Written on June 15th, 2019 | Posted in Grand BendNow Playing

An Inspiring Story AND Hockey Choreography A heart-warming, all-Canadian hockey story is now on stage at Playhouse II in Grand Bend.  Some feisty young women on the Preston Rivulettes baseball team lose to their arch rivals, the Port Dover Sailorettes.  With the end of the baseball season and winter coming, they need a way to […]

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Thoroughly Modern Millie

Written on June 10th, 2019 | Posted in Grand BendNow Playing

Star Power Comes to Grand Bend At first glance, she’s an evil villain, kidnapping young women and selling them into human trafficking.  It might be seen as a politically incorrect role, perpetuating a racist stereotype.  And in the wrong hands, it could be. But Drayton Entertainment has brought star power to Huron Country Playhouse:  Cindy […]

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Drayton Entertainment’s Line-up for 2019

Written on September 11th, 2018 | Posted in Grand BendMary's Musings

Drayton Entertainment Announces 2019 Season: Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge Rocky: The Musical Mar 6 to Mar 31 Glory May 15 to June 8 Grease July 10 to Aug 3 Twelve Angry Men Aug 7 to Aug 24 Annie Oct 2 to Oct 27 To Be Announced Nov 20 to Dec 22 Drayton Festival Theatre Annie […]

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The Birds and The Bees ~ Playhouse II, 2018

Written on August 17th, 2018 | Posted in ArchivesGrand Bend

Sexy After Sixty? Want a fun night out for you and your 60-plus friends?  Go to Playhouse II in Grand Bend where The Birds and The Bees is now on stage.  The laughs come one right after another in this comedy that explains sex for the somewhat older crowd. I can’t reveal too much of […]

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Monday@Mikes will be Wednesday@theBeach

Written on August 17th, 2018 | Posted in Grand BendMary's Musings

The Big Beach Party Wednesdays’ Familiar Favourites Concert Series “Some people get together once a week to play bridge.  We get together on Monday afternoons to play music,” says Mike McCann, for whom the band Monday@Mikes is named.  He and his seven fellow musicians gather at his place each week, bringing their assorted instruments and […]

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The Little Mermaid ~ 2018

Written on August 14th, 2018 | Posted in ArchivesGrand Bend

Under the Sea, Darling it’s Better, Down where it’s Wetter…    Huron Country Playhouse was packed with little girls wearing fish tails and glitter, and little boys all dressed up for the opening of The Little Mermaid.  This favourite Disney classic will sell out, and I predict Grandmas and Moms will be scrambling for tickets.  […]

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Canada 151 ~ Better Late Than Sorry

Written on July 15th, 2018 | Posted in ArchivesGrand Bend

Let’s Celebrate Canada Every Year!     What happens when Alex Mustakas and David Rogers work together?  You get a hybrid:  a superior product, by putting two shows together.  Mustakas, artistic director at Drayton Entertainment, and Rogers, co-artistic director at Victoria Playhouse, Petrolia, have both created all-Canadian shows in the past.  So now they’ve taken the […]

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Cinderella – The Panto 2018

Written on July 8th, 2018 | Posted in ArchivesGrand Bend

Grandparents & Kiddies Alike will Love the Ugly Stepsisters    Drayton Entertainment has hit the mark again with a panto that offers lots of fun for the wee ones and enough laughs to keep Mom & Dad or Grandma & Grandpa entertained.  Caroline Smith, the same playwright who brought us the Aladdin and Snow White […]

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The Crooner, The Vocalist, and The Big Band!

Written on July 6th, 2018 | Posted in Grand BendMary's Musings

Grand Bend’s own crooner, Michael Vanhevel, is back on the beach this summer with his ever-popular big band sound.  This year, he is joined by local vocalist, Theresa Wallis-Kneale, and they will be backed by the Jimmy Stahl Big Band, a 17-piece orchestra.  Billed as The Smooth Crooner and The Sensational Vocalist, this is the […]

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Broadway on the Beach ~ 2018

Written on June 27th, 2018 | Posted in Grand BendMary's Musings

An evening of show tunes and fun is planned for Grand Bend’s Rotary Stage on the Main Beach, July 4, 7:00 p.m., presented by Grand Bend’s own Thomas Alderson alongside three other top Canadian musical theatre performers. Joining Thomas on stage will be Tess Benger, Lili Connor, and Lucas Meeuse.  All three entertainers have appeared […]

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