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Cannon School will be closed on Wednesday

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Cannon School will be closed on Wednesday

In observance of Yom Kippur, Cannon School will be closed on Wednesday, September 19.

Please note that Walk-in Wednesday Tours will not be offered this week.

An independent JrK-12 college preparatory school 
located in Concord, North Carolina

Storytellers: Cannon Theater Company 2018-2019 Season

Whether on stage, behind a pulpit, around the dinner table, or on social media, we are all storytellers. We engage is this most ancient of activities in order to make sense of our own personal stories amid the bigger story of the human condition. This season’s productions feature characters who throw themselves heart and soul into this pursuit with sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, and frequently inspiring results.

That’s Not How I Remember It / The Seagull

November 8-10
7:00pm
 
This evening of one-act plays will feature two wildly different variations on our 2018-19 theme of “Storytellers.” That’s Not How I Remember It, a comedy by Don Zolidis, will kick off the evening. A mom and dad take turns telling their child the story of how they first met in the totally awesome year of 1986. As they tell their conflicting and increasingly ridiculous versions of the story, it unfolds before us on stage.

After a brief intermission we’ll present a one-act adaptation of The Seagull, a tragicomedy by the celebrated Russian playwright Anton Chekhov (one of the originators of “realism.”) It’s the story of a dysfunctional but close-knit group of artists struggling to find a way forward in the lives, loves, and work. After each performance, audience members can stay to process this story’s themes of depression and anxiety with a panel of actors, production team members, and a guest mental health professional.

The Drowsy Chaperone

Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
February 14-16, 2019
7:00pm
 
This 2006 hit musical and winner of multiple Tony awards begins in the apartment of “Man In Chair,” a reclusive musical theater fanatic eager to play us a record of his favorite 1920s musical The Drowsy Chaperone. As he plays the record and offers his own wry commentary, the wacky musical comes to life  before our eyes in spectacular fashion, serving up an irresistible concoction of sparkling old-school charm and contemporary snark.

Cannon Middle School Theater 2018-2019

Every spring, Cannon’s Middle School theater program presents plays brought to you by the 7th and 8th grade theater classes.

Bedtime Stories (As Told by Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up)
By Ed Monk
April 12, 2019
7pm

It's Dad's turn to tell his three rambunctious kids their bedtime stories, but when he gets fuzzy on the details, the classics get creative: a prince with a snoring problem spices up The Princess and The Pea, The Boy Who Cried Wolf cries dinosaur instead, and Rumpelstiltskin helps turn all that pesky gold into straw.
 
 
Bestest Bedtime Stories (As Told by Our Grandpa) (He's Silly)
By Ed Monk
April 12, 2019
7pm
Grandpa's a little out of practice when it comes to babysitting, but if he's ever going to get his bouncy grandkids to go to sleep, he's got to remember some bedtime stories fast. Or at least something pretty close to them. Meet the Witch who lives in a house made of broccoli, the magical fairies Lipitor and Miralax, and Jack who climbs a beanstalk - and needs a little help from the stage crew to get down.

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