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Final curtain for Shaw Festival’s Ragtime coming up fast

Scheduled to close October 14; no extension for this season’s hottest ticket

Media Alert #1

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, September 28, 2012. . . The countdown to the closing of The Shaw’s Ragtime begins this weekend. With only 11 performances left and fewer than 900 tickets available, time is running out to experience the most buzzed about musical of the summer.

Ragtime sales to date have exceeded $5M and the production has played to 83% paid attendance at 101 performances. Reviews have described it as “a splendid gift for theatergoers” (Postmedia News), “powerful” (Niagara Falls Review), “enthralling” (Toronto Star), “flawless” (Buffalo News), “a strong, moving and full-throated production” (The Philadelphia Inquirer) and “an impressive pageant about America” (The Globe and Mail).

Remaining seats may be purchased online at www.shawfest.com, in person and over the phone at 1-800-511-7429 (local 905-468-2172).

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Please visit our website at www.shawfest.com/news  for other Shaw Festival media releases.

For additional information or to gain access to The Shaw’s image gallery, 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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