All posts by Carolyn Radcliffe

The Uncertain Future Of Arts And Culture In Saint John

In as little as four months, Saint John will lose its longstanding steward of arts and culture, Bernard Cormier. Cormier, who is in his 31st year as Cultural Affairs Officer (CAO) for the City of Saint John, is set to retire at the end of March 2018. With the City’s growing budgetary woes, it has refused to make any promises about keeping Bernard’s position once he retires. In an effort to convince mayor and council of the role’s importance, the Saint John Community Arts Board made a presentation at last Monday night’s common council meeting on November 27, 2017. Continue reading The Uncertain Future Of Arts And Culture In Saint John

In Review: The Improvisation Corporation’s Performance Of David Sedaris’ Holiday Comedy ‘The Santaland Diaries’

The Improvisation Corporation kicked off the Saint John Theatre Company’s Canadian Stages Series tonight, November 30th, with The Santaland Diaries. Neil Bonner stars in this adaptation by Joe Mantello of David Sedaris’s popular essay of the same name, where he recounts his hilarious holiday season working as an elf in Santaland at Macy’s. Continue reading In Review: The Improvisation Corporation’s Performance Of David Sedaris’ Holiday Comedy ‘The Santaland Diaries’

In Review: SJTC Gets Into The Holiday Classics With ‘It’s A Wonderful Life: The Radio Play’

The Saint John Theatre Company debuted its Main Stage series last night, November 22, 2017, with It’s A Wonderful Life: The Radio Play. Written by Philip Grecian, this onstage radio play is based on the classic holiday film by Frank Capra. Originally released in December 1946, the timeless story, now 71 years old, tells the tale of protagonist George Bailey. Continue reading In Review: SJTC Gets Into The Holiday Classics With ‘It’s A Wonderful Life: The Radio Play’

In Review: InterAction Performs Musical Rendition Of Jack Black Film ‘School Of Rock’

InterAction School of Performing Arts kicked off its Main Stage season with a musical rendition of the 2003 popular movie School of Rock. The story that arguably brought Jack Black to the peak of his career, and scored him a Golden Globe nominee for Best Actor in a musical or comedy, was just as enjoyable this time around as it was when it played at the Paramount Theatre fourteen years ago. Continue reading In Review: InterAction Performs Musical Rendition Of Jack Black Film ‘School Of Rock’

In Review: SJTC Tours Tennessee William’s Classic ‘The Glass Menagerie’

This Tuesday, the Saint John Theatre Company debuted The Glass Menagerie directed by Dean Turner. The classic memory play – where the main character is also narrator – was written by Tennessee Williams, the playwright responsible for A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955), and Sweet Bird of Youth (1959). Continue reading In Review: SJTC Tours Tennessee William’s Classic ‘The Glass Menagerie’