Theatrical Arts

Students sing on stage

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.

Amazing photos by Laurie Kroon

All Shook Up- 2019

Academy Past Performances

1943 - 1990

  • Ever Since Eve - 1943
  • Once and For All - 1944
  • The Christmas Carol Stars - 1948
  • Divine Flora - 1949
  • Meet Me in St. Louis - 1950
  • Seventeenth Summer - 1951
  • Mr. Barry's Etchings - 1951
  • The Case of the Silent Caroler - 1951
  • Our Miss Brooks - 1952
  • No Room for a King - 1952
  • At the Feet of the Madonna - 1953
  • Men Are Like Street Cars - 1954
  • Breen Valley - 1955
  • Who Stayed Home? - 1955
  • Curtain Going Up - 1956
  • The Remarkable Incident at Carson Corners - 1957
  • The Family Nobody Wanted - 1958
  • Love Your Neighbor - 1959
  • Rebel Without a Cause - 1960
  • On With the Show - 1960
  • The Thread That Runs So True - 1961
  • Bye Bye Birdie - 1963
1964 - Actual Academy Players Drama Club Began
  • Finian's Rainbow - 1965
  • Love Makes the World Go Square - 1966
  • The First Mrs. Paris - 1967
  • Music Man - 1968
  • The Miracle Worker - 1969
  • Oklahoma! - 1970
  • Under Milkwood - 1970
  • Little Wormen - 1971
  • Spoon River - 1971
  • The Crucible - 1972
  • The Cave Dwellers - 1972
  • Hello Out There - 1972
  • Camelot - 1973
  • The Rimers of Eldritch - 1973
  • Cactus Flowers - 1974
  • Murder Takes the Stage - 1975
  • The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail - 1975
  • Petey's Choice - 1976
  • You Can't Take it With You - 1976
  • Our Town - 1977
  • What's Wrong with the Girls - 1978
  • Don't Drink the Water - 1978
  • The Simple Truth - 1978
  • The Braggart - 1978
  • Ten Little Indians - 1980
  • The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail - 1981
  • Bye Bye Birdie - 1985
  • I Know I Saw Gypsies - 1987
  • Godspell - 1987
  • Bye Bye Birdie - 1988
  • The Face on the Barroom Floor - 1988
  • You're a Good Man Charlie Brown - 1989
  • Once Upon a Mattress - 1990

1991 - Present

All Productions from 1991 - present were produced and directed by Mr. Scott Schauman. Musical Direction by Mrs. Mary Hamlin 1991 - 1999
  • Damn Yankees - 1991
  • The Mouse That Roared
  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood - 1992
  • Dark of the Moon - 1992
  • Grease - 1993
  • Kiss and Tell - 1993
  • Fiddler on the Roof - 1994
  • The Crucible - 1994
  • Oklahoma! - 1995
  • The Good Doctor - 1995
  • West Side Story - 1996
  • Death of a Salesman - 1996
  • Into the Woods - 1997
  • 3 "Plays in a Round": The Real Inspector Hound, Fool's Paradise, The Still Alarm - 1997
  • Anything Goes - 1998
  • Harvey - 1998
  • Oliver! - 1999
  • Our Town - 1999
Musical Direction by Jennifer Maxfield 2000-2001
  • George M! - 2000
  • Noises Off - 2000
  • The Boyfriend - 2001
  • Witness for the Prosecution - 2001
Musical Direction by Mrs. Amy Story 2002-2014
  • Titanic - 2002
  • The Man Who Came to Dinner - 2002
  • Les Miserables - 2003
  • Picnic - 2003
  • Big River - 2004
  • On the Tazzle - 2004
  • Seussical - The Musical - 2005
  • The Miser - 2005
  • The Music Man - 2006
  • Flowers for Algernon - 2006
  • Beauty and the Beast - 2007
  • You Can't Take It With You - 2007
  • Ragtime - 2008
  • Look Homeward, Angel - 2008
  • Showboat - 2009
  • The Phantom Tollbooth - 2009
  • Les Miserables - 2010
  • Detective Story - 2010
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie - 2011
  • The Crucible - 2011
  • All Shook Up - 2012
  • Battle of Angels - 2012
  • Legally Blonde - 2013
  • Rehearsal for Murder - 2013
  • Titanic - 2014
  • The Divine Flora - 2014
Musical Direction by Ms. Jenny Cerne 2015-Present
  • Nice Work If You Can Get It - 2015
  • Jabberwock - 2015
  • The Little Mermaid - 2016
  • Rimers of Eldritch - 2016
  • Disaster! - 2017
  • George Washington Slept Here! - 2017
  • Ragtime-2018
  • On the Razzle- 2018
  • All Shook Up- 2019

Canandaigua Middle School Performances

Lion King, Jr.- 2019

Middle School Previous Performances

2018

Mulan, Jr. - 2018