MAY 2-4 Senior Musical Theatre Amid the street rumbles of the rival Sharks and Jets, will love survive? One of the most memorable musical scores of the 20th century; one of the greatest love stories of all time: West Side Story, as moving and powerful as ever. This season TNB Senior Musical Theatre students [...]
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TNB Theatre School’s Peter Pan, May 24 & 25
TNB Theatre School’s Intermediate & Senior Acting (ISA) students will present J.M. Barrie’s classic story Peter Pan at The Black Box Theatre, St. Thomas University, May 24 and 25. The students will transport the audience to the world of Neverland full of pirates, fairies, mermaids and Lost Boys. More…
Peter Pan runs May 24 & 25 at 7:30 p.m. and May 25 at 2 p.m. Tickets at the door: $15 | $5 children under 10
TNB SEEKS NB THEATRE ARTISTS
Auditions to be held in Fredericton and Saint John
Theatre New Brunswick will be holding general and season auditions for the 2013-2014 productions Private Lives, Miracle on 34th Street, The Net: A tragedy of the sea, Red and TNB Young Company auditions for Wally Finds His Inner Bear and God’s Middle Name in Fredericton on June 8, 10am-5pm at Theatre New Brunswick studio, 55 Whiting Road and in Saint John on June 9, 11:30 – 5 p.m. at Saint John Theatre Company rehearsal hall, 112 Princess St.
“TNB is dedicated to celebrating New Brunswick’s theatre talent,” says TNB Artistic Producer Caleb Marshall. “Over my past four seasons, 55-60% of all actors on stage in our professional productions have been New Brunswickers. ”
New Brunswick theatre artists are encouraged to make themselves known to Theatre New Brunswick even if there is not a specific role of interest next season.
“We certainly welcome New Brunswickers to come in for general auditions,” says Marshall. “As a producer and director I’m always thinking ahead a season or two so it’s important for me to know what talent we have here in New Brunswick. As well with the introduction of TNB Extras in our TNB studio this season, there will be opportunities for artists beyond our Main Stage, Next Stage or Young Company.”
Theatre artists who are unable to audition should ensure that TNB has a current headshot and CV in their New Brunswick theatre talent database.
“We’ve got about 175 New Brunswick theatre artists in our database currently but we continue to discover new talent,” says Marshall. “Not only is this an important tool for our own productions but it has also served as a resource for other theatre companies, film productions and commercial work. So if you’re a New Brunswick actor be sure we have your most recent information on file.
Specific contract dates and cast breakdowns for the 2013-2014 productions can be found here.
TNB UNVEILS 2013-2014 SEASON
Subscriptions are on sale now for TNB’s 2013-2014 season including a classic comedy, a holiday family favourite, contemporary drama and Broadway’s “perfect musical.” Caleb Marshall announced his fifth season as TNB Artistic Producer on Thursday evening. “Extraordinary theatre begins at home,” says Marshall. “By sharing in TNB’s season audiences will not only be entertained and engaged, they’ll also be supporting theatre made right here in New Brunswick.” more…
Read the full season line-up.
May 2-4, The Fredericton Playhouse
From May 2-4 the Sharks and the Jets battle it out in the TNB Theatre School production of West Side Story. With one of the most memorable musical scores of the 20th century and one of the greatest love stories of all time West Side Story is as moving and powerful as ever. A company of more than 100 people – cast, orchestra, creative and production teams – will bring this timeless musical to the stage.
“West Side Story demands a cast of strong actors, singers and dancers,” says Tania Breen, Director of TNB Theatre School. “I’m so proud of this cast – they are proving themselves to be true triple threats. They started preparing for this production in August 2012 with a two-day dance intensive and it’s been full steam ahead ever since.”
The 1957 musical transports the story of Romeo and Juliet to New York’s Upper West side with the doomed love story of Maria and Tony set against the gang clashes of the rival Shares and the Jets. The 1961 film version was nominated for 11 Academy Awards taking home 10 including Best Motion picture. Bernstein and Sondheim created such memorable songs as “Something’s Coming”, “Maria”, “America”, “Somewhere”, “Tonight”, “Jet Song”, “I Feel Pretty”, “Gee, Officer Krupke”, and “Cool”.
West Side Story runs at The Fredericton Playhouse May 2-4, 2013, Thursday – Saturday 7:30 pm. and Saturday 2:00 p.m.
TNB Theatre School is endowed by The Stephen Graham Bird Trust.
2013 Summer Program Information – TNB Theatre School
Details on TNB Theatre School’s 2013 summer programs, schedules and prices can be found here
REGISTRATION for Playtime and Junior programs will take place Sunday, April 7 – 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the TNB rehearsal studio (55 Whiting Road) After this you can call 460-1381 ext 106 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
AUDITIONS for Intermediate & Senior Summer Program Auditions will take place mid-June. Audition bookings will be opened on April 7. Call 460-1381 ext 106 or email email@example.com to reserve an audition spot.