Theatre Unlimited is a community-based musical theatre group established in 1988. The group is committed to supporting the arts and culture in the City of Mississauga by entertaining the community with quality musical theatre productions. Part of Music Theatre Mississauga and the Encore Series, Theatre Unlimited is one of five groups that showcases a musical production annually at Meadowvale Theatre. We have entertained Mississauga residents with many familiar and family-friendly shows such as Fiddler on the Roof, Oliver, Beauty and the Beast, Annie, Sound of Music and most recently, Disney's The Little Mermaid.
In addition to producing a musical production each year, Theatre Unlimited is committed to offering residents an inclusive and family-friendly, community theatre organization in which to become involved. We invite residents to join the group to learn new skills, and foster their creative talents. For every production, we invite new members to become involved whether to perform on stage or work behind the scenes.
Theatre Unlimited operates year-round as a charitable not-for-profit corporation.
Our Mission: (reaffirmed July 5, 2020 AGM)
Our mission is to develop a self-sufficient community-based group which nurtures the creative talents of our members. Our goal is to provide quality theatre in an atmosphere that promotes personal development and fun for all people while entertaining and educating our community. We strive to produce a creative environment that is welcoming, safe, inclusive and equitable.
Board of Directors 2022 2023:
Theatre Unlimited values its members and believes that the strength of our group is a direct reflection of our Board of Directors.
We are very appreciative of all their efforts. It would be impossible to keep this group going without their talents.
Chair/President: Michael Buchert
Vice-Chair/Vice-President: Tom Hope
Treasurer: Brenda Barthelmes
Secretary and Privacy Director: Mary Lynn Merklinger
Properties Director: Linda Amos
Costumes Director: Lisa Arrigo
Resident Music Director: Kevin Little
Technical Director: Lawrence Grynewski
Group Development and Promotions Director: Monique Armstrong
Statistics Director: Jason Farrell
Membership and Communications Director: Gloria Buchert
Website Director: Michael Buchert / outsourced support
Inclusivity Director: Katie Prestage
Fundraising Director: Vacant
Sponsorship Director: Vacant
Education Director: Vacant
Archivist Director: Vacant
Advertising Director: Vacant
Social Media Director: Vacant
Policy and Legal Volunteer Consultants - J.A. Prestage and Lisa Goodmurphy
For more information about these exciting Volunteer Vacancy Opportunities:
Group AGM Reports, Bylaws and Policies:
Theatre Unlimited Performing Arts Membership Policy (PDF)
Over the past several years, TU has gathered a large inventory of costumes that are stored for a fee at the Burnhamthorpe Library in Mississauga. Our sizeable inventory has enabled us to costume most of our productions. As well, we’ve been able to assist many community groups and schools throughout the province to costume their shows for a nominal fee (i.e., to cover cleaning and repair costs). In fact, our support of such groups increased from 19 to 27 performances from 2015 to 2016. In 2016, these groups included:
The Oakville Players (Mary Rose)
EMP (Ragtime, Spring Concert)
CMT (Hello Dolly)
Glenburnie School (Remembrance Day Ceremony)
Brampton Music Theatre (Mary Poppins, Jesus Christ Superstar, Rose Theatre Subscription Night Show, West Side Story)
Our Lady of Peace Catholic School (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Annual Christmas Production)
St Elizabeth Seton School (Annual Christmas Production)
Scarborough Music Theatre (Damn Yankees)
Curtain Call Players (Best Little Whorehouse in Texas)
Fight To End Cancer Annual Fundraising Gala
Vetere Studio (Spring Concert)
Thornberry Community Theatre (Fool’s Paradise)
CCMP (Jekyll and Hyde)
Eden United Church (their Annual Murder Mystery)
St. Judes Anglican Church (Ladies Auxiliary Performance)
Carswell Music Theatre Camp (Shrek Jr.)
Royal City Music Productions Inc. (9 to 5 and The Wizard of Oz)
St Margaret of Scotland School (Stations of the Cross Performance)
Glenforest Secondary School (Diary of Anne Frank)
Century Church Theatre (Hansel & Gretel).
Music Theatre Mississauga
Meadowvale Music Theatre
Clarkson Music Theatre
City Centre Musical Productions
Etobicoke Music Productions
Brampton Music Theatre
Garden City Productions
Mississauga Arts Council
Autumn Theatre Quiz Answers:
1. In "Camelot", Lance can't leave because Guenevere sparkles in that nippy fall air.
2. The show is "South Pacific" and the last group in the Encore Series to do it is "EMP"
3. Both Shows have Halloween ballets.
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