Photo Flash: THE MUSIC MAN Celebrates Opening Night at Drayton Festival Theatre

Performers, patrons and friends from around the province flocked to the Drayton Festival Theatre on Sunday, August 9th for the opening of the Drayton Festival Theatre's 25th Anniversary production of THE MUSIC MAN. Scroll down for photos from the gala, plus click here for a look at THE MUSIC MAN!

Strike up the band and march over to Drayton for the most anticipated show of the summer! The Drayton Festival Theatre ends its 25th Anniversary Season on a high note with a grand-scale production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, which entertains audiences of all ages through August 29th.

The Music Man follows Professor Harold Hill, a charismatic con man who arrives in River City, Iowa and proceeds to turn it upside down. Hill's particular con involves tricking the townsfolk into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band, despite the fact he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for the town's librarian and piano teacher, Marian Paroo. Featuring energetic dance numbers and cherished classics like "Ya Got Trouble," "Seventy-Six Trombones" and "Till There Was You," The Music Man is sure to leave audiences cheering for more.

Tickets are $42 for adults and $25 for youth under 20 years of age and may be purchased online at www.draytonfestivaltheatre.com, in person at the theatre Box Office, or by calling (519) 638-5555 or toll free 1-855-DRAYTON.

Photo Credit: Hilary Gauld Camilleri

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Photo Flash: THE MUSIC MAN Celebrates Opening Night at Drayton Festival Theatre
Christine Watson and Trevor Middleton at the Opening of The Music Man and 25th Anniversary Gala at the Drayton Festival Theatre.

Photo Flash: THE MUSIC MAN Celebrates Opening Night at Drayton Festival Theatre
Nick Settimi and Danielle Wade

Photo Flash: THE MUSIC MAN Celebrates Opening Night at Drayton Festival Theatre
Rachel Crowther, Anna Hurshman, Troy Goldthorp and Sam DiGiuseppe

Photo Flash: THE MUSIC MAN Celebrates Opening Night at Drayton Festival Theatre
Jennifer Mote, Danielle Benton, Sarah Matton

Photo Flash: THE MUSIC MAN Celebrates Opening Night at Drayton Festival Theatre
Colin Sheen, Danielle Wade, Sam Digiuseppe, Troy Goldthorp, Jennifer Mote, Graeme Goodhall

Photo Flash: THE MUSIC MAN Celebrates Opening Night at Drayton Festival Theatre
Jayme Armstrong with Kate and Claire

Photo Flash: THE MUSIC MAN Celebrates Opening Night at Drayton Festival Theatre
Karen K. Edissi and Susan Gilmour

Photo Flash: THE MUSIC MAN Celebrates Opening Night at Drayton Festival Theatre
David Connolly, David Rogers and Alex Mustakas

Photo Flash: THE MUSIC MAN Celebrates Opening Night at Drayton Festival Theatre
Danielle Benton, Steve Thomas and Jennifer Mote

Photo Flash: THE MUSIC MAN Celebrates Opening Night at Drayton Festival Theatre
Barbara, Sandra and Ann Mantini of The Mantini Sisters

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