Stage 3 The Young Company

For youth in grades 9-12

Your teen will not only learn the skills needed to put on a full musical, but will also focus on audition techniques, character development, and backstage areas of theatrical production.

The aim of the Young Company is to provide training in several aspects of musical theatre and an opportunity for high school students to prepare and present a full musical. The season will consist of a number of workshops as well as the preparation of the musical. The workshops will be led by Stage 3 staff and will be directed toward developing the skills and knowledge necessary to put on a musical production.

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

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Fee: $400

Dates: September 10, 2018 to March 2, 2019

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

Performance dates: February 22, 23, 24, March 1, 2
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).

This year we present ...

Seussical the Musical

Sam Frisk - Director/Producer

This will be Sam's tenth year heading up the Stage 3 program. He has been involved with Theatre Ancaster for more than 10 years now 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 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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