TNB Theatre School Fall/Winter Programs

At TNB Theatre School we pride ourselves on offering our students a safe, fun and supportive environment where they can learn and develop their theatre skills.

With Covid-19 restrictions no longer in place, we are continuing to work hard to make sure we maintain a safe and clean environment for all students and teachers, and strive to maintain the highest standards of communication with our students and parents. Our current plan is to go ahead with our fall/winter programs. We reserve the right to make updates on an ongoing basis in response to any additional changes to New Brunswick's COVID recovery strategy. This could mean anything from adjusting class sizes, mandating masks, or moving classes online.

In the case of another outbreak of COVID-19 across the province that forces us to close, we are prepared to move all classes online. We will adapt our theatre school rehearsal hall into a live-stream studio for instructors’ use. Class time will be made up of a combination of live instruction, pre-recorded lessons, and additional student-led follow-up activities. In any event of a change in our plans, parents and students will be contacted directly.

Playtime Theatre

K-Grade 2
Instructor: Julianne Richard

Through theatre games, storytelling, and movement, students will explore and expand their creativity, imagination. The program will culminate in an open class where they will share the games, exercises, and play they have been working on throughout the semester.

Saturdays 9AM-10AM | September 11-December 4, 2021 | Cost $185

No Class Thanksgiving Weekend

Junior Acting

Grades 3 - 5
Instructor: Naomi McGowan

Students receive introductory training in acting while embarking on a story creation process that focuses on scene development, character creation, improvisation and collaboration. Through games and exercises, students will work to find characters and stories that will be refined into a final script.

Thursdays 5:30-7:30PM | September 16-Dec 2 2021 | Cost $265

No class Remembrance Day

Junior Musical Theatre 1

Grades 3 - 5
Instructor: Naomi McGowan (music, acting) and Julianne Richard (dance)

Students receive introductory training in dance and acting through games, exercises, and bringing to life popular musical theatre scenes and choreography. Students will learn about character development, and storytelling through music, movement, dance, and scene work as they get to explore several different roles, styles and genres of musical theatre. Students’ work will culminate in a junior version of a popular musical.

Saturdays 10AM-1PM | September 11-December 4 2021 | Cost $330

No class Thanksgiving Weekend

Junior Musical Theatre 2

Grades 3 - 5
Instructor: Naomi McGowan (music, acting) and Julianne Richard (dance)

Students receive introductory training in dance and acting through games, exercises, and bringing to life popular musical theatre scenes and choreography. Students will learn about character development, and storytelling through music, movement, dance, and scene work as they get to explore several different roles, styles and genres of musical theatre. Students’ work will culminate in a junior version of a popular musical. Each student will have two tickets for family or friends to attend their final performance.

Wednesdays 1:00PM - 4:00PM | September 15-December 5, 2021 | Cost $330

Intermediate Musical Theatre

Grades 6 - 8
Audition required.
Instructor: Kylie Fox and Sharisse LeBrun

Students study intermediate acting, dance, and vocal technique under the guidance of a professional director, choreographer as they bring to life a 1 act musical.

Full year program.

Tuesdays 5:30-8:30PM | September 14 - November 30, 2021 | February 1 - May 28, 2022 | Cost $660

Intermediate Acting

Grades 6-8
Audition required.
Instructor: Alex Rioux

Students study acting theory, movement and voice as well as different forms of performance and storytelling through various workshops and plays. In the second semester, students will learn about different aspects of bringing a production to life, as they create an original final performance based on the tools and stories explored in the first semester.

Full year program.

Wednesdays 5:30-8:30 PM | September 15 - December 8, 2021 | February 2 – May 14, 2022 | Cost $660

Senior Musical Theatre

Grades 9 - 12
Audition Required
Instructor: Anne Marie Murphy, Melanie Murray and Sharisse LeBrun

Our senior students will dig deep into studying singing, dance and acting. A high degree of skill and discipline is required. This highly-focused course culminates in a spring production.

Full year program.

Mondays 5:30-8:30PM | September 13 - December 6, 2021 | January 31 - April 25, 2022 | Cost $660+HST

Senior Acting

Grades 9-12
Audition Required
Instructor: Sharisse LeBrun

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 script that they will stage and share with audiences in the spring.

Full year program.

Wednesdays 5:30-8:30 PM | September 15 - December 8, 2021 | February 2 - April 25, 2022 | Cost $660+HST

Musical Theatre Dance

Grades 6-12
Instructor: Melanie Murray

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. Students will gain expertise and confidence in dancing in musicals while learning in a fun, encouraging and safe environment.

Full year program.

Thursdays 5:30-7:00 PM | September 16 – December 9, 2020 | January 20 - April 14, 2021 | Cost $450+HST

Young Playwrights

Grades 6 – 12
Instructor: Anthony Bryan

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 writing their own short play, a selection of which will be read in a live reading performance.

Full year program.

Thursdays 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | September 16 – December 9, 2021 | January 20 - April 14, 2022 | Cost $500+HST

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

Adult Musical Theatre Dance

Ages 19 and Up
Instructor: Melanie Murray

Musical Theatre Dance Technique offers performers tools to enhance their dance skills through stylized choreography, as well as dance technique through some of Broadway’s hottest hits. Gain confidence dancing in musicals while learning in a fun, encouraging and safe environment.
Location: Theatre School Rehearsal Hall

8 week program.

Thursdays 7:15-8:45pm | September 16 -November 4th | $150+HST

Registrations for all Junior level programs at the TNB Theatre School open August 27.

Registration Form:

CLICK HERE to download the registration form for all playtime, junior level programs, plus Young Playwrights, Musical Theatre Dance and Adult Musical Theatre Dance.

Instructions:


1. Download Form
2. Complete the form (including credit card information)
3. Save As= Registration Form_Student Name
4. Email the form to theatreschool@tnb.nb.ca
Please note due to varying browser requirements, if you wish to submit the registration forms via email, we recommend downloading and saving the form to your computer first before entering any information.

Registration is based on a first-come-first-served basis.
Auditions will be booked on a first-come-first-served basis.
Class size is limited.

Payments

A non-refundable deposit of $50 is included in the tuition price, and required to hold a spot in the class. Full tuition payment is due by the first class for 12 and 8 week programs. TNB accepts VISA, Mastercard and American Express, cheque or cash.

We do not accept Visa Debit or Mastercard Debit.

HST is applicable for all students aged 15 and up and is not included in the fees.

Full-year Intermediate and Senior Programs - payment will be processed in two installments at the beginning of each term: September 13, 2021 & January 31, 2022. We will not be collecting payment for the full year in September – it will be split in two payments.

Students registering for programs that require an audition are required to complete the registration form and payment information at the audition.

Two payments via a valid credit card or post-dated cheques must be given at the time of registration.

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.
Auditions days are based on class, please note the schedule when requesting an audition time.

2021 Audition Dates

Tuesday, September 7, 5:30-8:30 PM – Intermediate Musical Theatre
Wednesday, September 8, 5:30-8:30 PM – Intermediate Acting & Senior Acting
Thursday, September 9, 5:30-8:30 PM – Senior Musical Theatre

Audition Requirements:
Musical Theatre students are asked to prepare one short song (a verse and a chorus), any style.
Acting students are asked to prepare one short monologue (1 minute max.).
Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete the registration form.
Auditions will be held at the TNB Theatre School, 55 Whiting Road.
Email: theatreschool@tnb.nb.ca to book an audition. Include the student's name and audition day.

Auditions will be held at the TNB Theatre School, 55 Whiting Road.
Email: theatreschool@tnb.nb.ca to book an audition.

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 enrolment until the third class of the program.

Refund Policy

Single Semester Programs (fall to winter/winter to spring): TNB offers a two-week grace period at the beginning of each program. Students withdrawing during these two weeks will receive a full refund less the $50 non-refundable deposit. After this grace period no refunds will be given.

Full Year Programs (fall to spring): In the case of full-year programs where payments are made in two installments at the beginning of each term, any student withdrawing from the program prior to the commencement of the second term will not be required to pay for the second term. Notice must be given two weeks in advance before the start of the second semester. If a student withdraws following the commencement of the second term no refunds will be given.

In rare circumstances (serious illness or injury, death in the family, etc.), full or partial credit may be issued at the discretion of the Theatre School Director. Refunds will not be given in the case of students expelled for behaviour or excluded because of repeated absence.

*Should the Government of New Brunswick require us to close our facility due to COVID-19, classes will switch immediately to online learning. Refunds will not be issued due to government closure.

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 2020-2021 season are supported in part through a grant from the Fredericton Community Foundation and the Jackson Wright Youth Fund.