Music and Lyrics by Michael Doherty. Book and Lyrics by Caleb Marshall. From the story by Charles Dickens. December 11 – 13, 2014 | Fredericton Playhouse December 14, 2014 | Imperial Theatre, Saint John A cold-hearted miser learns to embrace the simple everyday gifts we so often take for granted, in this timeless holiday classic [...]
From the letters of Private John Bapst Cronin. Adapted by Caleb Marshall. November 9, 2014 | The TNB Studio Private John Bapst Cronin was born in Saint John, New Brunswick and joined the 49th battalion, Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment) on May 16, 1915. He died the following year at Somme, France. Somme Letters Home lends [...]
By Alden Nowlan and Walter Learning. Based on the book by Mary Shelly. October 23-25, 2014 | The Fredericton Playhouse Victor Frankenstein dared to challenge the limits of science but wasn’t prepared to deal with the results. Frankenstein, The Man Who Became God is hailed by many as the definitive version of Mary Shelley’s classic [...]
Frankenstein Tickets on Sale!
TNB Foundation Planning Gala Event
On November 1st, 2014, the Theatre New Brunswick Foundation will host its sixth biennial fundraising gala at the Delta Fredericton. The theme for 2014 is “Maritime Fusion: Our Compliments to the Chef.” Our team has been hard at work to deliver a magical evening full of culinary wonders.
On Saturday, November 1, 2014, our gala committee is very excited and pleased to be bringing guests on a culinary tour that will marry the exotic flavours of the Far East with our own Maritime food traditions. “Maritime Fusion: Our Compliments to the Chef’ represents a new direction for the Foundation’s gala celebrations – one we know will be attractive to “foodies” and Arts lovers alike. Award-winning celebrity chef, Raghavan Iyer and the Maritime’s own accomplished executive chef, Greg Godfrey will be preparing locally-sourced ingredients in unique and tantalizing dishes sure to please the most discerning of palates. Read More…
TNB Theatre School Announce Exciting New Programming
Fall registration begins August 10,2014 at the TNB Studio
(Fredericton) Theatre New Brunswick Theatre School have announced their fall programming schedule offering a full spectrum of classes for children and students, pre-school to 19 years of age. This year’s announcement highlights the addition of Junior Acting (Grades 3-5), a brand new addition to the Theatre School’s long list of popular offerings.
“The decision to add a Junior Acting class was based on the success of our summer acting programs,” said Tania Breen, director of the TNB Theatre School. “Popularity in junior acting has been building for years and every year parents have been interested in seeing a junior acting class added to our programming. This year we have been able to make room in our schedule to meet the growing demand.”
TNB Theatre School is known for its popular musical theatre courses but have recently seen a rise in interest in standard acting fundamentals.
Fist Fights, Auditions and Character Creation
Lots of Action in Store for this Summer’s Intermediate Senior Acting Class
This summer theatre New Brunswick (TNB) will offer young actors the opportunity to sharpen their skills and take their performance abilities to the next level through Intermediate Senior Acting (ISA), a week-long study of technique and performance.
“During the program, we will be focusing on advanced acting techniques,” said Tania Breen, TNB Theatre School Director and primary instructor for this year’s ISA summer course. “Actors learn how to think the thoughts of the character they’re playing and that isn’t always an easy task. We’ll be looking at how an actor transforms themselves vocally, physically and mentally to truly embrace the role and embody their character.”
Over the five-day class students between the ages of 13 and 19 will examine movement, stage voice and character creation while shaping and delivering a strong monologue and working through selected scenes with the group.
Theatre New Brunswick 2014-2015 Season Call for Submissions
Theatre New Brunswick (TNB) will be holding general and season auditions for the 2014-2015 productions Frankenstein, A Christmas Carol, and Beaverbrook, and Young Company auditions for two shows currently in development with the New Brunswick Aboriginal community.
TNB is dedicated to celebrating New Brunswick’s theatre talent. New Brunswick theatre artists are encouraged to apply and make themselves known.
2014 NEW BRUNSWICK AUDITIONS
Fredericton, NB – May 31, 12pm-7pm at Theatre New Brunswick studio, 55 Whiting Road.
Please call Erin Keating at 506-460-1381 ext. 106 by Friday, May 23rd to book an appointment.
Further information including contract dates, character breakdowns and detailed submission information available here.
Our 2014-2015 Season Announced!
Subscriptions are now on sale for TNB’s 2014-2015 season that will feature a classic thriller, a new take on a holiday family favourite, a hit comedy and a new local historical drama. Caleb Marshall announced his sixth season as TNB artistic producer on Thursday evening.
“It gives me great pleasure to announce TNB’s first all-New Brunswick professional season of world class theatre,” said Marshall, a strong advocate for New Brunswick’s theatre community and work. “This has been a goal of ours for a number of years and I think this year represents a milestone in TNB’s long, rich history as the province’s principal English theatre company.”
TNB MAIN STAGE
The season opens with a new production of a classic thriller that was the first play to premier on the TNB stage 40 years ago – Frankenstein, The Man Who Became God (The Fredericton Playhouse | Oct 23-25, 2014).
“We’re excited to open our season just before Halloween with this classic thriller,” said Marshall. “Written by TNB’s original creative team of Alden Nowlan and Walter Learning, the play is not only an important piece of New Brunswick theatre history but has also been hailed as the definitive stage adaption of this Mary Shelly classic.”
For the holidays, TNB will offer up a world premiere musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic,
A Christmas Carol (Fredericton Playhouse | Dec 11-13, 2014), adapted and composed by longtime TNB composer/sound designer Michael Doherty and artistic producer Caleb Marshall.
This season’s Main Stage line-up welcomes the return of Fredericton’s favourite playwright, Norm Foster, with his hit comedy On A First Name Basis (Fredericton Playhouse | Mar 26-28, 2015). Foster will also star onstage alongside fellow New Brunswicker Patricia Vanstone (Hilda’s Yard) in this new comedy delivering the side-splitting laughter audiences have come to expect.
TNB NEXT STAGE
This season TNB NEXT STAGE offers audiences a very special opportunity to be involved in New Brunswick theatre and take part in a development workshop of a new play by David Adams Richards. Beaverbrook (The Black Box Theatre – St. Thomas University | Feb 27-28, 2015). Insight into the name we know but the man we don’t. This exciting new work will premiere in a full scale production on the Main Stage October 2015.
TNB YOUNG COMPANY
The 2015 TNB Young Company tour will feature two new works focused on sharing Aboriginal stories through a TNB initiative called The Indigenous Peoples Project. A first for TNB Young Company, the project brings together Aboriginal artists specializing in storytelling, dance, visual art and music to create original works for NB school audiences. In addition to TNB Young Company’s regular province-wide school tour this year’s event will also include stops at the province’s First Nations communities.
Drawn from the letters of Private John Bapst Cronin of Saint John, Somme Letters Home (The TNB Studios – November 9, 2015) lends a voice to one of thousands of Canadian who fought in the trenches of WW1. This special reading honours the 100th anniversary of the First World War.
TNB SENIOR MUSICAL THEATRE
The 2014-2015 season will cap off with the hit Canadian musical, The Drowsy Chaperone (The Fredericton Playhouse | April 30 – May 2, 2015). “This season marks TNB Theatre School’s first production of a Canadian musical,” said Marshall. “The Drowsy Chaperone was the most successful Canadian musical on Broadway and I’m looking forward to watching our theatre school students bring the show to life.”
Subscriptions are now available at the Fredericton Playhouse Box Office including a brand new subscription package for theatre goers under 35.
TNB also announces the recent purchase of their building at 55 Whiting Road as well as a generous private donation to complete their in-house studio theatre which will offer more educational and development opportunities for students and emerging artists.
“We’re incredibly grateful for this donation,” said Marshall, “and we’re very excited to explore the possibilities involved in having a fully functional studio theatre of our own. It’s going to be a great season!”
Summer Registration is now Underway!
Every Monday in July and August there’s an air of anticipation at the TNB Studio on Whiting Road as a new class of students gathers for a week of extraordinary theatre and extraordinary fun. By Friday new friendships will be formed, new skills learned and a production performed for family and friends.
Since it was founded in 1999, TNB Theatre School endowed by the Stephen Graham Bird Trust has offered outstanding training in acting, voice and movement, singing and dance in a fun and supportive environment.