Monday, December 8, 2008

The Cannon Theatre Open House

We are having an Open House and we want YOU to come! Mark your calendars and come and check out our intimate theatre experience!

The Open House will be on Saturday, January 10th, from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m., at 410 Great Rd. in Littleton, MA. There will be refreshments, performances by voice students, scenes from "A Little Princess", and sign-ups for our Improv Workshops.
Shawn Cannon will be there to answer any questions that you may have and also give out information about the next show----with tryouts at the beginning of March.


PLEASE come out and show your support for this new theatre, and get on the e-mailing list for future plays, musicals, and improv shows, etc.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

"A Little Princess" Is Cast!

A big thank you goes out to all the talented kids and teens that tried out for our first show. I was blown away by the talent----some great accents even! It was difficult to choose each part, but I think that I have the best fit now for the best show ever!

So, here is the NEW official cast list: (I hope that it is the last one) :)

Hannah, a schoolgirl: Courtney Adema
Amy, a schoolgirl: Laura Barlow
Louisa, a servant girl: Kayla Gaidos
Helen, a servant girl: Rachel Higgins
Ermengarde, a schoolgirl: Brittany Brown
Lottie, a schoolgirl: Victoria Bourque
Alice, a schoolgirl: Haley Corbett
Jessie, a schoolgirl: Emma Manning
Lavinia, a mean schoolgirl: Jovanna Mason
Miss Amelia: Emily Hardy
Miss Minchin: Katie Steele
Becky, a servant: Caitlin Brown
Miss Barrow, Mr. Crewes attorney: Lori Sill
Sara Crewe: Katherine Barlow
Mrs. Carmichael: Erin Stevens
Cook: Jackie Ordemann
Ram Dass: Tony Veilleux
Perkins: Tessa Muir
Mrs. Davenport, works for Mr. Carris.: Melissa Specht
Mr. Carrisford: James Whatcott

Thanks to everyone who tried out! I'm sure that I will be able to work with you another time, if not this time....

Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Front Page!

I got a great write up about the theatre in the Littleton Independent. If you go to the website, you can play the crazy video that they shot of me, also. I was bumbling around about something or another---that's what happens when you don't know that they are video taping!
So, be sure to check it out here!

The auditions are going well so far---lots of talented kids out there! Of course, I am a bit panicked because there are four guy parts and we haven't had many try out----only one boy to be exact, so I am wondering if we might have to use a girl in a mans part. Its not the first time, right, girls?
Saturday is our last day of auditions---at 11:00 to 1:00, and I am hoping for a good turn-out. I will be posting the parts on next Tues., and e-mailing everyone about what they got at that time.

The first rehearsal is next Thurs.----at 4:00 p.m. I have changed the times a bit----because a lot of kids get home at 3:30 and I didn't want them to have to rush to get to rehearsal. So, the new time will be at 4:00 to 6:00 each Thursday.

Well, the next time I write, the cast will be chosen! Its going to be fun!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Things Are Gearing Up For The Auditions!


I've been putting ads out on Craigslist and 411, and have already gotten some responses! So, please e-mail me with the time that you would like to tryout. I got some of the Musical Theatre Summer Camp pictures on the right hand side of this website, so be sure and check it out! There were lots of talented kids this summer, and we had a blast! If you don't see your pictures there, be a bit more patient, as I will be doing another one soon. I had so many that I couldn't get them all on Flickr, so I have to do the rest on a different one. I am also going to post some videos, so you can see some of the numbers from the summer.

I got an e-mail from the editor of the Littleton paper, who is interested in doing an article on me, and this theatre endeavor, so I will be sure and get a link to that when it comes out! I also wrote something for the Action Unlimited ads, so be looking for that.

If you are interested in the characters that are in the play, please check out the information on the right hand side of the website. Also, if you are interested, there is a great movie out that you can watch to learn more about the story of "A Little Princess".

Please contact me with any questions and to set up a time for your audition!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

WELCOME TO THE CANNON THEATRE

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by. I am in the process of getting pictures up from our great summer musical theatre classes. We had some amazing talent and some fun times! So, be sure to check back to look at those.

I am gradually fulfilling my dream to have a small theatre, one that can meet various needs and stay intimate, so people feel that they are right there on stage with the action or drama! I am also trying to get a non-profit standing, but right now with the rent for the space, etc. and just getting everything that I need to get things going, I have an in-the-red standing. This said, I will always be open to ideas for grants, and would love any donations that anyone can write off, as it IS FOR A GREAT CAUSE! THEATRE AND IMPROV RIGHT IN YOUR BACK YARD!

Our first play is going to be "A Little Princess" and will need about 16-20 kids and teens, from 8 years old to 18! There will be a fee for the play, as it will be run as a learning class, as well as a show. The cast will be working and learning on all aspects of the show, from blocking and acting, to costuming and makeup. I will be having the rehearsals on Thurs. afternoons at 3:30 until 5:30 p.m., with the class/rehearsals going for about nine weeks. The fee will be $225.00 for the entire session. We will be taking off a few weeks for Thanksgiving and Holiday activities. Then, at the end of the nine weeks, we will be putting on the show! I am hoping to be able to run it for at least three nights, or two weekends, if we can. It depends on the ticket sales, etc...
I am going to hold auditions for this play at the beginning of November, so keep an eye on this site to get the dates and times....

I am also looking for several "tech" teens that might be interested in doing shows from time to time, as well as interning with my husband, Bret Bahe, who does my sound and lighting. There would be no fee for the tech, and it would be strictly voluntary.

I am going to start having Improv Workshops starting at the end of November, if all goes well. I am looking for adults and teens that are interested in participating! They will be on Thursday nights---the workshop starting at about 6:30 and running to 7:30, then we will open it up to the public for a small fee, and you can put on a show for them! I like to work with the long form, so there won't be a lot of games, but we will work on different genres and have theme nights, etc., as well as visiting guests from time to time.... It should be a lot of fun!

I look forward to working with the community on this project and can use ANY HELP that anyone would like to give me! I can use parents and adults for costumes, props, and backstage help----so let me know if you have always wanted to work with kids in the theatre!

To contact me? Call 978-760-3397 or e-mail me at thecannontheatre@gmail.com