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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.

Alex Mustakas, Artistic Director, Drayton Entertainment

September 27, 2023

Alex Mustakas returns to the stage as Teyve in Fiddler on the Roof

After a five-year break from the stage, Alex Mustakas is making a triumphant return in one of musical theatre’s most iconic roles.

Montage showing Dante Jemmott and Ellen Denny from Mary’s Wedding.

September 26, 2023

Dreaming of love during the nightmare of war

In the romantic wartime drama Mary’s Wedding, a Canadian soldier and a British woman form a deep connection during a time of historic turmoil.

Although this moving tale is fictional, true stories of wartime love that crossed an ocean were fairly common, just like real-life couple Percy and Hilda Bodaly.

September 19, 2023

Setting the Stage for Mary's Wedding

Get a look behind the scenes at Set Designer Douglas Paraschuk's beautiful design for this touching story that pulls in the colours of the prairies and marries them with farm building accents.


September 19, 2023

Theatre trips are a family affair for August’s 50/50 winner, Ayr’s Melba White

Melba White and her family have loved musical theatre since her now-adult children were kids. August's 50/50 winner is looking forward to this fall's panto extraganza.

September 18, 2023

Theatre of war: Stephen Massicotte’s love of history sets the stage for his classic romantic drama, Mary’s Wedding

Given playwright and actor Stephen Massicotte’s formative years, it was perhaps inevitable that his interests in military history and the arts would join forces when he created Mary’s Wedding.

Mary Francis Moore at St Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre

September 15, 2023

How the original Bittergirls turned heartache into a hilarious hit musical - and 25 years of friendship

Bittergirl - The Musical director and co-creator Mary Francis Moore shares the importance of friendships, relationship advice for border guards, and why she's grateful for the man who dumped her.

September 6, 2023

From Fiddler on the Loose to Fiddler on the Roof!

In an un-traditional twist, Drayton Entertainment’s production of the beloved family musical Fiddler on the Roof will showcase the exceptional talents of award-winning fiddler Jesse Grandmont.

September 5, 2023

A Brief History of Bittergirl - The Musical

Take three women who are suffering post-break-up despair, add some girl group harmonies from the 60s and 70s, mix with a healthy dash of tears, laughter and sisterhood, and you have the comical cocktail of hilarity, Bittergirl – The Musical. To whet your appetite, here are some fun facts about the history of the hysterical comedy.

September 1, 2023

Remembering Marti Maraden

August 28, 2023

Longtime live theatre fan Ken Cook wins July's 50/50 draw

"I was kind of in awe. I never thought I would ever win this big," says August's winner, Ken Cook from Shakespeare.

Neil Aitchison in Sh-Boom! Life Could Be a Dream, Drayton Entertainment, 2023 Season. Directed by David Rogers; Choreographed by David Hogan; Music Direction by Melissa Morris; Set Design by Douglas Paraschuk; Costume Design by Rachel Berchtold; Ligh

August 23, 2023

Grand 101.1 FM: Harriston’s Own Neil Aitchison Starring in Drayton Production this August

Neil Aitchison has come back home to perform in Drayton as a part of Sh-Boom! Life Could be a Dream.

Company in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Drayton Entertainment, 2017 Season. Photo: Hilary Gauld Camilleri.
Company in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Drayton Entertainment, 2017 Season. Photo: Hilary Gauld Camilleri.

August 23, 2023

Midland Mirror: Penetanguishene’s King’s Wharf theatre holding youth auditions for ‘Peter Pan: The Panto’

Drayton Entertainment is looking to cast a children’s chorus for the November production.

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