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EXPERIENCE THEATRE CBS

We believe in engaging audiences with performances that make them think thoughtfully, laugh longer, and feel more. Our goal is to build community. We can’t wait to welcome you to Theatre CBS.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS & PERFORMANCES

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SO YOU THINK YOU CAN ACT WORKSHOP

Due to provincial guidelines for Alert Level 4, we've postponed our Introduction to Acting Workshop, originally planned for February 5, 2022. If you are interested in attending this free workshop when it is rescheduled, please email theatrecbs@gmail.com and we will put you on the list.

Fingers crossed we will be able to reschedule soon!

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IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE RADIO PLAY

George Bailey never got a chance to fulfill his life's ambitions of exploring the world and building skyscrapers. As he watches his friends and family become success stories he dreads running his father's building and loan business, rivaling the grumpy old Mr. Potter. But when a financial discrepancy puts George in a difficult position, an angel comes to show him what life would have been like if he had never been born.

This beautiful classic about redemption and the value of small things is faithfully retold in this radio drama version by Tony Palermo. Presented by Theatre CBS on December 3-5, 2021 at the Royal Canadian Legion, CBS to sold out houses.

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING

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HELP US SELECT OUR SPRING SHOW

January 2022

Although we've been in lock-down for much of the last month, the Theatre CBS Board has been busy, meeting virtually, and making plans for 2022.

Our first order of business has been to get ourselves incorporated, and thanks to our sponsor CBDC, we're close to being an official organization. We've also had the opportunity to meet a couple of times with the stellar economic development team at the Town of Conception Bay South. Lots of exciting things being considered from a cultural tourism and development perspective and we're honoured to be included in those discussions.

Finally, we're excited to announce that plans are underway for our next production. Although we've had to delay our plans for workshops and acting lessons in February, due to Alert Level 4 restrictions, we've moving forward with the selection process for a show in June!


Nothing is better than hearing a play read - it helps the show come off the page and out of our imaginations. So, we're asking our members and friends to take part in virtual readings. No commitments, just a fun few nights of readings.

If you're interested in participating or would like more details, please send us an email at theatrecbs@gmail.com.

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BUILDING ON A DREAM

October 2021

Vicki Greenslade, founder of CBS Harps, has always dreamed about the possibilities for a performance space in Conception Bay South. What she didn’t know was that her dream was shared by others.


"After 40 years as a nurse and nurse educator, I took down the shingle to pursue the creative side of life," explains Dr. Mary Greenslade, known to her friends as Vicki. "I'm always doing new things, managing projects and getting people involved, and having served on the town's Arts Committee, the idea for a theatre group entered my head. Discussions were had, telephone calls were made.  And Theatre CBS was born."

Vicki started with fellow harpist and well-know music teacher Jacqueline Cook and life-long friend and retired teacher Gord Billard. Communications Manager Susan Bonnell soon joined the happy band.

Jacqueline Cook may be well known for her long time career as a music teacher at Topsail Elementary, but her interest in theatre has been lifelong. 

"Growing up in England, I took part in many theatrical productions and prior to moving to Newfoundland and Labrador, I studied acting," she explains. "In 1975 when I settled in my new home of CBS, I joined the St. John's Players and took part in  basement theatre productions." 

After a long hiatus from the stage, Jacqueline is excited to be involved in the generation of a new theatre group in CBS. "I hope this group will become a true resource for all members of the community and I'm really excited to be playing the Superintendent who sends Clarence to earth to save George in our upcoming production of It's A Wonderful Life."

Gord Billard is a freshly retired teacher whose career began in St. John's where he taught French Immersion, Drama and Improv for 10 years before moving to Arviat, Nunavut, where he spent 20 years as a Drama and Video Production teacher. Gord acted in, directed and produced shows with the Beothuck Street Players, MUN Drama and Bill's Bad Dance Production Company before heading north. For his efforts and achievements in Arviat, most notably with ground-breaking drama productions, and youth film initiatives through Skills Canada Nunavut and the Arviat Film Society, he was nominated for and subsequently awarded the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence in 2014. 


"I am thrilled to be back in my Newfoundland home and I'm delighted to be a part of the team that is finally bringing theatre arts to CBS," says Gord. "I believe the time is right and the ground is fertile on the Shore for growing a vibrant performing arts community. I hope this first show will lead to the emergence of an abundance of hidden talent that has been waiting so long for an opportunity to blossom, right here, right now."

Communications professional Susan Bonnell was brought in by Vicki this summer and she is very excited to be part of this project. Like Jacqui, Susan took a long hiatus from performing as she built her career and family, but she's been actively involved in the local amateur theatre scene since 2015. She's performed with DW Productions, the St. John's Players, Second Light and others, but has always wanted to see something happening in her hometown.

"More than 20 years ago, we tried to get something moving in CBS and did produce some shows here, but it 'didn't stick' last time - this time, I think it's going to be different," says Susan. "When you have a groundswell of people from the community looking for an opportunity like this, you know its time, and I'm so excited to be part of the building process for this new theatre group."

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IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Show Promo: December 2021

 
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"I believe that in a great city, or even in a small city or a village, a great theater is the outward and visible sign of an inward and probable culture.”

Sir Laurence Olivier

 
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