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The Crooner

A Salute to the Greats from Bing to Bublé

Conceived and Directed by Alex Mustakas
Musical Arrangements by Mark Payne
Music Direction by Jim Hodgkinson
Set Design by Dayton Taylor
Costume Design by Jenine Kroeplin
Lighting Design by Jeff JohnstonCollins

June 29 to September 4 calendar icon

St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre

This production has now closed.

Starring acclaimed Canadian crooner Michael Vanhevel, this entertaining musical tribute celebrates iconic voices throughout the decades with that distinct smooth and snappy crooner style.

This upbeat show is packed with popular hits made famous by all the greats – unforgettable legendary singers like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, and Bing Crosby, mid-century stalwarts like Tony Bennett, Andy Williams, Perry Como, Paul Anka, and Bobby Darin, and modern-day superstars like Michael Bublé.

Set in the historic Schoolhouse Theatre, you'll feel like these memorable songs are being sung right to you as you enjoy a nostalgic musical journey that's sure to put a skip in your step and a song in your heart.

Performance programs are available digitally to ticket purchasers. This is part of our effort to minimize physical touchpoints during the pandemic and simultaneously reduce our carbon footprint, as paper production, distribution, use, and disposal requires considerable energy and raw materials. Thank you for supporting this greening initiative!

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St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre
11 Albert St. W. 
St. Jacobs, Ontario N0B 2N0

Recommended for ages 10 and up. There is no official rating system for live theatre. We encourage you to use your judgment based on your child's age and maturity level. Click here to read our complete Ticket Policy.

2 hours with a 20-minute intermission.

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Meet The Artists


Michael Vanhevel headshot
Michael Vanhevel
The Crooner

The Band

Jim Hodgkinson headshot
Jim Hodgkinson
Music Director/Piano
Junior Riggan headshot
Junior Riggan
Kevin Dempsey headshot
Kevin Dempsey

The Creative Team

Alex Mustakas headshot
Alex Mustakas
Mark Payne headshot
Mark Payne
Music Arrangements
Jim Hodgkinson headshot
Jim Hodgkinson
Music Director
Dayton Taylor Headshot
Dayton Taylor
Set Designer
Jenine Kroeplin headshot
Jenine Kroeplin
Costume Designer
Jeff JohnstonCollins headshot
Jeff JohnstonCollins
Lighting Designer
Nadene Riehl headshot
Nadene Riehl
Stage Manager
Molly Muck headshot
Molly Mück
Apprentice Stage Manager

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Michael Vanhevel in The Crooner
Photo credit: Michael Vanhevel in The Crooner, Drayton Entertainment, 2022 Season. Conceived and Directed by Alex Mustakas, Musical Arrangements by Mark Payne, Music Direction by Jim Hodgkinson, Set Design by Dayton Taylor, Costume Design by Jenine Kroeplin, Lighting Design by Jeff JohnstonCollins, Stage Manager Nadene Riehl, Apprentice Stage Manager Molly Mück.

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