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Archive for June, 2011


Save the date: Shaw Festival plans fun-filled 50th reunion for August 1st

Media Bulletin #6
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, June 22, 2011 . . Have you ever worked or volunteered at The Shaw? Pack a picnic lunch, bring your families and come celebrate this momentous season at The Shaw’s 50th Reunion Day on August 1, 2011 between 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the Festival Theatre grounds. This is a [...]

J.M. Barrie’s The Admirable Crichton begins previews today at The Shaw

“There must always, my lady, be one to command and others to obey” 
Media Release #20
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, June 22, 2011… J.M. Barrie’s fantastical fable, The Admirable Crichton, begins previews today at The Shaw’s Festival Theatre.

Healey revitalization of Shaw’s On the Rocks now in previews at the Shaw Festival

“So much for the carrot. Here comes the stick.”

Media Release #19
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, June 15, 2011… Contemporary playwright Michael Healey’s reworking of Bernard Shaw’s political comedy On the Rocks, the first in the Festival’s new program that re-examines Shaw’s later, more complex plays, began previews yesterday at the Court House Theatre.

Original cast recording of Maria Severa now available

CD’s release coincides with the annual Canada-Portugal day celebrations on June 10
Media Release #18
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, June 9, 2011 . . .The original cast recording of the new musical Maria Severa is now available at Bernard’s, the Shaw Festival’s gift shop, and online at www.shawfest.com. Maria Severa will have its world premiere on August 5 at the [...]

Previews of the Shaw Festival’s lunchtime comedy The President begin tomorrow

“It must be very wonderful, sir, to have almost all mankind at your disposal.”
Media Release #17
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, June 2, 2011… The President, the fast-paced mad-cap comedy hit of the 2008 season, begins previews tomorrow at the Royal George Theatre. Written by Ferenc Molnár and adapted by Morwyn Brebner, the delightful lunchtime returns with many of [...]