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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.



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


Thursday December 7th at 7 pm
$100 per person

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 –

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 –

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          


Culture Days this weekend is your last chance win our Family Adventure Package!

Are you going to win our Family Adventure Package Raffle?

Draw Date is September 30!

Your last chance to purchase a ticket and win is this weekend at Cultures Days at Town Hall 1873, Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30th. The draw is less than one week away for a grand prize of over $1,300 in recreational and entertainment activities here in Durham Region…and tickets are only $2!

The winning package includes an overnight stay at Nestleton Waters Inn, dinner at Marwans, a gift card to Pickles and Olives/The Olive Bar, standup paddleboarding for 2 with Port Perry SUP, a Treetop Eco Adventure, 4 tickets to Anne of Green Gablle at Oshawa Little Theatre, an encaustic painting class for 4 with artist Marion Meyers and more!

Culture Days at Town Hall 1873!

Our Family Adventure Package Raffle is not the only reason to visit us at Town Hall 1873 this weekend. We’ve joined with Town Hall 1873 and the Borelians Community Theatre to bring two days of FREE theatre activities to Port Perry as part of Culture Days, an national initiative to engage people with arts and culture in their community.

Here’s the full schedule for a great weekend of theatre at Town Hall 1873!

Friday, September 29

Building Tours

  • Hosted by Town Hall 1873
  • Where: Box Office Lobby
  • When: Friday September 29th at 6:30 pm

Take a guided tour through the Town Hall to learn its fascinating history and its many uses in the community since its construction in 1873 – from civic hall and jail, lingerie factory and roller rink, to performing arts centre!

Backstage Costume & Props Display

  • Curated by Theatre 3×60
  • Where: Green Room
  • When: Friday September 29th from 6pm-9pm

Slip backstage to the Green Room for a glimpse into life behind the curtain. Theatre 3×60 has put together a display of costume and props pieces going back over 10 years, featured in productions by Theatre 3×60, Cadenza Productions and Port Perry Town Hall Players.

Theatre Book Club

  • Hosted by Borelians Community Theatre
  • Where: The Patron’s Lounge
  • When: Friday September 29th from 7pm-9pm

Bring one or two of your favourite plays or theatre-related books and discuss their merits with the group. Ask questions about how plays get chosen to be produced or just sit back and enjoy the conversation. The Borelians will talk about their play-selection process and read scenes from some of the scripts they are considering for future seasons. Tea, coffee, and light snacks will be provided for what will prove to be an entertaining and insightful experience.

The Actors Prepare

  • Hosted by Borelians Community Theatre
  • Where: The Main Stage
  • When: Friday September 29th from 7pm-9pm

Sneak up to the main stage and meet the stars of Peter Shaffer’s very British comedy, “Lettice and Lovage” (playing at Town Hall 1873 October 12-21, 2017). Watch as they fine-tune their characters, experiment with their delivery, and prepare for the big opening night! The performers will talk about their craft, discuss their process, and answer your questions as the rehearsal takes everyone in new directions.

Saturday, September 30

 Building Tours

  • Hosted by Town Hall 1873
  • Where: Box Office Lobby
  • When: Saturday September 30th at 1 pm, 3 pm, 7 pm

Take a guided tour through the Town Hall to learn its fascinating history and its many uses in the community since its construction in 1873 – from civic hall and jail, lingerie factory and roller rink, to performing arts centre!

 Backstage Costume & Props Display

  • Curated by Theatre 3×60
  • Where: Green Room
  • When: Saturday from noon-7:30 pm

Slip backstage to the Green Room for a glimpse into life behind the curtain. Theatre 3×60 has put together a display of costume and props pieces featured in productions going back over 10 years of Theatre 3×60, Cadenza Productions and Port Perry Town Hall Players.

 Playing for Stage

  • Hosted by Theatre 3×60
  • Where: The Patrons Lounge
  • When: Saturday September 30th from 1pm-3pm

Join Theatre 3×60 for a session of popular warm-ups and theatre games for young and old. Designed to prepare actors physically and mentally for their work onstage in rehearsal and performance, these exercises are challenging but fun for everyone! Participation encouraged but not required. Suitable for ages 10 and up.

On Stage – Book in Hand

  • Hosted by Theatre 3×60
  • Where: The Main Stage
  • When: Saturday September 30th 7:30pm to 9pm

A FREE public performance of lighthearted staged readings presented by Theatre 3×60 with guests from the Port Perry Town Hall Players.


3×60 Youth Theatre Collective comes to Port Perry this September

FREE theatre training is open to Youth (14 – 21) Across Durham

Register before September 15!

The 3×60 Youth Theatre Collective introduces youth and young adults to classical theatre training and play creation with the support of Theatre Ontario’s Youth Theatre Training Program.

Theatre 3×60 is now accepting applications for its 2017/18 Youth Theatre Collective, a free, unique 20 week creative performance art experience for Durham youth and young adults with an emphasis on classic stagecraft, playwriting, and process. With the guidance and mentorship of Theatre 3×60’s qualified theatre professionals and instructors, Theatre Collective members experience writing, collaborating, producing and performing their own work, while developing their performance and production skills. Through challenging hands-on theatre and writing exercises and activities, Theatre 3×60 Theatre Collective participants discover and explore theatre creation onstage and behind the scenes, including an end of program performance of original and scripted work.

The 3×60 Theatre Collective will be led by Theatre 3×60 artistic director, Carey Nicholson with guest professional artists and playwrights Audra Gray, Graeme Powell and Rob Corbett. The 3×60 Youth Theatre Collective has been made possible with the support of the Ontario Arts Council, through Theatre Ontario’s Youth Theatre Training Program, and Theatre 3×60 is proud to bring this unique program to Port Perry and North Durham. In addition to encouraging youth involvement in theatre, Theatre 3×60 supports artistic excellence, accessibility to theatre, and believes in using theatre as a tool to engage audiences throughout Durham through touring productions to schools, community workshops, staged readings and full productions.

The 3×60 Theatre Collective runs for 20 weeks, from September 25, 2017 to March 31, 2017, with sessions twice weekly on Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Location in Port Perry (TBC). The 3×60 Theatre Collective is open to all youth and young adults, ages 14 to 21, in Durham region and there is no fee to participate; however, space is limited to 20 participants and, upon acceptance, participants must commit to the full 20 week program. Applications are now being accepted until September 15 and registration forms are available online at

Port Perry Summer Theatre wraps up with Canadian Staged Readings

at the Church of the Ascension, Port Perry

Tuesday, August 1, 7pm
King Of The Crease, The History of Us
2 one act plays by Kevin Craig

Thursday, August 3, 7 pm
Stronger, Freer
A f
ull length play by Patrick & Marianne Lannigan

The Port Perry Summer Theatre season wraps up with two evenings of new Canadian plays directed and presented by members of Theatre 3×60’s summer company.

Three new works will be presented in an informal staged reading format, where the audience plays a vital role in supporting the continued development of the scripts. Playwrights create in isolation, hearing their text and dialogue only in their heads. Hearing their words aloud can be an invaluable experience and staged readings provide an opportunity for the playwright’s creation to come to life; transmitted by actors and received by an audience.

The first program on August 1, features two one-act plays by Kevin Craig, King of the Crease in which Frank Eno is a once great goaltender with a rocky relationship with his son, his wife is worried about the pain medication he takes to keep his career wounds in check, and his daughter’s boyfriend is mesmerized by the treasure trove of hockey memorabilia and merchandise in Frank’s basement.

In the second play, The History of Us, Charlie’s not quite the man he used to be. He’s an ongoing concern, taken to obsessing about the night sky. David and Ben want to care for him, but his other son has different plans.

Kevin Craig is the author of young adult novels and adult-themed novels featuring young narrators. His published novels include; Summer on Fire, Sebastian’s Poet, The Reasons, Burn Baby Burn Baby, and, Half Dead & Fully Broken. He lives in Toronto, Canada. Kevin is also a playwright. He has had ten 10-minute plays produced, both locally and internationally. His poetry, short fiction, memoir, and, articles have been published and internationally. Kevin is a member of the Writers’ Community of Durham Region. He was also a founding member on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Writers’ Conference.

On August 3, Patrick and Marianne Lannigan’s Stronger, Freer celebrate the sesquicentennial through the challenges and accomplishments of one Canadian family as it grows and changes with the times from Confederation in 1867 to present day 2017.

Patrick & Marianne Lannigan are a husband and wife team, who worked together in the same department of the same banking software company and then theatre happened. As members of the Stouffville Theatre Company board of directors, they looked for a play to perform for the public and schools for the Canadian sesquicentennial celebration, but came up empty-handed and so they created Stronger, Freer as a celebration of Canada.

3xCanadians is being presented at the Church of the Ascension, 266 North St. in Port Perry at 7 pm on August 1 and 3. Tickets are $10/evening and are available at the door, or in advance online at

Full details on 3xCanadians staged readings and Port Perry Summer Theatre can be found at either or




Young professionals take to the stage in Port Perry this July and August!

Live, learn and love theatre this summer…  

Meet our Summer Company!

Theatre 3×60’s summer company members – Alexis MacRae, Duncan Gibson-Lockhart, Michael Williamson, Manon Ens-Lapointe, Caroline Watling

It’s “Summerstock 101” for Theatre 3×60 this July with the hiring of 5 professional theatre students through the support of the Canada Summer Jobs student employment program. Four talented students from the George Brown College Theatre School will be seen on stage in two of this summer’s Port Perry Summer Theatre productions – Salt-Water Moon (opening July 8) and Mary’s Wedding (opening July 18). They will also be appearing in the site specific Pine Grove Plots: History To Die For cemetery walks. A fifth student, currently a theatre major at the University of Toronto, is the company’s summer production/stage manager overseeing all the productions.

For aspiring actors Manon Ens-Lapointe, Duncan Gibson-Lockhart, Lexi MacRae and Michael Williamson, performing on stage is the perfect summer job. “I’ve had lots of summer jobs, but this is the first year I have been able to work at something that I have been training to do”, says Duncan, and Lexi agrees “This is a perfect opportunity to put what I’ve been studying to use and to build my resume.” Production/stage manager Caroline Watling, a native of Oshawa, sees this summer job as an opportunity to build on her theatre experience and productions skills towards a possible career in arts management. “This is a lot more real than what we do in school. It’s a real taste of the industry.”

The company has been in rehearsal since mid June at Town Hall 1873 and the actors are getting the full summer theatre experience by billeting locally with Theatre 3×60 board members and staff. Theatre 3×60 vice president, Marion Meyers was eager to offer her home, saying “When I heard we had young actors coming to Port Perry to act in our summer theatre season, I immediately volunteered to house them. I knew that they would bring an enthusiasm and skill to our local theatre scene, and this was an additional way for me to support the arts in our town. … young people trying to make it in any arts field need lots of support in many ways.”

Theatre 3×60 president, Ruth Spearing sees hiring student actors as an ideal way of meeting the company’s mandate – “As a theatre company committed to enriching lives on and offstage, we are thrilled to offer the opportunity that Canada Summer Jobs provides for these talented and hard-working young people. It feels good to know that we are playing a part in the training and growth of future theatre artists and to be able to pay artists for their skills here in the community.”

Audiences can see Lexi and Michael onstage at Town Hall 1873 in July 8 – 22 in David French’s Salt-Water Moon. Manon and Duncan appear in Stephen Massicotte’s Mary’s Wedding from July 18 – 29 and all four will perform through July and early August in Pine Grove Plots: History To Die For. Full production dates, details and cast biographies can be found at

Tickets for Salt-Water Moon and Mary’s Wedding are on sale at the Town Hall 1873 box office at 302 Queen St. Port Perry, by phone 905 985-8181 or online at Student/Senior, group and EyeGo prices available. Pine Grove Plots: History To Die For is by donation ($10 suggested) at the gate only.

To learn more about Theatre 3×60, visit

Step Back into History with Pine Grove Plots: History To Die For

July 9, 19, 23, August 2, 6 in Pine Grove Cemetery, Prince Albert

On alternating Wednesdays and Sundays this July, local heritage is brought to life in Pine Grove Plots: History To Die For, a site specific theatrical cemetery walk with local historian Paul Arculus, through Prince Albert’s Pine Grove Cemetery. With the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Lake Scugog Historical Society, Theatre 3×60 has created 2 programs of original vignettes based on the lives, loves and fortunes of the inhabitants of Prince Albert’s Pine Grove Cemetery: Ghosts and Ghastly Deaths, and Fame, Fortune and Femmes Fatales.

Performances are the final phase of a project that started with playbuilding workshops led by Carey Nicholson to create scripts based on actual historical events as recorded by Paul Arculus in his book Pine Grove Cemetery. Local playwright Graeme Powell then completed and polished the final scripts. The workshops, and subsequent rehearsals, were open to all members of the community, and now, a cast of newcomers to the stage, local performers and members of Theatre 3×60’s summer company are ready to take their audiences back in history, under the directorship of Michael Serres and Annette Stokes. Famous, and infamous, characters such as the McCaw sisters, Reuben Crandell, Milton McDermott, Elizabeth Christie, Mina and Mary Eddy, and the Markham Gang will be portrayed by Beverly Brown, Laura Cutting, Evan Descary, Manon Ens-Lapointe, Trish Harris, Duncan Gibson-Lockhart, Alexis MacCrae, Colin Murphy, Laurel Vine-Hansen, Bill Watling, Michael Williamson and Andy Williamson.

Performances run alternate Sunday afternoons at 1 pm and Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm through July and August, with performances of Ghosts and Ghastly Deaths on July 23 and August 2 and Fame, Fortune and Femmes Fatales on July 9, 19, and August 6.

Admission to Pine Grove Plots: History To Die For is by donation ($10 suggested) at the gate on day of performance only. For more details visit, or contact project coordinator, Amy Barron (416) 627-3327, or at

Pine Grove Plots: History To Die For is part of Theatre 3×60’s Port Perry Summer Theatre programming. Learn more at

Port Perry Summer Theatre 2017 – a diverse line up and fresh new faces!

Theatre 3×60 brings a diverse line up and fresh new faces to Port Perry Summer Theatre this July and August! From contemporary musical cabaret, established and emerging Canadian playwrights, to site specific performances in the local cemetery, Theatre 3×60 has something for everyone this summer with Port Perry Summer Theatre.

The season opens at Town Hall 1873 on July 6 with Songs from the Shower, a musical cabaret co-produced with Cadenza Productions, featuring popular favorites and songs from the 21st century musical theatre repertoire. Canadian content is covered with our two non-musical productions, David French’s classic Salt-Water Moon (opens July 8th) and Stephen Massicotte’s Mary’s Wedding (opens July 18th). Both stories tell of young love in early 20th century Canada with charm, tenderness and humour. On alternating Wednesdays and Sundays, local heritage is brought to life in Pine Grove Plots: History To Die For, a site specific theatrical cemetery walk with local historian Paul Arculus through Prince Albert’s Pine Grove Cemetery. In early August, new plays are discovered during our 3xCanadian Staged Reading series featuring new work by local playwrights.

Not only is the line up diverse, but for the first time, the season schedule offers productions running concurrently through the month of July, making it even easier to include live theatre in your plans this summer. Only in town for one week? That’s not a problem! On any given week, there is the possibility of taking in up to 3 different Port Perry Summer Theatre events. Away on weekends? We have mid-week performances running through July and early August.

Want to make the most of your Saturday in Port Perry and save on tickets? On July 8th, 15th, and 22nd, catch one show in the afternoon and another in the evening and save $5/ticket/show. There’s a great selection of shops and restaurants in downtown Port Perry to fill the time between shows!

Audiences will recognize many of the performers appearing onstage this summer. Cast members are a mix of familiar and fresh faces, with artistic direction provided by Carey Nicholson, Carol Salamone and Michael Serres. Audience favorites from Durham include Todd Appleton, Lyle Corrigan, Donna Lajeunesse, Catherine Marzola, Andrew Smith and Michael Williamson. Joining us for the first time are Beverly Brown, Manon Ens-Lapointe, Trish Harris, Duncan Gibson-Lockhart, and Alexis MacCrae, with newcomers Evan Descary and Laura Cutting.

Tickets are on sale now at Town Hall 1873 for Songs From The Shower, Salt-Water Moon and Mary’s Wedding. Purchase in person, 302 Queen St., Port Perry, by phone at 905 985-8181 or online at

Admission to Pine Grove Plots: History To Die For is by donation ($10 suggested) at the gate on day of performance only.

Tickets for 3xCanadians Staged Readings are available at

Please visit and for full details and dates on all productions.

Theatre 3×60 acknowledges the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Canada Summer Jobs and the Lake Scugog Historical Society for making the 2017 season of Port Perry Summer Theatre possible.