Theatre Patron Wins Jackpot of $83,470Monday, April 5, 2021
Diane Halstead of Cambridge, Ontario is the winner of Drayton Entertainment’s first online Ultimate 50/50 raffle taking home a total jackpot of $83,470. Read the release here.
Online Broadway Bootcamp for Youth in DemandWednesday, March 24, 2021
Calling all theatre fans ages 9 to 19! Drayton Entertainment’s online Broadway Bootcamp for youth is so popular that the first spring break session sold out in 48 hours. Due to high demand, the not-for-profit charitable arts organization has added another two-day session during spring break on Wednesday, April 14 and Thursday, April 15. Parents and youth are encouraged to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. As the program is online, it is open to participants across Canada. Read the release here.
Play To Win with New Ultimate 50/50 DrawMonday, March 1, 2021
Enter to win and you just might hit the jackpot! Drayton Entertainment has launched a provincewide Ultimate 50/50 raffle with half the proceeds benefiting charitable programs for the not-for-profit theatre company and half the proceeds awarded to one lucky winner. The online raffle will run for one month from Monday, March 1 through Tuesday, March 30 with the draw at noon on Wednesday, March 31. Read the release here.
Fall Programming Cancelled Due To COVID-19Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Drayton Entertainment has cancelled all remaining productions in its 2020 Season due to the ongoing impact of coronavirus (COVID-19). The final cancellations include We’ll Meet Again (St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre), Return To Grace (Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge), Evita (St. Jacobs Country Playhouse), The Sound of Music (Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge) and Wizard of Oz: The Panto (St. Jacobs Country Playhouse). The Youth Education Program production of Disney’s High School Musical, which was to be the inaugural production in an annual project, is also cancelled, along with special events and rentals throughout the remainder of the year. Read the release here.
Drayton Entertainment cancels all programming through September 5Friday, May 15, 2020
Amidst continued concerns regarding the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and in keeping with physical distancing recommendations, Drayton Entertainment has cancelled additional productions at its seven stages across the province. The wellness of patrons, staff, artists, volunteers, and the community continues to be of paramount importance for the not-for-profit charitable arts organization. The new cancellations will impact all programming through Saturday, September 5. New cancellations are Buying The Farm, A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline, Driving Miss Daisy, Rock of Ages and Kinky Boots in Grand Bend. Read the release here.
Additional Production Cancellations AnnouncedFriday, April 24, 2020
Due to ongoing concerns surrounding the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), and in keeping with federal and provincial physical distancing recommendations, Drayton Entertainment has cancelled four additional productions at its various venues across Ontario. The health and safety of patrons, staff, artists, volunteers, and the general public continues to be of paramount importance for the not-for-profit charitable arts organization. The following productions were scheduled to begin performances in June with subsequent runs at multiple venues throughout the summer. New cancellations are 42nd Street, Fiddler on the Loose, The Dixie Swim Club, and Sleeping Beauty: The Panto. Read the release here.
Performance Cancellations Announced to Mitigate CoronavirusThursday, March 12, 2020
Drayton Entertainment is cancelling all remaining performances of A Few Good Men (St. Jacobs Country Playhouse) and Kinky Boots (Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge) as well as its upcoming production of Billy Bishop Goes to War (St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre) in an effort to mitigate the potential spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This schedule change is effective immediately and will impact performances through Sunday, May 3. Read the release here.
BWW Review: Drayton Entertainment's A FEW GOOD MEN is Captivating Audiences at the St. Jacobs Country PlayhouseWednesday, March 11, 2020
Drayton Entertainment's St. Jacobs Country Playhouse has kicked off their 2020 season with a memorable production of Aaron Sorkin's A FEW GOOD MEN. Despite its critical acclaim, this play is likely less familiar to most theatregoers than the classic movie it inspired. This provides an extra challenge to the company to inhabit roles made famous by the likes of Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise and Demi Moore and to make the characters their own. It takes no time at all to be fully confident that director Marti Maraden has assembled a company that has done just that. Read the full review here.
A Few Good MenSunday, March 8, 2020
Last summer, Drayton Entertainment brought us Twelve Angry Men, a 1957 drama of jury members trying to determine the truth. This year, Drayton is presenting A Few Good Men, a 1986 court room drama, also seeking truth. Read the full review here.
Getting to the truth of the matterThursday, March 5, 2020
On route to a courtroom confrontation that exclaims “You can’t handle the truth!,” there’s plenty of tension and drama in A Few Good Men, the latest offering from Drayton Entertainment at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. Read the full article here.
Former Kitchener reality star enjoys career resurgence in drag queen musicalSaturday, February 29, 2020
When I meet up with A.J. Bridel for the first time in eight years, I momentarily consider writing about the arc of her maturity from our first interview, when the bright-eyed 18-year-old was recruited for a CBC reality show, to today, as a seasoned almost 26-year-old actress/singer on the verge of marriage and home ownership. Read the full article here.
Casting Announced For Fabulous Feel-Good Musical at the Hamilton Family Theatre CambridgeThursday, February 27, 2020
"Step into a dream where glamour is extreme" with the international smash-hit musical Kinky Boots! Winner of six Tony Awards®, London's Olivier Award, and a Grammy Award®, this huge-hearted, high-heeled hit will kick-off the 2020 Season at the Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge from March 11 to April 5. Featuring a sensational score by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots is already over 70% sold, so audiences are advised to get tickets as soon as possible. Read the full release here.
Actor who uses wheelchair in Drayton Entertainment spotlightWednesday, February 26, 2020
Drayton Entertainment is breaking new ground for inclusivity in 2020 with the work of actor George Alevizos and director-choreographer David Connolly. Read the full article here.
South Huron strikes sponsorship agreement with Huron Country PlayhouseSaturday, February 22, 2020
The Municipality of South Huron has entered into a major sponsorship agreement with the Huron Country Playhouse that will see Playhouse II be renamed the South Huron Stage. Read the full article here.
Famous Courtroom Drama Launches 2020 Season at the St. Jacobs Country PlayhouseWednesday, February 12, 2020
Can audiences “handle the truth?” That is the pivotal question at the centre of the famed legal drama A Few Good Men, which opens the highly-anticipated 2020 Season at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. The hit play about military corruption and the quest for justice will be on stage for three weeks only from March 4 to March 22. Read the full release here.
Speakers Announced for Leadercast 2020Tuesday, February 11, 2020
The list of speakers has been announced for Leadercast, and fivetime NBA champion, three-time league MVP, gold medalist and Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Magic Johnson is at the top of the list. Drayton Entertainment and the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce will once again team up to host the streamed educational event aimed at developing leaders across all industries and at any career level, so they are better equipped to take on the next challenge and inspire others. The 2020 event will be streamed live at the Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge on Thursday, May 7. Read the full release here.
Broadway Showstoppers Concert Celebrates Love Songs of the StageTuesday, January 21, 2020
Celebrate the most romantic time of the year with a memorable concert featuring some of Broadway’s greatest love songs presented by Drayton Entertainment and the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra. Read the full release here.
March Break Show For Kids AnnouncedThursday, January 16, 2020
A little bit of science, a little bit of magic, and whole lot of fun for kids and families during March Break! Educating kids under the guise of “entertainment” has never been easier for parents looking for interesting things to do during the winter break. The incredibly popular Freddy Fusion Science Magic Show is coming to the Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge on Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. each day. With only four performances scheduled, parents are encouraged to buy their tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Read the full release here.
2020 Season Youth Auditions Announced - Huron Country PlayhouseThursday, January 9, 2020
Drayton Entertainment is pleased to announce auditions for its 2020 Season Youth Musical Theatre Program and Children’s Chorus at the Huron Country Playhouse in Grand Bend. The award-winning not-for-profit theatre company has been steadily growing its training offerings for young performers over the past several years, including launching the now popular Youth Musical Theatre Program. Read the full release here.
2020 Season Youth Auditions Announced - King's Wharf TheatreThursday, January 9, 2020
Drayton Entertainment is pleased to announce auditions for its 2020 Season Youth Musical Theatre Program and Children’s Chorus at the King’s Wharf Theatre in Penetanguishene. The award-winning not-for-profit theatre company has been steadily growing its training offerings for young performers over the past several years, including launching the now popular Youth Musical Theatre Program. Read the full release here.
2020 Season Youth Auditions Announced - Hamilton Family Theatre CambridgeThursday, January 9, 2020
Drayton Entertainment is pleased to announce auditions for its 2020 Season Youth Musical Theatre Program in Waterloo Region. Young performers must sign up in advance. Auditions will be held on Sunday, February 2 at the Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge. Read the full release here.
More than a few offerings of theatre magic around Southwestern Ontario in 2019Friday, January 3, 2020
More than a few offerings of theatre magic around Southwestern Ontario in 2019. Read the full article here.
New March Break Broadway Youth Camps AnnouncedMonday, December 9, 2019
Drayton Entertainment is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new auditioned training program during March Break – March Break Broadway Boot Camp! The new training program will be divided into two sessions – Disney on Broadway Boot Camp for Pre-Teens and Broadway Blockbusters Boot Camp for Teens. Both sessions will run from March 16 to March 20 at the Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge. Read the full release here.
Huron Country Playhouse seeks to add younger audiences next seasonFriday, October 4, 2019
Grand Bend’s Huron Country Playhouse is hoping to connect with a younger audience while holding onto its solid base in the next season announced by Drayton Entertainment. Read the full article here.
Drayton Entertainment Already Making PlansThursday, September 26, 2019
As summer comes to an end, Drayton Entertainment is wasting no time preparing for the upcoming 2020 season. Read the full article here.
Drayton Entertainment Announces 2020 SeasonThursday, September 19, 2019
Drayton Entertainment will present a stellar 2020 Season packed with an array of classic and contemporary Broadway hits, charming comedies, iconic dramas, entertaining pantos, Canadian fare, and a number of shows that pay homage to iconic artists and eras of music. Artistic Director Alex Mustakas has crafted a diverse playbill with a wide variety of crowd-pleasing productions on stage at the award-winning not-for-profit charitable theatre organization’s seven venues throughout Ontario. Read the full release here.
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