SJTC Announces 28th Season

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SJTC unveils an impressive range theatre, comedy and music as part of upcoming season.

sjtcThe Saint John Theatre Company (SJTC) unveiled its 2017-2018 last week with SJTC Artistic Director Stephen Tobias and SJTC Board President Dean Turner announcing productions and performances planned for a variety of stages including Saint John’s Imperial Theatre and the company’s own BMO Studio Theatre between November 2017 and June 2018.

The company’s 28th season features 11 different theatre events including three Main Stage productions, three Studio Series productions including a three date performance by Germany’s Theatre Konstanz, and a Canadian Stages series that will feature work by comedic author David Sedaris, multi-media productions by Villians Theatre (Halifax) and a special Canadian comedy show written by Mary Walsh and Ron James among others.

The 2017-2018 season will also see the continuation of the company’s Live @ The BMO Music Series with performances by The Joel Leblanc Trio, Brent Mason, Matt Minglewood and others.

SJTC’s 2017-2018 season at a glance:

Main Stage

It’s A Wonderful Life
Adapted by Philip Grecian. Based on the film by Frank Capra.
November 22-26 / Imperial Theatre
The most loved Christmas show of all time!

Shakespeare In Love
Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard. Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall, with music by Paddy Cunneen
March 21-24 / Imperial Theatre
The witty, sexy and timeless tale behind the creation of the greatest love story ever told!

Mamma Mia!
Music and lyrics by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus and some songs with Stig Anderson. Book by Catherine Johnson. Originally conceived by Judy Craymer.
May 23-26 / Imperial Theatre
A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!

Studio Series

The Glass Menagerie
By Tennessee Williams
October 17 – 21 / BMO Studio Theatre / 7:30pm
A drama of great tenderness, charm and beauty. One of the most famous plays of the modern theatre.

Medea
A fully German production performed by Theatre Konstanz (Konstanz, Germany)
April 19 – 21 / BMO Studio Theatre / 7:30pm
Medea is a powerful Ancient Greek tragedy that serves as a timeless symbol of feminine revolt.

Script Happens
Annual SJTC Playwriting and Development Program
June 13 – 16 / BMO Studio Theatre / 7:30pm
Maritime playwrights are celebrated in an evening of original one-act plays.

Canadian Stages

Comedy Show, 150 Canada
Created by Mary Walsh & Ron James. Fox Entertainment Agency, Toronto
September 23 / BMO Studio Theatre / 7:30pm
In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, a multi-media comedy show tours across the country.

The Santaland Diaries
By David Sedaris.
Performed by The Improvisation Corporation, Saint John
November 30 – December 2, 2017 / BMO Studio Theatre / 7:30pm
A hilarious, and genuine chronicle of Sedaris’ brief stint as an elf at Macy’s department store.

Lungs
By Duncan MacMillan. Produced by Davidson Productions, Toronto
February 23-24, 2018 / BMO Studio Theatre / 7:30pm
In a time of global anxiety, a young couple wants to have a child but are running out of time.

Letters & Notes
Written and Directed by Clyde A. Wray, Saint John
April 13-14, 2018/ BMO Studio Theatre / 7:30pm
A multi-media showcase celebrating music, dance, and poetry.

The Blazing World
By Margaret Cavendish. A new adaptation by Colleen MacIsaac. Villains Theatre, Halifax
June 1-2, 2018 / BMO Studio Theatre / 7:30pm
A reimagining of an epic sci-fi odyssey, inspired by one of the most unique female philosopher-poets in western history.

Live @ The BMO Music Series

Lisa Brokop: The Patsy Cline Project
August 15 / BMO Studio Theatre / 8pm / $30 ~
Return to the hey-day of country music in a tribute to Patsy Cline performed by one of the most nominated and award winning female vocalists in Canadian country music history.

Joel LeBlanc Trio
October 14 / BMO Studio Theatre / 8pm
Music that is fun, timeless and quirky, featuring Maritime jazz veterans Lloyd Hanson, Brian Mitton and Joel LeBlanc.

Sarah Hagen
November 3 / BMO Studio Theatre / 8pm
An evening of live piano music with award winning Canadian Pianist Sarah Hagen.

Brent Mason
February 2 / BMO Studio Theatre / 8pm
Hometown favourite Brent Mason returns with a special ‘Ground Hog Day Gale’ evening of songs.

Alfie Zappacosta
February 17 / BMO Studio Theatre / 8pm
The award winning singer/songwriter returns with a smooth blend of jazz, contemporary and acoustic melodies.

Matt Minglewood
March 3 / BMO Studio Theatre / 8pm
A Maritime Legend returns with his unique blend of country, blues, folk and rock.

Visit Saint John Theatre Company for complete ticket information.

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