TNB Theatre School Fall/Winter Programs

September 2019 - May 2020

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.

Playtime Theatre

K - Grade 2
Saturdays: 9:00 – 10:00AM

Through theatre games, song, and dance, students will explore and expand their creativity, imagination and confidence.

Fall 2019
September 14 - December 14 | Cost $185
Final Performance: December 14, 2019

Winter 2020
January 25 - May 2 | Cost $185
Final Performance: May 2, 2020

Junior Acting

Grades 3 - 5
Thursdays: 5:30 – 7:30PM

Students receive introductory training in acting while embarking on a play creation process that focuses story building, character creation, movement, and collaboration.

Fall 2019
September 19 - December 12 | Cost $265
Final Performance: December 12, 2019

Winter 2020
January 30 – May 7 | Cost $265
Final Performance: May 7, 2020

Junior Musical Theatre 1

Grades 3 - 5
Saturdays: 10:00 – 1:00PM
Students receive introductory training in music, voice, dance and acting. The course culminates in a 30-minute musical theatre performance with professional production values

Fall 2019
September 14 – December 14 | Cost $330
Final Performance: December 14, 2019

Winter 2020
January 25 - May 16 | Cost $330
Final Performance: May 16, 2020

*Please note: JMT1 and JMT2 will jointly present a final production at the end of their programs.

Junior Musical Theatre 2

Grades 3 - 5
Wednesdays: 1:00 – 4PM
Students receive introductory training in music, voice, dance and acting. The course culminates in a 30-minute musical theatre performance with professional production values.

Fall 2019
September 18 - December 14 | Cost $330
Final Performance – December 14, 2019

Winter 2020
January 29 - May 16 | Cost $330
Final Performance: May 16, 2020

*Please note: JMT1 and JMT2 will jointly present a final production at the end of their programs.

Intermediate Musical Theatre

Grades 6 - 8
Tuesdays: 5:30 – 8:30PM
Students study intermediate voice, dance and acting technique as they work towards staging an hour-long, fully-produced production under the guidance of a professional director, choreographer, and music director. Audition required.

Full year program.
September 17 - December 10, 2019 | January 28 – May 23, 2020 | Cost $660
Final Performance: May 22-23, 2020

Intermediate Acting

Grades 6-8
Wednesdays: 5:30-8:30pm
TNB Theatre School
Students study acting theory, movement and voice technique as well as different forms of performance and storytelling through various workshops. As a group, students will learn about different aspects of bringing a production to life, as they collectively select, adapt and design a one-act, fully produced production mentored by professionals. Audition required.

Instructor: Sharisse LeBrun

Full year program.

September 18 - December 11, 2019 | January 29 – June 6, 2020 | Cost $660
Final Performance: June 5-6, 2020

Senior Musical Theatre

Grades 9 - age 19
Mondays: 5:30 – 8:30PM
Our senior students study singing, dance and acting. A high degree of skill and discipline is required. This highly-focused course culminates in a full-length, fully-produced spring production at the Fredericton Playhouse, mentored by professionals. Audition required.

September 16 - December 9, 2019 | January 27 – April 25, 2020 | Cost $660+HST
Final Performance: April 23-25, 2020

Senior Acting

Grades 9-12
Wednesdays: 5:30-8:30pm
TNB Open Space Theatre
Students will study advanced movement, acting theory, voice, as well as additional workshops in preparation for further theatre studies. Students will learn about scene study and script analysis as they collectively select the full-length script that they will stage in a fully produced production mentored by professionals. Audition required.

Location: TNB Open Space Theatre

Instructor: Jean-Michel Cliche

Full year program.

September 18 - December 11, 2019 | January 29 – May 30, 2020 | Cost $660+HST
Final Performance: May 28-30, 2020

Musical Theatre Dance Technique

Grades 6-12
Sundays: 5:30PM – 7:30PM │Full year program

This class is designed for students with dance experience looking for a more challenging approach to musical theatre dance. The class explores multiple genres as well as dance technique, conditioning, and flexibility training. All students will gain expertise and confidence in dancing in musicals while learning in a fun, encouraging and safe environment.

Instructor: Courtney Arsenault

Fall 2019
September 15 – December 8, 2019 | January 30 – April 30 | Cost $440+HST
In Class Presentation: May 3, 2020

Grades 6 – 12

Playwriting students will discover their own writing voice while learning about the fundamentals of playwriting. Through writing exercises, students will learn various elements of playwriting, and explore different styles and formats of theatre storytelling. During the second semester, students will go through the process of creating their own play which will be read aloud on stage in a playwright’s cabaret at the end of the course.

Thursdays: 5:30PM – 7:00PM │Full year program.

September 19 – December 12, 2019 | January 30 – April 30 | Cost $400+HST
Public Play Reading: April 30, 2020

*Young Playwrights class takes place at The Ville in The Gathering Place 241, 241 Canada St, Fredericton, NB E3A 4A1

Registration

Registrations for all Junior level programs at the TNB Theatre School open August 12.

Registration Form:

Register ONLINE or CLICK HERE to download the registration form for all fall and winter Junior programs

Payments

Payment must be received in full by the first class. TNB accepts cash, cheque, VISA, MasterCard & American Express.
Payment Options:

1. Pay in full by the first class

OR

2. Two payments via a valid credit card or post-dated cheques. Cheques and credit card slips MUST be given at the time of registration.

Junior Programs / Single Semester Classes
Fall 2019 - First payment is charged on registration and second on November 1, 2019.
1. First day of class
2. November 1, 2019

Winter 2020 - First payment is charged on registration and second on April 1, 2020.
1. First day of class
2. April 1, 2020

Intermediate & Senior Programs (Full year)
Two payments via a valid credit card or post-dated cheques must be given at the time of registration.
First payment is charged on registration and second on February 1, 2020.
1. First day of class
2. February 1, 2020

Payments can be made in person at the office or with credit card over the phone by calling 506-460-1381 ext 106.

Auditions

Auditions are required for: Intermediate Musical Theatre, Intermediate Acting, Senior Acting & Senior Musical Theatre.

Auditions are booked on a first come, first served basis.

Auditions are booked in 5 minute time slots. Students are asked to arrive early to complete the registration form.

Dates:
Saturday, Sept 7th, 12:00-4:00pm
Sunday, Sept 8th, 12:00-4:00pm
Monday, Sept 9th, 5:30-8:30pm

Musical Theatre: Students auditioning for Intermediate or Senior Musical Theatre programs are asked to prepare one song, any style.

Acting: Students auditioning for Intermediate or Senior Acting programs are asked to prepare one monologue (1 min max).

Auditions will be held at the TNB Theatre School, 55 Whiting Road.
Email: theatreschool@tnb.nb.ca to book an audition.
Phone: 506-460-1381 ext 106
Please arrive early to fill complete a registration form before your audition.

Class Sizes and Wait Lists


To ensure the highest quality teaching, each class has a strictly enforced class size. We believe these sizes ensure optimal focus and productivity, equal learning and performance opportunities, as well as allow for students to receive personalized programming and guidance from their instructors.

Due to demand for program spots, wait lists typically exist for all program levels. Students will be advised if they have been placed on wait lists. Wait-listed students could be called for enrollment until the third class of the program.

TNB Theatre School Policies


We encourage all potential and current TNB Theatre School families to familiarize themselves with our TNB Theatre School policies. A limited number of TNB Foundation bursaries are available for eligible students. To apply for our bursary program, please email theatreschool@tnb.nb.ca to request an application.

Student bursaries for our 2019-2020 season are supported in part through a grant from the Fredericton Community Foundation and the Jackson Wright Youth Fund.