New Programs start April 16th at Theatre on the Ridge!


Starting April 16th
Home on the Ridge with Theatre on the Ridge  

Theatre On The Ridge now has a new rehearsal and program space as it partners with the Utica Memory Hall to create a home base for our theatre education and community performance programs. We are excited to be taking root in Scugog and to be able to offer youth and adult classes in stagecraft, playwriting and production skills, along with regular staged readings and studio scale productions.

Check out what’s starting up the week of April 16!

Theatre on the Ridge artistic director Carey Nicholson, brings back her popular non-aerobic stretch and conditioning class – Moving Well – on Monday and Friday mornings and Wednesday evenings. It’s a moderate to almost intense class using body weight, gravity and breathing for general conditioning, stress management, repetitive physical stress and injury recovery.

Also on Wednesday evenings starting April 18th, immediately following Moving Well, is a drop in Open Improv class led by Durham Improv members, Scott Barnes and Elysabeth Reavell-Roy. Whether you are a beginner or experienced improvisation artist, this relaxed class is the perfect way to have some fun in the middle of a busy week!

And starting Tuesday, May 8th , Smart Acts founder Michael Serres and guest instructor Annette Stokes offer a 6 week Introduction to Drama for Adults program. Fun and informal, the program will explore voice and movement to create characters and dramatic storytelling.

Theatre on the Ridge is just settling into its new home, so be sure to watch for announcements on the line up for our upcoming Readings on the Ridge evenings, featuring local playwrights, artists and Theatre on the Ridge company members.

 Join us on the ridge this spring! For full program details, registration information and fees visit –

 AND don’t forget to visit us, and artists Linda Virio, Saundra Reiner, Peter Lauricella and Libbie Burns, during the Lake Scugog Studio Tour on May 5 and 6! Full tour details at




Join us on the ridge this summer for Festival 2018!

Our summer theatre festival, held annually in Port Perry, presents professional theatre and musical productions of new, Canadian and international works that entertain and engage audiences, pairing a quality big city theatre experience with the welcome and appeal of small town rural hospitality.

Five mainstage productions, one original childrens’ play, and the return of our popular site-specific theatrical cemetery walk are featured at Durham’s only professional summer theatre festival. Productions take place July and August at Town Hall 1873 – Centre For The Performing Arts and other local venues in picturesque downtown Port Perry, close to the waterfront, restaurants, shopping and accommodations.

The Melville Boys, by Norm Foster
Peter Pan, by J. M. Barrie
The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams
Armstrong’s War, by Colleen Murphy
The Drowning Girls, by Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson, Daniella Vlaskalic
Monsters & Milfoil, by the artists of Theatre On The Ridge
Pine Grove Plots: History To Die For, by Graeme Powell with Paul Arculus

It’s a season filled with something for all ages – from comedy to drama, from heartwarming family stories to fantastic adventures, monsters and residents past!

Tickets go on sale April 1 at Town Hall 1873, with ticket prices and packages available for seniors, students, families and groups. Visit us at to learn more!


Welcome to Our Summer Company Manager!

Introducing  Amanda Klein!

We are very excited to introduce our newest Theatre On The Ridge (formerly Theatre 3×60) team member – Amanda Klein! Amanda is joining us as our Summer Company Manager, through the support of WorkInCulture’s Work Placement program for the Arts and Culture Sector. This program is a full-time, six month contract that allows Amanda to oversee all of our 2018 summer theatre festival productions and events under the mentorship of the company’s Artistic Director and General Manager, Carey Nicholson.

Amanda is no stranger to theatre in Durham Region, growing up in Oshawa, having been a member of Oshawa Little Theatre’s Youth Group for several years before graduating from Eastdale Collegiate where she also participated in school productions. Her love of theatre production began while involved as a cast member for two Borelians Community Theatre productions in 2007 and 2009 – Alice In Wonderland and Peter Pan, where she could be found helping stage management with backstage organization between her onstage scenes. Following high school, Amanda moved out east to pursue technical theatre production at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Since completing her post-secondary education, Amanda has been employed annually at Grandbank Theatre Festival, Gros Morne Theatre Festival and Opera on the Avalon.

For Amanda, the opportunity to work professionally in Durham, and with Theatre On The Ridge was a key incentive in applying for the position of Summer Company Manager. “Since beginning my professional theatre career in Newfoundland I have been searching for opportunities that would bring me back to my home in the Durham region. Since returning to the area in 2016, Theatre 3×60 (now Theatre On The Ridge) has been the driving force behind my wanting to stick around. It is refreshing to see a group of artists that understand and value skills in all areas of the theatre world – and who are actively working to support and expand those skills for the future. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to pursue my career while also learning and growing with such a fantastic company and team!”

Amanda has been on the job since mid February and is already proving an invaluable asset to the company as preparations and pre-production for the 2018 summer season get well underway. “Amanda coming onboard speaks to so much of what we are about – providing professional development and work opportunities for theatre artists right here in Durham”, says Ms. Nicholson. “We are so fortunate have her with us to oversee the summer festival, which is becoming such an exciting event!”

Watch for upcoming announcements on our Festival 2018 season on Facebook, and sign up for our enewsletter at receive all the information on upcoming company events, productions and programs!

Introducing Theatre On The Ridge!


April 2018 – Theatre 3×60 is taking root in North Durham with a new look and a new name

Now entering its 5th year, Theatre 3×60 is changing its name to Theatre On The Ridge, with an even greater commitment to serving the artists, audiences and communities of Durham.

The rebranding, and the decision to call Scugog home, comes from recognizing the growth and location of the company’s summer theatre festival, the consistent support of the arts found in North Durham, and the growth and appeal of distinct communities, such as Port Perry, found on the Oak Ridges Moraine.

“ ‘Where are you?’ is almost always the first question people have for us”, says current Artistic Director and General Manager, Carey Nicholson. “It will be good to have a name that reflects our unique rural location as well as having that little play on words that speaks to our mandate for producing entertaining, edgy and challenging work, and our belief that theatre can provide new and unique perspectives on life.”

Founded in 2013 by Ms. Nicholson and Joan Etienne, Theatre 3×60 quickly established itself as Durham’s unique, not-for-profit professional theatre company committed to enriching lives through theatre, on and offstage.

Under its new name, Theatre On The Ridge will continue to be an entertaining and innovative company that captivates on and offstage, supporting and impacting local communities through culture and community engagement. In the past, the company has taken programs and productions to non-traditional venues such as libraries and coffee houses, worked with community partners to bring productions to schools and community venues, and developed theatrical heritage walks and a one act educational play festival for area community theatres. This summer, with the support of the Scugog Council for the Arts, the company will partner with the Scugog Lake Stewards to bring theatre for young audiences to the Scugog Memorial Public Library, telling the story of Lake Scugog through the eyes of a lovable lake monster.

Theatre On The Ridge’s annual summer theatre festival presents professional theatre and musical productions of new, Canadian and international works that entertain and engage audiences, pairing a quality big city theatre experience with the welcome and appeal of small town rural hospitality. The festival is also becoming an exciting vehicle and opportunity for nurturing new artists and practitioners, and provides professional theatre students with summer employment, giving them the opportunity to expand their skills in performance, direction, creation, teaching and management. Through a WorkInCulture work placement program, the company has recently hired a summer company manager to oversee the festival this year.

In 2018, Theatre On The Ridge will also have a new rehearsal and program space as it partners with the Utica Memory Hall to create a home base for its theatre education and community performance programs. Watch for youth and adult classes in stagecraft, playwriting and production skills, along with regular staged readings and studio scale productions.

It’s exciting times to be on the ridge! Support for this innovative and community driven company is always welcome – as a participant, patron, donor or volunteer. Visit or follow Theatre On The Ridge Port Perry on Facebook to learn how to help Theatre On The Ridge broaden horizons through new perspectives in theatre.

2018 Summer Theatre Youth Opportunities – on and offstage!


Port Perry Summer Theatre 2018 Youth Opportunities

At Theatre 3×60, we are all about developing new artists and supporting youth engagement with theatre, and our Port Perry Summer Theatre festival is becoming a great incubator and opportunity to build skills on and offstage for all ages!

Here’s what’s available this summer for youth and aspiring theatre artists from ages 7 and up.

Pre-Professional Performance Intensive and Apprenticeship Programs

“This program has taught me that acting is more than playing the part. It’s about feeling, seeing, touching, all of your senses and mindsets go into your role.”

“I have taken away so much more material that will definitely stick with me for my acting career.” 

Our Pre-Professional Performance Intensive program returns with the added option of a Summer Company Apprenticeship. The Performance Intensive is a unique program designed for high school students and youth interested in auditioning for post-secondary theatre programs and pursuing theatre professionally. Participants who successfully audition for one or both of our main summer productions – Spamalot and Peter Pan, will have the opportunity to perform onstage with our summer company members, and receive their pre-professional performance intensive training at no charge. Pre-Professional Performance Intensive information and applications are available at

Auditions begin February 20 for Monty Python’s Spamalot and Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie and there are roles available for youth, young adults and adults. Audition information and forms are available at

Playing on Stage Recreational Theatre Performance Camps

“A great camp!”

“Confidence – Bravery – Warmups – How to Act!”

“Lots of fun…always excited and happy to come every morning.”

Our popular recreational theatre camps return for ages 7 – 15, this year in partnership with the Township of Scugog. Information can be found in the Scugog Parks & Recreation Leisure Guide at
Registration opens early May.

New This Year – Summer Co-op Placements!

If performing onstage is not your thing, we are also offering backstage summer co-op placements in front of house, production and scenic decoration. Contact us directly at if you are interested in the co-op program. 

Last but not least! Building the Playground and Playmakers Programs

We also offer production/scenic decoration and introductory playwriting programs for ages 13 and up. Find details at 

Need more information visit us at or contact us directly at




Auditions – Port Perry Summer Theatre 2018

We are now auditioning youth/young adults and adults for our 2 major productions for the 2018 Port Perry Summer Theatre season – Monty Python’s Spamalot and J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan

Audition Dates
Tuesday, February 20, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Sunday, February 25, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Tuesday, February 27, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Callbacks: TBA
The Anglican Church of the Ascension
266 North St., Port Perry L9L 1B0

Monty Python’s Spamalot by Eric Idle and John Du Prez
July 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14 @ 7:30 pm, July 8 @ 2 pm
Town Hall 1873

A co-production with Cadenza Productions.

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features some of your favorite Monty Python moments, a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and more! The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and was followed by two successful West End runs.

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
July 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 @ 7:30 pm, July 11, 14, 15, 18, 28 @ 2 pm
Town Hall 1873

J.M Barrie’s classic tale is presented in an imaginative staging that will draw audiences of all ages to Neverland to join in the exploits of Peter Pan, the boy who won’t grow up, the Darling children and the Lost Boys as they outwit Pan’s arch nemesis Captain Hook and his pirates!

Full audition details and requirements at

Share the Spirit of the Season!

Theatre 3×60 presents
A Holiday Reading
Sunday, December 17, 2:30 pm
Scugog Memorial Public Library

 There will be cider and cookies, stockings and gifts, and lots of good cheer at the Scugog Memorial Public Library on Sunday, December 17, 2:30 pm when Theatre 3×60 shares the spirit of the season with a uniquely Canadian staged reading that will soften the hardest heart.

Theatre 3×60 company members and guests Peyton Deguilio, Lindsay Faulkner, Carolyn Goff, Kelly Hoare, Tom Lynch and Michael Serres will be presenting one performance only in the Rotary Community Room, right next door to the popular annual animated Gingerbread Village display in the Kent Farndale Gallery and just down the hall from the library’s popular Snowflake Sale. What better way to get in the holiday spirit!

Tickets are PWYC (suggested donation of $12/adult, $5/youth) at the door. Doors open at 1:45 pm. Advance reserved seats available for $15 at Suitable for children 10 and over.