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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 [...]

Shaw Festival’s 53rd season officially opens with a Shaw comedy and celebration

– Season to be fêted during opening night festivities –
Media Release #8

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (May 9, 2014) —Arms and The Man by Bernard Shaw, directed by Morris Panych, officially opens the 2014 Shaw Festival season on Friday, May 9 at the Royal George Theatre. The celebrations continue Saturday, May 10 with a double-bill of [...]

The secret gardens of Niagara-on-the-Lake revealed for one day

-   Shaw Festival Guild’s popular annual event to feature varied landscape designs –
Media Release #7

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (April 21, 2014) — The ninth annual Shaw Guild’s Garden Tour will take place on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the charming Old Town area of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Seven magnificent gardens will [...]

Shaw Extends Contract of Artistic Director, Looks to the Future

Media Release #6
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (March 25, 2014) – The Board of Governors of the Shaw Festival announced today that it has extended the contract of Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell through to the end of the 2016 season.
Part of a succession plan proposed by Ms. Maxwell and unanimously accepted by the Board at its March 21, [...]

2014 recipient of third annual Gina Wilkinson Prize announced

Media Release #5
- Christine Brubaker of Toronto chosen from list of 22 accomplished nominees -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (March 10, 2014) — The committee of the Gina Wilkinson Prize is pleased to announce that Christine Brubaker of Toronto, Ontario is this year’s prize recipient. The announcement came on March 10 — Gina’s birthday. Ms. Brubaker was [...]