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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 develop self-confidence through the Shaw Festival’s theatre program for youth.

Conducted by members of the Shaw Festival’s ensemble, this engaging and interactive program will be held every Saturday at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake beginning October 15 until December 17. Class level, times and pricing (pre-taxed) are as follows:

  • Junior Company I (Grades 3 – 4): 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., $220.00
  • Junior Company II (Grades 5 – 6): 10 a.m. – 11:30am, $220.00
  • Intermediate Company (Grades 7 – 8): 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., $220.00
  • Senior Company (Grades 9 – 10): 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., $260.00
  • Musical Theatre (Grades 11-12): 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., $260.00.

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 Group Sales and Special Ticketing Office at 1-800-511-7429 (local 905-468-2172).

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

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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 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
odette@shawfest.com     

Jenniffer Anand
Public Relations Coordinator
905-468-2153 or 1-800-657-1106 ext. 2224
janand@shawfest.com

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