Presented by Theatre Ancaster's Stage 3 Teen Company, Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is a captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life.
A new Canadian comedy written by Lois Gordon especially for the Classics Company (performers aged 55+). Whether returning to the stage as experienced performers or exploring a passion for the first time, members of these programs showcase their considerable talents as they present original plays and concert-style versions of well-known musicals. Scripts may be used on stage by the performers.
The long awaited return of Theatre Ancaster's Spring Concerts! Audiences have been raving for over 15 years, and this year is no exception. Welcome to the world of Motown. Information coming soon!
After an explosive inaugural season, GLEE is back to wow audiences once again as our junior superstars (grades 5-8!) take to the stage.
The Hamilton All Star Jazz Band takes to the stage performing familiar favourites from the big band era, including music popularized by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, and more.
In honour of International Women’s Day, this concert celebrates the musical achievements of women composers and performers. Pulitzer prize winner Caroline Shaw’s work Entr’acte for String Orchestra, a wistful piece with a touch of the absurd, opens the concert. Concertmaster Megan Jones and viola coach Elspeth Thomson are dual soloists in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, a glorious musical conversation filled with virtuosity and joy. The concert concludes with the turbulent 3rd symphony of Louise Farrenc, the only female professor at the Paris Conservatoire in the 19th century, who fought for and was eventually given pay equal to her male counterparts. This 3rd symphony is her masterpiece.
The Bach Elgar Choir presents "Handel's Choral Masterpieces", featuring the Bach Elgar Choir and the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra at the Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre. This concert celebrates the fascinating life of George Frederic Handel with music from the span of his prodigious fifty year compositional career. The innovative program tells a story showcasing Handel's very best choral works leading up to the greatest baroque masterpiece of all: Messiah.
Join us for an unforgettable evening as the Ancaster Music Society proudly presents "Sonatas With Sitarski," a mesmerizing performance featuring the world-renowned violinist, Stephen Sitarski, concertmaster of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. This intimate concert will showcase some of the most beloved sonatas, with the talented Ben Smith accompanying on piano.
Known for her lyrical and soulful clarinet playing, Virginia MacDonald has been described as a “powerful new voice in the Canadian scene” by Juno Award-winning bassist Mike Downes. Born and raised in Toronto, Virginia began playing clarinet at the age of seven. She has since established herself as a highly in-demand bandleader, sidewoman, and composer and regularly performs across Canada, the United States, and Europe.
Dive into the heart of rock 'n' roll history with Benjamin Rollo and his all-star band as they bring the timeless music of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers to Ancaster. Set in the intimate surroundings of Peller Hall at the Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre, this concert promises an evening filled with the iconic songs that defined a generation.
Join the After Hours Big Band, our newest ensemble, many of whom are alumni of the Hamilton All Star Jazz organization, for a great night of big band jazz.
John MacLeod's credentials as a trumpeter/composer/arranger have been firmly established in a distinguished career spanning over thirty years on the Canadian music scene.
TICKETS ON SALE DECEMBER 08. Marc Jordan & Amy Sky … Together in Concert is, in short, magical! Two much-loved and respected, multiple award-winning Canadian singer-songwriters fuse their individual talents to create a spellbinding evening of entertainment. As Canadian broadcaster Ross Porter wrote, “If music is doing its job, one of its functions is to act as a salve to the troubled times in our lives. Marc performs … with so much affection and imagination, the mission is accomplished.” The very same can be said of Amy.
TICKETS ON SALE DECEMBER 1ST! ‘They're on their way, to the city lights’ ... and, THE predominant Canadian Rock ‘n’ Roll band of the 1970s – The Stampeders – are bringing along all their classic hits: Wild Eyes, Carry Me, Oh My Lady, Devil You, Monday Morning Choo Choo, Minstrel Gypsy, Hit the Road Jack and, of course, the quintessential Canadian – and Hall of Fame – song, Sweet City Woman! A veritable soundtrack to a whole generation that will ‘carry you home’ ... maybe not to Birmingham ... but back to a time of tie-dyed t-shirts and elevator shoes, 15¢ coffee and homemade apple pie, dating and dreaming ... By the time The Stampeders get to the first chorus of the first song, everyone will be singing along.
Sinfonia Ancaster is thrilled to be joined by Ancaster's own, world-renowned pianist Valerie Tryon for a performance of the much beloved Piano Concerto by Edvard Grieg.
This Choral Series show features our talented adult chorus members as they present concert performances accompanied by a small band. These concerts are all about the music and are sure to delight. Theatre Ancaster Chorus invites you to Be Our Guest as we present a supercalifragilistic show celebrating 100 years of Disney musical magic!
The beloved Toronto-based ensemble is a tango band and beyond. It incorporates world music, classical, jazz, and tango with joy, virtuosity, humour and passion.
TICKETS ON SALE NOVEMBER 24TH! The Comic Strippers are a fictitious male stripper troupe, played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians. These guys try to be sexy… it just comes out funny. Constantly grooving and gyrating, in between scenes they banter with the crowd and perform their sexylarious twist on improv sketches. They sing, they “dance;” these guys are oiled up and ready to make you laugh. Women often say the most attractive thing about a man is his sense of humour - so ladies, these stripped-down comedians are sure to make your head explode. And not to worry, gentlemen, this is definitely a parody of male strippers. “A show suitable for both men and women… an entertaining ride where anything goes.” - Rip It Up Magazine
Run time: 2 hours 2 min On the eve of the Second World War, two of the greatest minds on the twentieth century, C.S. Lewis (Matthew Goode) and Sigmund Freud (Anthony Hopkins) converge for their own personal battle over the existence of God. FREUD’S LAST SESSION interweaves the lives of Freud and Lewis, past, present, and through fantasy, bursting from the confines of Freud’s study on a dynamic journey. Directed by Matthew Brown (The Man Who Knew Infinity).
A seemingly unremarkable man in his sixties named Harold (Jim Broadbent) one day learns that his old friend Queenie is dying. He goes to mail a letter, only to keep walking, much to the despair of his wife Maureen (Penelope Wilton). Adapted from the 2012 novel by Rachel Joyce. Cinematography by Kate McCullough (The Quiet Girl). This is the fifth AFF film featuring Jim Broadbent (The Lady in the Van, Another Year, The Damned United, The Young Victoria and Pride.
This comprehensive six-week course is meticulously designed to delve into the core principles of proficient drawing techniques. Utilizing an array of drawing mediums, every session is strategically focused on enhancing composition skills and bolstering self-assurance in your drawing abilities. All requisite materials for the course will be provided. Course Schedule: Wednesdays, April 24th through May 29th.
It is very helpful to work from life when learning to paint. Observation, colour-mixing and brushwork are all enhanced with this introductory painting course. During six courses, each student will create an 18" X 24" acrylic painting on canvas. We will emphasize good composition and light and shading in the painting. All course materials will be supplied.