Our 2019/2020 Season

We have a great line-up of shows this season for the whole family to enjoy. We hope to see you at the theatre!

Theatre Ancaster Chorus

Christmas at the Movies

Don’t stay Home Alone this holiday season! Join the Theatre Ancaster Chorus and relive your special holiday memories in a musical celebration of Christmas at the Movies. Get into the holiday spirit with treats from your favourite festive films, both old and new. From Frosty to Rudolph and Elvis to Elf, this magical holiday journey is one for the whole family to enjoy. 

This show features a 35-member adult chorus accompanied by a three-piece band.

December 13 at 7:30 pm - SOLD OUT
December 14 at 2:00 pm - SOLD OUT
December 14 at 7:30 pm - SOLD OUT

Adult: $28 | Senior (65+): $26 | Student (up to and including university): $12

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Order tickets by phone at 905-304-SHOW (7469).

Performances at the Old Firehall Arts Centre, 334 Wilson St. East, Ancaster

It's a Wonderful Life, Radio Show

It's a Wonderful Life

This holiday season join us for “It’s A Wonderful Life,” a live re-creation of the 1940s radio program based on the iconic Christmas classic.  Share in the timeless story of a man who doubts his value in the world until an angel, looking for his first wings, helps him see his real value in life.  All proceeds from It’s A Wonderful Life go to Ancaster Community Services.    

Evening at 7:30 pm: December 15
Matinee at 2:00 pm: December 15

Tickets $15. All proceeds to Ancaster Community Services.

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Performances at the Old Firehall Arts Centre, 334 Wilson St. East, Ancaster

Stage 2: Jr. Broadway Company

Willy Wonka Jr.

Grab your golden ticket to see Willy Wonka Jr. as the delicious adventures of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Jr. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical, performed by the Stage 2: Jr. Broadway company. Guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth!

Approximate show run time: Two 30-minute acts with a 15 minute intermission

Evening at 7:00 pm: January 31
Matinees at 1:00 pm: February 1 & 2

Adult: $18 | Senior (65+): $15 | Student (up to and including university): $10

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Performances at the 700 soft-seat Theatre Auditorium at Ancaster High School, 374 Jerseyville Rd., Ancaster

Classics Company

Stranded

A freak winter storm, a stranded bus and an old house that appears right on cue. Join us as we explore the stories of a group of strangers travelling to see Come From Away as they navigate the storm, the mysteries of the old house and each other.  Members of the Classics Company are 55+ years of age.

Evenings at 7:30 pm: February 1
Matinee at 2:00 pm: February 2

Adult: $28 | Senior (65+): $26 | Student (up to and including university): $12

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Performances at the Old Firehall Arts Centre, 334 Wilson St. East, Ancaster

Classics Company

South Pacific in Concert

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved South Pacific comes to life at the Old Firehall Arts Centre in a special Concert Presentation. This story of cultures intersecting in wartime examines love and prejudice and brought challenging conversations to the American theatre.  The musical won the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

With a talented group of musicians on stage, our Classics cast will perform songs such as Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair, Bali Ha’i, and You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught.  You’re sure to have Some Enchanted Evening!  An event for the ears, mind and heart. 

Note: A Concert Presentation features all songs and most of the dialogue. The cast may use scripts, there are few props, limited staging and basic costuming. Members of the Classics Company are 55+ years of age.

Evening at 7:30 pm: February 8 & 9
Matinee at 2:00 pm: February 8 & 9

Adult: $28 | Senior (65+): $26 | Student (up to and including university): $12

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Performances at the Old Firehall Arts Centre, 334 Wilson St. East, Ancaster

Stage 3 Young Company

Pippin

With infectiously, unforgettable music, Pippin is the story of a young man's journey to be extraordinary. The young prince Pippin searches for the secret to true happiness and fulfillment, seeking it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptation of vice, and the intrigues of political power. In the end though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day. This updated version of Pippin, presented by the Stage 3 Young Company, will captivate and appeal to the young at heart.

Evenings at 7:30 pm: February 21, 22, 28, 29
Matinee at 2:00 pm: February 23

Adult: $20 | Senior (65+): $18 | Student (up to and including university): $10

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Performances at the 700 soft-seat Theatre Auditorium at Ancaster High School, 374 Jerseyville Rd., Ancaster

Main Stage Company

British Invation in Concert

The British are coming! The British are coming!

In the mid 1960s North American audiences went wild for a new sound and attitude from across the pond.  A cultural phenomenon began – The British Invasion.  

The Beatles famously stunned television audiences in 1964, followed by Herman's Hermits, Dave Clarke Five and Dusty Springfield.  It continued through the 80s with Duran Duran, Queen, Phil Collins, and Wham until The Spice Girls exploded and inspired Adele and Ed Sheeren.  British legends from the 60s until today will invade the Theatre Ancaster stage in the spring to leave you absolutely chuffed!   

Audience Advisory: Theatrical smoke/haze and flashing lights. 

Evenings at 7:30 pm: April 24, 25, May 1 & 2
Matinees at 2:00 pm: May 2 & 3

Adult: $37 | Senior (65+): $32 | Student (up to and including university): $17

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Performances at the 700 soft-seat Theatre Auditorium at Ancaster High School, 374 Jerseyville Rd., Ancaster

Theatre Ancaster Chorus

The Wonderful Music of Disney

Music lies at the heart of the Disney experience! We invite you to fall in love all over again with your favourite Disney songs as the Theatre Ancaster Chorus salutes the Wonderful Music of Disney. This supercalifragilistic show will transport you through the years with classics from Mary Poppins and Pinocchio to modern favourites from Frozen and Moana.  Join us for a magical-filled performance with soaring melodies and tales as old as time – a true delight for the entire family! 

This show features a 35-member adult chorus accompanied by a three-piece band.

Evenings at 7:30 pm: May 22 & 23
Matinees at 2:00 pm: May 23 & 24

Adult: $28 | Senior (65+): $26 | Student (up to and including university): $12

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Performances at the Old Firehall Arts Centre, 334 Wilson St. East, Ancaster

Past Performances

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap
Studio Series Play - September 13-20, 2019

Mamma Mia
Main Stage Production - November 15-30, 2019

Theatre Ancaster Sponsors 2019-2020

Full Season Sponsors

Glendale Motors Doug Kloet and Peter Boeringa
Locally owned and operated Autopro Glendale Motors in Ancaster is a complete auto repair facility which also has a touchless car wash, automatic carwash and express lube on-site.

Cavallo Nero
Bob Wilkins
Cavallo Nero
is a place for our community to gather and enjoy great food, outstanding wine, and friendly service at a fair price; a place where family and friends can celebrate the special moments throughout their lives, a place where memories can be created.

Steve Dunn, Desjardins Insurance Steve Dunn
Committed to helping people protect the things they value, with options that provide protection and security. Providing Insurance and Financial Services since 1983.

Michael and Carol DesnoyerMichael & Carol Desnoyers are long time supporters of the arts and Theatre Ancaster. They are Ancaster residents who value highly the community work provided by many organizations who provide programs and productions for youth, adults and seniors.

Heritage Household Services

Fran Cheyne
, Heritage Household Services, provides cleaning, maintaining, repairs and installation in and around your home and office.

Becket Wealth Advisors, RBC Dominion Securities Judy Marsales Real Estate Ltd.
For every house sold through a TA patron referral to her company, Judy will donate $500 to Theatre Ancaster.

Meadowlands
Evangeline Korpa
Providing the ultimate in independent retirement living. An exclusive, beautiful, safe residence coupled with the perfect location close to shops, restaurants and entertainment.

Sweetgrass Equestrian

Jeff Peller's new state of the art equine facility in Halton Hills. We thank Jeff for his ongoing sponsorship with us and welcome our association with the Sweetgrass Equestrian Centre. In addition to his support of Theatre Ancaster and the arts, Jeff provides support for alcohol and drug addiction treatment and Alzheimer's research.

RBC Wealth Management John, Jeffrey, and Jason Beckett of The Beckett Team of RBC Dominion Securities act for individuals, trusts and foundations. They are supported by the vast resources of Canada’s largest financial institution and wealth manager, RBC Wealth Management.


Thanks to the Hamilton Community Foundation for their support of Theatre Ancaster programs.

Hamilton Community Foundation


Our Restaurant Season Sponsors:

Present a ticket stub from a Theatre Ancaster production during the run of the show and receive a 15% discount on your food purchase. Some restrictions may apply.

Brassie Pub
BRASSIE PUB
Arash Rahimian

73 Wilson St W, Ancaster
905-304-8935

Cavallo Nero
CAVALLO NERO
Bob Wilkins

70 Wilson St. East, Ancaster, ON 905-648-8888

Coach & Lantern
COACH & LANTERN
Kirsty and Dean Hodge

384 Wilson St E, Ancaster
905-304-7822

Symposium Cafe
SYMPOSIUM CAFE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
Aziz Dawoodani

1146 Wilson St W, Ancaster
905-304-6226


Our Youth Programs Season Sponsors:

Ancaster Orthodontics Dr. Melissa Sander is committed to helping her patients achieve beautiful and healthy smiles at any age. 

Dodsworth & Brown
Jim Panoff
, providing compassionate funeral, cremation and interment rights to families in Ancaster.

Investment Planning Counsel
Marie Phillips, Wealth Advisor, IPC Securities, NEXT Steps Planning

Optimist Club of Ancaster
A community service organization dedicated to "Bringing out the best in youth, in our communities and in ourselves". Andrew Sackett, President

Royal LePage
Laura Campbell Hustler
, your source for Ancaster real estate.

Zoom Zoom's Laura Faulkner
Providing great family entertainment for great value.


Single Show Sponsors

Platinum

Ancaster Eye Clinic, Dr. Christine Misener

Arlene & Fred Bennink (Platinum Level Donor)

Brownlow Partners, Chartered Accountants

IPC Securities/Bick Advisors

Jaden Printing, Jack DiSalvia

Meadowlands Physio & Absolute Pilates, Jennifer Alford

Soundbox Productions, Jamie Altena & Tran Langford

Gold

Ancaster Computer Products, Eric Heyer

Ancaster Eye Clinic, Dr. Christine Misener

Beverly Golf & Country Club, Mark Cunningham

Brian Petersen Tax Accounting & Investment Services,  Brian Petersen, CPA, CMA, CFP

CIBC Wood Gundy,
Fred K. Walsh

Deb 'N Hair, Deb Stevenson

Elite Automotive, Craig Brookhouse

Lauderdale Point Marina, Kathy Mustard & Jim Lewis

Rastin's Wilson Street Pharmacy, Janet and Scott Rastin

Re/Max Realty, Team Schlett Kozak

Taj Mahal Spices & Cheese, Arnold Hoffman & Milap Bedi

Silver

Lloyd Ferguson, Councillor

Bob Wynne, Wynne, Pringle, Jeske & Kovacs

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