Saturday, July 30, 2022

Fierce, Feisty and Funny Female Friendships are at the Forefront of Drayton Entertainment's Sweet Delilah Swim Club - #InternationalDayOfFriendship

Today is the International Day of Friendship and I thought what better day to post about the opening of The Sweet Delilah Swim Club at Drayton Entertainment's St. Jacobs Country Playhouse.

Big Female Energy

The opening night of The Sweet Delilah Swim Club had some wonderful surprise announcements. The show was directed by Canada's own Award-Winning Actress Sheila McCarthy, it starred an all-female cast and all the behind-the-scenes creative was done by women! 

When the show begins we are brought to a southern cottage on the outer banks named The Sweet Delilah Cottage. There we are introduced to five women that met in college when they all were on the swim team. During each scene, they share their stories of love, divorce, mourning, career and motherhood throughout their decades of friendship. They see each other through the best and worst of times all with a sweet smile and a bit of snark thrown in. This Girl-Gang is a fierce and funny five-some that you will want to see along with your friends.

Grab Your Gang and Get Tickets Now
Being that today is the International Day of Friendship, I suggest calling your good friends and inviting them to see this show with you.

The Sweet Delilah Swim Club is on stage from July 27 to August 13 at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. The production will go on to play at the Huron Country Playhouse’s South Huron Stage in Grand Bend from August 18 to September 4.

Regular performance tickets are $53 for adults, $32 for youth under 20 years of age and $43 for groups of 20 or more and select Discount Dates. HST is applicable to all ticket prices. Tickets may be purchased in person at any Drayton Entertainment Box Office, by calling the Box Office at 519-747-7788 or toll free at 1-855-drayton (372-9866), or online at

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Simpler Times with Complicated Relationships are Presented by Drayton Entertainment's On Golden Pond

Being a kid in the 80s means I was very familiar with the movie On Golden Pond.  It was a box office hit and won Academy Awards for acting, but it wasn't until recently that I learned that the film was adapted from a play.  Last night I had the opportunity to attend the opening of On Golden Pond at Drayton Entertainment's Hamilton Family Theatre in Cambridge Ontario and watch it portrayed on stage.

It was great to return to the Hamilton Family Theatre and to learn more about the Canadian Service Medal won by Drayton Entertainment's Artistic Director Alex Mustakas and his continuing work in the performing arts.

Settling in On Golden Pond

The set was full of rustic charm with collections of books, generational furniture, and a spot just for fishing gear. This transported you to a time before cell phones and the internet was invented.  There was even a rotary telephone used by the main characters of the play.  This summer home for retired couple Norman and Ethel Thaler was a simple backdrop for some complicated relationships.

It is a play about generations and their perspectives. It finds its way from the beginning of summer full of frustration to what could become the end of an era if things don't change. By summer's end, feelings change from harsh to healing, and new friendships are formed but the route taken is unexpected by all.

Ethel and Norman Thayer are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the 48th year for some much-needed rest and relaxation. Their delightful summer routine is thrown for a loop when their daughter Chelsea visits for her father's 80th birthday, bringing her boyfriend Bill and his teenage son in tow. After an unexpected relationship blooms, fraught family dynamics come to the forefront as they are forced to navigate the generation gap through zippy, tart-tongued observations on fishing, literature, slang, marriage ... and their own mortality.
Summer Theatre Season On Golden Pond

This summer you too can spend some time ON GOLDEN POND with a visit to the Hamilton Family Theatre.

On Golden Pond is on stage from July 20 to August 6 at the Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge. Regular performance tickets are $53 for adults, $32 for youth under 20 years of age and $43 for groups of 20 or more and select Discount Dates. HST is applicable to all ticket prices. Tickets may be purchased in person at any Drayton Entertainment Box Office, by calling the Box Office at 519-621-8000 or toll free at 1-855-drayton (372-9866), or online at

Learn more about upcoming Drayton Entertainment Performances in the video below.

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Disney on Ice - Let's Celebrate in Toronto with Discount Code M1MS22 and Giveaway Info

 We'll start with the Disclaimer - Yes, I was gifted tickets for this but this just means I'm able to give away tickets too! Enter the contest at the end of this post.     

As many of my readers know, I am a huge fan of Disney on Ice Shows but I had no idea that they have been happening for 40 Years! Now that is something to celebrate, and I cannot wait until Disney on Ice Presents - Let's Celebrate arrives in Toronto this summer!  What makes it even more of a celebration is I am able to provide you with a Discount Code for 20% off tickets (and possibly a chance to win some tickets too). 

Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate party when Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate skates into your hometown with more than 50 unforgettable Disney characters. Hosted by Mickey and Minnie, go on an adventure through 14 of the greatest Disney stories ever told. Sing along with Olaf as he dreams of summer and dance with Aladdin as he stays “one jump ahead” in Agrabah. Share Forky’s wonder as he learns what it means to be a toy and forget your worries with Timon and Pumbaa. Dream big with the courageous Disney Princesses and much more as you create new memories with your whole family at Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate.

Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! is playing in Toronto August 30-September 2 for 7 performances at Scotiabank Arena.

Disney on Ice Toronto Info - USE CODE M1MS22  to save 20% (use the UNLOCK button to enter the code see below)
Tuesday, August 30    7pm
Wednesday, August 31   3pm & 7pm 
Thursday, September 1  3pm & 7pm 
Friday, September 2    10am & 2pm      

WHERE:  Scotiabank Arena – 40 Bay Street, Toronto, ON  

TICKETS:  Family friendly ticket pricing available – tickets can be purchased online at  or in-person at the venue box office. *Ticket pricing is subject to change based on market demand.  

Order your discount tickets with these steps

2. Select the Date and Time you want to attend a hit the SEE TICKET button on the right side of the screen
3. On the next screen in the top right corner from the drop-down menu, select the number of tickets you are are ordering
4. On the seating chart, click the section and the seats you want
4. Now at the top right click the UNLOCK BUTTON (beside the drop-down menu for the number of seats)
5. In the box, type in the code M1MS22 and click UNLOCK
6. The tickets are now discounted by 20% (for example the $31 tickets will be discounted to $27)
-not valid for premium seats
Please note taxes and fees are extra 

Enter to Win
I am so thrilled that I get to see  Disney on Ice - Let's Celebrate and I hope you are as well.  Enter the Rafflecopter contest below for a chance to win a Four Pack of Tickets to the August 30th show! (it is best to login to your Google Account to leave a comment on this blog).
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Tuesday, July 5, 2022

The Bad Guys are a Good Time - Review and Giveaway

We'll start with the Disclaimer - Yes, I did receive a copy for review, but this just means I'm able to give away the film as a prize too! Enter the contest at the end of this post.     

I love a good heist movie. There is always more to it than the heist. For me, a good heist film involves suspense, plot twists, action and hilarious one-liners. All of these elements can be found in the latest Dreamworks animated film The Bad Guys. In The Bad Guys, the characters are lifted from the Scholastic Kids Book Series and have been stylized for the screen. The film takes you on a wild ride where The Bad Guys crew goes from bad to good so they can stay bad, or so they say.  The movie keeps you guessing and you never know which side any of the characters truly are on.


I think this film will be fun to watch with the whole family. It goes from cool to chaotic, with great messages mixed in about friendship, trust and how you should never judge a book by its cover. 

After a lifetime of legendary heists, notorious criminals Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Shark and Ms. Tarantula are finally caught. To avoid a prison sentence, the animal outlaws must pull off their most challenging con yet -- becoming model citizens. Under the tutelage of their mentor, Professor Marmalade, the dubious gang sets out to fool the world that they're turning good.

Available on Digital July 5th, 2022. Own it on DVD, Blu-Ray and 4K on July 19th, 2022 

For more information visit these links

Twitter: @DreamWorks
Instagram: @BadGuysMovie or see #TheBadGuysMovie hashtag

Enter to Win
To celebrate the release of The Bad Guys, we are giving away a digital code for the film. Enter the rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win