Live Bait Theatre to Unveil Exciting New Season on October 22

Live Bait Theatre is back and ready to make a major announcement involving their 2014–2015 season. The season unveiling celebration will be held following a Spuds and Suds at the Sackville Legion on Wednesday, October 22 starting at 5:30 p.m. The official season announcement will begin at 7 p.m.

After a couple of challenging years which saw the company move out of their former space on Main Street, major advances have been made in finances and staffing, and the company once again finds itself ready to re-assume its role as one of New Brunswick's most exciting professional arts organizations.

The new season will see two mainstage productions (including an original play on a local theme), a Christmas dinner theatre, programs for young people, and some other surprises. While supporters will have to wait until the unveiling evening for most of the details of the season, the company is announcing details of its Christmas Dinner Theatre now so that people anxious to book their Christmas parties or to book their tickets can do so right away. The play this year will be "Miracle on Bridge St.", a lighthearted and good-natured spoof of the "Miracle on 34th St." movies. It will be held at the Sackville Legion from December 3–14 and tickets are on sale immediately.

"We're very excited to be announcing our upcoming season, the largest and most ambitious one that Live Bait has produced in several years", said President Catherine Gaw. "There will be some familiar and well loved faces working on some of our shows this year, and some very exciting new ones. And we have some great outreach and partnership programs happening too. I think our friends and supporters will be very excited when they see the great things the new Live Bait is up to."

More information on the Spuds and Suds, the unveiling evening, and the Christmas Dinner Theatre can be found by visiting www.livebaittheatre.com or phoning 506-536-2248.

Live Bait Theatre

 


Live Bait Theatre is a professional theatre company located in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada.

MANDATE
Live Bait Theatre, based in Sackville, New Brunswick, is committed to enhancing the cultural life of the central Maritime region by providing entertaining and innovative professional theatre
as well as a variety of other live performances including dinner theatre, comedy and live music.

ARTISTIC MISSION STATEMENT
Live Bait Theatre aims to tell entertaining, thought-provoking stories with an emphasis on new Canadian scripts and plays that are new to the central Maritime region.

 
HISTORY
Live Bait Theatre was founded and incorporated as a registered non-profit charitable organization in May of 1988. Although initially offering only a summer season, the company has expanded into year round programming and moved into a permanent space downtown Sackville from 2004-2012. In the fall of 2012 Live Bait moved out of their performance space at 87 main street and now have a box office at 98 A Main street for the current season and will be performing in various venues around town.


The company has produced forty-nine mainstage shows. Thirty-four of these were Canadian scripts. Fourteen were developed and/or premiered at Live Bait including Jan Kudelka’s American Demon, Pete Soucy’s Flux, Mark Blagrave’s We Happy Few, Geoff McBride’s Quit, Jenny Munday’s Relatively Harmless and Charlie Rhindress’ The Maritime Way of Life, which was nominated as best new play at the Canadian Comedy Awards. Most recently we have premiered Charlie Rhindress’ The Heart That Knows, Don Hannah’s There is a Land of Pure Delight and The Adventures of Donna Earla by Mary Ellen MacLean.

Live Bait is committed to contributing to the canon of Canadian theatre by nurturing new plays and visionary artists. Live Bait Theatre is a registered non-profit charitable organization that operates under the guidelines and rules of the Independent Theatre Agreement of the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.