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Archive for August, 2011


Shaw Festival 50th season has much to celebrate including extensions of two productions

Media Release #28
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, August 30, 2011… The extension of two shows, record breaking sales for the landmark musical My Fair Lady and clear evidence that the plays of Bernard Shaw are still relevant to theatre-goers across Canada and the United States are just some of the reasons the Shaw Festival has cause to celebrate.

Andrew Bovell’s stirring generational epic makes Canadian premiere at The Shaw

Media Release #27
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, August 25, 2011…Andrew Bovell’s When the Rain Stops Falling, the final production of the Shaw Festival’s 50th season, will officially open and make its Canadian premiere this Friday at the Studio Theatre.

Registration for Shaw Theatre School now open

Ten week theatre program for young thespians to start October 15 at one of North America’s most celebrated repertory theatres

Media Release #26
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, August 23, 2011. . . For ten weeks beginning Saturday, October 15, 2011, budding performers from grades 3 to 12 will discover the exciting world of theatre, explore their inner creativity and [...]

Andrew Bovell’s compelling family saga begins previews tomorrow at The Shaw

“The past is a mystery. And yet, perhaps it will be easier to explain than the fish.”

Media Release #25
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, August 10, 2011…When the Rain Stops Falling, Andrew Bovell’s stirring generational story, begins previews Thursday at The Shaw’s Studio Theatre.
An apocalyptic torrent of rain. An unexpected phone call from an estranged son. A fish falls [...]

World and Canadian premieres highlight weekend openings at The Shaw

Media Release #24
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, August 4, 2011…The world premiere of the Jay Turvey/Paul Sportelli passionate musical Maria Severa and the Canadian premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks’ Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog officially open this weekend at the Shaw Festival.  Opening first on Friday evening at the Court House Theatre is Maria Severa, a tale based on the life [...]