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Archive for April, 2012

 

Shaw Festival receives boost to its fundraising efforts

Federal government encouraging private-sector donations by matching support to Festival’s endowment foundation
Media Release #8
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, April 27, 2012… The Shaw Festival, through its Shaw Festival Theatre Endowment Foundation, will receive a boost to its fundraising efforts thanks to the Endowment Incentives component of the Canada Cultural Investment Fund. The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Member of [...]

Githa Sowerby gem A Man and Some Women begins previews today

“I’ve kept you because you’re women. I’ve held my tongue because you’re women. I bully you?
You’re the bullies.”

Media Release #7
 
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, April 27, 2012 . . . A Man and Some Women, the bold portrayal of family dynamics from the writer of The Stepmother and Rutherford & Son, previews today at the Court House Theatre.

Shaw’s sassy Misalliance gets the Swinging Sixties treatment

“Oh home! parents! family! duty! How I loathe them! How I’d like to see them all blown to bits!”
Media Release #6 
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, April 19, 2012 . . . Misalliance, Bernard Shaw’s cheeky social examination of Darwin’s idea of Natural Selection and familial affiliations, previews today at the Royal George Theatre. 

2012 Shaw Boxing Evening

Annual boxing bout now in its 27th year
Media Release #5
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, April 13, 2012 . . .The sound of the boxing bell will once again draw crowds to the Canadian Room at Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York when Shaw Festival Board of Governors Chair Gary M. Comerford and Shaw Festival Boxing Evening Chair Robert C. [...]

Rhythms of Ragtime herald the start of Shaw’s 2012 season

“It was the music of something beginning, an era exploding, a century spinning …”
Media Release #4
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, April 11, 2012 . . . The Shaw Festival embarks on the first season of its next 50 years by proudly initiating a provocative conversation through the Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime. Based on E.L. Doctorow’s novel of the [...]