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Shaw Theatre Festival Announces 2010 Principal Casting and Creative Teams

Media Release #30
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, November 25, 2009 … Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell announced today the principal casting and creative teams for the Shaw Theatre Festival’s 2010 season.  The season runs from April 1 to October 31 on the Festival’s four Niagara-on-the-Lake stages and feature ten productions, as well as the popular reading series of contemporary [...]

Shaw Festival 48th Season Closes

Media Release #29
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, November 5, 2009 . . . The Shaw Festival’s 48th season closed on November 1, and Executive Director Colleen Blake today released the attendance results for the 2009 season. With a turbulent 2008 winter, the Shaw Festival began rehearsals in March at 20% behind the year-to-date sales target. However as soon [...]

The Shaw Festival Announces 2010 Season

Media Release #28

Bernard Shaw once wrote: “When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.”  Reflecting on this quote, Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell acknowledged; “From the wit of Wilde, the gentle comedy of Chekhov to the barbed banter of Shaw and the cutting satire of Churchill, the Shaw Festival’s 2010 Season is infused [...]

The Shaw Theatre Festival receives a $2.5 million bequest from philanthropist Mona Campbell

Media Release #14
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, June 9, 2009….The Shaw Festival is pleased to announce a remarkable $2.5 million bequest from long time patron and supporter Mona Campbell who passed away in 2008.

Slaight Family Makes $5 Million Gift to Shaw Festival Academy

Media Release #13
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 21, 2009…The Shaw Festival is thrilled to announce the establishment of The Slaight Family Academy at the Shaw Festival. A transformational gift of $5 million from the Slaight Family will endow The Academy and sustain it long into the future.

Ontario Government Invests in the Shaw Theatre Festival

Funding to benefit entire Niagara Region and its tourist industry
Media Release #11
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 20, 2009…The Shaw Festival’s marketing initiatives received a boost today with an $800,000 investment from the Ontario Government.  Not only will the funding enhance The Shaw’s marketing strategies, it will also support the creation of new tourism experiences that will benefit the [...]

Garson Kanin’s social comedy Born Yesterday previews at the Shaw Festival Theatre

Media Release #10
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 5, 2009…One of the most popular and longest running postwar comedies in American theatre, Garson Kanin’s classic comedy Born Yesterday, began preview performances today at the Shaw Festival Theatre.

The Shaw Festival previews Eugene O’Neill’s A Moon for the Misbegotten

Media Release #9
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 1, 2009…Eugene O’Neill’s bittersweet love story A Moon for the Misbegotten began preview performances on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at the Court House Theatre.

The Shaw Festival receives $2.1 million in funding support from the Government of Canada

Media Release #8
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, April 27, 2009…Colleen Blake, Executive Director of the Shaw Festival, announced today that the theatre festival is receiving $2,131,860 million in funding through the Marquee Tourism Events Program (MTEP).

Previews begin for Shavian Restoration comedy In Good King Charles’s Golden Days

Media Release #7
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, April 17, 2009… Preview performances of In Good King Charles’s Golden Days, George Bernard Shaw’s Restoration romp begin today, Friday, April 17, 2009, at the Royal George Theatre.