Drayton Entertainment sets schedule for 2008 season

Drayton En­ter­tainment has issued an overview of its 2008 season. 
Among the productions this year are:
– The Ballad of Stompin’ Tom, a tribute to the Man of the Land, with story and songs by Stompin’ Tom Connors, and script by David Scott, running May 6 to 31;
– The Drawer Boy, an inspiring dramedy, by Michael Healey, running from June 10 to 28;
– A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, an epic musical comedy, with book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart,  and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, originally produced on Broadway by Harold S. Prince, running July 15 to Aug. 9;
– Steel Magnolias, a cele­bration of life and laughter, by Robert Harling, running Aug. 12 to 30;
– Legends, a salute to musical pioneers, conceived, written and directed by Drayton Entertainment artistic director Alex Mustakas, running Sept. 4 to 27.
For tickets, contact the local box office at 519-638-5555, or toll free at 1-888-449-4463.
Drayton Entertainment owns and operates a number of venues across Ontario. Here are the lists for other theatres for the coming season.
St. Jacobs Country Play­house in St. Jacobs:
– The Mousetrap, a classic whodunit, by Agatha Christie, Feb. 13 to March 2;
– Swing, a tribute to the big band era, by Alan and Blanche Lund, March 12 to April 6;
– Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, a swindling musical “con-edy,” with book by Jeffrey Lane, music and lyrics by David Yazbek, based on the film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, writ­ten by Dale Launer, Stanley Sha­piro and Paul Henning, running June 18 to July 12;
– One for the Pot, a “tea-sing” British farce,  by Ray Cooney and Tony Hilton, running Oct. 8 to Nov. 2; and
– Cinderella, a traditional British pantomime, directed and choreographed by Trudy Moffat, from Nov. 19 to Dec. 21.
For tickets to the St. Jacobs Playhouse, call the local box office at 519-747-7788, or toll free at 1-888-449-4463.
Schoolhouse Theatre, St. Jac­obs:
– Forever Plaid, the Heav­enly musical hit written and originally directed and choreo­graphed by Stuart Ross, dir­ected by Patrick Burwell, run­ning Oct. 15 to Dec.21.
For tickets, call the local box office at 519-638-5555, or toll free at 1-888-449-4463
Tickets for regular performances are $37; previews are $30; those 18 and under pay $20; and groups of 20 or more pay $30.
For more information visit  drayton­entertainment.com.