Kings & Queens of Country
Classic Hits of Early Country MusicConceived 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.
Drayton Festival Theatre
33 Wellington St. S.
Drayton, ON N0G 1P0
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.
2 hours and 20 minutes with one intermission.
Meet The Artists
The Company(in alphabetical order)
The Creative Team
Photos & News
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.
- “The talent in this show is second to none. The touch of comedy was great.” - H. Miceli, Email
- 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.