Order for Guest
Your shopping cart is empty.
Kings & Queens of Country at the Drayon Festival Theatre

Kings & Queens of Country

Classic Hits of Early Country Music
Conceived by Alex Mustakas
Orchestrations & Vocal Arrangements by Nicole Gusé

Oct 3 to Oct 14, 2018

Drayton Festival Theatre


Mosey on in for a hand-clappin’, foot-stompin’, feel-good tribute to classic hits of early country music.

In the tradition of the Grand Ole Opry, some of country music’s greatest pioneers are celebrated in this energetic, fun-filled musical revue: Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, Conway Twitty, Charley Pride, Merle Haggard, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, and many, many more.

Fusing elements of classic country, western, gospel, bluegrass – and a touch of comedy – Kings & Queens of Country is a jubilant walk down memory lane. So venture back to the honky-tonks and saloons which shaped country music’s glorious history, and get lost in the nostalgia of a simpler time.


ALSO PLAYING AT
Huron Country Playhouse II| June 13 to June 30 Click here
King's Wharf Theatre | Sept 13 to Sept 30 Click here


THEATRE ADDRESS
Drayton Festival Theatre
33 Wellington St. S.
Drayton, ON N0G 1P0

AUDIENCE
Recommended for all ages. There is no official rating system for live theatre. We encourage you to use your judgment based on your child's age and maturity level. Babes in arms and children age two and under are not permitted in the theatre. Click here to read our complete Ticket Policy.

RUNNING TIME
2 hours and 20 minutes with one intermission.

 

Thank You Sponsors!

Please click on the logos to learn about our valued partners.
Season Media Sponsor
Production Sponsor
Media Sponsors
Design Sponsor

Video

Meet The Artists

The Company

(in alphabetical order)
Al Braatz
Al Braatz
 
Tyler Check
Tyler Check
 
Michael Cox
Michael Cox
 
Kevin Dempsey
Kevin Dempsey
Chelsey Duplak
Chelsey Duplak
 
J. Sean Elliott
J. Sean Elliott
Earl Filsinger
Earl Filsinger
 
Stacey Kay
Stacey Kay
 
Steve Thomas
Steve Thomas
 


The Creative Team

Alex Mustakas
Alex Mustakas
Director
Nicole Gusé
Nicole Gusé
Orchestrations
&
Vocal Arrangements
Steve Thomas
Steve Thomas
Music Director
Jackie Mustakas
Jackie Mustakas
Choreographer
Simon Day
Simon Day
Set Designer
Jessica Pembleton
Jessica Pembleton
Costume Designer
Lyle Franklin
Lyle Franklin
Lighting Designer
Charles Russell
Charles Russell
Stage Manager
Nadene Riehl
Nadene Riehl
Assistant Stage Manager

Photos & News

Michael Cox in Kings and Queens of Country, Drayton Entertainment, 2018 Season. Director: Alex Mustakas, Music Director: Steve Thomas, Choreographer: Jackie Mustakas, Set Designer: Simon Day, Costume Designer: Jessica Pembleton, Lighting Designer: Lyle Franklin. Photographer: Hilary Gauld Camilleri.
Photo credit: Michael Cox in Kings and Queens of Country, Drayton Entertainment, 2018 Season. Director: Alex Mustakas, Music Director: Steve Thomas, Choreographer: Jackie Mustakas, Set Designer: Simon Day, Costume Designer: Jessica Pembleton, Lighting Designer: Lyle Franklin. Photographer: Hilary Gauld Camilleri. 
Michael Cox, J. Sean Elliott, Al Braatz and Tyler Check in Kings and Queens of Country, Drayton Entertainment, 2018 Season. Director: Alex Mustakas, Music Director: Steve Thomas, Choreographer: Jackie Mustakas, Set Designer: Simon Day, Costume Designer: Jessica Pembleton, Lighting Designer: Lyle Franklin. Photographer: Darlene O’Rourke.
Photo credit: Michael Cox, J. Sean Elliott, Al Braatz and Tyler Check in Kings and Queens of Country, Drayton Entertainment, 2018 Season. Director: Alex Mustakas, Music Director: Steve Thomas, Choreographer: Jackie Mustakas, Set Designer: Simon Day, Costume Designer: Jessica Pembleton, Lighting Designer: Lyle Franklin. Photographer: Darlene O’Rourke.

Audience Reviews
  • “The talent in this show is second to none. The touch of comedy was great.” - H. Miceli, Email
Media Reviews
  • Listowel Banner: "Kings & Queens of Country is a toe-tappin’ trip down memory lane" Read the full review here.
  • Waterloo Region Record: "Even for those who are not fans of country, it's hard not to be moved by the songs in this show, the music and the message: life is all about love and pain." Read the full review here.
  • The London Free Press: "The audience could not resist tapping their feet, swaying to the tunes and, often, singing along, invited or not, which is what this show is all about." Read the full review here.
  • Rick's Blog: "Close your eyes and you will swear the Real McCoy is onstage." Read the full review here.
  • Entertain This Thought: "Yee Haw – Y’All Be Havin’ Lotsa Fun!" Read the full review here.
Articles
Coming soon...
News Releases
Coming soon...
 

Buy Tickets

Oct 3 to Oct 14

Drayton Festival Theatre

Before your purchase, please click here to read our complete Ticket Policy. Click "Buy" to purchase your seats. To reserve wheelchair accessible seats or to book a subscription, please call our box office at 1-855-372-9866.