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Archive for July, 2013

 

Celebrated composer & lyricist Adam Guettel makes rare appearance at The Shaw

—    Guettel speaks candidly with Shaw Festival Music Director August 9  —

Media Release #26
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 31, 2013) – The Shaw Festival hosts Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist Adam Guettel in conversation with Shaw Festival Music Director Paul Sportelli on Friday, August 9 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Court House Theatre. This [...]

The Shaw receives accessibility funding from the Government of Canada

Media Bulletin #11
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 27, 2013 . . . People with disabilities living in and visiting Niagara will soon benefit from improved accessibility at places like the Shaw Festival as a result of funding from the Government of Canada. The announcement was made Friday by the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., Member of Parliament [...]

The Shaw announces Festival Theatre’s 2014 playbill

— Festival main stage currently experiencing a hat-trick of audience and critically favoured productions —
Media Release #25
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 25, 2013 . . . With three acclaimed and popular productions currently playing on its Festival Stage, the Shaw Festival today announced how it intends to repeat the hat-trick in 2014.

Shaw Festival’s sold-out production of Arcadia now in previews

“We’re better at predicting events at the edge of the galaxy or inside the nucleus of an atom than whether it’ll rain on auntie’s garden party three Sundays from now.”
Media Release #24
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 19, 2013 . . . The Shaw Festival is pleased to announce its production of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia is [...]

Shaw Festival takes centre stage in new PBS documentary

Media Release #23
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 9, 2013 . . . The Shaw Festival pulls back the curtain and offers viewers a behind-the-scenes glimpse in The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain. The new PBS documentary is scheduled for broadcast nationwide on PBS stations (check local listings) and locally on WNED-TV Buffalo/Toronto, Friday, July 19 at 9:00 [...]

And the winner is … Shaw Festival finds Ontario’s next great crooner

Media Release #22
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 5, 2013 . . . The Shaw Festival is pleased to announce the winner of the Luck Be a Crooner Tonight contest. Jessica Wilson from Welland, Ontario, wowed the esteemed panel of judges — The Shaw’s Music Director Paul Sportelli, Jazz FM’s Heather Bambrick, and internationally renowned Yamaha Canada Music [...]

The Light in the Piazza begins previews this evening at the Shaw Festival

“Someone could be looking for a someone like you.”
Media Release #21
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 4, 2013 . . . The sights and sounds of love come alive in The Shaw’s production of the Tony-award-winning musical The Light in the Piazza. Director Jay Turvey reunites with the creative team from last season’s Trouble in Tahiti and [...]