Cannon Theater Company’s fall 2021 production of “Winter Break” is in the works. Please check back for details.
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.
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Streaming March 11-14, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
This winter, Cannon Theater Company has been as busy as ever. But instead of preparing to mount a live production, a team of around 50 cast and crew members have been figuring out how to rehearse and film a video production of “The Sound Of Music” while abiding by Covid safety guidelines. Green screen technology, the pre-recording of songs in a distanced environment, and a constantly evolving production process have been some of the new challenges the troupe has encountered in bringing this beautiful musical to life on screen. And now, the time is quickly approaching for CTC to share the fruits of their labor!
Based on the 1949 memoir The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp, this most beloved of musicals is about a young Austrian postulant in Salzburg, Austria, in 1938 who is sent to the villa of a retired naval officer and widower to be governess to his seven children. As the family faces increasing pressure to fall in line with the rapidly growing presence and authority of the Nazi party, they discover love and music as the secret to survival. During this time of distance, our hope is that the power of music and storytelling will deepen our community’s sense of interconnectedness, even as we eagerly await returning to the irreplaceable experience of live performance.
November 12-14, 2020
Streaming each night at 8:00pm
This fall, Cannon Theater Company is producing two one-act films that can be streamed from home!
“She Kills Monsters” by Qui Ngyuen first debuted as a quirky Off-Broadway hit, and in recent years has become a wildly popular choice for high school and college theater troupes. It’s the story of high school senior Agnes Evans one year after the death of her younger sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge.
In Richard Dressler’s “Club Mojito”, a tight-knit group of college seniors gather on the roof of their apartment house on the night before graduation. Loyalties are tested, romances challenged, and the group reconfigures itself in surprising ways as each one has to face the bittersweet end of one era and the start of the next.
The seventh grade theater classes will be devising and performing their own production of Alice In Wonderland. This fanciful, madcap adventure through Wonderland will be made even more delightful thanks to the influence of the recent remake of The Princess Bride. Like that production, ours will feature a variety of performers who will share roles as the story unfolds. Be prepared for the twists and turns that can only be experienced in Wonderland!
The eighth grade theater classes will be producing three shows this year. The first will be a joint venture involving students from both classes when they present Greek Gods Under Quarantine. Something has gone missing from the Hall of Important Stuff and Zeus has started a search for the item and the culprit. The investigation is carried out through a series of Zoom class with a bevy of Greek gods and goddesses. Students will also be performing Mmmbeth, a comedic parody of Shakespeare’s Scottish play Macbeth. In addition, we will have a production of Hamlet that promises to be unlike any adaptation you have seen before as some scenes are being interpreted and created by students in the cast.
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Each division offers students the opportunity to experiment and explore as they become life-long musicians and creative problem solvers.
Cannon offers students the opportunity to explore acting and stagecraft, and participate in several theater performances annually.
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