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Cabaret singing contest winner announced

For Immediate Release Media Release #18

Shaw Festival Sing Away to Cabaret contest winner announced

- Song choice beloved by winner -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (August 21, 2014) — The Shaw Festival is pleased to announce the winner of the Sing Away to Cabaret contest. Alisha Ruiss wowed the esteemed panel of judges — Deborah Hay and Juan Chioran, the Shaw Festival’s own Sally Bowles and Emcee; Shaw Festival Music Director Paul Sportelli and Jazz FM’s Heather Bambrickwith her rendition of Cabaret.

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Shaw Festival adds two extra shows of When We Are Married to meet demand

- J.B. Priestley comedy still set to close October 26 -

Media Release #16

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (August 14, 2014) — Due to popular demand, two additional performances of the J.B. Priestley comic play When We Are Married have been scheduled. Tickets for the newly added performance dates are now on sale and can be purchased at www.shawfest.com or by calling 1-800-511-SHAW (7429). Don’t miss one of “the funniest and among the most enduring plays that J.B. Priestley wrote” (Telegraph) or see it again before it closes on Sunday, October 26 because the second time around is always sweeter.

The newly added performance dates/times are as follows:

  • Sunday, September 28, 2014, 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8 p.m.

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Shaw Festival reveals 2015 playbill

- World, Canadian and Festival premieres highlight season -

Media Release #15

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (August 2, 2014) — The Shaw Festival today announced the 2015 season playbill. The Shaw’s 54th season features 11 productions including the re-envisioning of two enduring Shaw comedies and two newly commissioned Canadian works.

The 2015 season will feature Sweet Charity, Pygmalion, Light Up the Sky, Peter and the Starcatcher, You Never Can Tell, The Divine, The Lady from the Sea, Top Girls, The Twelve- Pound Look, The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Socialism and Capitalism with a Key to the Scriptures (IHO) and The Next Whisky Bar – A Kurt Weill Cabaret. Read the rest of this entry »

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Juno and the Paycock and The Mountaintop officially open at The Shaw

Media Release #14

-      Two powerful and provocative works make Shaw Festival debut this weekend   -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 25, 2014) — Shaw Festival supporters and company members will gather tonight and Saturday evening to celebrate the official openings of Sean O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock and Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop. After Saturday evening’s performance, all 10 shows in the 2014 season will have officially opened and will run in repertory in The Shaw’s four Niagara-on-the-Lake theatres. Read the rest of this entry »

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Shaw Speakers Series takes audiences Beyond the Stage

- Margaret MacMillan and Paul Gross headline first weekend event exploring WWI -

Media Release #13

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 17, 2014) — The Shaw Festival opens their stages to brilliant guest speakers and artists whose insights go Beyond the Stage and demonstrate new ways of seeing and thinking about the world through literature, theatre and food.

The Speakers Series begins this weekend with The War to End All Wars?: Commemorating World War One featuring acclaimed historian Margaret MacMillan, author of Paris 1919, and actor/director/writer Paul Gross. The series continues with Thought for Food, a panel discussion led by celebrated food writer and cookbook author Lucy Waverman, on September 13 and At the Heart of the Matter with Lawrence Hill, insightful and accomplished author of the bestselling novel The Book of Negroes, on October 4. Read the rest of this entry »

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Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop makes Shaw Festival debut at Studio Theatre

Newsroom Post #11

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 16, 2014) The Mountaintop, Katori Hall’s powerful and provocative portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the eve of his assassination on April 4, 1968 begins previews today in The Shaw’s Studio Theatre. Presented in 2013 as part of The Shaw’s Reading Series, this season’s full production of The Mountaintop is directed by Philip Akin and features Kevin Hanchard as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Alana Hibbert as Camae. Read the rest of this entry »

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Edward Bond’s The Sea first of three shows to officially open this weekend

- July opening weekend culminates with new production of Shaw’s The Philanderer -

Media Release #12

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 11, 2014) — The Shaw Festival celebrates the official openings of three more productions beginning Friday evening at the Court House Theatre with The Sea, a provocative mix of drama and comedy by Edward Bond. The festivities continue on Saturday at the Court House Theatre with the opening of this season’s Lunchtime, A Lovely Sunday at Creve Coeur by Tennessee Williams; concluding later that evening at the Festival Theatre with the opening of a new production of Bernard Shaw’s The Philanderer. Read the rest of this entry »

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What good is sitting alone in your room? Come sing away to Cabaret!

– Aspiring singers are willkommen to show off their vocal flair in this year’s singing challenge –

Media Release #11

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 9, 2014) — The Shaw Festival invites amateur singers to belt it out like they’re headlining at the famous Kit Kat Klub. The world-renowned Niagara-on-the-Lake repertory theatre company is once again inviting Ontario singers over the age of 13 to upload a one-minute or less video of themselves singing their favourite song from the musical Cabaret. Read the rest of this entry »

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Shaw Festival gives back to community at annual cheque presentation

- Fifteen local groups benefited from this season’s town previews –

Media Bulletin #7

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 7, 2014) — Local Niagara-on-the-Lake charitable organizations once again benefited from the proceeds raised through the Shaw Festival’s Town Previews Program. Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell and Executive Director Elaine Calder hosted a cheque presentation on Friday, July 4, 2014 in The Shaw’s Festival Theatre Lobby. Read the rest of this entry »

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Revived lunchtime A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur in previews at Shaw Festival

- Tender one-act comic story of heartbreak and healing now on stage at Court House Theatre -

Newsroom Post #10

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 3, 2014) — The Shaw Festival brings Tennessee Williams’s forgotten one-act play A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur back to the stage. Directed by Blair Williams, this rarely seen comical charmer is peppered with Williams’s sharp and witty dialogue and features Kaylee Harwood, Deborah Hay, Kate Hennig and Julain Molnar. It began previews June 28 at the Court House Theatre. Read the rest of this entry »

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