The Town of Ancaster, preparing for its bicentennial celebration, asked Ralf Hakenberg if he could put together a musical revue as part of the celebrations. He contacted Gord Conroy, who contacted Al Croxall and the three of them, under the auspices of the Ancaster Arts Council and their Chairperson, Les Farington, developed the musical revue, “Broadway Hits Ancaster”. They produced three additional musical revues before incorporating as Theatre Ancaster in 1997. And it all grew from there.