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Click through the different sections below to get all the latest news and info from the Drayton Festival Theatre, Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge, Huron Country Playhouse, King's Wharf Theatre, St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre and the Drayton Entertainment Youth Academy.

Drayton Entertainment volunteer Marilyn Pollard - with (from L to R) Mariah Campos, Justin Bott, Tim Porter, and Kristen Pottle from the 2019 production of Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto

April 16, 2024

Volunteer Spotlight: Marilyn Pollard and Tom Pollard

Marilyn Pollard and her oldest son, Tom Pollard, make a formidable team. Marilyn lives in Wallaceburg, and Tom calls London his home. Together, they volunteer at both Huron Country Playhouse’s theatres, racking up hundreds of hours each year.

Sylvia Malgadey with a rescued wolf cub at Wildlife Haven Waterloo.

April 15, 2024

Volunteer Spotlight: Sylvia Malgadey

Sylvia Malgadey competed for Team Canada in the women’s 100 metres hurdles at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. The Conestoga resident is still quick on her feet as a Drayton Entertainment volunteer, which sometimes includes dancing with members of the audience.

Marilyn Ivanovick and Gary Good hold a mock-up cheque in the foyer of Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge

April 9, 2024

It's no joke! Drayton Entertainment volunteer Marilyn Ivanovick wins big on April 1

The Cambridge resident has been part of the Drayton Entertainment community for more than eight years.

50/50 winner Jamie Hinton holding a big winner's cheque outside King's Wharf Theatre

February 28, 2024

Just too good to be true: Jersey Boys tells the story behind the Four Seasons’ classic, wholesome sound

The Broadway blockbuster doesn’t pull any punches as it authentically recreates the world of one of pop’s most harmonious groups.

David Connolly and Daryl Morris sitting in front of a CTV News Kitchener backdrop. David wears a dark blue shirt and jeans, while Daryl on the right is dressed in a black blazer and white pants. Both are seated on grey upholstered chairs. The backdro

February 21, 2024

CTV: Footloose coming to St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

David Connolly of Drayton Entertainment joins CTV’s Daryl Morris with a preview of the production put on by local high school students.

Mike Farwell of CityNews 570, with David Connolly

February 15, 2024

CityNews 570's Mike Farwell interviews David Connolly, director and choreographer of Footloose

"The story is about youth coming to the aid of a community in need." David Connolly sat down with Mike Farwell from CityNews 570 recently to discuss the Drayton Entertainment Youth Academy's production of Footloose.

Photo: Joe McGinty/CambridgeToday
High school students from all over the region rehearse Footloose on stage at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

February 8, 2024

CambridgeToday: Cambridge students set to cut 'Footloose' on Drayton stage

Local high school students get put through the ringer learning what it's like to be a professional theatre actor.

Sharon Nwoko, Kira Panda, Evie O'Toole, Mackenna Van Massenhoven and Ronan Hayes with a Footloose logo and a Drayton Entertainment Youth Academy High School Musical Production logo

January 15, 2024

Drayton Entertainment Youth Academy’s Footloose production lets high school students cut loose, both on- and offstage

Footloose at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse gives high school students a unique taste of professional theatre as they work alongside Drayton Entertainment mentors.

David and Wendy Imrie, along with Alex Mustakas, hold a big 50/50 cheque

January 8, 2024

Good news to start the new year for Kitchener’s David and Wendy Imrie

Former CKCO reporter David Imrie, along with his wife Wendy, became the story themselves on New Year’s Day after they scooped 2023’s biggest monthly jackpot.

Marc Chagall's 1913 painting

December 12, 2023

Legendary Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof balances tradition with the push for change

Nearly 60 years after it first opened on stage, the iconic musical's themes of tradition and belonging continue to resonate with audiences.

Henry and Grace Hildebrand superimposed in front of the Schoolhouse Theatre

November 23, 2023

Hildebrand Family Donates Major Gift

St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre will be renamed in honour of community philanthropists Henry and Grace Hildebrand.

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