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Shaw Festival 2013 ticket sales surpasses total ticket sales for 2012

– Arcadia most successful production in Studio Theatre’s history –

Media Release #30

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (September 16, 2013) – The Shaw Festival announced today that ticket sales for 2013 have outsold 2012 — revenues exceeding $15 million against last year’s $13.8 million — with 7 weeks still to go. Additionally, at the conclusion of its 30-performance run on September 7, The Shaw’s production of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia became the most successful production yet in the 5-year history of the Studio Theatre.

Tickets to Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell’s 2013 season are still on sale for performances through September and October, with Guys and Dolls closing on November 3.

Tickets to all remaining performances can be purchased by calling the Shaw Festival Box Office at 1-800-511-SHAW (7429) or online at shawfest.com.

Autumn is a perfect time to visit Niagara-on-the-Lake! Stay & Play packages are available — see a great play, stay in a great hotel and drink great wine for only $299. Call 1-800-361-6645 and quote “STAYPLAY” or visit vintage-hotels.com.

The Guys and Dolls extension to November 3 has been financially assisted by the Government of Ontario’s Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport through Celebrate Ontario and the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund.

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For more information, or to acquire images to accompany this release, members of the media may 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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