Tonight, September 29th, Drayton Entertainment will open the doors of the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse and give the public free access to view the rehearsal process for its highly anticipated fall production of SLEUTH.
Drayton Entertainment is pleased to provide the public with a rare theatre experience as part of its participation in the national Culture Days festivities. This will be followed with an intimate Question and Answer session with Director, Marti Maraden, and rounded out with a tour of the venue's normally restricted wardrobe and backstage facilities.
The rehearsal process for a live theatrical production is captivating to see. Watch as a remarkably talented group of performers, behind-the-scenes crew, and technicians bring this deviously clever thriller to life.
“Our objective for this exclusive look behind-the-scenes is to provide the public with a glimpse at the intensive preparation and creative processes involved in mounting a theatrical performance, and present it in a way that is both enlightening and entertaining,” says Mustakas.
The event complements the strategic goal of Culture Days, which is to raise the awareness, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their own communities. To that end, interactive events are planned in communities across the country from British Columbia to Newfoundland.
“We are pleased to once again be a part of the Culture Days festivities, and to provide a candid look into the creative process,” says Mustakas. “We look forward to welcoming the community and introducing more people to the magic of live theatre.”
Drayton Entertainment’s free event begins at 1:30 p.m. and will end at 3:00 p.m. Advance sign-up or event admission tickets are not required.
For a complete listing of Culture Days events in the region, please visit www.culturedays.ca.
The St. Jacobs Country Playhouse is conveniently located on Benjamin Road at the northern edge of Waterloo, in the heart of St. Jacobs' Market District. Operating year-round, The Playhouse is a distinctive venue that features turn-of-the-century masonry and heavy timber accents associated with traditional Mennonite architecture. With 385 seats, the auditorium has a raked layout that affords each seat a fantastic view of the stage.
Drayton Entertainment is a registered, not-for-profit charitable organization that is widely regarded as one of Canada's most successful professional theatre companies. Each year we present the finest in live theatre at six locations across Ontario: The Drayton Festival Theatre in Drayton, Huron Country Playhouse and Playhouse II in Grand Bend, King's Wharf Theatre in Penetanguishene, and St. Jacobs Country Playhouse and the Schoolhouse Theatre in St. Jacobs.
A seventh venue is under construction in the city of Cambridge, with an anticipated Fall 2012 Opening.
Each Drayton Entertainment venue maintains its own distinct identity, but at the same time successfully combines the energies and strengths of all, in order to provide a theatre experience that is second-to-none.
From Broadway musicals, to laugh-a-minute comedies and riveting dramas, our 2012 Season offers unforgettable live theatre experiences for audiences of all ages!