Knox Theatre presents at least two upper school productions and one middle school, junior production 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. 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.
Our recent productions included a virtual production of She Kills Monsters, Almost, Maine, The Boys Next Door, Fiddler on the Roof JR, Peter Pan JR, and Dogfight, Cabaret, and Urinetown the musical.
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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.
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!“
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…”
The Boys Next Door