Knox Theatre provides students the opportunity to apply their skills in performing arts to the demanding challenges of presenting live theatre before a packed audience. Working with the same drive, discipline, and commitment to excellence as Varsity athletes, our actors and technicians receive accolades from the audience as well as from their peers.
Recent Upper School productions include:
- The Sound of Music
- Light Up the Sky
- Sweet Charity
- She Kills Monsters
- The Boys Next Door
- Urinetown The Musical
In addition to our mainstage productions, the Knox Middle School Performing Arts Class prepares a Junior production for the community to enjoy. Recent Middle Musicals include:
- The Jungle Book KIDS
- You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
- Moana, Jr.
- Peter Pan, Jr.
- Fiddle on the Roof, Jr.
Click on the tabs below to learn more about each production.
Music and Lyrics by David Kirshenbaum
Book by Jack Heifner
Vanities is a heartfelt and humorous chronicle of the lives of three women, Joanne, Kathy, and Mary, tracing them from their late teen years through adulthood. They grow and change, testing the limits of what they thought they knew about themselves, as well as the narrow views of women society has presented them.
Based on the hugely successful play of the same name by Jack Heifner, the action takes us through three decades of these women’s lives from 1963 to 1990. Starting as vivacious small-town cheerleaders and best friends in high school, then sorority sisters in college, and, finally, women with separate and very different lives, they travel unique journeys that will ultimately bring them back together, giving them the chance to encounter each other once again—mature women able to face one another with honesty and compassion.
The Jungle Book KIDS
Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman and Terry Gilkyson
Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Marcy Heisler
Music Adapted and Arranged by Bryan Louiselle
Based on the Screenplay by Larry Clemmons
Based on the Novel “The Jungle Book” by Rudyard Kipling
The jungle is jumpin’ with a jazzy beat in Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS. Specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film, Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS features a host of colorful characters and your favorite songs from the movie.
Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run in the deepest parts of the jungle. On their journey, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants, and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin’ musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. When Shere Khan returns, our heroes must rally their fellow animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle.
The Sound of Music
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Bases on Maria von Trapp’s autobiography; The Stor
The inspirational story follows a young postulate who is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of an imperious naval captain, bringing joy and music to the household. But as forces take hold of Austria, Maria, and the entire von Trapp family must make a moral decision.