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Huron Country Playhouse

The Crooner

A Salute to the Greats from Bing to Bublé

July 5 to July 22, 2023

Conceived by Alex Mustakas
Musical Arrangements by Mark Payne

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.

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.

Audience Recommendation: 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.

 

Running Time: 2 hours including one 20 minute intermission.

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Show Calendar

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Reviews

Our first time at the Huron Country Playhouse and what a way to start: A high-energy performance by Michael, lots of great songs and memories. The Crooner was definitely a huge hit with us. Can't wait to see another show.
Tom D, London
Crooner music isn't really my thing, I went for my dad. But I loved this show. Michael is very talented and engaging. The 2nd half was especially entertaining as I recognized most of the songs, and the way he handled Tom Jones.
Sandra R, Grand Bend
Absolutely loved the show! One of the most memorable and enjoyable shows I've ever seen! I'd see The Crooner again in a second! I hope you bring it back!! Such a wonderful entertainer, singer and performer!
Timothy ja N, Brampton
The show was great. Good for all generations. Really enjoyable!
Alex B, London
My friend and I attended two of his shows and they were just great.
Jan E, Stratford
Fantastic show - great music throughout the years, accompanying musicians were first-rate, background information and insights on various crooners kept one interested and amused. Michael is a wonderful performer - amazing that he recounted the stories effortlessly and with a sense of humour. He nailed the voices, movement and characteristics of many of the performers! Well done!
Debbie E, Mississauga
I loved every minute of it! Michael has an amazing voice. Hes a true entertainer and the show was captivating. The selection of music was great and it was interesting to hear the history behind some of the original artists. The musicians were top notch. Thank you for producing such an excellent performance!
Dianne F, Mississauga
Excellent show. Michael is superb. Despite it being the last show of the run Michael's energy was uplifting. Venue was short of programs and somewhat reluctant to distribute them. I was not impressed with staff yelling at us to put our cellphones away while we were trying to turn them off.
Cathy C, London
It was so good that I had to go twice. Just as great second time around. Michael is the ultimate entertainer in all aspects - voice, personality and a phenomenal memory. The whole production - set, musicians and star - was an experience to savor.
Alex H, Strathroy
It was amazing! Michael Vanhevel did an amazing job. The way he could change his voice to mimic each artist was incredible. He had all the right moves and was so smooth! So impressive the way he could seamlessly jump from song to song!
Mary H, London
Wonderful show. Amazing talent. Excellent venue. Wonderful parking. Spotlessly clean washrooms. Such a great place to visit.
Wanda P, West Lorne
As a older couple, we loved listening to the older tunes that we grew up with.
Alphonse H, Strathroy
The lead performer and back up were amazing! The story was well told and extremely enjoyable to watch.
Karen M, London
I gave tickets to my mom and her husband as a Christmas gift. They are older and don't need much but love going to shows. They said The Crooner was fabulous and the best gift yet!
Karen P, Goderich
This was the 3rd time I've seen his show....last year in St. Jacobs and twice this year at HCP. He's so very talented and charismatic. His stage presence so enjoyable, I never wanted the show to end!
Wendy C, Ridgetown
What a great show. Michael is involved with the audience from start to finish as he sings, dances, and loves entertaining. He has such a beautiful voice. I've been to see him before and will again. Thanks Michael!
Mary D, Sarnia
This was a real treat that swept us up and kept us engaged from the opening notes to the grand finale. Mike and his musical mates are a national treasure. Such style and class and such fun.
Allan R, Toronto
Loved it! Michael Vanhevel is a superb singer/entertainer with an amazing voice (buttery smooth tone and a great range) who is so likeable and engaging. His supporting musicians were also great. I enjoyed learning more about the history of Crooners and hearing such a large variety of songs in one show. A fun night out!
Jenny G, Hamilton
The show was fabulous! The Crooner, Michael Vanhevel and the Band members, which accompanied him, gave an excellent performance. My husband and I enjoyed the show very much.
Nancy E, Thornhill
An absolute delight! The connection made between the musicians and the audience was intimate, warm and highly engaging. The selection of songs and the accompanying dialogue were first rate. The music alone was performed at the highest level but add the sparkling personalities of the band and Michael and you have an evening to remember (and to return to asap).
Geoff M, Kitchener
I loved everything about it. The music and performance made me laugh, cry, and still smiling the next day. And to meet him outside just made it a perfect evening.
Jackie W, Ailsa Craig
This guy should be in the Royal Alexandra theater or the Princess of Wales theater, he is that good. He has an excellent stage presence and a wonderful voice that adapts to the song being sung. A must see!
Gerry K, Stratford
Fabulous Show! Terrific theatre, too! Michael and the Band do a marvelous and creative job of telling the story of the Crooners! Second time I have seen the show, last year and again this year. And I am ready to sign up for next year!
Mary Ellen C, Etobicoke
I LOVED the show!! It was my second time seeing it. I live in Cambridge and my mom drove a long way so I could see the show again. Mr. Vanhevel is AMAZING!! He is so talented. Worth the drive. A show for all ages, not just for older people. I'm just 13 and I loved the show!!!
Charlotte B, Cambridge
It was a sensational show and performance by Michael! I cannot put into words how well he sang and for sooo many songs. How does one remember all those words and MC as well! Over the top performance. My friend and I rated it the best show Drayton has done that we have seen. I have been going for 20 years. Please pass on our appreciation to Michael Vanhevel. He is a Professional beyond words. We wish him well in his future endeavors. He just made our day! The band sounded like a full Orchestra! Please acknowledge them for me!! I love music. So much joy you all created!!
Susan T, London
This was my 3rd time seeing the fabulous Michael Vanhevel, which is testament in itself to how much I enjoy his amazing show. He's such a great entertainer as well, and his voice is smooth as silk! Obviously loved the show, great venue and can't wait to see him again....which I will!!!!!
Gina J, Monkton
Loved the show! It was very interesting, both actors did a very good job in every song they played. I would go again if I could.
Christine H, London
The show was amazing with all of the songs that we grew up with. We chose this show as it was a gift to my husband for his 90th Birthday. I must say he really enjoyed his gift. One thing missing was the happy birthday song.
Yvonne S, Crediton
Thoroughly enjoyed it. Michael is extremely talented and put on an amazing show. Got the crowd quite involved and excited, especially Part 2. Was even greeting people outside after the show.
Donna B, New Hamburg
An excellent show. So many wonderful songs. I would see it again. He has an amazing voice.
Dianne P, Toronto
Swooning over this amazing show! So well put together.
Emily Van E, Arkona
Really enjoyed the performance.
Mary T, Mooretown
What a fantastic way to spend an evening! Michael and his talented band put on an incredible show as always. We're so lucky to have such amazing local performers!
Julia W, Exeter
I thoroughly enjoyed The Crooner. What a multi talented young man. Music was wonderful. I would highly recommend this show, especially to seniors.
Linda S, Exeter
Great Show!
AnnaMarie P, Zurich
The musicians and vocalist were outstanding and this is coming from another musician. Michael's performance was flawless; He was totally natural and at ease engaging with the audience. This was the first time we have attended a show at Huron Country Playhouse. We loved the show and Michael and we will definitely return.
Rolf S, London
This was great performance by extremely talented singer.
Steve H, London
Five of us enjoyed the Show to the utmost - all participants on Stage were awsome.
Mary C, Kitchener
Outstanding...!! Not only Michael's performance but the Drummer and the Pianist and the Base player all worked together to produce an unbelievable show..
Adrian V, Camlachie
Could come to these shows every week. Great show, tons of talent.
John R, Ingersoll
Fantastic show. Michael is a great entertainer. We have never been disappointed in any of the shows we have attended at Drayton over the past many years. Keep up the good work.
Patrick H, London
Michael delivers a stellar performance and I'd highly recommend seeing Crooner, you won't be disappointed! What a talent!
Kristine Y, London
My husband and I attended the production of The Crooner - loved every minute of it!!
Dona S, Thedford Ontario
Michael V does not disappoint. This show was stellar from beginning to end.
Janis K, Plympton-Wyoming
Myself and the gentleman I support found the whole experience fantastic.
Donna C, Plattsville
Loved the show!
Betty E, London
Awesome show...loved every minute! Michael is so talented and entertaining. Fantastic job by him and the band.
Kathy G, Grand Bend
Wonderful show. It's amazing how Michael can keep an audience mesmerized for so long. The song selection and arrangement was stellar.
Bonnie N, Sarnia
The Crooner was one of the most impressive performances we have ever seen. We felt that Michael Vanhevel was superb as he easily transitioned from one famous singer to another with his impressive singing voice. His performances were right up there with the talented Crooners that he was representing. He proudly mentioned Michael Buble, who is a Canadian, and he sang some of his songs just as well as Buble himself, in our opinion. Bravo Miichael Vanhevel, on a well done performance! You brought all these wonderful Crooners back to life for us.
Angela M, Exeter
It was a singing rocking experience. We loved it. Michael is hot!! We would highly recommend The Crooner. Amazing.
Darlene D, St Marys
Our group of 4 all thought Michael was fabulous!
Margaret I, Leamington
An absolutely outstanding performance. Michael, well done!
Thomas B, Grand Bend
My husband and I loved everything about the show!
Kathy S, Sarnia
Awesome performance. Have recommended it to my friends. Really like matinees rather than evening performances.
Sandra M, Lambton Shores
Great selection of music. Wonderful singer. Brought back good memories.
Maureen M, Kitchener
The show was fantastic. Michael Vanhevel's performance was amazing. He is so talented.
Dale B, Grand Bend
It was fabulous, very entertaining, it was a gift for my husband as he likes this kind of music. I on the other hand am not so familiar with most of the songs in act 1. This did not matter, the band was amazing, everyone was so talented. The timing of the changing of songs and imitation of each performer was fabulous!!! Full marks to all of you!!! Well worth the drive to Grand Bend, fun afternoon out.
Diane M, London
The Crooner was fantastic. The talent was the best, a concert of continuous music so easy to listen to, just as good talent if not better compared to Toronto shows. We also enjoyed watching and listening to the pianist, amazing talent. A wonderful way to spend a summer afternoon.
Shirley L, Goderich
This was an excellent show! Quite obvious that each person on stage really enjoys what they do. As you always do, keep up the great work! Thank You for such an enjoyable afternoon.
Murray and Edith Y, Lucan
We celebrated our 62nd wedding anniversary by visiting the South Huron Stage for the first time. We did not expect the facility to be as large as it was, like a mini Huron Country Playhouse. Our view of the wide stage was excellent. THE CROONER was a slick production from beginning to end with a very natural live PA sound of the vocals and instruments. The four musicians were top notch and they smoothly mixed together over 80 songs from our past. This delightful afternoon of music ended much too soon! Congratulations to all those involved in the production of THE CROONER!
John M, London
It was an amazing show.
Shawn R, Stratford
Great showman and great show.
Maurice H, Seaforth
Absolutely loved this show! My daughter and I have been to see it three times! It's a great production filled with wonderful music and it's a walk through memory lane for music lovers! Michael Vanhevel is fantastic and really knows how to connect with the audience. Such a fantastic performer!
Carla F, Kitchener
He was marvelous. We could take it in another couple of times and the crew were great.
Bud W, Clinton
Excellent show.
Nancy S, Clinton
Great time. Loved the history tied into the music.
Lisa C, Rockwood
Great entertainment, lots of songs we all know and love.
Joanne C, St Marys
Show was excellent! Would like to see more of these types of shows.
Linda C, Brantford
This is the second time I've seen Michael's show. We saw it last year in St Jacobs. It was even better second time around. What an amazing talent. What an entertainer! The only disappointment was in the audience turnout. Where were you Grand Bend? This local guy is on his way to stardom and you should see him now! He's awesome!
Lorraine C, Grand Bend
The show was excellent! This was my second year seeing the show and this year was even better than last year. The amount of talent Michael has is incredible, you will feel like the original artists are in the room with you. I highly recommend this show to anyone who loves the old style of music. P.S. the live band is fantastic. You'll find yourself singing along.
Danny S, Neustadt
We thought it was amazing that he was able to know all the words to all the great songs that he sang continuously. We love that our old music is being kept alive by excellent singers like Michael Vanhevel. Keep it going Michael!!
Adeline B, London
Thoroughly enjoyable evening!
Barbara C, London
I was delightfully and thoroughly entertained. I would go again in a heartbeat. Talented crew. I can't say enough good things about the show.
Dawn F, Mt Brydges
We saw it last year at St. Jacobs and came back to see it again. Brought 4 friends with us and they also loved it. Michael is amazing! The whole group is amazing! They also seem to have a good time. Might even see it again.
Sherri L, London
It was a great show. Very hard not to sing out loud as Michael was performing.
Elaine W, Dashwood
Fantastic show. Michael is so talented. Loved the show.
Lynn W, Grand Bend
Had us dancing the entire show!
Cattee H, London
My wife and I loved the show. It was much better than we had anticipated. All performers appeared to be truly enjoying themselves and the music.
Glen G, London
One of the best performances we have seen. Top quality, moving, fun, and sentimental. Beautiful voice!
Barbara W, London
Loved it!! Great songs by a great singer! You will be in a fantastic mood after.
Doug V, London
Michael is not only an excellent singer he is a personable singer. What a connection he has with his audience!
Don B, London
This was an absolutely wonderful show. The piano playing was tremendous and the percussionist and bass player were absolutely wonderful. And Michael produced a tremendous performance both in singing, dancing and performing amazing steps and jumps. And I loved that he told us so much of our 1940's and 1950's ' music and songs of the performers and the history of music in those years. The Vera Lynn songs were so touching for us who grew up during the years of the the SECOND WORLD WAR. Musically we who were young in the 40's and 50's lived in the best of times musically. I feel sad that our young people either have not been exposed to or had the opportunity to enjoy the music of those years. Again I say musically our age group lived in the best of times.
David M, Grand Bend
We loved it. A very talented individual and we didn't realize he was from our area. Great show.
Lynda and Peter M, Exeter
Absolutely Fantastic. Doesn't get any better than that!
Jo S, Sarnia
Great variety of musicians represented. The performer did an excellent job with accurate impersonations. I enjoyed the audience engagement and storytelling aspect of this play as well.
Chantell C, London
Absolutely top rate. So polished and smooth. Wonderful musicians and lots of bright, informative conversation between numbers. So glad we chose this show.
Carol S, Exeter
Fantastic performs and the band was great too. Thank you for donating the tickets to LHSC volunteers. Very talented singer.
Sara S, London
My husband and I along with our friends have gone to many shows over the years. This performance was one of the best. The music was just perfect and Michael's performance was outstanding. He is a true professional. He had each piece down perfect. Being the audience was filled with seniors the music was so familiar to all. The heads were bobbing, and the feet were tapping. We could not have asked for better entertainment. Bravo to all!!
Janet T, Kitchener
Fantastic show, brilliant amount of songs with great background stories! Michael is so talented with his beautiful voice and range and impressions.
Susan C, London
You can always count on Micheal!!!
Karen S, Woodstock
Excellent show. Michael and the musicians were amazing. Great variety of music. Enjoyed the background info on the various artists that Michael provided.
Jo-Ann M, Ailsa Craig
The show was wonderful wandering down the musical memory lane with Michael and his band. The sing-alongs were great. I'm sure many of us were singing along most of the time! The ushers at The Country Playhouse are so friendly and helpful. We arrived just as the bell was ringing - I was totally stressed (my husband has a motorized scooter) because we would be disturbing the others. We were greeted at the door and settled in the accessible area in no time. Even had time to settle and catch my breath. Thank you everyone!
Cheryl B, Woodstock
Awesome show and he has SO MUCH TALENT.
Shari G, New Hamburg
Could hardly keep from singing along!
Joan W, Stratford
Exceptional performance. Would consider seeing it again.
Eileen P, London
Wonderful and brought back so many memories. The performance was excellent and beyond our expectations. Recommending to all of our friends. Keep up the good work at your theatres - we are never disappointed.
David H, Sarnia
We really enjoyed the show. We made a great choice.
Yvon G, Welland
I would go to see this show again, it was great and the music bought back many fond memories.
Joan N, Kitchener
The song selection was great, the band was great (especially the piano player), and Michael Vanhevel was a fantastic singer. Enjoyed this show immensely.
Dave W, Goderich
It was an excellent performance. The crooner and his band mates did a superb job
Linda B, North Bay
Michael was brilliant! He has a charismatic, young beautiful voice! My mom and dad are in their 90s and they had tears in their eyes. My dad has terminal cancer and this may be his last Huron theatre production. The music brought back so many good memories. Thank you so much for this fine quality production!
Cathy D, London
If there were a 6th star I would give this show a 6!! Excellent in every respect...I grew up with this music going back to the 40s so found myself quietly humming along or mouthing the words, exactly what many others in the audience seemed to be doing! And the hits just keep coming!
Willy M, Grand Bend
We heard Michael perform with Woodstock choraliers in April and that inspired us to purchase tickets for the grand bend performance. Amazing performance.
Linda P, Woodstock
Nothing beats Drayton Entertainment!!!! I have never missed a show in 50 years (since it first went into the barn) and have enjoyed every one. The CROONER was exceptional and I could watch in again and again. Michael Vanhevel (The Crooner) is unbelievably so talented!!
Marion R, Sarnia
Amazing talent, loved it !
Debbie B, Bayfield
I wasn't sure of what to expect. Thought it may be just an artist standing on stage singing. BUT, Michael has a great voice and loved the history of Crooners that he conveyed during his program. Great singer! AND As a side note, Thank you Huron County Playhouse for keeping you shows affordable.
Liz J, Lucan
We really enjoyed the show.
Jolanta W, Kitchener
Amazing talent to be able to remember the lyrics to so many songs and to impersonate so many great musicians!! Excellent show, especially if you like the music of the 50s and 60s.
Ann Z, Woodham
I brought my mom to The Crooner! We both loved it. Mom sang along to all the songs. I loved the history pieces. I learned a lot about the most popular crooners!
Terri V, Arkona
Michael Vanhevel was GREAT/OUTSTANDING. The show was well worth the money and time. If I were asked what I would change, nothing comes to mind except perhaps have a Lady Crooner sing the Lady Crooner songs...Just saying.
Henk V, Strathroy
Come to Grand Bend, you don't have to go to the city for 5 star performances. Best show ever. I hope Michael Buble knows how great this show is.
Mariette D, Strathroy
Was a great show. Very entertaining. Would go again.
Linda L, London
Very talented professionals. A definite crowd pleaser.
Steve F, Sarnia
Loved it loved it loved it! Sang all the way home and am still singing. Thank you!
Cecile T, London
Loved the music, the talent, the venue...it was an amazing show.
Janice & Brad C, Kincardine
The show was very good and the star and band very talented. Unfortunately the behavior of some of the audience was distressing. A number of people behind us would give a piercing whistle and holler to show their appreciation for the show. This whistle was so loud and uncomfortable it made the show a misery at times. Many of us had to put our hands over our ears and I hate to think how it sounded with a hearing aid. Perhaps the audience could be reminded that while the actors appreciate their enthusiasm they are not at a hockey game. :-(
Sally H, London
Fabulous!!! Michael never disappoints!!
Kathy E, Grand Bend
Loved the show - great music, great talent. Please bring Michael back next year.
Jack S, Zurich
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the show! Michael and the musicians did a FABULOUS job, and there was a nice mix of entertaining along with background information about the musical style and Crooner musicians. Michael has so much energy on stage and moved seamlessly from one song to another. During the show we commented how much my 87 year old mother would enjoy it so I'll be back again this week with her!
Laurie E, Zurich
Thought the show was sensational! Michael V. was exceptional. What a wonderful talent! Would certainly go to see him again. Great chemistry with the band. Loved every minute.
V. G., Hanover
This was my second time at the show (saw it last year in St.Jacobs). The show provides an amazing trip down memory lane...I can sing every song (although those sitting around me might protest!). I think that Michael's version of my way is better than Sinatra's! Loved every minute!
Mary B, Stratford
Awesome show!!! Very talented.
Les K, London
Definitely would recommend this show.
Joyce W, London
My husband and I both really enjoyed The Crooner. Michael is very talented. He did a wonderful job of changing his voice to sound like famous crooners whom we all recognized. A great show!!
Bernadine B, Ilderton
Absolutely loved the show, and the singer was amazing. A memory to die for! Can't say enough about his performance. I would give him a 10+.
Sheila H, Lucan
The show was excellent! Everything was top notch. It met our expectations. Not only was Mr. Vanhevel exceptional, the band was also worthy of praise. Well done!
Martin F, London
This was a real surprise! Talent abounding! Would love to see it over and over again.
Janet G, Plympton, Wyoming
We absolutely loved it. Michael was incredible, showing such energy. Every song flowed beautifully. Loved his Tom Jones rendition. Will highly recommend this performance to others.
Carol Ann W, Sarnia
Loved the selection of songs and the narration through the journey of the Crooner vocal style.
Dwayne M, Grand Bend
I really enjoyed the show! Michael is so talented. I enjoyed all the variety of singers. My husband really enjoyed the piano player. All of them are so talented, we could listen to them again. We went to Michael's Christmas show in Petrolia - loved it! And a Grand Bend boy!
Doreen J, Exeter
Great show, Michael is a fantastic showman. Will try and get tickets to see him again. Love the 3 man band.
William H, Burlington
A very good show!
Geoffrey S, Thamesford
Absolutely fantastic! I would see it again and again!
Laura C, London
The most amazing performance of Micheal, and incredible backup of the pianist, drummer, and Junior, the bass player. A total joy to experience! Definitely 5 stars and standing ovation! WOW. My partner and I have been to Stratford 3 times this summer - nothing has compared to The Crooner! Absolutely 5 STARS.
Susan J, Grand Bend
The show was absolutely amazing from the first note to the last. Michael and his band mates were so entertaining. Loved the stroll down Memory Lane. Couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable trip! Thanks to all.
Diane R, Huron Park
My friend and I loved it from the beginning to the end. Great show! Thank you for bringing it here. I would have loved to have heard more Buble and perhaps Diana Krall and other Canadians, but I suspect this was from a copyright script.
Marguerite T, Brussels
Very enjoyable. Cast great!
Barb P, London
We came specifically to see him [Michael Vanhevel] and celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. It was totally amazing! He is incredible. The band members were also fantastic. Everyone on stage looked like they were having fun. Audience really enjoyed singing along. So fortunate to have this talent and venue so close to home.
Karen S, Lambton Shores
Loved every minute of the show. The whole production was first class. The musicians were so talented. Michael is such a super talented entertainer. Enjoyed hearing about all the entertainers from the past.
Rick H, Petrolia
Amazing show, thoroughly enjoyed the seamless movement from one artist to another. So beautifully choreographed and performed. Michael is definitely one of the great crooners, and performing in his home town was definitely a bonus. Alex Mustakas is a great Director/CEO, fantastic work by you and your team. A very entertaining and memorable evening! Thanks, Drayton Entertainment, for your wonderful work in our small town of Grand Bend.
Yvonne P, Grand Bend
Truly an excellent show by an amazing performer. We loved the song selections and the style in which they were performed! Highly recommend this show!
Tim H, Grand Bend
Amazing performance!! Extremely talented and well done!!
Brittany R, London
Loved the show. Great entertainer. Full of energy, and he engaged the audience, which we all loved!!
Brigitte D, London
What an amazing performance. Michael was absolutely wonderful and the band just as enjoyable to watch. A nice surprise to see him in person after the show. I got my CD autographed. Such a fun date night with my husband.
Patti S, Grand Bend
The music was fabulous, and the camaraderie between the members of the company was obvious. They were having fun together and we were able to enter into that fun. There was lots of interaction between the performers and the audience so there was a sense of inclusion. This is the second time we have been to see The Crooner and it was just as great as the first time - we'll definitely come again!
Morgen D, London
Outstanding talent and what a show, repeated so many times for us in Ontario. The range of songs, warm audience engagement and outstanding musical backup are all to be seen to be believed. Thank you to all the team.
Andrew T, Windsor
Great songs! The Crooner was full of energy and spirit. Loved it. Would see it again.
Lyn S, London
Great show!! Enjoyed every minute. Highly recommend it.
Judy S, Stratford
What a special treat. Truly an amazing tribute to this era of music. Mr. V is amazing!
Gerry R, Waterloo
Excellent show! We were blown away by the incredibly talented Michael and band musicians. We enjoyed every minute of this amazing show. We highly recommend that others see it too.
Ken and Linda H, St. Thomas
A very dynamic performance with a little history and lots of familiar songs! Loved it!
Lynn M, London
Very good show, we enjoyed it a lot!
Joe V, London
Loved it!! Michael Vanhevel was amazing. The band was great. Music was spectacular. Highly recommend.
Janice M, London
It was a wonderfully entertaining performance. Such a treat to hear familiar songs from the past by highly talented people in our own community.
Sally T, New Hamburg
Awesome!!!! Kudos to Alex for bringing this production to us, and what a talent Michael Vanhevel is. Watch out Buble!
Carol L, London
Wonderful entertainment! Michael and his 3 piece musical entourage were amazing!! We enjoyed ourselves immensely!
Lidia D, Sarnia
What a great way to spend an afternoon, listening to a very talented individuals singing all the tunes you grew up with.
Barbara R, London
An amazing and entertaining review of crooning! Michael and his musical team were very excellent and artistically inspiring! This was our second time seeing it, and it was just as good as last time!
Richard H, Wingham
Loved the show!
Laurie C, Grand Bend

Meet The Artists

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Michael Vanhevel

The Crooner

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Alex Mustakas

Director

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Jim Hodgkinson

Music Director

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Dayton Taylor

Set Designer

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Jenine Kroeplin

Costume Designer

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Jeff JohnstonCollins

Lighting Designer

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Nadene Riehl

Stage Manager

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Jeri Leader

Apprentice Stage Manager

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