We are excited to announce Meghan Davis as the new drama director for the Canandaigua Academy Players. Mrs. Davis will lead the fall play and spring musical and is looking forward to this new challenge.
A 2012 graduate of Canandaigua Academy, as a student she was in Les Miserables, All Shook Up, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. This past school year, Mrs. Davis helped with The SpongeBob Musical. She is a teacher’s aide at the Academy, and is currently studying to be a special education teacher through Empire State College.
“I never thought I would be back at Canandaigua and lead the Players after Mr. Scott Schauman’s retirement. He led the shows for thirty-two years and I am excited for this new challenge. I am looking forward to collaborating with many people at the Academy to make the show a community effort and I look forward to working closely with our talented students,” Mrs. Davis stated.
The fall play, which is performed each November, will be Clue, which is based on the classic board game. Davis is working with assistant director Sean Perry to finalize the spring musical selection, which will have the lead roles double cast and will have six shows over two weekends in March. Regardless of what the show is, Mrs. Davis is looking forward to working with the students and maintaining the strong traditions the program has in place, such as themed days during February Break and exchanging buddy gifts, and many more.
Academy Principal, Marissa Logue, echoed the excitement and is looking forward to working with Mrs. Davis in her new role. Logue stated, “I am thrilled for Mrs. Davis to lead the Academy Players and to work with our students. We have a rich tradition of excellence in the performing arts and we look forward to watching our students shine on stage under her direction.”