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News: (Ontario) Drayton Entertainment Announces 2014 Season (Press Release)

Drayton Entertainment Announces 2014 Season

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
CAMBRIDGE – Alex Mustakas, Artistic Director of Drayton Entertainment, has unveiled an ambitious 2014 Season playbill that will span 10 months over 7 stages throughout the province of Ontario.
From chart-busting Broadway hits to spectacular kid-friendly shows, exhilarating musical tributes to  laugh-out-loud comedies, and some dramatic murder mysteries, there is something for everyone on stage from March through December next year.
“With the tremendous success of our inaugural season in Cambridge, and the final components of our capital renovations at other theatres now complete, we are excited to build on our strong foundation and expand the uniqueDrayton Experience in 2014 to new audiences,” says Mustakas.
A key element of the 2014 Season is a major Broadway musical, which due to a strict licensing agreement, will not be disclosed until 2014. 
“The mystery and speculation has definitely created intrigue,” he says.
Tickets are on sale now exclusively to Members and Groups, followed by Subscribers in November and the public at the end of the year.

Dunfield Theatre Cambridge
The 2014 Season commences with the fun-filled rock ’n roll revue, Twist and Shout: The British Invasion. Featuring classic songs by The Beatles, The Hollies, and The Rolling Stones, this irresistible piece of 60s nostalgia will rock the stage March 5th to April 28th.
Next up, audiences will be doubled over with the outrageous British farce Run For Your WifeApril 16th to May 4th. An unfortunate event threatens to reveal a cabbie’s double life in this uproarious Ray Cooney romp.
The aforementioned yet-to-be-announced production is on stage June 11th to August 2nd.  A passion project for Mustakas, the Broadway musical is believed to be among the most ambitious in the organization’s history.
The hilarious comedy Boeing-Boeing jets into Cambridge August 13th to August 31st.  A Parisian bachelor’s love life soars to new heights when his three fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess, land in his apartment at the same time.
David Rogers, regarded as Canada’s most accomplished leading man and one of the original stars of The Phantom of the Opera, honours the legendary heroes of CamelotFiddler on the RoofOklahoma!Man of La Mancha, and more in Broadway HeroesOctober 1st to October 18th.
The Season ends with a splashy Broadway spectacle for the entire family, with Drayton Entertainment’s production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid on stage November 19th to December 21st.

St. Jacobs Country Playhouse
A couple’s dream of solitude in an old country farmhouse quickly becomes a nightmare when they learn about a resident ghost in the original comedy thriller, I’ll Be Back Before Midnight. Laugh-out-loud funny and scream-out-loud scary, this spooky murder mystery is guaranteed to thrill with its genuine, bloodcurdling frights March 12th to March 30th.
Legally Blonde, the blockbuster motion picture, arrives on stage as a fun and frothy musical comedy. Nominated for seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this ridiculously peppy and playful tale of female empowerment will totally entertain. April 23rd to May 18th.
The Affections of May is a light-hearted look at life-after-marriage that will warm your heart and tickle your funny bone. Norm Foster’s love triangle of laughs runs June 4th to June 22nd.
Take a trip down memory lane with Wichita Lineman from July 16th to August 2nd. Featuring the songs of pop and country music legend Glen Campbell and friends from “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour” Television, this rousing musical tribute is a surefire crowd-pleaser.
On stage October 8th to November 2ndFootloose, based on the beloved 80s movie, is the feel-good story about a young rebel who inadvertently heals the heart of a small town when he encourages the local youth to defy the rules and hold a rock 'n roll party.
The holidays will sparkle with Snow White, a deliciously entertaining production for the entire family on stage November 19th to December 21st. In the British Panto tradition where audiences cheer the hero and boo the villain, this lively production boasts incredible musical numbers, slapstick comedy, audience participation, and of course, a dash of theatrical magic.

St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre
The memories of a legendary performer, her tumultuous life and remarkable career are celebrated in the inspiring musical A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline, on stage August 5th to December 21st. Journey through Patsy’s triumphs and tragedies in this rousing production that contains 21 of her greatest hits including “Crazy,” “Sweet Dreams,” “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “I Fall to Pieces,” and many more.

Drayton Festival Theatre
First on the playbill is the musical masterpiece, South Pacific. Featuring the iconic score by Rodgers & Hammerstein, this epic love story about a spunky Navy nurse and mysterious French planter reveals the stark realities of prejudice and a world at war. This show of rare enchantment runs May 14th to May 31st.
The mind-bending thriller Deathtrap runs June 4th to June 21st. A chilling tale unfolds when a faded writer concocts a plan to steal a brilliant murder mystery from one of his promising students.
The hilarious spy comedy Look, No Hans! is on stage July 2nd to July 19th. A secret agent’s plans for a quiet birthday go out the window (along with several of his guests) when his carefully crafted cover is threatened.
The Drayton Festival Theatre rolls out the red carpet for its final production of the season as world-class performers with golden voices celebrate the greatest musical moments from the silver screen in Hollywood Sings, ajoyous musical revue August 5th to August 23rd.
Drayton Entertainment’s 2014 Season
Dunfield Theatre CambridgeCambridge

Twist and Shout: The British Invasion 
Music That Rocked The World                                     March 5 – March 30

Run for Your Wife 
An Outrageous British Farce                                         April 16 – May 4

Coming Soon
Production To Be Announced                                       June 10 – Aug 2

A Turbulent Farce                                                             Aug 13 – Aug 31

Broadway Heroes
A Salute to Great Leading Men                                     Oct 1 – Oct 18

The Little Mermaid
The Splashy New Broadway Musical                        Nov 19 – Dec 21

St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

I’ll Be Back Before Midnight
The Original Comedy Thriller                                      March 12 – March 30

Legally Blonde
The Musical                                                                       April 23 – May 18

The Affections of May 
A Love Triangle of Laughs                                             June 4 –June 22

Wichita Lineman
The Music of Glen Campbell                                         July 16 – Aug 2

The Feel-Good Musical                                                   Oct 8 – Nov 2

Snow White 
A Traditional British Panto                                           Nov 19 – Dec 21

St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre

A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline
Memories of a Musical Legend                                     Aug  5 – Dec 21

Drayton Festival Theatre

South Pacific
A World-Renowned Musical Masterpiece                May 14 – May 31

A Twisted Thriller                                                            June 4 – June 21

Look, No Hans! 
A Hilarious Spy Comedy                                               July 2 – July 19

Hollywood Sings  
Golden Voices from the Silver Screen                         Aug 5 – Aug 23

King’s Wharf Theatre, Penetanguishene

Peter Pan
A Traditional British Panto                                           June 4 – June 21

Run For Your Wife
An Outrageous British Farce                                         June 25 – July 12

I’ll Be Back Before Midnight
The Original Comedy Thriller                                      July 16 – Aug 2

Twist and Shout: The British Invasion
Music That Rocked The World                                     Aug 7 – Aug 30

Huron Country Playhouse, Grand Bend

South Pacific
A World-Renowned Musical Masterpiece                June 5 – June 21

Damn Yankees
A Home Run Musical Comedy                                    June 26 – July 12

Twist and Shout: The British Invasion 
Music That Rocked The World                                     July 17 – Aug 2

Coming Soon
Production To Be Announced                                       Aug 7 – Aug 30

Playhouse II, Grand Bend

The Freddy Fusion Science Magic Show 
Wacky Learning for Schools                                          May 26 – May 30
Look, No Hans!
The Hilarious Spy Comedy                                           June 11 – June 28

I’ll Be Back Before Midnight
The Original Comedy Thriller                                      July 2 – July  12

Run For Your Wife
An Outrageous British Farce                                         July 16 – Aug 2

Peter Pan
A Traditional British Panto                                           Aug 7 – Aug 30

Ticket Information
Drayton Entertainment offers flexible subscription packages to enable theatregoers to book tickets to any performance, at any theatre, for any date. When patrons buy tickets to four, five, six, or even seven different productions, they can save close to 25% off the regular ticket price.
Regular performance tickets are $42.00 for adults; $25.00 for youth 20 years of age and under. Tickets for preview performances and groups of 20 or more are $34.00
To learn more about the benefits of Membership, to order tickets or to receive a complimentary 2014 Theatre Guide, call the Drayton Entertainment Box Office Toll Free at 1-855-DRAYTON (372-9866).

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