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Executive Director Elaine Calder to retire from the Shaw Festival in September 2015

- Veteran arts executive to retire after 30-year career –
Media Release #19
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (September 12, 2014) — Executive Director Elaine Calder announced to the Shaw Festival company today that she will be retiring towards the end of the 2015 season and moving to her new home in Victoria, B.C. to be closer to her [...]

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 [...]

Shaw Festival adds two extra shows of When We Are Married to meet demand

- J.B. Priestley comedy still set to close October 26 -
Media Release #16
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (August 14, 2014) — Due to popular demand, two additional performances of the J.B. Priestley comic play When We Are Married have been scheduled. Tickets for the newly added performance dates are now on sale and can be purchased at www.shawfest.com [...]

Shaw Festival reveals 2015 playbill

- World, Canadian and Festival premieres highlight season -
Media Release #15
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (August 2, 2014) — The Shaw Festival today announced the 2015 season playbill. The Shaw’s 54th season features 11 productions including the re-envisioning of two enduring Shaw comedies and two newly commissioned Canadian works.
The 2015 season will feature Sweet Charity, Pygmalion, Light Up [...]

Juno and the Paycock and The Mountaintop officially open at The Shaw

Media Release #14
-      Two powerful and provocative works make Shaw Festival debut this weekend   -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 25, 2014) — Shaw Festival supporters and company members will gather tonight and Saturday evening to celebrate the official openings of Sean O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock and Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop. After Saturday evening’s performance, all 10 [...]

Shaw Speakers Series takes audiences Beyond the Stage

- Margaret MacMillan and Paul Gross headline first weekend event exploring WWI -
Media Release #13

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 17, 2014) — The Shaw Festival opens their stages to brilliant guest speakers and artists whose insights go Beyond the Stage and demonstrate new ways of seeing and thinking about the world through literature, theatre [...]

Edward Bond’s The Sea first of three shows to officially open this weekend

- July opening weekend culminates with new production of Shaw’s The Philanderer –

Media Release #12

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 11, 2014) — The Shaw Festival celebrates the official openings of three more productions beginning Friday evening at the Court House Theatre with The Sea, a provocative mix of drama and comedy by Edward Bond. [...]

What good is sitting alone in your room? Come sing away to Cabaret!

– Aspiring singers are willkommen to show off their vocal flair in this year’s singing challenge –
Media Release #11

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 9, 2014) — The Shaw Festival invites amateur singers to belt it out like they’re headlining at the famous Kit Kat Klub. The world-renowned Niagara-on-the-Lake repertory theatre company is once again inviting Ontario [...]

Jackie Maxwell and company members nominated for Dora, Sterling and Jessie Awards

- Maxwell-directed London Road receives 11 Dora nominations; ties with Mirvishes’ Les Miz -
Media Release #10
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (June 12, 2014) — The Shaw Festival extends its congratulations to artistic director Jackie Maxwell, nominated for Outstanding Direction, Musical Theatre/Opera Division for the Canadian Stage production of London Road, and current company members on their recent Dora [...]

Two comedies about love and marriage officially open at the Shaw Festival starting Friday

- When We Are Married kicks off June openings, followed by The Philadelphia Story -
Media Release #9
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (June 6, 2014) — The Shaw Festival officially opens two productions centred on love and marriage beginning tonight at the Royal George Theatre with When We Are Married, the J.B. Priestley comic take-down of English middle class [...]