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

COVID-19 UPDATE June 30, 2021

We are planning to open all of our Youth Programs in the fall.  Registration will be available as soon as Ontario releases guidelines on class sizes and safety.

Fee: $450

Due to a high number of registrations, admittance to the Stage 3 Young Company program is by application.

This year's show will be announced soon!

Dates: September 13, 2021 to March 7, 2022

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: 

Public Performances: February 25, 26, 27, March 4, 5, 2022
Student Matinee Date: March 3, 2022

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 at the student or parent's request will be subject to a $20 administration fee.  All refunds will be subject to PayPal's handling fee.

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!

For more information contact:  youthprograms@theatreancaster.com