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2023-2024 Theater Productions

Theophilus North 

By Matthew Burnett
Based on the novel by Thornton Wilder

November 9-11 at 7:00p.m.

This fall, Cannon Theater Company will once again present its annual evening of one-act plays, featuring “Theophilus North” by Matthew Burnett. Set in the tiny resort town of Newport, RI, during the height of the Jazz Age in summer 1926, Theophilus North follows the exploits of the title character as he searches for adventure and his place in the world.

CTC will perform “Theophilus North” at the North Carolina Theater Conference High School Play Festival before bringing it home to Cannon’s Cindric Performing Arts Center. 

In addition to “Theophilus North”, Cannon’s inspired and skilled Upper School acting students will present a perennial favorite known for being the most-produced high school one-act for 18 consecutive years, “Check Please” by Jonathan Rand. “Check Please” follows a series of blind dinner dates that couldn't get any worse -- until they do. Could there be a light at the end of the tunnel?

Tickets will be sold at the door and are free for Cannon employees, families, and alumni. Cost is $10 for guests.

Into The Woods

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine

February 15-17 at 7:00p.m.

All tickets are by reservation and can be purchased/reserved here.  

And—would you like to honor a member of the cast or crew? Click here by February 4 to design an ad for the Into The Woods playbill showcasing and giving a shoutout to your favorite member of the cast, crew, or leader!
James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. 

Parents of younger children should know that while Into The Woods is beautiful, clever, and funny throughout, the musical doesn’t shy away from some of the macabre elements of Grimm’s fairytales. While Act 1 ends with a “happily ever after” resolution, Act 2 (after intermission) moves into more emotionally complex territory as characters face the moral dilemmas and consequences of their actions in the woods, and not all survive. The story ultimately culminates in a richly meaningful and redemptive ending. Don’t hesitate to reach out to Andy Macdonald at with any questions. 

Into the Woods


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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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Slideshow: CTC Productions throughout the years

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