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 www.theatreontheridge.ca 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.

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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 https://theatre3x60.ca/summer-stages-theatre-programs/.

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 www.theatre3x60.ca/auditions.

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 http://www.scugog.ca/en/live-and-play/Leisure-Guide.aspx.
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 info@theatre3x60.ca 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 https://theatre3x60.ca/summer-stages-theatre-programs/. 

Need more information visit us at https://theatre3x60.ca/summer-stages-theatre-programs/ or contact us directly at mailto:info@theatre3x60.ca

 

 

 

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
Performances:
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
Performances:
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 https://theatre3x60.ca/auditions/

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 www.theatre3x60.ca. Suitable for children 10 and over.

 

 

A Taste of Spain – Tapas and Wine Tasting in support of Theatre 3×60!

A TASTE OF SPAIN
TAPAS & WINE PAIRING
FEATURING CHEF STEVEN LOVISA & 
SPANISH WINE SOCIETY PRESIDENT BARRY BROWN

Thursday December 7th at 7 pm
$100 per person

LOCATION: FOUNDRY KITCHEN & BAR
56 Water Street, Port Perry
proceeds to benefit Theatre 3×60 

Limited seating! Purchase your tickets now!

A fun and fabulous event on behalf of Theatre 3×60!

Be part of an intimate crowd of only 34 guests, and enjoy an evening of awesome food and wine with Barry Brown, president of the Spanish Wine Society. Complementing the wines is an incredible tapas menu created by Chef Steven Lovisa at Foundry Kitchen & Bar.

Barry has successfully presented Spanish wine and food events, and hosted wine tours to Spain for over 30 years, King Juan Carlos I, has awarded him the “Officers Cross of the Order of Civil Merit” for his support of the wines and culture of Spain which makes Barry the perfect guide for the evening!

Click on the link here to purchase your tickets. Remember there are only 34 seats and they are selling quickly, so be sure to buy yours now!

 

Theatre 3×60 remembers with Vimy and the Great War: 100 Years Later

Vimy and the Great War: 100 Years Later
Readings and Reflections on World War 1

Sunday, November 12, 2:30 pm
Scugog Memorial Public Library
231 Water St. Port Perry

Theatre 3×60 is presenting an encore performance of their tribute to the many Canadians who served in World War 1. On Sunday, November 12, in the Rotary Room of the Scugog Memorial Public Library, artists and guests of Theatre 3×60 present a special afternoon of readings, songs and reflections taking place 100 years after the first soldiers went over the top in the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

Theatre 3×60 summer company members Duncan Gibson-Lockhart, and Michael Williamsonjoin original cast members Annette Stokes-Harris, Michael Serres, Tyler Cox, and Andy Williamson onstage for readings that encompass life at the front and at home, from the early days of enthusiastic recruits to the heartbreaking aftermath of battles conducted on a scale never seen before. Also appearing with the company is Port Perry native, Kelly Hoare to read from the works of his great grandfather, Pte. Frank Walker. Pte. Walker was a poet and stretcher-bearer throughout the Great War, including the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

This special encore presentation of Vimy and the Great War takes place, one performance only, at the Scugog Memorial Public Library on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 2:30 pm. Doors open at 1:45. Admission is PWYC at the door, with a suggested donation of $10/person and limited reserved general seating available in advance for $15.

Purchase your advance tickets available here.

 

Thanks, congratulations and a chance to win tickets to Port Perry Summer Theatre 2018!

 

It’s October and Theatre 3×60 is giving thanks for so much, especially a terrific 2017 Port Perry Summer Theatre season…and we’re now looking ahead to 2018. Help us out and you might win tickets to next year’s season!

Planning is underway and we’ll be announcing our 2018 line-up shortly, but first, we’d like feedback from our 2017 summer patrons.

Please take a moment to follow the links below to two short surveys (less than 5 minutes of your time!) that will help us bring you more great
theatre in 2018! We’ll be taking responses until October 20.

Survey #1 – PPST 2017 Survey – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PTNCJW2

As a thank you from us, you’ll have the opportunity to be entered into a draw for a 2018 Port Perry Summer Theatre season’s pass!

Survey #2 – Pine Grove Plots Survey – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GWG58NV

As a thank you, we will be happy to enter you into a draw for a pair of tickets to one of our 2018 Port Perry Summer Theatre productions.

We’re also pleased to announce the winner of our Family Adventure Package Raffle…

Congratulations to Peter Miller of Whitby!

The draw was held September 30 and we want to say a very big thank you to everyone who supported us by purchasing a ticket, and also to our generous donors:

Deer Creek Golf Club           
Marion Meyers Art
Marwans Global Bistro
Nestleton Waters Inn          
Oshawa Little Theatre
Pickles and Olives Bistro
Port Perry SUP                                                                                                                    
Treetop Eco Adventure Park