlandish than the last, from warring siblings Fred and Kelly, to their deeply weird friends Barney and Ava, to the family dog (according to the dog whisperer). But the truth? The truth is more slippery... and it may involve more Nutella than you could possibly imagine. Or not. Who knows!

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