This email has the information for our first show. We were thinking that we would email you re Freaky Friday when the box-office opens in November, but please let us know if you need the information earlier. New Canaan High School is proud to present our first live production this fall. William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be held October 28th, 29th and 30th at 7pm in the New Canaan High School auditorium. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is set with a Steampunk twist.
Don’t miss New Canaan High School’s last production of the year, Godspell! See it online or in person! Performances are Thursday June 3, Friday June 4, and Saturday June 5 at 7pm.
Get your streaming tickets at www.newcanaanhighschooltheatre.com
In-person tickets can be purchased at MySchoolBucks.com. Tickets must be purchased in pods of at least 2 people. There are a limited number of in-person tickets available.
This week on 0684-Radi0, our free podcast (subscribe here in the iTunes Store), we talk to Kate Simone, a 2005 New Canaan High School graduate and professional actress who recently moved back to town and is making her directorial debut with NCHS Theatre’s winter musical—“Oklahoma!”—which will be performed via livestream on March 18, 19 and 20. Here are recent episodes of 0684-Radi0:
New Canaan High School senior Ava Sabloff has been involved in the NCHS Theatre program since freshman year.
Prior to the onset of COVID-19 virus, she’d never combined live theater with film, where blocking and line delivery are altered while cameras recording the performance change position, and actors pause between scenes to adjust lighting and audio.
“When performing for an audience an actor constantly receives live feedback that hopefully ends in applause,” the aspiring film major said. “After filming an actor has no idea of the quality of the performance until it has been edited and broadcast. Live theatre is a moment in time, where a filmed performance lives on. The skills I have developed has made me more prepared as I enter college.”
Those newly learned skills have culminated for Sabloff, along with dozens of cast and crew members in the celebrated program, in two online performances this fall.
Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, SHREK The Musical Jr. is a fairy tale adventure. Set in a mythical “once upon a time” sort of land, SHREK Jr. is the story of a hulking green ogre who, after being mocked and feared his entire life by anything that crosses his path, retreats to an ugly green swamp to exist in happy isolation. Suddenly, a gang of homeless fairy-tale characters (Pinocchio, Cinderella, the Three Pigs, you name it) raid his sanctuary, saying they’ve been evicted by the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad. So Shrek strikes a deal: I’ll get your homes back, if you give me my home back! But when Shrek and Farquaad meet, the Lord strikes a deal of his own: He’ll give the fairy-tale characters their homes back, if Shrek rescues Princess Fiona.