An independent JrK-12 college preparatory school 
located in Concord, North Carolina
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Audition Information for Fall 2018

Auditions for Cannon Theater Company’s fall 2018 one-act plays “The Seagull” by Anton Chekhov and “That’s Not How I Remember It” by Don Zolidis are happening this spring! Because we will be rehearsing two one-act pieces at the same time this fall, we will get a head start on rehearsals for “The Seagull” by beginning August 1 (the CTC version of fall athletics’ pre-season practices), and will begin rehearsals for “That’s Not How I Remember It” as soon as we get started with classes on August 16. As a result, we need to cast the shows now! Students may choose whether they want to audition for one or both of the plays. Rather than having one particular audition day that everyone needs to attend, we will be scheduling auditions at a variety of times per students’ schedules. Students currently taking an 8th grade or Upper School theater class will have the opportunity to audition during class. Upper School students who are not yet at Cannon but will be joining us in the fall, you are absolutely welcome to audition as well!

Click here to fill out a survey that will help us understand your interest and availability, and click here for a pdf which includes 1) more specific information about the rehearsal/production schedule and 2) the audition scripts to be prepared in advance of your audition.

Contact our Director of Theater Arts Andy Macdonald at to schedule your audition, and feel free to include any and all questions!

Cannon Theater Company FAQs

What is Cannon Theater Company?
Cannon Theater Company (CTC) is the Upper School after-school component of Cannon's co-curricular theater program. Every year CTC performs a fall play at the North Carolina Theater Conference (NCTC) and then at Cannon. In the winter, CTC performs a larger scale musical or play. Musicals compete in the high school musical theater awards, known as the Blumey Awards. Every spring looks different for CTC. In 2016-17 we focused on preparing for our August 2017 performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. This year we will prepare a show to be performed somewhere locally off campus. Committing to CTC for a season is similar to committing to a Cannon athletics team.
What shows will be performed this year?
We will perform "Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes)" in the fall (November 3-4 at NCTC and November 9-11 at Cannon) and the recent Broadway hit play "Peter and the Starcatcher" in the winter (February 15-17). If you are interested in reading more about these shows, visit the Theater Productions webpage.
Are parents involved in CTC?
There is a long tradition of collaboration in CTC between the Cannon Theater faculty, theater students, and their parents. Parents are instrumental in house management, supporting the cast and crew with snacks and drinks, lending/transporting large set pieces and props, and helping strike the set after final performances. Parents also help chaperone during the NCTC weekend and provide potluck meals on CTC Night. CAFTA (Cannon Advocates for the Arts) has a dedicated Theater liaison parent who supports CTC as well as the Upper School and Middle School theater curricular programs throughout the year.

What is CTC Night?
CTC Night is an annual end of season celebration and awards event for students in CTC and their parents. It is also the setting in which we celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating twelfth grade members. There is usually a potluck dinner and an academy awards type show. The students self-nominate and vote for each other to receive awards such as best actor and actress and best techie.

I have more questions.

Email Mr. Mac at any time to ask a question or set up a time to chat. Break a leg!

Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Summer 2017

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is a unique and exciting event. Every year for three weeks, Scotland’s majestic capital is transformed into a magical, unpredictable, and thrilling world. The city bursts at the seams as Edinburgh, Scotland becomes the largest stage in the world. Every theatre, museum, hotel, sports centre and pub plays host to its own array of international performers.

Cannon Theater Company recently received the rare honor of being selected to apply (and was then accepted) to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest performing arts event in the world, in July-August 2017. Thirteen CTC students performed “The Sneeze: Comedic Plays and Stories by Anton Chekhov” to enthusiastic, packed houses, and had the opportunity to experience a wide variety of theater productions. The highly reputable American High School Theater Festival hosted the trip.

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