Monday, October 18, 2010

Get Your Tickets for Charley's Aunt!




We are into our second season at The Cannon Theatre and there is a lot of exciting events happening! We are getting closer to our goal of being non-profit, and have a huge thanks to Andrew Lapin, who is on the board at The Cannon Theatre for getting the paperwork done. Shawn has a lot of talents, but filling out government paperwork is NOT one of them!

We are excited about Charleys Aunt, opening on Thurs. night, Nov. 4 and running three weekends until Sat. Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a matinee on Sat. Nov. 13 at 1:00 p.m. Don't forget to get your tickets now for this hilarious slap-stick comedy about two young men who need a chaperone and have to coerce their friend into dressing up and pretending that he is a woman! Such a fun comedy of errors and mistaken identity, directed by Ed Knights and produced by Shawn Cannon, with Turtle Taber as stage manager.

Get those tickets now, by visiting the website!



We are also starting rehearsals on Alice In Wonderland, our childrens musical theater production. We had about 35 kids audition for this show and have our largest cast ever with 29 kids! Some amazing talent out there, to be sure! Be sure and mark your calendars if you want to come see this fun Disney classic, on Feb. 3---two weekends until Feb. 12----at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets will go on sale on the website at the beginning of January 2011.

And exciting season for The Cannon Theatre!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tickets For The Importance Of Being Earnest Are On Sale!

I haven't been very good about keeping up with the blog, and since this used to be my website, it has been frustrating for some people to not find any information here. I apologize and will make amends RIGHT NOW!

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The Importance Of Being Earnest

We are so excited to bring this great classic to the stage!
Whenever Jack Worthing slips away to London from his Hertfordshire estate he says he is going to see his (fictitious) wayward brother Earnest. Once there he keeps his privacy by calling himself Earnest - luckily so as his beloved Gwendolen declares she could only love an Earnest. Her cousin Algy is the one person who knows Jack's secret and one day he travels down to the estate, announcing himself to Jack's attractive ward Cecily as bad brother Earnest. Cecily is much taken with him and with his name, so on Jack's return home and Gwendolen's unexpected arrival it becomes clear there are both too many and too few Earnests earnestly courting.

This play will open on June 3 and continue three weekends----June 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sat., June 12 at 1:00 p.m.


GET YOUR TICKETS NOW-----AS THEY ARE GOING FAST! DON'T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST WEEKEND, AS WE USUALLY SELL OUT.....

For ticket information, go
HERE!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

HAVE YOU GOT YOUR TICKETS YET?

Don't forget to get your tickets to "Lucky Stiff"----that funny, hysterical musical comedy! The musical is about Harry Witherspoon, an unassuming English shoe salesman, that lives an uneventful life in East Grinstead, England. His life takes a dramatic turn when he learns that his uncle Anthony, a casino manager from Atlantic City, has been killed. Harry learns that he stands to inherit $6,000,000 from his uncle – but only if he agrees to take his Uncle’s corpse on a trip to Monte Carlo. Otherwise, the money will all go to his uncle’s favorite charity, the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn. In a quest to gain his uncle’s inheritance, Harry sets out to fulfill Anthony’s dying wish. However, in Monte Carlo, he meets a host of quirky characters who are also in hot pursuit of his uncle’s money.

The show will open on Thurs., April 1, and continue for nine more shows, on April 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee on April 10, at 1:00. Tickets will be $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors and students, and $8.00 for children 12 and under.

Go to the website for more ticket information, www.thecannontheatre.com!

We hope to see you there!


Jon Forsyth as Harry, and Margaret Busse as Annabel.

Jon Forsyth, Lori Forsyth as a Spinster, and
Mary Beth Fletcher as Rita.

Mary Helan Turner as the Solicitor, and Jon Valentine
as the Dead Body.

Margaret Bridges as the Bellhop, Ben Satterfield as the Biker Punk,
Erin Stevens as Dominique, and Josh Lapin as Vinnie.

Harry, and Annabel put into a tough situation by Rita.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Second Chance Review, Lucky Stiff, And The Spring Classic!

We are super excited for our first cabaret style night at The Cannon Theatre. It is an evening of favorite songs from your favorite musicals----ones that you would love a "second chance" at hearing again! We have asked actors/actresses from all over the Boston area to come and perform their favorites, taking songs from such musicals as "Crazy For You", "Phantom of the Opera", "Wicked", "Funny Girl", "Jekyl and Hyde", "Les Miserables", and "Spamalot" to name a few. The tickets are already on sale, at $10.00 per person, general admission----to get info.----visit the website at www.thecannontheatre.com. There are only two shows, on Friday, Feb. 26 and Sat., Feb. 27, so get your tickets soon!



We have also been in rehearsals for our first adult/teen musical comedy, "Lucky Stiff".
The musical is about Harry Witherspoon, an unassuming English shoe salesman, that lives an uneventful life in East Grinstead, England. His life takes a dramatic turn when he learns that his uncle Anthony, a casino manager from Atlantic City, has been killed. Harry learns that he stands to inherit $6,000,000 from his uncle – but only if he agrees to take his Uncle’s corpse on a trip to Monte Carlo. Otherwise, the money will all go to his uncle’s favorite charity, the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn. In a quest to gain his uncle’s inheritance, Harry sets out to fulfill Anthony’s dying wish. However, in Monte Carlo, he meets a host of quirky characters who are also in hot pursuit of his uncle’s money.

The show will open on Thurs., April 1, and continue for nine more shows, on April 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee on April 10, at 1:00. Tickets will be $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors and students, and $8.00 for children 12 and under.
Tickets are also on sale now on the website, so be sure to go there for the latest information.
Trust me, YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS MUSICAL!!


At the theatre, we have been going back and forth about how we are going to do our seasons. A lot of doing a new theatre has to do with trial and error, and we have learned a few things in this first year and a half of the theatre being open. That said, we have decided to have a new play every spring, a Spring Classic. This play will be an adult/teen play that will be a classic play----one that has been done for many ages---tried and true. The play that we have chosen for this spring is "The Importance Of Being Earnest"----a great play by Oscar Wilde. The auditions are already on the website and if you are interested, check it out there and then e-mail me at thecannontheatre@gmail.com for an audition time.


Things are really looking up for the theatre! Look for new programs in our education and performing area, as we are launching two show choirs starting up in March----this will give more kids the opportunity to have a weekly class where they can learn and perform!


We will also be doing a play this summer over a two week period, for kids 4th grade to 9th grade. There will only be one week of musical theatre class, but it will be re-structured for younger kids---1st grade thru 3rd grade. Check back for more information soon-----as well as our new season for the coming year, 2010-2011.

Monday, January 25, 2010

GET YOUR TICKETS FOR JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH!


Rehearsals for "James and the Giant Peach" have been going well, and we are excited for opening night. Everyone has been working hard----memorizing lines and working with the extensive tech that is in the show, and I think that it is going to be fantastic!

It is the story of an orphan, James, that is sent to live with his aunts, Spiker and Sponge, after his parents are tragically killed in an unfortunate incident involving a Rhinoceros. A chance meeting with two old women, and their gift of the strongest magic, marks the beginning of an amazing adventure involving seven fantastic insect friends, scary sharks, squawking seagulls and one very large peach.


The opening night is going to be on Thurs., Feb. 4 and then on Fri., Feb. 5, and the closing night is Sat., Feb. 6.----all at 7:00 p.m. The tickets for this Childrens Theater Production is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 and under.

Tickets are now on sale at MKTIX or you can send a check to the theatre at 410 Great Rd., Littleton, MA 01460----just write the date you want, the amount of tickets, whether they are for adult or children-----and they will be at Will Call. You can also stop by the theatre and fill out a ticket form, include your check with it, in the envelope, and drop it in the slot in the door. We will then let you know that we have recieved it by e-mail, and your tickets can be picked up at Will Call.

Get your tickets now, as they are selling fast! Don't miss out on this great show for the whole family!