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Shaw Festival’s production of groundbreaking Cabaret now in previews

- Glittering new version of the award-winning musical on stage at Festival Theatre -

Newsroom Post #3

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (April 11, 2014) — Willkommen! Bienvenue! Welcome! It’s time to leave your troubles outside! The Shaw Festival’s production of the Tony Award-winning musical Cabaret is now in previews at the Festival Theatre. Under the direction of Peter Hinton, this hard-hitting production of Cabaret offers a new take on the iconic musical. The Shaw’s renowned acting Ensemble brings the decadent and dangerous Weimar Republic to life, with a creative team that includes musical direction by Paul Sportelli and choreography by Denise Clarke, set design by Michael Gianfrancesco, costume design by Judith Bowden, lighting design by Bonnie Beecher and sound design by John Lott. Read the rest of this entry »

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The curtain rises on Shaw Festival’s 53rd season with previews of Arms and The Man

- Popular Shaw work the first of two featured in 2014 playbill -

Newsroom Post #2

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (April 4, 2014) — The Shaw Festival 2014 season starts today with previews of Bernard Shaw’s Arms and The Man at the Royal George Theatre. Director Morris Panych returns to direct Shaw’s popular comedy about war and marriage and the many myths that surround them both. Longtime collaborators, set designer Ken MacDonald and costume designer Charlotte Dean, once again work their visual artistry. Lighting is designed by Jason Hand and original music composed by Ryan deSouza. Read the rest of this entry »

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Shaw Extends Contract of Artistic Director, Looks to the Future

Media Release #6

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (March 25, 2014) – The Board of Governors of the Shaw Festival announced today that it has extended the contract of Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell through to the end of the 2016 season.

Part of a succession plan proposed by Ms. Maxwell and unanimously accepted by the Board at its March 21, 2014 meeting, this contract renewal means that Ms. Maxwell will program the 2015 and 2016 seasons, while she and a committee of the Board work towards identifying and selecting a successor. Ms. Maxwell will also assist in planning the 2017 season to ensure a seamless transition. Read the rest of this entry »

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2014 recipient of third annual Gina Wilkinson Prize announced

Media Release #5

- Christine Brubaker of Toronto chosen from list of 22 accomplished nominees -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (March 10, 2014) — The committee of the Gina Wilkinson Prize is pleased to announce that Christine Brubaker of Toronto, Ontario is this year’s prize recipient. The announcement came on March 10 — Gina’s birthday. Ms. Brubaker was chosen from a list of 22 nominees from across Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

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Shaw Festival’s sold-out Arcadia part of Mirvish Productions’ 2014-2015 subscription season

Media Bulletin #5

- Original Niagara cast to appear in the Toronto production -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (March 3, 2014) — The Shaw Festival is pleased to announce its sold-out production of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia will be part of Mirvish Productions’ 2014-15 subscription season. This multilayered masterpiece will play at Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre from November 4 to December 14, 2014. The production was hailed by Robert Crew of the Toronto Star as “an intellectual workout of the highest order, but one that leaves you exhilarated”, and showcases some of the Festival’s most gifted actors. Read the rest of this entry »

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Short list for the annual Gina Wilkinson Prize announced

- 2014 nominees chosen from impressive list of female theatre artists from across Canada -

Media Release #4

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (March 3, 2014) — The committee for the 2014 Gina Wilkinson Prize is pleased to announce the short list of nominees for the third annual prize: Christine Brubaker, Charlotte Gowdy, Elizabeth Saunders and Dayna Tekatch. Read the rest of this entry »

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Countdown to Shaw Festival’s 2014 season begins this week

- Cabaret first show in rehearsals -

Newsroom Post #1

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (February 11, 2014) — The return of Ensemble members from across Canada to Niagara-on-the-Lake begins the countdown to a new Shaw Festival season. This week, rehearsals begin for the Masteroff/Kander/Ebb musical Cabaret; next week actors head to the rehearsal hall for Bernard Shaw’s Arms and The Man; and on March 3, rehearsals start for St. John Hankin’s The Charity that Began at Home. Preview performances of these shows begin in April. Read the rest of this entry »

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Shaw Festival reports surplus for 2013 season at Annual General Meeting

- Last season’s fiscal and artistic accomplishments celebrated -

Media Release #3

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (January 31, 2014)Shaw Festival Theatre Canada held its Annual General Meeting for the 2013 season on Friday, January 31, 2014 in the lobby of the Festival Theatre. Chair Andrew M. Pringle welcomed members of the Shaw Festival Board of Governors along with staff, supporters and friends who gathered to celebrate the impressive artistic and financial results of the 2013 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Shaw Festival thanks retiring Board of Governors members; welcomes new ones

Media Release #2

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (January 31, 2014) — The Shaw Festival today announced the appointment of four new members to its bi-national Board of Governors at its Annual General Meeting. Read the rest of this entry »

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Shaw Festival Film Series fundraiser features A Royal Affair

- Changes to January 25 and February 1 programs: Philomena and Nebraska confirmed -

Media Bulletin #2

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (January 23, 2014) — The Shaw Festival today announced details about their special fundraising event that includes a post-show reception featuring food, wine and decor inspired by Nikolaj Arcel’s Oscar-nominated film A Royal Affair on Saturday, February 22 at 7 p.m. The evening begins with a screening of the acclaimed historical drama in The Shaw’s Festival Theatre, with the reception to follow in the Macdonald Heaslip Lounge. Tickets are $85 (film and reception) and $25 (film only). Funds raised will go towards upgrading film projection equipment. Read the rest of this entry »

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