Theatrical Arts

the entire cast of the madrigal dinner posing for the camera

Madrigal Dinner 2020

Canandaigua Academy Theatre

began in 1923 with the production of The Love Pirates of Hawaii under the direction of Miss Mattison and Miss Curtis. In 1964, twenty-three productions later, the actual Academy Players Drama Club began. From 1960-1990, the Academy Players put on thirty-two productions, all under various directors. In 1991, Mr. Scott Schauman, our current director, began to direct and produce the productions.

Thank you Laurie Kroon for the photos.


Trail to Oregon!

shuman poses with award


The Rotary Club of Canandaigua surprised Mr. Scott Schauman, Academy English teacher and Academy Players Director, with the Paul Harris Fellow Award. Mr. Schauman has been directing plays and musicals at the Academy since 1991.

The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International gives the Paul Harris Fellow award in appreciation for tangible and significant assistance given to furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world.

Canandaigua Middle School Performances

Middle School Previous Performances

Academy Past Performances