News & Reviews
September 10, 2012
Season opens Sept. 20 with special performance of La Sagouine
Theatre New Brunswick opens its 46th season with Oleanna, David Mamet’s taut two-hander that has left audiences divided and passions enflamed for more than two decades.
Renowned Canadian director Alisa Palmer returns to Theatre New Brunswick with Oleanna. Alisa’s long-standing relationship with TNB most recently includes The Bricklin: An Automotive Fantasy. Alisa is the recipient of six Dora Awards, two Chalmers Awards, a Harold Award and was named finalist for the Siminovitch Prize three consecutive times as well as receiving the New Brunswick Award for Excellence in the Arts.
“When one of the country’s pre-eminent feminist directors raises the possibility of taking on a play like Oleanna, of course you jump at the chance,” says TNB Artistic Producer Caleb Marshall. “When it premiered 20 years ago, this play sparked a lot of vigourous debate. We may like to congratulate ourselves on the progress we’ve made but a look around particularly at some of what’s happening in the US elections and we have to ask: Has anything really changed?”
August 23, 2012
2012-2013 TNB SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Single tickets for all 2012-2013 TNB Main Stage, TNB Next Stage and TNB Senior Musical Theatre productions are now on sale.
“Whether your interest is contemporary drama (Oleanna), nostalgic holiday tales (It’s a Wonderful Life), laugh-out loud comedy (Hilda’s Yard) or energetic musicals (Little Shop of Horrors, West Side Story), we welcome you to find your place at Theatre New Brunswick this season says TNB Artistic Producer Caleb Marshall.
Subscriptions packages are still available until October 11 and the conclusion of the first TNB Main Stage production Hilda’s Yard.
“Subscriptions are the most affordable way to enjoy the widest variety of theatre,” says Marshall. “From group subscriptions to Ultimate season passes to Main Stage Subscriptions, we offer a variety of ways for our audience to share in our stories.”
Subscriptions and tickets are available at The Playhouse box office (506)458-8344, or online at tnb.nb.ca
August 16, 2012
Registration for TNB Theatre School’s Fall – Winter Programs begins August 25
Theatre New Brunswick Theatre School, endowed by the Stephen Graham Bird Trust, offers outstanding training in acting, voice and movement, song and dance in a fun and supportive environment to over 300 aspiring performers each year. TNB Theatre School offers programs throughout the fall and winter terms as well as week-long summer programs at all levels. Registration for TNB Theatre School’s Fall – Winter Programs begins August 25.
May 3, 2012
TNB UNVEILS 2012-2013 SEASON
Subscriptions on sale now!
Fredericton – Subscriptions are on sale now for a season of familiar faces and beloved titles for Theatre New Brunswick audiences. TNB Artistic Producer Caleb Marshall unveiled the 2012-2013 TNB season on Thursday evening.
“The 2011-2012 TNB Season was a season of growth for TNB offering the new TNB Next Stage studio branch and a special summer project,” said Marshall. “This season we continue to offer diverse experiences for our audiences from a controversial drama to a world premiere comedy, a hit holiday classic and a favourite musical as well as a creative collaboration with one of New Brunswick’s most exciting performing arts companies, the Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada.”
April 19, 2012
TNB Theatre School presents The Wizard of Oz, May 3-5
From May 3-5, TNB Senior Musical Theatre (SMT) students will cap off a phenomenal 2011-2012 season and lead audiences down the yellow brick road in a production full of friendship, adventure and a whole lot of heart.
“There’s so much joy in the rehearsal studio. The whole cast is getting very excited,” says Tania Breen, Director of TNB Theatre School. “All of the pieces of the show are coming together including the arrival of our Toto, a little dog named Kiki.”
“This is our most ambitious project to date. We are honouring the traditional story and the familiar images that people know and love from the film but we’re also finding ways of reimagining these so there will be a lot of surprises as well.”
TNB’s 2011-2012 SMT program features 40 students aged 14 to 19. The Wizard of Oz runs May 3-5 at The Playhouse, Thursday – Saturday 7:30 pm. and Saturday 2:00 p.m. Tickets available at The Playhouse box office (506)458-8344, or online at tnb.nb.ca
March 1, 2012
TNB presents The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)
From March 15-18, audiences have the chance to see five musicals for the price of one. Everything you love about Broadway comes together in one extreme night of musical theatre in The Musical of Musicals: The Musical!
February 29, 2012
The Dollar Woman opens: 2 matinees added
Fredericton (NB) – TNB Next Stage’s 35th Anniversary Production of The Dollar Woman opens tonight and to accommodate demand, Theatre New Brunswick has added two additional performances
- 2 p.m. Thursday, March 1st – The Black Box Theatre, St. Thomas University.
- 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3rd- The Black Box Theatre, St. Thomas University.
February 9, 2012
TNB Next Stage presents The Dollar Woman
Starring an All-New Brunswick Cast
From February 29 – March 4, the TNB Next Stage’s production of The Dollar Woman uncovers a dark secret of New Brunswick’s past. It was only a little over a century ago that a community’s poor would be auctioned off to the lowest bidder. Alden Nowlan and Walter Learning’s gripping and controversial play transports us back to a small New Brunswick town and the showdown between a well-intentioned pauper overseer and a crusading newspaper editor at the final auction. What will become of a community divided? What will become of the last woman sold for a dollar?
The 35th Anniversary production brings together an all New Brunswick cast, the largest gathering of the province’s professional theatre talent on one stage including Walter Learning himself as crusading newspaper editor George Frances Train.
“The writing partnership of Walter Learning and Alden Nowlan was a landmark in TNB’s history and The Dollar Woman marks the first time TNB premiered a play about New Brunswick,” Marshall says. “Today part of our company mission is to celebrate New Brunswick content and artists. I don’t think we’ve ever done it better than in The Dollar Woman.”
“It will be a New Brunswick theatre event that is not to be missed.” Full press release including full cast listing…