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The Shaw Festival’s sold-out production of A Christmas Carol previews November 15

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (November 14, 2017) — The Shaw Festival’s inaugural production of A Christmas Carol starts its sold-out run Wednesday, November 15 at the Royal George Theatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Directed and adapted by Artistic Director Tim Carroll, this new version of the Dickens holiday classic is brought to life through puppetry, music, dance and a dash of theatre magic. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Shaw Festival receives three million dollar donation from Tim and Frances Price to launch the Andy Pringle Creative Reserve

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (November 8, 2017) — The Shaw Festival announces the receipt of a three million dollar gift from Tim and Frances Price to jumpstart the creation of the Andy Pringle Creative Reserve. Named in honour of the Shaw Festival’s previous board chair, the Andy Pringle Creative Reserve will allow Artistic Director Tim Carroll and his successors to take artistic risk and experiment with ideas that might be otherwise hampered by a lack of investment capital. The Price’s initial donation will permanently endow 2.5 million dollars in the Andy Pringle Creative Reserve while also supporting programming in the current and future seasons. Shaw Festival board member Jaime Watt will chair a campaign to secure additional donations to grow this fund over the coming year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Artistic Director Tim Carroll announces casting for the 2018 Shaw Festival

- Tickets go on sale to Friends of The Shaw on November 4 and the public December 9 -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (November 2, 2017) — Artistic Director Tim Carroll announces the Shaw Festival’s 2018 ensemble. This season’s 56 actors will take to the stage in 14 productions, plus numerous Secret Theatre experiences. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why Not Theatre partners with Shaw Festival for epic production of the Mahabharata

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (October 31, 2017)Why Not Theatre, in partnership with the Shaw Festival, embarks on a new international collaboration adapting the ancient Indian epic the Mahabharata. Read the rest of this entry »

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Shhh … It’s A Secret

- A group of Shaw patrons are now in the know -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (October 1, 2017) — An audience gathered this morning in Niagara-on-the-Lake for the final Secret Theatre experience of the season. Under the direction of Ben Sanders, a cast featuring Benedict Campbell, Diana Donnelly, Patrick Galligan, Jeff Meadows, Peter Millard, Gray Powell, PJ Prudat, Graeme Somerville and Sara Topham delighted a small audience with a morning of theatre. Read the rest of this entry »

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Michael Therriault stars as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol at the Shaw Festival

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (September 27, 2017) — Christmas arrives in Niagara-on-the-Lake on November 15 with the first preview of Charles Dickens’s classic A Christmas Carol at the Royal George Theatre. Adapted for the stage and helmed by Artistic Director Tim Carroll, the Shaw Festival’s production stars Michael Therriault as Scrooge, the miser who humbugs the holidays. Read the rest of this entry »

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Shhh … It’s a Secret

- A group of Shaw patrons are now in the know -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (September 1, 2017) — An audience gathered today in Niagara-on-the-Lake to witness the most recent Secret Theatre event. Under the direction of Martin Happer, a cast featuring Ryan Cunningham, Marion Day, Rebecca Gibian, Kiera Sangster, Sanjay Talwar, Samantha Walkes, Kelly Wong and Jenny L. Wright delighted a small audience with an evening of theatre. Read the rest of this entry »

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Shhh … It’s a Secret

- A group of Shaw patrons are now in the know -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (August 24, 2017) — Tonight, a Shaw Festival audience got a sneak peek at a new project created by Paul Sportelli and Jay Turvey. The latest edition of Secret Theatre featured the talents of Andrew Broderick, Jeff Irving, Vanessa Sears and Jacqueline Thair in a rehearsal hall at the Festival Theatre. Read the rest of this entry »

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Shaw Festival Announces 2018 Season

- Season includes expanded use of the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (August 23, 2017) — Artistic Director Tim Carroll and the Shaw Festival reveal the complete playbill for the 2018 season. Having introduced Festival patrons to Two-Way Theatre in 2017, the Shaw Festival will continue to invite the audience into the creative process, giving them a real voice in the theatre experience.

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Stephen Fry’s Mythos: A Trilogy – Gods. Heroes. Men. makes world premiere at the 2018 Shaw Festival

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (August 17, 2017) — During a visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake earlier this year, world renowned actor, comedian and renaissance man Stephen Fry hinted that he’d return to the Shaw Festival in 2018. Tim Carroll, Artistic Director of The Shaw, will direct Mr. Fry in the world premiere of Mythos: A Trilogy – Gods. Heroes. Men. on the Festival Stage as part of the 2018 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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