2023-2024 Theater Productions
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.
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
February 15-17 at 7:00p.m.
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. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching. What leads us into the woods? What do we find there? What choices do we make? Where do we end up as a result? Join us on the journey and we’ll find out together!
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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