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Monday, February 17, 2014

Over $30K To SJ Theatre Company For Upgrades

New lighting, sound and projection equipment is on its way to the Saint John Theatre Company, with the feds footing the bill. 

Saint John M-P Rodney Weston making the announcement on behalf of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Minister Shelly Glober that more than $30,000 is being given to the local company for infrastructure upgrades at the BMO Studio Theatre on Princess Street.

Executive Director Stephen Tobias tells CHSJ News the upgrades will mean the company will have more flexibility when it comes to presenting certain types of productions including film series and dance theaters because they won't need to rent out equipment to put them on.

Tobias says they plan to have the new sound, lighting and projection equipment up and running by the end of March. They are also buying a screen and a hundred chairs for uptown space.