Renowned for their charming stage presence and impeccable harmonic style, Barbara, Sandra and Ann Mantini never miss a beat connecting with the audience. This holiday season the trio takes to the stage to create more musical memories in The Mantini Sisters: A Christmas Concert with two performances only, Thursday, December 13th at 8:00 p.m. and Friday, December 14th at 2:00 p.m. at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse.
Fresh on the heels of their featured performance in Drayton Entertainment’s smash-hit premiere of Big Band Legends, The Mantini Sisters: A Christmas Concert promises to delight audiences with a captivating assortment of popular classics and meaningful Christmas treasures including such standards as “Sleigh Ride”, “The Christmas Song”, “It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year”, “I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm”, “Mary's Boy Child” and “The Huron Carol” as well as many more holiday tunes, old and new.
“The Mantini Sisters are incredible performers, and their holiday concert is the perfect way to celebrate the joy of the season,” says Alex Mustakas, Artistic Director of Drayton Entertainment.
Originally from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Sandra, Barbara and Ann Mantini have been singing together for more than 20 years, and yes – they really are sisters! Discovered by the late Alan Lund, a prominent director in Canadian theatre (who also helped launch the Drayton Festival Theatre back in 1991), The Mantini Sisters went from the community theatre ranks in St. Catharines to the professional stage with the renowned Charlottetown Festival in Prince Edward Island.
It was there that the Mantinis were first introduced to legendary conductor and composer Howard Cable, who was instrumental in shaping the trio for the Festival’s production of Swing! in 1985.
Mustakas later produced Swing! for Drayton Entertainment in 1994, 2004, and 2008 – with each production featuring at least one, if not all, of The Mantini Sisters. This accomplished trio has since been featured with numerous theatre companies and symphony orchestras across Canada and the United States. Drayton Entertainment patrons will also have the pleasure of seeing these incredible ladies perform in Big Band Legends during the 2013 Season at the new Dunfield Theatre Cambridge (June 12 – June 22, 2013) and the King’s Wharf Theatre in Penetanguishene (June 26 – July 13, 2013).
Although poised to sell-out both performances, there are many good seats still available for The Mantini Sisters: A Christmas Concert. Tickets are $40 plus HST and can be purchased online at www.stjacobscountryplayhouse.com, in person at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse Box Office, or by calling(519) 747-7788 or toll free 1-855-drayton (372-9866).