The Cannon Theatre is the brain child of Shawn Cannon and Bret Bahe. Together they have had a dream to have their own theatre-----to create a place for learning, and great plays----a place that people could enjoy themselves, laugh, and just lose themselves in the moment. They found the space in an old mill building, one with high ceilings, and an open plan, so they could create what they wanted. Slowly they have built their intimate black box experience, taking everything that they make and putting it right back into the theatre. We hope that you will join us sometime and experience this unique theatre----we guarantee that you will leave feeling satisfied.
SHAWN CANNON, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR SCANNON@THECANNONTHEATRE.ORG
Shawn Cannon has been acting and singing since having the role of Cinderella in fourth grade!She studied in Texas, Colorado, and Utah, majoring in drama, vocal performance, and TV/Film acting.She modeled for 20 years and has also performed in theatre, musicals, bands, cabaret, and TV & Film. The areas she has worked in are Houston, Denver, Chicago, LA, and Boston.She has also been directing for over 20 years, does choreography, musical directing and writes original musicals.Some of her favorite plays she has directed are: "The Wizard of Oz", "Bye, Bye Birdie", "Moon Over Buffalo", "Steel Magnolias", "Jane Eyre", "Lucky Stiff", "Popeye, The Musical", and "By Jeeves", "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels", "Twelve Dancing Princesses" and " A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to The Forum".
She has taught voice and acting for over 25 years, teaching for JF Talent in Denver, Colo.,John Robert Powers in Los Angeles, CA, the Acting Loft in Manchester, NH, for Acton-Boxboro Community Education in Acton, MA, and for Littleton Community Ed.She is currently singing in a Rod Stewart tribute band, with the “Blondes Have More Fun” band. She also enjoys doing solo gigs----singing at weddings, private and corporate parties whenever she gets a booking---traveling all over the country as well as overseas!
She has created a black box theatre with quality, family friendly shows that are enjoyed by all ages. She also is intent on teaching kids and teens how to experience and learn what good theater is all about----from the blocking, characterizations, and acting techniques, to the costuming and hair and makeup. She wants to create a whole new generation of kids with theatre knowledge!
Bret spent 10 years in Hollywood building sets, working as a professional propmaker. He met Shawn there, and since she needed someone to run her sound at her cabaret shows, he quickly took on that challenge also. He loves doing photography, and after spending another 10 years doing that in LA, he has started taking pictures again.... He is a HUGE part of The Cannon Theatre, and has worked right alongside Shawn----whom he eventually married----building this theatre and making their dream come true.
Linda Valentine----Treasurer, Tickets, Business Manager TICKETS@THECANNONTHEATRE.ORG, firstname.lastname@example.org
Organized and thorough, Linda brings to the Board an unparalleled passion for the success of the theater. She holds a degree in Business Administration from Charter Oak College and a Certificate in Personnel Management from Cornell’s NYSSILR. Together with her husband, she currently runs a small law office, and is actively involved with other local non-profits. She has previously served as Secretary of the Board for Theatre West of West Haven, CT; has been the past president and driving force behind creating the CT non-profit organization The Amity Regional Aquatic Club; and has served as both Vice President and President of the Orange Community Nursery School.