Cannon Theater Company 2016-2017 Season

Cannon Theater Company's mission is to build community through storytelling, and we are chasing that goal like never before with our diverse 2016-2017 season. From modern tragedy to romantic comedy to magical fairy tale musical, we invite you to come navigate the highs and lows of the human condition with us so that we might all better understand how to live our lives more compassionately and meaningfully.
 

Cinderella

By Rodgers & Hammerstein
February 23-25, 2017
7:00 p.m.


If you expect a sleepy fairy tale about a damsel in distress and her dashing prince, you’re in for a surprise (and a treat!). Rodgers & Hammerstein’s delightful 1957 musical “Cinderella” received a lively, Tony award-winning update in 2013 that maintained the enchantment of the traditional story while popping the characters into three-dimensions and giving them snappy, laugh-out-loud dialogue. This tale of finding your identity through helping others is one for the whole family!

    • Artwork by Summer Shinn

      Artwork by Summer Shinn '17

Upper School One-Act Festival

May 13, 2017

This spring, students from Cannon's Upper School acting classes will present a festival of student-directed one-act plays.
Details to come later in the school year!

Earlier This Year

The Children’s Hour / Italian American Reconciliation

November 10-12, 2016
7:00 p.m.

Two wildly different plays, each written by celebrated American playwrights and adapted to one-act length, will alternately explore the destructive force of lies and the life-giving power of plain-spoken truths. Lillian Hellman’s 1936 drama “The Children’s Hour” recounts the story of two New England boarding school teachers whose lives are torn apart by a single rumor. Tony/Oscar/Pulitzer Prize winning playwright John Patrick Shanley’s romantic comedy “Italian American Reconciliation” is populated by confused yet refreshingly guileless New Yorkers seeking to understand their own hearts. This theater experience is recommended for students 12 or older.

Tickets will be sold at the door and are $10 or free for Cannon students and employees. Alumni are admitted free, courtesy of the Alumni Relations Office.

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Cannon Middle School Theater 2016-2017

Every spring, Cannon’s middle school theater program presents an evening of theater featuring two one-act plays brought to you by the 7th and 8th grade theater classes.

Twain Vs. Jane

April 21, 2017

The seventh grade theater students will present the Mark Twain classic “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” adapted by Tim Kelly. Hank Morgan, a teenager who works on his school’s stage crew, is knocked out by a co-worker and finds he has been transported back to the thrilling days of King Arthur, Queen Guinevere and the Knights and Ladies of the Round Table. When the king’s wicked half-sister plots against Camelot it is up to Hank to overcome the evil plot and find his way back to Hartford, Connecticut.

“Pride and Prejudice,” Jane Austen’s tale of Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy, is one of the most beloved stories in British literature. The eighth grade theater students will present an original adaptation featuring Elizabeth as a modern teenager who meets Darcy, the star athlete at their school, and immediately deems him too proud. Darcy, on the other hand, believes Elizabeth to be too judgmental. Add best friends, meddling family members, and a school dance into the mix, and entertainment is sure to ensue.

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