Legally Blonde The Musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!
Theatre Ancaster is proud to present the Lux Radio Theatre’s 1947 production of Miracle on 34th Street, our annual “Radio Show” Christmas benefit for the Ancaster Community Services.
Don’t touch that dial! Join the Theatre Ancaster Chorus for our countdown of the top 40 Christmas songs we’ve been hearing on the radio since the 1950s!
Come see local youth (grades 5-8) tackle the wit and whimsy of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic score: The Pirates of Penzance JR., a swashbuckling musical journey!
Features 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.
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!
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!
After an explosive inaugural season, GLEE is back to wow audiences once again as our junior superstars (grades 5-8!) take to the stage.
Memorial is proud to once again welcome Suzanne O Davis and her incredible band as she performs her latest and most heartfelt tribute to Carole King, ‘Tapestry’.
Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to hear internationally renowned concert pianist- and beloved Ancaster resident, Valerie Tryon!
Five musicians who feel privileged to perform the timeless music of the Eagles & Don Henley (solo), performing for huge outdoor and arena audiences, and sharing bills with some of rock’s legends!
Sinfonia Ancaster is proud to present this concert dedicated to the land on which the Memorial Arts Centre sits and the people who first lived on this land. Featuring works by Turtle Island composers that glorify the natural world.
[Hosted at the Old Firehall Arts Centre] Myriad 3 was an accident. Chris, Dan, and Ernesto had never played together until a few substitutions and a twist of fate put them on stage together for the first time in late 2010. The band is a true collective. Each member acts simultaneously as a leader and as a sideman. They play mostly original music that features different aspects of jazz improvisation, ensemble performance and contemporary composition.
[Hosted at the Old FireHall Arts Centre] Growing up in Ontario, singing came just as easily and necessary as breathing. The sheer power of her voice alone has enough “wow factor: to win over the most jaded critic, but that’s only half of the story.
[Hosted at the Old Firehall Arts Centre] Join us for a great evening of big band jazz as the Juniors, Rising Stars, All Stars, and After Hours Big Band all take to the stage. You might even hear the occasional holiday favourite or two!
A Lunch At Allen’s Christmas is an enchanting seasonal journey filled with stories, humour and a vast array of superbly-crafted songs – some traditional I’ll Be Home for Christmas, others thought-provoking, Marc’s Sober Up For Christmas, many familiar, like Murray’s Old Tin Star and Ian’s Zuzu’s Petals – creating a bluesy, jazz, pop synergy that warms the heart and soothes the soul. The true essence of Christmas!
Ho-ho-ho! Sinfonia Ancaster presents a spectacular concert filled with festive holiday arrangements, a Christmas story, and an audience singalong, with guests Strata Vocal Ensemble.
Who’s Louise Farrenc? A mid-19th century composer much admired by Schumann and Berlioz. For this concert, Sinfonia Ancaster performs her unjustly neglected Symphony #3, a remarkable work that clearly warrants a place in the orchestral canon.
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.
Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are wrest apart after Nora’s family emigrates from South Korea. Two decades later, they are reunited in New York for one fateful week as they confront notions of destiny, love, and the choices that make a life, in this heartrending modern romance. English and Korean (with subtitles).
Join Sinfonia Ancaster in welcoming the Woodland Cultural Centre to Peller Hall for an insightful tour of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School (Brantford, Ontario). The evening will include a discussion, facilitated by WCC Executive Director, Heather George.
Gala at 7pm, Films at 8pm, only $15! Short movies with a local connection. Films are not rated and are recommended for a 14+ audience.
Stephen Wallis, Canada, 89min Filmed in Ireland. The Martini Shot is an existential drama that follows an ailing movie director as he begins to shoot what he believes to be his final work of art.
Movies made by the kids during the, winter break, march break, PA DAY, and summer camp programs!
Edwardian newlyweds Hattie and Vivian navigate their lives on the other side of happily ever after and learn that life as heirs to the grand Chateau Laurier hotel comes with slings, arrows, enemies, opportunities and strife. James Stewart, Canada, 61min, Romance, Historical, Crime, mystery, drama. Partially filmed in Hamilton!
Corey Payette, Drama, Musical, 101min. A young Mohawk girl, Kateri, and her brother Jean-Baptiste, have their lives disrupted upon the arrival of Les Filles du Roi in 1665 ‘New France’, forge an unlikely relationship with young fille Marie-Jean Lespérance - whose dream of a new life is more complicated than she could have imagined.
A Collection of international and domestic short films on theme! The Mess We’re In, Golden Threads, DIG, Little Bird, Just a Friend, Instant Noodle, and Testament.
A Human Picture, Luke Mistruzzi, Simon Brothers, Documentary, 16min A look at Basic Income from the ground level perspective of participants in a pilot program that was canceled before completion in Ontario, Canada. Unimaginable, Terrance Odette, Hamilton, Documentary, 61min A live-action/animation feature documentary. Lance Dingman just wants to live, learn, and love like anyone else. It's just that, having been diagnosed with schizophrenia as a teenager in the late 1970s, when the 24/7 visual hallucinations began, Lance Dingman is far from just anyone.
Featuring: How She Didn’t Die, John, Our Males and Females, Partly Cloudy and Hot, Not a Fiction, Ivan, Broken Gargoyles.
A seasoned crisis manager navigates a dysfunctional family and their faltering whiskey company through a PR disaster involving triple homicide, Arctic ice mummies, and intergalactic moonshine. 94min, Sci-Fi, Horror, Comedy, Drama.
Kelly Wolfert, Documentary, 66min. Imagine waking up and suddenly not being able to walk to the bathroom. Or opening your eyes in the morning to find you lost your vision as you slept. It’s your body shutting itself down, fighting itself. It’s a disease. Kelly Wolfert csc is an award-winning producer, writer, cinematographer, and director.
Aldo Iuliano, Italy, Thriller / SciFi / Drama, 88min. Five teenagers during a late summer party play with an artificial intelligence that draws dangerous challenges: the most extreme of all will force them to abandon their innocence. With English Subtitles
Waad al-Kateab, UK, Documentary, 93min. We Dare to Dream is the story of refugee athletes from Iran, Syria, South Sudan and Cameroon who swim, run and fight their way to opportunity and safety in host nations across the world. Directed by Academy Award®-nominated Waad al-Kateab (For Sama), executive produced by Angelina Jolie.
Short films from across the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area! Click for a complete list.
Animated Shorts, both domestic and international! Click for a complete list.
86min Projects by new filmmakers and students from the Hamilton School of Media Arts, and the HamOnt Acting Studio Program, only $8!
Emerging teen and adult filmmakers from the Hamilton School of Media Arts, and the HamOnt Acting Studio Program, and first-time filmmakers
Jack C. Newell, USA, Documentary, 90min. Filmed in Haiti. Development, history, and colonialism collide when a seemingly simple aid project spirals out of control in Haiti.
Pola Rapaport, USA, Documentary, 86min. Filmed in Belgium, Spain, United States. Strong-willed, funny, and charismatic, Paralympic champion wheelchair-racer Marieke Vervoort’s time is running out.
A collection of short films, thrillers, dystopia's, and horror! International and Domestic.
A collection of dramatic short films! Both International and Domestic.
Joanne Storkan, USA, 124m, Documentary. Filmed in Canada, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Israel, Netherlands, United States. We hope to show the good, the bad, and the not too ugly sides of one of the world’s fastest growing sport.
Stephanie Joline, Canada, Drama, 98m. Special Presentation from HamOnt Acting Studio. Night Blooms, is a gritty coming-of-age story set in the 1990s about 17-year-old Carly (Jessica Clement) and her love affair with her best friend’s Dad (Nick Stahl). An emotionally charged narrative that navigates the moral murkiness of agency, consent, and accountability.
A collection of comedic short films, domestic and international!
8 films, under 3 min each, by directors (selected by the DCG) filmed using The Volume*. After the short screening we will have a panel discussion with some of the directors as they discuss the challenges and benefits of filming with this new technology. *The “Volume” is a circular studio comprised of high-definition LED panels all around. In attendance will be the directors Sid Zanforlin, Dale Hildebrand, Simone Stock, Charles Uwagbai, Nika Belianina, Nikila Cole and Producer Matt Middleton.
When Hope Breaks Through, Matthew Wagner, USA, Documentary, 90m From Award Winning director Matthew Wagner comes When Hope Breaks Through, the inspiring story of Mike Shoreman, a disabled paddleboarder who attempts to become the first person with disabilities to cross all five Great Lakes.
Barret Mulholland, Thriller, Canada, 82min. An alcoholic woman with a marriage on the rocks finds an unlikely ally in a wounded drug mule when the two of them are forced to defend her home from a violent siege of corrupt small town cops.
Brett Butler, Jason Butler, Canada, Dark Comedy, 87min. CLOSING NIGHT FILM! Blake and his girlfriend, Simone, host a dinner party at Blake's parents home for their closest friends, including Blake's oldest friend, Isaac. The dinner party is actually a set up for a life intervention for Isaac, where the friend group tells him all the reasons he has become a burden to them and society in general, and that he should really just kill himself already.
Jules follows Milton (Ben Kingsley) who lives a quiet life of routine in a small western Pennsylvania town, but finds his day upended when a UFO and its extra-terrestrial passenger crash land in his backyard. Move over E.T. and Elliott. Meet Jules and Milton. Jeff Mitchell/Phoenix Film Festival. Season Sponsor: Rastins Pharmacy, Film Date Sponsor: Ian and Anne Campbell, Proceeds to Hamilton Out of the Cold
Presented by the Garden Club of Ancaster. Floral art exhibitors from Toronto, Niagara, and Hamilton compete in a judged show. Visit for free!
Using the students' choice of landscape subject matter, this course will focus on the creation of a 16" X 20" acrylic painting on canvas. The principles of good composition, colour-mixing as well as art appreciation will provide the basis of the program. All materials will be provided for the course.