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Artistic Director's Message

Oh What A Season!!

A Message from Artistic Director Alex Mustakas

The 2024 playbill is packed full of blockbuster musicals, intriguing murder mysteries, delightful comedies, and much more.

From Broadway classics like Fiddler on the Roof, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, and Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate to modern blockbusters such as Jersey Boys, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert the Musical and Rock of Ages, our seven stages are set to come alive with music, laughter, and spectacle.

For something completely different, take in the brilliantly constructed whodunit masterpiece An Inspector Calls or the Tony Award® winning Best Musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, which is adored by murder mystery and musical theatre lovers alike.

Tickle your funny bone with hilarious comedies like Steel Magnolias and Naked Radio or delve into the unique charm of Canadian playwright Norm Foster's works with productions such as Doris & Ivy In The Home and Halfway There. For a nostalgic journey, experience the music of a simpler time with Beehive – The ‘60s Musical, Sh-Boom! Life Could Be A Dream, and The Marvelous Wonderettes.

The World War II romance Dear Jack, Dear Louise will take to the stage of the newly-named Hildenbrand Schoolhouse Theatre St. Jacobs, just in time to honour our veterans, followed by the new holiday landmark theatrical event Merry & Bright.

Our popular family productions, Peter Pan: The Panto and A Christmas Carol: The Panto will entertain kids, parents, and grandparents alike and leave all three generations in stiches.

Discover the next generation of talent at Footloose, Drayton Entertainment Youth Academy’s sophomore High School Musical Production, brought to you – both onstage and from behind the scenes – by talented high school students.

The following pages will guide you as you create your Drayton Experience™. Whether you visit your favourite theatre or you choose to visit them all, there is something exciting around every corner.

Our popular subscriptions offer you the freedom to choose any show, any time, at any of our theatres. Purchase four or more productions to unlock your savings, and… the more you buy, the more you save!

The new website makes it easier than ever to browse shows, choose your seats, and buy online. Purchase tickets or gift certificates and have them delivered instantly to you inbox, or build your own subscription package and save. It has never been more convenient!

Have fun planning… and we’ll see you at the theatre.

Alex Mustakas
Artistic Director
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