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Archive for September, 2011


Shaw Festival Executive Director to retire from The Shaw in early spring 2012

Media Release #33
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, September 26, 2011…After over 17 years as Executive Director, Colleen Blake will be leaving the Shaw Festival in early spring 2012.

Shaw Festival launches free mobile application

Release of mobile application another highlight of the Shaw Festival’s 50th season
Media Release #32
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, September 21, 2011…The Shaw Festival, the renowned Canadian theatre repertory company, is thrilled to announce the release of its new mobile application — another high point to celebrate during its 50th season. Co-developed by Discover Anywhere Mobile and The Shaw’s [...]

Annual Gina Wilkinson Prize established to benefit emerging female theatre directors

Media Release #31
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, September 21, 2011…Members of The Gina Wilkinson Prize jury are proud to announce the creation of an annual award benefiting emerging female directors and theatre artists looking to transition into the area of direction. The prize pays tribute to Canadian actor, playwright and director Gina Wilkinson and her unyielding dedication, vision [...]

Shaw Festival announces 2012 season

Media Release #30
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, September 20, 2011 . . . Looking ahead to the next 50 seasons of theatrical exploration, Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell officially announced the playbill for the Shaw Festival’s 51st season today.

Molly Smith helms two musicals wowing audiences in U.S. and Canada


My Fair Lady at the Shaw Festival and Rodgers And Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! at Arena Stage are simultaneously breaking records 

Media Release #29
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario/Washington, D.C., September 14, 2011…Artistic Director of Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theatre Molly Smith finds herself with two record-breaking shows in North America at the same time: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s [...]