Drayton Entertainment announces 2015 Season at Huron Country Playhouse & Other Venues

Written on October 31st, 2014

Media Release from Drayton Entertainment

GRAND BEND – Seven productions will take centre stage at Huron Country Playhouse in Grand Bend with an ambitious 2015 Season of “Music, Laughter … and all that jazz!”

“This season promises to be remembered for years to come,” says Artistic Director Alex Mustakas. “We have planned a season full of magical moments, complete with Broadway blockbusters, heartwarming comedies, nostalgic musical tributes, and lots of family fun.

Huron Country Playhouse: Mainstage

The 2015 Season kicks off with the most popular musical in Canadian history, Anne of Green Gables, on stage June 11th to June 27th. Journey to the shores of Prince Edward Island and follow the misadventures of Anne Shirley, a freckle-faced, red-haired orphan who will immediately capture your heart with her irrepressible spirit.

Next up is the hotly anticipated production of ChicagoJuly 2nd to July 18th.  Bob Fosse’s energetic, cabaret style musical continues to seduce audiences worldwide.  Winner of six Tony® Awards, Chicago glitters hypnotically with brassy songs, astonishing dancing, biting satire, and of course, all that jazz.

After a sold-out engagement at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse this fall, Footloose is dancing its way onto the Huron Country Playhouse stage, July 23rd to August 8th. Based on the beloved 80s movie, Footloose 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 strict edict of the local pastor and hold a rock ‘n’ roll dance.

From the creators of last year’s sensation, Twist and Shout: The British Invasion, comes another production in the perennially popular Legends series of tribute shows that will put a snap in your fingers and a song in your heart. Legends … of Rock ‘n’ Roll relives the incredible discography from the 1950s through 1970s that forever changed the landscape of modern music. Such influential acts as Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, The Beach Boys, Elton John, ABBA, and Simon & Garfunkel are celebrated in this tribute to musical pioneers,August 13th to August 29th.

Huron Country Playhouse II

Check in for a weekend of laughs with the lighthearted, racy comedy Sexy Laundry, on stage June 11th to June 27th. A couple checks into a swanky hotel room for a romantic getaway, all in the hope of rekindling some much-needed passion – but jumpstarting their stale love life proves infinitely more difficult, and hilarious, than anticipated.

Last Chance Romance is a topsy-turvy romantic comedy about the perils of finding “the one.”  Its frothy, fun look at the absurdity of love, will warm your heart and tickle your funny bone.  The production runs July 2nd to July 18th.

After the success of last season’s production of Peter Pan: The Panto, comes Snow White: The Panto.  In the British Panto tradition where audiences cheer the hero and boo the villain, this lively production boasts a winning combination of incredible musical numbers, slapstick comedy, outrageous costumes, audience participation, and of course, seven dwarfs. Once again, there will be opportunities for local youth to participate in the production as members of the Children’s Chorus.  Audition details will be made available in the New Year. Snow White: The Panto will entertain theatregoers of all ages July 29th to August 29th.


Drayton Entertainment’s Other Venues

Drayton Festival Theatre, Drayton

Legends … of Rock ‘n’ Roll
A Tribute to Musical Pioneers                                                          May 14th to June 6th

A Comedy About Finding Love                                                       June 10th to June 27th

Hilda’s Yard
An Uplifting Comedy                                                                       July 2nd to July 18th

The Music Man
An Award-Winning Broadway Classic                                            Aug 5th to Aug 29th


Dunfield Theatre Cambridge, Cambridge

The Wizard of Oz
A Family Musical                                                                            March 4th to March 29th

Monty Python’s Smash-Hit Musical                                                May 6th to May 24th

Canadian Legends
A Celebration of Our Musical Heritage                                          July 2nd to July 18th

The Odd Couple
A Mismatched Comedy                                                                   Aug 12th to Aug 29th

Anne of Green Gables
A Musical                                                                                           Oct 14th to Nov 8th

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
The Holiday Musical You’ve Been Dreaming Of                          Nov 18th to Dec 20th


King’s Wharf Theatre, Penetanguishene

Snow White: The Panto
A Tradition for the Entire Family                                                    June 3rd to June 27th

Sexy Laundry
A Comedy of Unmentionable Hilarity                                           July 2nd to July 18th

Legends … of Rock ‘n’ Roll
A Tribute to Musical Pioneers                                                        July 23rd to Aug 8th

The Dance Musical                                                                           Aug 13th to Aug 29th


St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, St. Jacobs

The Last Resort
A Madcap Musical Whodunit                                                            March 4th to March 22nd

The Crazy Time
A Laugh-A-Minute Comedy                                                             April 15th to May 3rd

The Musical                                                                                        June 3rd to June 27th

Last Chance Romance
A Heartwarming Comedy                                                                July 22nd to Aug 9th

The Pirates of Penzance
A Comic Operetta                                                                             Oct 7th to Oct 25th

Aladdin: The Panto
A Tradition for the Entire Family                                                    Nov 18th to Dec 20th


St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre, St. Jacobs

Sexy Laundry
A Comedy of Unmentionable Hilarity                                           Sept 8th to Dec 20th

8 Responses to “Drayton Entertainment announces 2015 Season at Huron Country Playhouse & Other Venues” | Add Your Thoughts

  1. Hi I am just wondering when auditions will be for the Grand Bend Theatre for summer of 2015. I worked there last year as an usher. If possible please let me know where and when they will be held. Thank you in advance.

    Candice Neves

  2. Hi Candice
    I will watch for that information and post it here if I see anything. However, you should keep an eye on Drayton Entertainment’s website at http://www.draytonentertainment.com
    Break a leg,

  3. When will dunfield theatre in Cambridge be hosting youth auditons????

  4. I don’t think Drayton Entertainment has announced children’s auditions at the Dunfield Theatre yet — I assume they will be sometime in the fall in preparation for Anne of Green Gables, which doesn’t open Oct. 14.
    Break a leg,

  5. Tracie Steffler
    May 10, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Hi there!

    How do we get notified of upcoming auditions?

  6. Check their website at http://www.draytonentertainment.com or watch for media releases in your local newspaper.

  7. Susan Agranove
    May 18, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    are there any matinees between August 17-20 for The Music Man?

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