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
COVID-19 UPDATE December 7, 2020
The program is cancelled for the Spring 2021 session.
Due to a high number of registrations, admittance to the Stage 3 Young Company program is by application.
Sam Frisk, Program Director
This will be Sam's thirteenth 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.
Meet some more of our amazing Youth Program Staff - they are all stars in our eyes!