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Drayton Entertainment announces line-up for 2012

DRAYTON - Drayton Entertainment has unveiled its 2012 playbill; the most ambitious in the company?s 22-year history.

The season will include a variety of smash-hit Broadway musicals, sentimental and warm-hearted plays, show-stopping musical tributes and laugh-out-loud comedies to captivate audiences across the province in all six Ontario venues, from March right through December.

?This year really promises something special,? said Alex Mustakas, artistic director of Drayton Entertainment.

?We?re going back to our roots and giving theatregoers the music and comedy they adore, along with riveting plays and whodunits for those who enjoy a little dramatic tension and watching from the edge of their seat.

?It?s going to be a lot of fun and we?re excited to present our biggest season yet.?

Tickets officially went on sale to the public on Jan. 3.

St. Jacobs Country Playhouse will feature the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Harvey from April 11 through April 29.

From Canada?s revered playwright, Norm Foster comes Bedtime Stories, a comedy about relationships, on stage June 13 to 30.

Drayton Entertainment?s popular Legends series will bring Big Band Legends to the stage, backed by an all-star orchestra, honouring the greatest crooners and singers  from Bing Crosby to Michael Bublé, with orchestrations and arrangements by the big band legend himself, Howard Cable. This show runs from  July 18 to  August 12.

Sleuth is a murder mystery   of love and betrayal that rungs from Oct. 3 to 21.

Rounding out the season,  Annie will capture the hearts of audiences young and old in time for the holiday season. This show runs from Nov. 13 to Dec. 23.

The St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre features Norm Foster?s winning comedy, The Love List, a tale of perfection and the pursuit of happiness that runs from Sept. 12 to Dec. 23.

Drayton Festival Theatre begins its? season with The Sound of Music. Featuring the iconic score by Rodgers and Hammerstein. This timeless classic runs May 15 to June 9.

Following this show is the comedy Perfect Wedding. It takes the stage from June 27 to July 14.

Remembering the golden age of country music,  Johnny & June offers a nostalgic tribute to the Man in Black and his wife, June Carter. This show takes centre stage from July 25 to Aug. 11.

The Melville Boys opens Aug. 15 bringing humour and great storytelling to the stage until Sept. 1.

Rounding out the season will be  hip-swiveling, lip-curling salute to Elvis Presley in Blue Suede Shoes: Memories of the King. This energetic tribute will grace the stage Sept. 12 to Oct. 6.

For more information on Drayton?s other venues in Grand Bend and Penetanguishine, visit www.draytonentertainment.com.

To order tickets or to receive a complimentary 2012 Theatre Guide simply call the Drayton Entertainment box office at 1-855-drayton (372-9866).

 

 

January 6, 2012

 
 

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