Theatre New Brunswick presents:
On A First Name Basis
In 1983, a young Norm Foster made his playwriting debut on the Fredericton Playhouse stage with TNB’s production of Sinners. Now with over 50 produced works having debuted on stages across the country and as far away as Bermuda, Foster has earned the reputation as Canada’s most produced playwright and is set to return to the theatre that started it all with his latest hit comedy, On A First Name Basis. The production also welcomes the return of Foster’s long-time co-star, Patricia Vanstone, who last wowed Fredericton audiences in the 2012 world premiere of Foster’s comedy, Hilda’s Yard. This production also highlights the talents of two long-time Fredericton theatre artists with lighting design by Jeff Fevens and a set designed by TNB’s Head of Carpentry Jamie Atkinson.
On A First Name Basis | The Fredericton Playhouse | March 26 & 27, 7:30pm, March 28, 2pm & 7:30pm | Buy Tickets
Sponsored by: Taylor Printing Group Inc., & UP 63.1FM.
Penner brings 25 years of commitment, consistency and depth to a career that skillfully blends a number of performing genres. His diverse repertoire includes 12 children’s albums and countless packed shows across North America. Thanks to his much-loved television show, Fred Penner’s Place, which aired for 12 years beginning in 1985, and his subsequent touring engagements, Penner has been a household name and a childhood icon for multiple generations of Canadians. Known for his engaging songs like “The Cat Came Back,” Penner remains a leading entertainer in Canada, appealing to children and adults alike. Penner is a member of the Order of Canada thanks to his dedication to entertaining and educating young audiences. His work has been recognized with two Juno Award wins and four Parents’ Choice Awards. From the small screen to the live stage, from writing songs to composing scores, Penner’s combination of warmth, ease, enthusiasm and grace has inspired confidence and joy in audiences around the world. His upcoming show at the Playhouse is the perfect opportunity for adults familiar with Penner’s work to introduce him to the next generation of young Canadians.
Fred Penner | The Fredericton Playhouse | March 29, 2pm | Buy Tickets