Drayton Entertainment announced the Huron Country Playhouse 2015 playbill today.
“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.”
The 2015 Season kicks off with the most popular musical in Canadian history, Anne of Green Gables, on stage June 11th to June 27th.
Next up is on of my favourite musicals Chicago, July 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.
August 13th to August 29th, 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.
Huron Country Playhouse II
The Playhouse II season begins June 11th to June 27th with Sexy Laundry. A couple checks into a swanky hotel room for a romantic getaway, all in the hope of rekindling some much-needed passion – but jump-starting 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.” It’s a fun look at the absurdity of love. 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.
Interview with the Artistic Director
Don’t miss my podcast with Artistic Director Alex Mustakas.
Mustakas manages a multimillion dollar theatre empire, the third-largest professional summer theatre company in Canada, just after Stratford and Shaw.
Alex’s father encouraged Alex to study business, but theatre was in Alex’s blood.
The full interview is HERE.
Regular performance tickets are $42.00 for adults; $25.00 for youth under 20 years of age. 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 receive a complimentary 2015 Theatre Guide, call the Box Office at (519) 238-6000 or toll free at 1-855-DRAYTON (372-9866).
The complete Drayton Entertainment playbill is available HERE.