The Classics Company

Classics Company

Theatre Ancaster announces an exciting new theatre program beginning September 2019, specially designed for those age 55 and over.

This new Classics Program aims to provide opportunities for people 55 and over to participate in quality theatre in both musical and non-musical shows.

The company will rehearse Monday evenings from September through December with added rehearsals in the new year before the initial performance dates  on Feb 1, 2, 8, 9, 2020.  Rehearsals begin for both South Pacific in Concert and the original Theatre Ancaster production entitled Stranded on September 9, 2019  from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at The Ancaster Senior Achievement Centre in Alberton.

Musical shows will be concert versions of the “classics” with musicians on stage with the singers. There will be no choreography or sets. Lighting, sound, visuals, some minor props, and costume accessories will accent formal evening wear. Well-rehearsed scripts on stage will offset the need for memorization.

Non-musical shows will either be original collective shows created by Theatre Ancaster directors and casts or productions of “classic” shows. For the non-musical plays, actors will use well-rehearsed scripts on stage as needed, some props, and basic costuming.  There will be lighting, sound and incidental music for underscoring and scene changes.

Both programs are full for 2019-2020.

Those interested in the program for next year are invited to visit the Theatre Ancaster website for updates to this information and auditions to be held in May 2020 for the fall winter program in 2020-2021.

Here is some basic information about both the musical and non-musical programs.  

  • There will be an audition to join the musical production part of the program in May 2020.
  • Participation in the non-musical part of the program will require a meeting but not an entry audition.
  • Scripts will be used on stage as needed.
  • Participants in the program will receive training in theatre skills as we prepare for the production.
  • The cost for the program is $100 per year.

Program Leaders: Krys Croxall, Al Croxall, Gord Conroy and Steve Becker.

Our First Classics Company Rehearsal

For both South Pacific and Stranded

Monday, September 9 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.

Ancaster Senior Achievement Centre
622 Alberton Road South, Alberton ON L0R 1R0

If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at classicscompany@theatreancaster.com