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

Program full

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 eleventh 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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