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Singin' In The Rain

Singin' In The Rain

The Musical Splash

Mar 22 to Apr 15

St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

This is classic musical theatre at its finest. Making a splash from the moment it premiered, this sensational adaptation of the celebrated film showers you with everything you could wish for in a hit musical!

1920s Hollywood is the setting for this zany, light-hearted romantic comedy about the early days of sound film.  Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue, and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards including “Good Morning,” “Make ‘em Laugh,” and “Moses Supposes” make Singin’ in the Rain the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals.

 

THEATRE ADDRESS
St. Jacobs Country Playhouse
40 Benjamin Rd. E.
Waterloo, ON N2V 2J9

AUDIENCE
Babes in arms and children age two and under are not permitted in the theatre. Please click here to read our complete Ticket Policy.

RUNNING TIME
Coming soon

CREDITS
Screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed
Based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film,
by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Inc.
Music published by EMI, all rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Original Movie Choreography by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen
Produced by Arrangement With Maurice Rosenfield, Lois F. Rosenfield and Cindy Pritzker, Inc.
Directed & Choreographed by David Connolly
Music Direction by Michael Barber

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Meet The Artists

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The Company

(in alphabetical order)
 
Jayme Armstrong
Jayme Armstrong Lina Lamont Drayton Entertainment (selected): Marathon of Hope: The Musical, Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes, Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Betty in White Christmas, Marian Paroo in The Music Man, Roxie in Chicago, Julia/Jessica in The Last Resort, Ariel in The Little Mermaid, Fantine in Les Misérables, Elle in Legally Blonde, Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins, Maria in The Sound of Music, Judy in 9 to 5: The Musical, Rosemary in How to Succeed …, Guinevere in the North American Tour of Camelot. Jayme is the proud owner of Enchanted Entertainment, specializing in children’s character birthday parties in Waterloo Region. www.enchantedentertainment.ca. armstrong-jayme.jpg

Jayme Armstrong
Lina Lamont
Ashley Arnett
Ashley Arnett Lady-in-Waiting/Ensemble Drayton Entertainment: Aladdin: The Panto, The Pirates of Penzance, Snow White: The Panto. Other theatre: A Chorus Line (Stratford), Somewhere With You (New York Musical Theatre Festival), Hair (U.S. National Tour), Blue Champagne, Chicago, Macbeth. Ashley started dancing at the age of 6 and found a place in the professional division at Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. She toured Canada with the musical revue Saskatchewan Express and went on to study at the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, where she received the Triple Threat Award. Ashley would like to thank her parents for their continued support, and Drayton Entertainment for giving her this amazing opportunity. Arnett_Ashley_125x140.jpg

Ashley Arnett
Lady-in-Waiting/Ensemble
Michael Donald
Michael Donald Rod/Ensemble Drayton Entertainment: Spamalot, South Pacific, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, CATS, Miss Saigon, Beauty and the Beast, Crazy For You, and many more. Other theatre: Beauty and the Beast (Neptune Theatre), CATS (Panasonic Theatre), Beauty and the Beast (Broadway/1st National Tour/Toronto), Cabaret (STC), Singin’ in the Rain, A Chorus Line (Rainbow Stage), Crazy for You (Royal Alex), Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival). Film/TV: The Dresden Files (Lions Gate), Kevin Hill (Touchstone), Sue Thomas F.B. Eye (Pebblehut). Donald_Michael_125x140.jpg

Michael Donald
Rod/Ensemble
Timothy Gledhill
Timothy Gledhill Don Lockwood Drayton Entertainment: 42nd Street. Other theatre (selected): Don Lockwood in Singin’ in the Rain (Capitol Theatre), Robert in The Drowsy Chaperone (Globe Theatre), Link Larkin in Hairspray (Rainbow Stage/The Mayfield), George in The Drowsy Chaperone (RMTC/Theatre Calgary), Anthony in Sweeney Todd (Dry Cold Productions). Film/TV: The Pinkertons (Buffalo Gal Pictures). Timothy is grateful to be a part of this wonderful cast and production. As always, he would like to thank his family and friends for their ongoing love and support. Gledhil_Timothy_125x140.jpg

Timothy Gledhill
Don Lockwood
Kyle Golemba
Kyle Golemba Production Singer/Ensemble Drayton Entertainment: Anything Goes, The Crazy Time, White Christmas. Other theatre: Dickon in The Secret Garden (Podium Concert Productions), Andy in 42nd Street, A-rab in West Side Story, Gremio in Kiss Me, Kate (Stratford), Bobby in Cabaret, Mobilizer in Juno and the Paycock (Shaw), The Comedy of Errors, Julius Caesar (Canadian Stage), Eddie in Funny Girl (Segal), and his all-Canadian revue, Making Love in a Canoe (co-created with Adam White; recording on iTunes). Film/TV: Hairspray, Queer as Folk. Kyle’s thrilled to be back with Drayton Entertainment − thanks Alex and David! And thank you, the audience, for supporting live theatre! Golemba_Kyle_125x140.jpg

Kyle Golemba
Production Singer/Ensemble
Graeme Goodhall
Graeme Goodhall Film Villain/Ensemble Drayton Entertainment: Footloose, Mamma Mia!, All Shook Up, Anne of Green Gables, The Music Man. Other theatre: West Side Story, Cyrano De Bergerac (Stratford), Beauty and the Beast (Aquarius). Film/TV: series regular on Hellcats (CW Network), Reign, Mirror Mirror, Carrie, Full Out, Odd Squad, Warehouse 13, This Means War. Commercials: Del Monte, Milk, The Source, Tim Hortons, Zantac, KFC, and Spike TV. Graeme is delighted to be performing in his third season with Drayton Entertainment, and first time at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. Thank you to my beautiful fiancé Annie and to all my family, friends and agents for your continued love and support! Goodhall%20Graeme.jpg

Graeme Goodhall
Film Villain/Ensemble
Jessica Horn
Jessica Horn Mary Margaret/Ensemble Drayton Entertainment: Mamma Mia!, White Christmas, South Pacific, Mary Poppins, How to Succeed …, Sweet Charity, Dance Legends, Evita, Me and My Girl, Swing!, North American Tour of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Other theatre (selected): Beauty and the Beast, Cabaret (Aquarius), 42nd Street, Much Ado About Nothing (Stratford), West Side Story (Vancouver Opera), Cinderella (Grand Theatre), Joseph … (Stage West Mississauga), Sweet Charity (Stage West Calgary). Film/TV: Repo! The Genetic Opera, Killing Zelda Sparks, Hearts of War, Ghostly Encounters, Satisfaction. Jessica is elated to be spending another season with her Drayton Entertainment family! Love to Derek, Jarvis and family! Horn_Jessica_125x140.jpg

Jessica Horn
Mary Margaret/Ensemble
Kayla James
Kayla James Kathy Selden Drayton Entertainment: The Wizard of Oz. Other theatre: Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins (Arts Club), Anne of Green Gables, Mamma Mia!, Alice Through the Looking Glass (Charlottetown Festival), Tess in Crazy For You, Antonia in Man of La Mancha, 42nd Street (Stratford Festival), Rapunzel in Snarl’d the Panto (Port Hope), Spamalot, Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz (Citadel Theatre). Originally from Woodstock, Kayla is grateful to be performing so close to home! A big thank you to David, Alex, The Talent House gang, and her loved ones for all their support. Instagram: @kaylaamyjames. James-Kayla.jpg

Kayla James
Kathy Selden
Sarah Matton
Sarah Matton Olga Mara/Ensemble Drayton Entertainment (selected): Anything Goes, All Shook Up, White Christmas, Footloose, Chicago, The Wizard of Oz, Twist and Shout: The British Invasion, Damn Yankees, Legally Blonde, Mary Poppins, Guys and Dolls, Dance Legends. Other theatre: Beauty and the Beast (Aquarius), Joseph… (Stage West Calgary), Nixon in China, Aida (Canadian Opera Company), Legends (Grand), CATS (Stirling). Film/TV: Bomb Girls (Muse), Silent Hill II (Alliance Atlantis), Lady Gaga (MMVAs 2011), Being Erica (CBC). Sarah has completed levels A-D of Improv at Second City. She holds a B.F.A. from Ryerson University and has choreographed internationally. She co-directs the only temp agency for dance teachers, Quick Ball Change Inc. www.sarahmatton.com. matton-sarah.jpg

Sarah Matton*
Olga Mara/Ensemble
Melanie McInenly
Melanie McInenly Zelda Zanders/Ensemble Drayton Entertainment: White Christmas, Guys and Dolls, Sweet Charity, Evita, Me and My Girl, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (National Tour), Twist and Shout: The British Invasion. Other theatre (selected): A Chorus Line, As You Like It, The Sound of Music, Carousel (Stratford), Irene in Crazy for You (Theatre By The Bay), Louise in Fox on The Fairway, Annie in Chicago, BJ in The Marvelous Wonderettes (Stage West), Demeter in CATS (Theatre Calgary), Snow White, Little Red, Queens of Country (Port Hope), A Christmas Carol, White Christmas (Aquarius), We Will Rock You (Mirvish), Chicago (Casino de Paris). Thank you to my husband, The Talent House, Drayton Entertainment and David. McInenly_Melanie_125x140.jpg

Melanie McInenly
Zelda Zanders/Ensemble
Matt Palmer
Matt Palmer Roscoe/Ensemble Drayton Entertainment: Dandini in Cinderella: The Panto, Footloose, Sam Carmichael in Mamma Mia!. Other theatre (select): The Old Man in A Christmas Story: The Musical, The Architect in Godspell, Bobby in Company (Arts Club Theatre), Shrek in Shrek: The Musical (T.U.T.S.), Eddie Jackson in Goodnight Mrs. Calabash (Upstairs at the Gatehouse, London), Will Rogers in Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Revue (Royal City Musical Theatre), Rooster in Annie (Gateway Theatre), The Number 14 (North American Tour), Bobby in Urinetown: The Musical (Firehall Arts Centre), Jerry in The Full Monty: The Musical (Mayfield). Palmer_Matt_125x140.jpg

Matt Palmer
Roscoe/Ensemble
Kristen Peace
Kristen Peace Miss Dinsmore/Ensemble Drayton Entertainment: Footloose, Unnecessary Farce, The Last Resort, The Little Mermaid, Les Misérables, Legally Blonde, Spamalot. Other theatre: Beauty and the Beast, Legally Blonde, and more (Aquarius), Kinky Boots, Les Misérables, The Producers, The Boys in the Photograph (Mirvish), The Full Monty, Anne of Green Gables, Ring of Fire (Charlottetown), The Wedding Singer (Mayfield/Stage West), Smokey Joes Café, British Invasion (Stage West). Film/TV: Ivenna in Emma’s Wings: A Bella Sara Tale (Opus), L.T. Jenny Hard in Satisfaction (CTV/DHX), voice over work for film, television and video games. Kristen would like to thank her family and friends for their continuous support. peace-kristen.jpg

Kristen Peace
Miss Dinsmore/Ensemble
Tim Porter
Tim Porter Sid Phillips/Ensemble Drayton Entertainment: Cinderella: The Panto, Marathon of Hope: The Musical, Aladdin: The Panto, Snow White: The Panto, Les Misérables, High School Musical. Other theatre: Cannibal (Starvox), Rooms (Winnipeg Studio Theatre), Back in ’59 (Showboat/Port Stanley/Globus), Evil Dead (Original Toronto Production), six seasons with the Stirling Festival, five tours as Rooney Doodle in The Doodlebops, Artistic Director of Tweed & Company Theatre. Many thanks to Alex, David, the Drayton Entertainment team, Bruce and The Talent House, and to his ever-loving and supportive family. Porter_Tim_125x140-2016.jpg

Tim Porter
Sid Phillips/Ensemble
Reece Rowat
Reece Rowat Photographer/Ensemble Drayton Entertainment debut. Other theatre (selected): Snowboy in West Side Story (Rainbow Stage), The Adventures of Pinocchio (Creativiva), Les Feux Follets, Soul of the Island (Charlottetown Festival), Godspell, Parade, Brantwood 1920-2020 (Theatre Sheridan), various productions for Carnival Cruise Lines. Film/TV: A Nutcracker Christmas (Hallmark), Incorporated (Pearl Street), 2015 Pan-Am Games’ Closing Ceremonies (Anima Inc.), 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games’ Opening and Closing Ceremonies (David Atkins). Reece is a graduate of the Bachelor of Musical Theatre Performance Program at Sheridan College. Big thanks to my family, friends, and the team at daCosta Talent for their undying support. Instagram/Twitter: @reecejrowat. Rowat_Reece_125x140.jpg

Reece Rowat
Photographer/Ensemble
Keith Savage
Keith Savage Diction Coach/Ensemble Drayton Entertainment (selected): Marathon of Hope: The Musical, Unnecessary Farce, Anything Goes, Aladdin: The Panto, The Music Man, The Little Mermaid, Boeing Boeing, Twelve Angry Men, How The Other Half Loves, Annie, and more. Broadway: Little Johnny Jones, Take Me Along, Teddy & Alice. Other theatre (selected): Mary Poppins (Theatre Calgary/Citadel), Show Boat (Livent), Cinderella, The Wizard of Oz (Grand), Peter Pan, The Producers (Neptune), Beauty and the Beast, Oliver! (Aquarius) … Spelling Bee (Magnus), Victor/Victoria (Stage West). Keith was in the first U.S. National Tour of Crazy For You. Awards: Nominated for Los Angeles’ Ovation Award, Vancouver’s Jessie Award, and Calgary’s Betty Award. savage-keith.jpg

Keith Savage
Diction Coach/Ensemble
Jay T Schramek
Jay T. Schramek Cosmo Brown Drayton Entertainment: Leslie in It Runs In the Family. Other theatre (selected): Bobby in Crazy For You, Cosmo in Singin’ In the Rain (Capitol), Peter Pan, 42nd Street, The Pirates of Penzance, West Side Story (Stratford), Skimbleshanks in CATS, Pepper in Mamma Mia! (Mirvish), White Christmas (Broadway Tour). Animation: DataBot in Space Ranger Roger, Mr. Security in Inspector Gadget, Platy in Arthur, Felix in Trucktown, Blinky in Willa’s Wildlife. Film/TV: Mayday, Lost Girl, Getting Along Famously, Queer as Folk. Jay T. is a Kitchener native and Tap Director at Dimensions in Dance. Love to David, Kerry, Robyn, and Meredith for the extra push. www.jaytschramek.com Social Media: @jaytschramek. Schramek_Jay%20T_125x140.jpg

Jay T. Schramek
Cosmo Brown
Conor Scully
Conor Scully Charlie Chaplin/Ensemble Drayton Entertainment: Tommy in Anne of Green Gables, Jeter in Footloose, Damn Yankees. Other theatre: Paul in A Chorus Line, As You Like It (Stratford Festival), Beauty and the Beast (Theatre Aquarius), Bobby in Cabaret (Manitoba Theatre Centre), The Wedding Singer (Hart House), Avenue Q (Edinburgh Fringe). Film/TV: Sunshine on Leith, Reign. Conor is a proud graduate of Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Thank you to The Talent House, Mom, Dad, Olivia and Shane for your ongoing support and love. Instagram: @conscully. Scully_Conor_125x140.jpg

Conor Scully
Charlie Chaplin/Ensemble
Sarah Lynn Strange
Sarah Lynn Strange Dora Bailey/Ensemble Drayton Entertainment: Snow White: The Panto. Other theatre: Sister Mary Patrick in Sister Act, Mama Ogre in Shrek (Rainbow Stage), Luisa in Nine (C.M.T.P.), Belle in My Favorite Year, Jack’s Mother in Into the Woods, Veira in Tweed: A New Musical. TV/Film: Dilys Price Fireman Sam. Sarah Lynn is a graduate of Sheridan College’s Musical Theatre Performance Program and she is excited to be sharing this beloved classic with you! All my love to Noodle, Dad, Carol and Chris. This one is for Deb and Skye. Thank you to Bruce and The Talent House team for their support! Strange%20Sarah%20125x140.jpg

Sarah Lynn Strange
Dora Bailey/Ensemble
Margaret Thompson
Margaret Thompson Lady-in-Waiting/Ensemble Drayton Entertainment debut. Other theatre: Christine Colgate in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Perfect Wedding, Spamalot (Stephenville Theatre Festival), Shrek, The Addams Family (Neptune Theatre), She Loves Me (Thousand Island Playhouse), Evil Dead: The Musical (Starvox Entertainment), Back In ’59 (P.S.F.T.), Crazy for You (Theatre By The Bay), A Chorus Line (Rose Theatre). Margaret is a graduate of Sheridan College’s Musical Theatre Performance Program. All the love to my family and friends. Thompson_Magaret_125x140.jpg

Margaret Thompson
Lady-in-Waiting/Ensemble
Kristian Truelsen
Kristian Truelsen R.F.Simpson/Ensemble Drayton Entertainment debut. Other theatre: James Tyrone in Long Day’s Journey into Night (Mad Cow), Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (Sudbury), The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (world premiere at Segal), Matthew in Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown), Max in Laughter on the 23rd Floor (American Stage), Floyd Collins (Patrick Street/Talk Is Free), The Light in the Piazza (Persephone), The Sound of Music (Citadel), Kiss Me, Kate and Evita (Stratford). Film/TV: The Patriot, Murdoch Mysteries. Kristian is also a professional songwriter. www.kristiantruelsen.com. Truelsen_Kristian_125x140.jpg

Kristian Truelsen
R.F.Simpson/Ensemble


*Dance Captain


The Creative Team

David Connolly
David Connolly Director & Choreographer Drayton Entertainment (Associate Artistic Director): Cinderella: The Panto, Marathon of Hope: The Musical, Red Rock Diner, Mamma Mia!, Aladdin: The Panto, The Pirates of Penzance, Snow White: The Panto, Peter Pan: The Panto, Legally Blonde, High School Musical, Dance Legends, Miss Saigon, Crazy For You. Other theatre: First Wives Club: The Musical (Oriental Theatre), Plaid Tidings (Neptune). TV: The Moblees, Andrew Lloyd Webberʼs How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?, The Doodlebops (CBC). Thanks to Gene Kelly for his genius, Mr. Schramek for his fabulous feet, and Mr. Mustakas for the opportunity to tell this story in loving memory of Debbie Reynolds. Connolly_David_125x140.jpg

David Connolly
Director
&
Choreographer
Michael Barber
Michael Barber Music Director Drayton Entertainment: Smokey Joe’s Café, Little Shop of Horrors, Peter Pan: The Panto, White Christmas, Spamalot, Mary Poppins, Oliver!. Other theatre: 42nd Street, The Pirates of Penzance, Camelot (Stratford Festival), Sweet Charity, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Next Whisky Bar (Shaw Festival), White Christmas (Neptune Theatre), Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Forever Plaid, Christmas Carol, The Rocky Horror Show (Theatre Aquarius), Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Spamalot (Mirvish). Michael is also Musical Director of the Harlequin Singers and the award-winning vocal trio “Les Chiclettes.” Barber_Michael_125x140.jpg

Michael Barber
Music Director
David Boechler
David Boechler Set Designer Drayton Entertainment: Mamma Mia!, Sweet Charity, Guys and Dolls. Other theatre: Cabaret, South Pacific, My One and Only (Stratford Festival), Red (Canadian Stage), Cinderella (National Ballet of Canada). David has had an extensive career across Canada in opera, dance and theatre, as well as time with the Royal Swedish Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. His work has garnered two Betty Mitchell Awards, two Sterling Awards and a Dora Award. Boechler_David_125x140.jpg

David Boechler
Set Designer
Kimberly Catton
Kimberly Catton Costume Designer Drayton Entertainment debut. Other theatre: Costume Design: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Randolf Academy), Lord of the Flies (St. Andrews College), Love Train, Fever, Scrooge, Shear Madness (Stage West), nine seasons as an Assistant Designer at the Stratford Festival. Film/TV Assistant Design: Star Trek: Discovery, Fargo (Season 2), Hell on Wheels (Season 4). Costume Coordinator: Orphan Black IV. Kimberly has a B.F.A. from Ryerson University in Fashion Design. She is thrilled to join the amazing Drayton Entertainment team and would like to thank all the hard working and talented wardrobe crew! Catton_Kimberly_125x140.jpg

Kimberly Catton
Costume Designer
Jason Hand
Jason Hand Lighting Designer Drayton Entertainment: Smokey Joe’s Café, Chicago, The Wizard of Oz, South Pacific. Other theatre: Carmen (Canadian Opera Company), Macbeth (Minnesota Opera), The Tales of Hoffmann (Edmonton Opera), Arms and the Man (Shaw), Seussical, Jacob Two-Two, James and the Giant Peach, Blue Planet (Young People’s Theatre), This, The Arsonists, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Winter’s Tale (Canadian Stage), The Barber of Seville (Soulpepper), The Trespassers (Stratford), Peace River Country, Sequence, The Summoned, An Enemy of the People, Abyss (Tarragon). Jason has been nominated three times for Dora Awards for Outstanding Lighting Design, and was the protégé recipient of the 2012 Siminovitch Prize in Theatre. Hand_Jason_125x140.jpg

Jason Hand
Lighting Designer
Paul Pembleton
Paul Pembleton Stage Manager Drayton Entertainment (selected): Stage Manager: Sister Act, Footloose, It Runs in the Family, Little Shop of Horrors, Chicago, The Wizard of Oz, Godspell (U.S. National Tour), Legends of Harmony, Big Band Legends, The Love List, Harvey, 9 to 5: The Musical, Shear Madness, Separate Beds, On Golden Pond, The Heiress, Camelot, The Mousetrap, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, Corpse!, Cotton Patch Gospel, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (U.S. National Tour). Assistant Stage Manager: Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Les Misérables, Disney’s Mary Poppins, Hairspray, CATS. Other theatre: Suds: The Musical (Carousel Playhouse), The Foursome (Stage West, Mississauga), Steel Magnolias (Stage 237). pembleton-paul.jpg

Paul Pembleton
Stage Manager
Jasmyne Leisemer
Jasmyne Leisemer Assistant Stage Manager Drayton Entertainment: Sister Act, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Legally Blonde, Peter Pan, Disney’s Mary Poppins, Big Band Legends, The Sound of Music. Other theatre: Stephen Schwartz’s Magic To Do (Princess Cruises), Cabaret (Theatre Aquarius), Ring of Fire (The Grand Theatre). Thank you to my friends and family for their ongoing love and support. Enjoy the show! Leisemer_Jasmyne_125x140.jpg

Jasmyne Leisemer
Assistant Stage Manager
Emily Maxwell
Emily Maxwell Apprentice Stage Manager Drayton Entertainment: Crew for Marathon of Hope, Smokey Joe’s Café, Legends … of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Canadian Legends, Twist and Shout. Other theatre: Seussical: The Musical (KWMP), Hay Fever (Logos Theatre Company), Comeback! The Karl Marx Musical (Handplay Productions), Game Show, Fiddler on the Roof (Stage West Mississauga). Thank you to my family and friends for their love and support! maxwell-emily.jpg

Emily Maxwell
Apprentice Stage Manager
Jay T. Schramek
Jay T. Schramek Assistant Choreographer Drayton Entertainment: Leslie in It Runs In the Family. Other theatre (selected): Bobby in Crazy For You, Cosmo in Singin’ In the Rain (Capitol), Peter Pan, 42nd Street, The Pirates of Penzance, West Side Story (Stratford), Skimbleshanks in CATS, Pepper in Mamma Mia! (Mirvish), White Christmas (Broadway Tour). Animation: DataBot in Space Ranger Roger, Mr. Security in Inspector Gadget, Platy in Arthur, Felix in Trucktown, Blinky in Willa’s Wildlife. Film/TV: Mayday, Lost Girl, Getting Along Famously, Queer as Folk. Jay T. is a Kitchener native and Tap Director at Dimensions in Dance. Love to David, Kerry, Robyn, and Meredith for the extra push. www.jaytschramek.com Social Media: @jaytschramek. Schramek_Jay%20T_125x140.jp

Jay T. Schramek
Assistant Choreographer


The Band

Michael Barber
Michael Barber Music Director/Keys Drayton Entertainment: Smokey Joe’s Café, Little Shop of Horrors, Peter Pan: The Panto, White Christmas, Spamalot, Mary Poppins, Oliver!. Other theatre: 42nd Street, The Pirates of Penzance, Camelot (Stratford Festi val), Sweet Charity, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Next Whisky Bar (Shaw Festival), White Christmas (Neptune Theatre), Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Forever Plaid, Christmas Carol, The Rocky Horror Show (Theatre Aquarius), Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Spamalot (Mirvish). Michael is also Musical Director of the Harlequin Singers and the award-winning vocal trio “Les Chiclettes.” Barber_Michael_125x140.jpg

Michael Barber
Music Director/Keys I
Erica Beston
Erica Beston Violin Drayton Entertainment debut. Other theatre: Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Belgian Chamber Orchestra, NDR Radio Orchestra Hannover. Numerous shows in Toronto including The Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, Les Misérables, The Producers, Beauty and the Beast, Titanic and many more. Ms. Beston also performs regularly at the Shaw Festival. She has a performance degree from the Faculty of Arts in Maastricht, Holland. Beston_Erica_125x140.jpg

Erica Beston
Violin
Bob Hewus
Bob Hewus Bass Drayton Entertainment: Marathon of Hope: The Musical, White Christmas, 42nd Street. Other theatre: The Sound of Music, Crazy For You, Fiddler on the Roof (Stratford Festival), Ned Durango (Theatre Orangeville), Forever Plaid (New Yorker Theatre). Bob resides in the Hockley Valley with his lovely wife, Choreographer Candace Jennings, and too many dogs. He is very happy to be returning to work with the talented people at Drayton Entertainment again. hewus-bob-2016.jpg

Bob Hewus
Bass
Richard Moore
Richard Moore Drums/Percussion Drayton Entertainment: Footloose, Mamma Mia!, Chicago, Spamalot, The Little Mermaid, Damn Yankees, South Pacific, The Music Man, The Pirates of Penzance. Other theatre: CBC Television’s Over the Rainbow (2012), Wicked (2005, 2007, 2012, 2014 touring productions), West Side Story (2012 touring production), Mamma Mia! (2000-2005 Mirvish). Drummer and percussionist Richard Moore earned his Master’s Degree in Music from the University of Toronto. His studies there involved him in both the jazz and the orchestral programs. He also studied West African drumming and North Indian Tabla. Moore_Richard_125x140.jpg

Richard Moore
Drums/Percussion
Paul Pancanowski
Paul Pancanowski Alto Sax./Clarinet Drayton Entertainment: Sister Act, Anything Goes, Chicago, The Little Mermaid, Les Misérables, Big Band Legends, Annie, Blood Brothers, How to Succeed …, The 25th Annual …, Evita, Camelot, Oliver!. Other theatre: White Christmas, Oklahoma! (Aquarius), The Wild Party (Canadian Stage). As both a classical and jazz musician, Paul has appeared with symphonies and chamber music ensembles. His jazz groups have performed his own compositions in a number of music festivals in Canada and abroad. Paul is happy to be spending another season with Drayton Entertainment. www.paulpacanowski.com Pacanowski_Paul_125x140.jpg

Paul Pancanowski
Alto Sax./Clarinet

Photos & News


Jay T. Schramek, Kayla James, Timothy Gledhill in Singin’ in the Rain, 2017 Season.
Photo credits: Jay T. Schramek, Kayla James, Timothy Gledhill in Singin’ in the Rain, 2017 Season.
Photographer: Hilary Gauld Camilleri

 
Timothy Gledhill,  Kayla James and Jay T. Schramek in Singin’ in the Rain, 2017 Season.
Photo credits: Timothy Gledhill,  Kayla James and Jay T. Schramek in Singin’ in the Rain, 2017 Season.
Photographer: Hilary Gauld Camilleri
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