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Popular ten week program for young theatre artists adds new sewing class for teens for 2012

Media Release #23

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, August 29, 2012. . . For ten weeks beginning Saturday, October 13, 2012, 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 School. New for 2012, sewing classes for teens in The Shaw’s wardrobe department!

Conducted by members of the Shaw Festival company, this engaging and interactive program will be held every Saturday at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake beginning October 13 through to December 15. Class level, times and pricing (taxes not included) 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 I (Grades 9 – 10): 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., $260.00
  • Senior Company II (Grades 11 – 12): 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., $260.00
  • Wardrobe 101 – Learn to Sew (Grades 9 – 12): 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., $260.00 (new for 2012).

 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 Box Office at 1-800-511-7429 (local 905-468-2172).

The Shaw Theatre School 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 additional information, please 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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