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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.

CTV News

February 8, 2023

CTV Stops By Legally Blonde Rehearsals

CTV News Kitchener stopped by the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse this week to talk with students about the Drayton Entertainment Youth Academy's inagural High School Musical Program's production of Legally Blonde that is set to take the stage next week.

Bill Jackson, Waterloo Chronicle

February 6, 2023

'A new community of like-minded people': Drayton Entertainment Youth Academy to stage inaugural high school musical

Read about Legally Blonde The Musical's cast and crew of 50 students from local high schools from the Waterloo Chronicle. Learn why this is a show you won't want to miss.

Drayton Entertainment Director of Finance Siobhan Lovejoy with December 50/50 winner Jeff Orosz.

February 3, 2023

Drayton Entertainment’s Ultimate 50/50 December Winner Collects Winning

Jeff Orosz from London, Ontario, got a lucky phone call on New Years Day from Drayton Entertainment’s Artistic Director Alex Mustakas. He could barely believe it when he heard that he had won December’s Grand Prize Jackpot, taking home $16,705. The Orosz family have been attending Drayton Entertainment productions for over 25 years. 

January 30, 2023

Drayton Entertainment Youth Academy Announces Cast and Crew of Inaugural High School Musical Production

After multiple interviews, auditions and callbacks, the Drayton Entertainment Youth Academy is proud to announce the remarkable cast of talented youth assembled for its inaugural High School musical, both on and off stage. The beloved musical Legally Blonde will be on stage at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse from February 15 to 26, starring 50 high school students from the Waterloo Region.

Office of Bryan May
Mustakas and Karcher recieve their Platinum Jubilee Pins

December 22, 2022

Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Pins Awarded to Drayton Entertainment’s Artistic Director and Executive Director

Alex Mustakas, founding and current Artistic Director of award-winning Drayton Entertainment, and Steven Karcher, Executive Director, have been honoured by Member of Parliament for Cambridge, Bryan May, with Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Pins.

Universal Women's Network Integrity Award Winner Patricia Ziegler

November 22, 2022

President of Drayton Entertainment’s Volunteer Board of Directors Recognized by Universal Womens Network

Patricia Ziegler, President of Drayton Entertainment’s volunteer Board of Directors, has received the Integrity Award from the Universal Womens Network™ in recognition of her leadership and support of the registered, not-for-profit charitable theatre organization.

Will Parry, Stacey Kay, Noah Beemer, Lia Luz, and JJ Gerber in Wizard of Oz: The Panto, Drayton Entertainment, 2022 Season. Directed & Choreographed by David Connolly, Music Direction by Steve Thomas, Set Design by Jean Claude Olivier, Costume Design
Toto, the Lion, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Dorothy

November 9, 2022

Wizard of Oz Comes Full Circle... and is Toto real?

Listen to Wizard of Oz's Director and Choreographer David Connolly on Bounce 1041. talk about what makes a panto so special and why this is the one you need to see!

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October 31, 2022

Mamma Mia! Returns to St. Jacobs

This past June, every performance of Mamma Mia! was sold out before the first curtain went up and audiences were yelling Gimmie! Gimmie! Gimmie! more Mamma Mia! And how could we resist you?

October 24, 2022

Green Team Youth Ensemble announced for Wizard Of Oz: The Panto at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

Announcing the Green Team Youth Ensemble for Wizard of Oz: The Panto at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse!


October 24, 2022

Red Team Youth Ensemble announced for Wizard Of Oz: The Panto at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

Red Team Youth Ensemble announced for Wizard Of Oz: The Panto at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

September 6, 2022

$124,900 Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant Provides New Ticketing Platform to Support Audiences

As Drayton Entertainment looks to the Fall and commences plans on its 2023 Season, it will be supported with a $124,900 grant through the Resilient Communities Fund administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation to acquire a new customer relationship management system (CRM).