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Cambridge: Drayton Entertainment returns with two in-person shows this December

Monday, November 1, 2021

Imagine the anticipation as the auditorium goes dark and the lights come up on stage … the sound of communal laughter and applause … and the exhilaration of watching a performance unfold live, in the moment. There’s nothing quite like it. And finally, after an extended intermission, we’re ready to experience the magic of live theatre in person together once again.

Our larger 2022 Season will be announced in January, but we are thrilled to offer two productions this holiday season as we ca

utiously reopen our doors. The popular musical tribute A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline will be on stage at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, starring Rebecca Poff as Patsy Cline and Wade Lynch as Little Big Man. In Cambridge, a special original production, Back Home for the Holidays, starring David Rogers, one of Canada’s most beloved leading men who played the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera, along with two featured performers, Jayme Armstrong and Alyssa Curto, will be on stage at the Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge. Both productions will run from December 1 to December 26.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve made the health and safety of audiences, artists, staff, volunteers, and our communities our top priority. You may recall that we were among the very first theatre companies in Canada to announce our closure. This same commitment to health and safety continues to guide us as we cautiously reopen our venues. A few weeks ago, we surveyed our audience and asked you a number of questions about your readiness to return to live performances. Overwhelmingly, you’ve told us that you are eager and excited to come back.

The Government of Ontario recently lifted restrictions for theatres, allowing 100% capacity. We’re excited to welcome you back to your theatre, but we recognize that people have varying degrees of comfort when it comes to physical distancing. With this in mind, we have created show schedules with differing capacities: some are open to 100% capacity, and others are restricted to 50% capacity. We hope that you’ll choose the performance that suits your comfort level. The calendar under each show description is marked with performance times and capacities for your reference.

Thank you again for your steadfast support over the last 20 months. It has been an incredibly challenging time, but we’re still here – and we’re not going anywhere! We appreciate your loyalty so much. We’ve been waiting in the wings for this moment, so please join us in celebrating the return of live theatre by attending a production in person this holiday season.

Back Home for the Holidays

Dec 1 to Dec 26

Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge

Come Back Home for the Holidays for a special theatrical event starring one of Canada’s most beloved performers, David Rogers (one of the original stars of The Phantom of the Opera, our production of Les Misérables, and his acclaimed one-man show, Broadway Heroes).

This joyous holiday celebration features everything from festive favourites like “O Holy Night” to inspirational songs like “You Raise Me Up,” and soul-stirring Broadway anthems like “Bring Him Home,” and more.

A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline

Dec 1 to Dec 26

St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

"Come On In" and take a closer walk with a legendary performer as her colourful life and career are celebrated in this smash-hit musical. Journey through her triumphs and tragedies, from dusty roadhouse gigs in her hometown of Virginia, to her rise to fame at the Grand Ole Opry, and beyond.

This toe-tappin', foot-stompin', hand-clappin' musical features 21 of Patsy's greatest hits – classics like "Crazy," "Sweet Dreams," "Walkin' After Midnight," "I Fall to Pieces," and many more.

2021 Holiday Shows

On sale to Members: Monday, November 1

On sale to Everyone: Tuesday, November 2

Drayton Entertainment 2021 Holiday Season Worry-Free Guarantee

Your safety and comfort are our top priority. Book your tickets knowing that the following flexible options are available if needed, for whatever reason:

1. If any level of government puts any restrictions in place prohibiting large gatherings at our venues and your performance is cancelled, or it is postponed or rescheduled, you will receive your choice of a credit on your Drayton Entertainment ticketing account for future use, or a full refund for that performance.

2. If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms on the day of your purchased performance, you must stay home for the safety of other guests, staff, and artists. You may opt for a flexible ticket exchange, credit on your Drayton Entertainment ticketing account, or a full refund. Please call 1-855-372-9866 or email prior to your show time.

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