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Ten week theatre program for young thespians to start on October 2 at one of North America’s most celebrated repertory theatres

Media Release #23

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, September 8, 2010. . .Budding actors in grades 3 to 12 can discover the exciting world of theatre through the Shaw Festival’s ten-week theatre program for young people beginning Saturday, October 2, 2010.

Conducted by members of the Shaw Festival’s ensemble, this engaging and interactive program is designed to complement the student’s already existing classroom experience, while encouraging the discovery of new theatrical skills, exploration of inner creativity and development of self-confidence. 

Classes will be held every Saturday at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake beginning October 2 until December 11. Class level, times and pricing (pre-taxed) are as follows:

  • Junior Company I (Grades 3 – 4): 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., $195.00
  • Junior Company II (Grades 5 – 6): 10 a.m. – 11:30am, $195.00
  • Intermediate Company (Grades 7 – 8): 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., $195.00
  • Senior Company (Grades 9 – 10): 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., $236.00
  • Musical Theatre (Grades 11-12): 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., $236.00.

 For more information, please visit www.shawfest.com/theatreschool or contact Suzanne Merriam at 1-800-657-1106 (local 905-468-2153) x 2265.  To register, please call the Box Office at 1-800-511-7429 (local 905-468-2172).

 The Shaw Theatre School for Young People is part of the Slaight Family Academy.


In the spirit of Bernard Shaw, the Shaw Festival provokes the mind and stirs the soul through a theatre experience so compelling that, year after year, ever-broadening groups of artists, audiences and supporters are drawn to our work in Niagara-on-the-Lake and beyond.

Please visit our website at http://www.shawfest.com/news for other Shaw Festival media releases. For more information, members of the media may contact:

Odette Yazbeck
Public Relations Director
(905) 468-2153 or 1-800-657-1106 ext. 2222

Jenniffer Anand
Public Relations Coordinator
(905) 468-2153 or 1-800-657-1106 ext. 2224

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