Knox Theatre presents at least two full productions each season. These productions afford students the opportunity to apply their skills in performing arts to the demanding challenges of presenting live theatre before a packed audience.
Our 2018-19 season featured three productions: Almost, Maine, a play about love lost and love found, centered around a fictional town in Northern Maine; Peter Pan JR, an adaptation of the classic story about a young boy who refuses to grow up, featuring students from our Middle School Performing Arts class; and Urinetown, the satirical musical comedy and two-time Tony Award winner about a town on the verge of collapse and a young girl struggling to do what’s right.
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Music and Lyrics by Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis
Book by Greg Kotis
Two-time Tony Award winning musical Urinetown is a satirical musical comedy about a young girl struggling to do what is right in a world that has gone so wrong. In a city overcome by drought, public corporations take control of the water system, privatizing bathrooms and outlawing public urination. When the poor stage a revolt against the rich, families are pitted against one another as the people fight for their freedoms.
“You’ve done a terrible thing here today...”
Peter Pan, Jr.
A musical based on the play by Sir. J.M. Barrie
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Music by Morris (Moose) Charlap
Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score, Peter Pan is one of the most beloved tales of all time. This Tony-Award winning musical is performed all over the world and is now adapted in this shortened version for young performers. When Peter and his sidekick Tinkerbell visit the Darling family nursery, they begin a magical journey that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, these young travelers face man-eating crocodiles, a fierce Indian tribe, vicious pirates, and Peter’s nemesis, the infamous Captain Hook.
This production is performed by the students of the Knox Middle School as part of their Middle School Arts Experience.
“Think of the happiest things. It’s the same as having wings!”
A play by John Cariani
Almost, Maine is set in a remote, mythical town underneath the Northern Lights, a place where people can’t seem to get love straight. Told through a series of nine vignettes and short scenes, John Cariani’s characters struggle with love in all its forms - love lost and found, broken hearts, reconnecting, and letting go. At times painful and other times hilarious, Almost, Maine is a beautiful and poignant play that is perfect for a large cast of actors to showcase their talents.
The Boys Next Door