Stage 3 The Young Company

For youth in grades 9-12

Stage 3 is the culmination of Theatre Ancaster’s Youth Programs. The aim of the program is to provide a supportive and encouraging environment for teenagers at any level to grow as performers as they work together to produce a full Broadway musical. From audition skills through to performance polishing, our teaching staff ensures that students of all skill levels and stages of growth learn something about performing together.

The Program will provide individual and group training in a number of areas:

  • How to audition
  • How to prepare and sell a song
  • How to develop a role
  • How to move on stage
  • Dance and acting techniques
  • Confidence building and working together as a team
  • Practical experience working in as many areas of theatrical production as possible


Program Information

This year we present ...



With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man's journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this updated circus-inspired version of Pippin continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world.

Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.

Program full.  Please email to be added to the waitlist.

Fee: $450

Dates: September 9, 2019 to February 29, 2020

Time: Mondays, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm with Wednesday nights from 7:00- 10:00 pm added in January. Additional evening and full day weekend rehearsals, closer to performances, TBD.  

Performance dates: February 21, 22, 23,  28, 29, 2020
Student Matinee Date TBA


  • It is important to be on time, please come ready to begin at 7 pm. If this means being a few minutes early, please do so.
  • More meeting times may be required closer to opening night and will be worked out with the company.
  • Young Company members are expected to attend all sessions. Please speak with Sam if you must miss a session or be late.
  • Please wear clothing and shoes appropriate for rehearsal (comfortable and easy to move in).

Refund Policy:

If a student needs to withdraw from the program for any reason, 100% of the registration fee will be refunded before the beginning of the program.  75% of the registration fee will be refunded after the first week of classes.  50% of the registration fee will be refunded after auditions.  No refund will be available after 6 weeks of classes. All refunds will be subject to a $20 administration fee.

Sam Frisk - Director/Producer

This will be Sam's twelfth year heading up the Stage 3 program. He has been involved with Theatre Ancaster for many years in a variety of ways backstage and onstage, including acting, producing, stage managing, lighting, and directing.  Sam is a graduate of Redeemer University College with a degree in Theatre and English, and a part time lecturer there in Technical Theatre.  He also acts as Theatre Ancaster's Director of Youth Programming and Theatre Ancaster's liaison with the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board as the director of the ArtSMART program, which serves as a musical theatre co-op work placement for nearly 40 students every year as they create a Broadway musical.  He brings a great love for musical theatre along with a desire to help students learn and grow as they discover a similar love for performing.

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