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 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.

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 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.