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Shaw Festival Box Office opens for 52nd season ticket sales

Early ordering pricing in effect until January 31, 2013 for new season of entertaining and provocative stories

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, January 7, 2013 . . . Tickets to the Shaw Festival’s season of eleven compelling productions go on sale online, by fax or by mail to the general public on January 9, 2013. Telephone lines open and in person sales begin January 12. Early ordering prices are in effect until the end of the month.

The Shaw Festival’s 52nd season begins April 3, 2013, runs until October 27, 2013 and features ten productions on the Festival’s four Niagara-on-the-Lake stages. This season features a potent and diverse mix of plays from the past and present — Major Barbara, one of Shaw’s wittiest and most provocative plays; the “greatest of all American musicals” Guys and Dolls; Oscar Wilde’s bitingly satirical Lady Windermere’s Fan; and the timelessly beautiful Enchanted April.  There’s also the world premiere of Peace in our Time: A Comedy (adapted from Shaw’s Geneva); the Tony-award winning musical The Light in the Piazza; Trifles, a Lunchtime presentation of two one-act plays; the social comedy Our Betters; Brian Friel’s compelling Faith Healer and Arcadia, the Tom Stoppard contemporary Shavian masterpiece.

The Shaw Festival also offers a variety of ‘beyond-the-stage’ activities that include backstage tours, a Guys and Dolls Sing-Along, pre-performance events, teen workshops and creative workshops, as well as three and four-day full theatrical immersion seminars.

The Shaw has customized pricing for students, seniors and those under 30. Patrons can access this special pricing throughout the 2013 season. Early ordering savings are also available for those who purchase tickets by January 31, 2013. All patrons purchasing tickets in January will receive complimentary wine tasting vouchers from Peller Estates and Trius Winery at Hillebrand – a $28 value per couple.

Ticket information and brochures can be obtained through the Shaw Festival Box Office or website:

  • Toll free in North America: 1-800-511-7429
  • Local: (905) 468-2172
  • Fax: (905) 468-3804
  • Internet: www.shawfest.com
  • Mail: Shaw Festival, Box 774, Niagara-on-the-Lake ON L0S 1J0

The Festival Theatre Box Office and Bernard’s, the Shaw Festival Shop, are located at 10 Queen’s Parade in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

The Festival Theatre Box Office will be open Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with special Sunday hours on January 6, 13 and 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The Box Office will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. beginning April 13.

The Shaw Festival acknowledges the generous support of the following partners for the 2013 season:

Major Supporter
The Slaight Family Academy – The Slaight Family Foundation

Production Sponsors
ArcadiaParadigm Capital Inc.
Guys and Dolls TD Bank Group
TriflesVintage Hotels

Program Sponsors
Education Partner – Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life
Emerging Artists Program – RBC Emerging Artists Project
Theatre for All Program – Sun Life Financial

Media and Product Sponsors
The New AM 740
The New Classical 96.3 FM
Toronto Star
Peller Estates Winery
Trius Winery at Hillebrand

The Shaw is also generously supported by the Government of Canada, through the Canada Council, the Province of Ontario, through the Ontario Arts Council and the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

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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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