Saint John Theatre Company
Saint John Theatre Company aims to produce the highest standard of live theatre, and the most diverse English-language theatre programming in New Brunswick, using highly skilled local and regional talent.
We are a professional arts organization that focuses on:
• Developing our audience to appreciate a broad range of theatre experiences
• Training and development of local and regional talent
• Improving our community through theatre
A Message from Stephen Tobias,
Of all the performing arts, live theatre continues to be the most accessible and the most supported. It remains to be a vibrant, thriving art form which gets many people out of the house – away from their computers - and out into the world to share the communal experience of story-telling. There is really nothing to compare with the power of live theatre to entertain, to teach, to challenge and enthrall. It is that power that continually draws us to present new and challenging works to our audience.
As we prepare to launch our 24th season of work, I continue to marvel at the growth of this organization. Every year has marked new steps forward; new initiatives; new production styles. This season will be no different. At the request of our audience we have lightened things up a bit, opening our season with one of the best loved and entertaining musicals of all time, Annie. Our middle show will mark another bold new step forward as we engage in a fully professional co-production with our colleagues at TNB of an amazing new play: Red. Red, the most produced play in North America in the last few seasons, is both entertaining and thought provoking. I am delighted that we are offering the regional premiere of this play, which we will perform in Saint John and in Fredericton. Finally, we will end the season with a delightful romantic comedy that has captivated audiences for generations, a new Canadian made adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice.
I invite you all to join us on another year of theatrical adventures. From the Tony Award winning musical, Annie, with great songs such as “Tomorrow” and “It’s a Hard-Knock Life”, to the gritty 1950’s New York art world of the Tony Award winning Red, which explores the work of famous abstract artist, Mark Rothko, to the 19th Century drawing rooms and romantic quests of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice. We are offering something for everyone this season. It’s going to be quite an adventure, and we look forward to sharing it with you!
Stephen Tobias, Artistic Director