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Cabaret singing contest winner announced

- Song choice beloved by winner –

Media Release #18

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (August 21, 2014) — The Shaw Festival is pleased to announce the winner of the Sing Away to Cabaret contest. Alisha Ruiss wowed the esteemed panel of judges — Deborah Hay and Juan Chioran, the Shaw Festival’s own Sally Bowles and Emcee; Shaw Festival Music Director Paul Sportelli and Jazz FM’s Heather Bambrick — with her rendition of Cabaret.

“I love every solo Sally Bowles has but I particularly love the song because in it Sally defies the reality around her even as her illusions are beginning to crumble,” said Ms. Ruiss, referring to her song choice.

To view all entries of the Sing Away to Cabaret contest, visit the Shaw Festival’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/TheShawFestival.

Ms. Ruiss will receive the following prize package:

  • · two (2) Platinum tickets to a performance of Cabaret at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake during the 2014 season;
  • · the new Broadway cast recording of Cabaret (CD);
  • · an opportunity to meet the cast of Cabaret;
  • · Shaw Festival swag bag from The Shawp including the Cabaret souvenir programme;
  • · hotel accommodation (one room, based on double occupancy, including breakfast) for one (1) night in Niagara-on-the-Lake at a one of three Vintage Hotels; and a
  • · Yamaha Audio System (TSX-112).

The total approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is $940 CDN.

The Shaw Festival’s 2014 season began April 4 runs until October 26 and features 10 productions presented on the Festival’s four Niagara-on-the-Lake stages. For more information on our 2014 season, performance schedule and ticket information, please visit www.shawfest.com or call 1-800-511-SHAW.

Sing Away to Cabaret is sponsored by JAZZ.FM91 and generously supported by Yamaha Canada Music Ltd. and Vintage Hotels.

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