Saturday, March 9, 2019

There’s a Million Dollar Prize Fight in Cambridge with Drayton Entertainment’s Rocky: The Musical – Enter To Win

We'll start with the Disclaimer – Yes, we did receive complimentary tickets, but this just means we're able to offer you a chance to attend the advance screening too! Enter the contest at the end of this post!

Canadian Premier of Rocky: The Musical

For those that don’t know, I am a huge fan of the ROCKY movies.  I watched them all including the modern-day films CREED and CREED II which feature the character of Rocky Balboa.  There is something about this character that captures the audience each time he is on the big screen.  The role of the underdog, that life hits below the belt and manages to rise above it all, keeps bringing audiences back to learn more about his ever-evolving story.  Now the character of Rocky has leapt off the screen and on to the stage in the adaptation of the first Rocky film and has been transformed into Rocky: The Musical.

Last night I had the opportunity to attend the Opening Night performance of Rocky: The Musical which made its Canadian debut at the Hamilton Family Theatre (formerly Dunfield Theatre) in Cambridge Ontario.  Not only was it   the Canadian premiere performance, but it was also the launch of Drayton Entertainment’s 2019 Season.  Artistic Director and CEO of Drayton Entertainment, Alex Mustakas introduced the show and informed those in attendance that this was a million-dollar production.  While, Rocky only earned $150,000 for his first fight against the Heavyweight Champion Apollo Creed, my bet is Drayton Entertainment’s Rocky: The Musical will be taking home the winner’s purse. This musical was a great representation of the original Rocky story.  Each actor was true to the character, in fact if you closed your eyes you would believe Sylvester Stallone was in the room as Alex Kelly spoke in true Rocky Balboa form.  The addition of song to story gave you an understanding of what was really going on in Rocky’s head and heart during each scene. 

Featuring the famous Rocky theme song and Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger,” this adrenaline-fueled knockout musical about unwavering determination in the face of adversity will have you rooting for romance and cheering for the underdog.

To add to the pound-for-pound intensity of the show, I was given a special VIP pass for portion of the second act.  No spoilers about what the VIP pass entails, but if you are presented with the opportunity while you are in the audience, my suggestion is to take it.  Remember you won’t know unless you go!

March Into See Rocky: The Musical This Month of March

With Rocky: The Musical now playing this month in Cambridge Ontario at the Hamilton Family Theatre (formerly Dunfield Theatre) it’s time to get off the ropes and get tickets to this main event!

Tickets are $48 for Adults and $29 for Youth under 20 years of age. Tickets for groups of 20 or more and selected Discount Dates are $39. HST is applicable to all ticket prices. Tickets may be purchased online at, in person at the Box Office, or by calling 519-621-8000 or toll free at 1-855-DRAYTON (372-9866)

Enter To Win

I think this would make for a great PARENTS NIGHT OUT or fun family outing for those with older kids.  I as so excited about this that I am giving away a pair of tickets to see the show between March 13 to 17.

Enter the rafflecopter contest below (it may take a minute to load) and tell us why you would like to attend in the comments at the bottom. It may just win you a pair of tickets! (NOTE when commenting below it is best to be logged into your google account. After you click publish, it may take up to one minute for your comment to show. Please wait for it to publish before clicking anything else). Only enter if YOU can attend.  The tickets will be submitted in your name to the ticket provider.a Rafflecopter giveaway