Auditions for “The Cemetery Club”

Newmarket Stage Company is holding open auditions for “The Cemetery Club” by Ivan Menchell, Monday July 30, 7pm, at the Newmarket Legion, 707 Srigley Street.

Show dates are November 29, 30 and December  1, 6, 7, 8, with matinees on December
1 and 6.

Auditioning for one man, four women, character ages are late fifties, early sixties.

Three Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husbands’ graves. Ida is sweet tempered and ready to begin a new life; Lucille is a feisty embodiment of the girl who just wants to have fun; and Doris is priggish and judgmental, particularly when Sam the butcher enters the scene. He meets the widows while visiting his wife’s grave. Doris and Lucille squash the budding romance between Sam and Ida. They are guilt-stricken when this nearly breaks Ida’s heart. The Broadway production starred Eileen Heckart as Lucille. It was made into a film, starring Ellen Burstyn, Dianne Ladd, and Olympia Dukkakis.

Also seeking a costume manager.

For more details, please mail



Annual General Meeting Invitation

Newmarket Stage Company is holding our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 19th. 7:00p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 707 Srigley Street, Newmarket.

The meeting is open to members and the general public with an interest in becoming a member or just learning about live theatre.

At the meeting, we will be electing the executive for the 2018-2019 season, only members in good standing are allowed to vote but the general public are welcome to attend.

We typically produce 3 shows a year and we’re looking for new members that are interested in helping out with one or more productions. There are a wide variety of activities that are associated with a production. As well as the obvious acting roles there are many roles that go into a successful production such as directing, costumes,
lighting, set building etc. In fact, there are always more people involved off-stage than on!

If you think your skills can be of use to the group or you’re interested in learning some new skills, please join us at the AGM. Refreshments will be provided.

Come out and experience the magic of live theatre.

“The Ladies Foursome” Opens Soon

The Ladies Foursome Poster ImageThe Newmarket Stage Company is very busy working on the last play of this season — The Ladies Foursome — a comedy by Canada’s most produced playwright, and Newmarket native, Norm Foster.

Jeff Burke is directing the 4 ladies who are playing golf but talking up a storm (or 2)!!

Jo-Anne Pulfer, Susan Lane, Joanna Kaufman and Julie Wood are the Fantastic Foursome.

It’s the day after the funeral of a friend, and three women gather for a round of golf in honour of their recently deceased playing partner. They are joined by a fourth woman, another old friend of the deceased that the other three didn’t know about. During the round the women discuss life, love, men, sex, children, careers…everything but golf. Many surprises, secrets and confessions come to the surface during this hilarious and heart-warming round of golf.

Please come out and support us on April 26, 27, 28 or May 3, 4, 5 at 8pm or May 3 at 2 pm. Tickets are only $15!!
Box Office — 905-727-3290

At Stage 426, Royal Canadian Legion, 707 Srigley St, Newmarket ON L3Y 1X4

By special arrangement with Gary Goddard Agency.

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Last of the Red Hot Lovers

NSC presents “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” by Neil Simon, directed by Teri Hallat, February 1 to 10, 2018.

Barney Cashman is forty-seven, happily married, the father of three children, a successful businessman, and a man going through a midlife crisis. Barney has come to the realization that his whole life can be summed up in one word: nice. And Barney has realized that “nice” simply isn’t enough. He wants to experience his secret fantasies and dreams at least once, and so Barney determines to have an affair.

For tickets, call 905-727-3290

Performances: 8pm February 1,2,3,8,9 and 10, 2pm matinee February 8. Cabaret seating.

At Stage 426, Royal Canadian Legion, 707 Srigley St, Newmarket ON L3Y 1X4

By special arrangement with Samuel French.

The Last Romance

NSC presents “The Last Romance” by Joe DiPietro, directed by Kay Valentine, October 5 to 14 2017

A crush can make anyone feel young again — even a widower named Ralph who takes a different path on his daily walk leading to a second chance at love. “The Last Romance” is a heart-warming romantic comedy about the transformative power of love.

For tickets, call 905-727-3290

Performances: 8pm October 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14, 2pm matinee October 12.

At Stage 426, Royal Canadian Legion, 707 Srigley St, Newmarket ON L3Y 1X4

By special arrangement with Dramatists Play Services Inc.

2017-18 Season’s Plays

Our 2017/18 season, A Season of Laughs, includes

The Last Romance by Joe DiPietro, October 5, 6, 7, 12 matinee and evening, 13, 14, 2017

The Last of the Red Hot Lovers by Neil Simon, February 1, 2, 3, 8 matinee and evening, 9, 10, 2018

The Ladies’ Foursome by Norm Foster, April 26, 27, 28, May 3 matinee and evening, 4, 5, 2018

All performances at the Legion – Stage 426, 707 Srigley St, Newmarket L3Y 1X4

Tickets $15, box office 905-727-3290