2009 Playhouse lineup includes Evita, Oliver!, Camelot

Drayton Entertainment announced its 2009 lineup Monday, with the Huron Country Playhouse hosting a Dickens’ classic, a big musical, a 40s music romp, and a medieval tale.
The season starts with Oliver!, the Broadway classic, June 2 to 20. Blue Champagne, which weaves 65 timeless songs from the 1940s, runs June 24 to July 4. Lerner and Loewe’s tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table follows July 8 to 25. The season ends with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s epic, Evita, the tale of Argentina’s Eva Peron. It runs August 12 to 29.
Over at Playhouse II, two pianists tickle the ivories while striving for fame in 2 Pianos 4 Hands, which runs July 15 to August 29.
With tickets already selling to members and groups, Drayton has booked more than 65,000 seats in its theatres for the 2009 season. Tickets are now available to the general public.
Individual theatre tickets are $38.00 for adults; $20.00 for youth 18 and under, and $31.00 for preview performances. To receive a complimentary 2009 Theatre Guide, call the Huron Country Playhouse Box Office at (519) 238-6000 or 1-888-449-4463 or visit www.huroncountryplayhouse.com.