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Learn to Sing Like the Pros at the Shaw Festival

Free interactive and fun workshop Sing Like the Pros! part of first-ever national Culture Days
Media Release #24
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, September 15, 2010. . .Are you a shower soprano? A bathroom bass or baritone? A timid tenor? Ever wondered if you could sing like the pros? The Shaw Festival invites all singers of all levels to take [...]

Shaw Theatre School for Young People Who Love Theatre

Ten week theatre program for young thespians to start on October 2 at one of North America’s most celebrated repertory theatres
Media Release #23
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, September 8, 2010. . .Budding actors in grades 3 to 12 can discover the exciting world of theatre through the Shaw Festival’s ten-week theatre program for young people beginning Saturday, October [...]

The Shaw Festival establishes Gabriel Pascal Memorial Fund

One of those extraordinary men who turn up occasionally – say once in a century – and may be called godsends in the arts to which they are devoted. ~ Bernard Shaw
Media Release #22
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, August 16, 2010….The Shaw Festival is thrilled to announce the establishment of the Gabriel Pascal Memorial Fund in honour of [...]

August openings feature Age of Arousal and Serious Money

Media Release #21
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, August 13, 2010….The final two productions of The Shaw’s 2010 season — Age of Arousal, Canadian playwright Linda Griffiths’ rousing theatrical play set in a surrealistic Victorian England, and Serious Money, contemporary Shavian playwright Caryl Churchill’s prescient look at corporate greed and financial excess open tonight and Saturday evening, respectively.

Caryl Churchill’s Serious Money currently in previews at the Shaw Festival

“Greed is all right. Greed is healthy. You can be greedy and still feel good about yourself.”
Media Release #20 
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, August 9, 2010…. Serious Money, contemporary Shavian playwright Caryl Churchill’s prescient look at corporate greed and financial excess, à la the 1980’s, is currently in previews at the Shaw Festival’s Studio Theatre. Eda Holmes directs this [...]

Linda Griffiths’s Age of Arousal begins previews at the Shaw Festival

Type, damn you. Type! It’s the way to liberty!
Media Release #19
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 23, 2010…. Linda Griffiths’s Age of Arousal begins previews today at the Court House Theatre. Wildly inspired by George Gissing’s novel The Odd Women, artistic director Jackie Maxwell directs this rousing theatrical production set in a surrealistic Victorian England.

Shaw Festival extends run of Harvey

Media Release #18
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 21, 2010…Elwood Dowd and his best friend Harvey will continue to delight and charm audiences for an additional 14 performances at the Royal George Theatre. A hit with audiences and critics alike, the Mary Chase Pulitzer Prize-winning play will continue to run until November 14.

Bernard Shaw’s The Doctor’s Dilemma kicks off July premieres and NOTL shuttle service launched

Media Release #17
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 9, 2010…Two of Bernard Shaw’s most provocative comedies open tonight and tomorrow evening as part of the Shaw Festival’s summer opening weekend. The festivities begin with The Doctor’s Dilemma, a satiric piece that poses some very stimulating questions, at the Festival Theatre and continues Saturday with this season’s lunchtime, the [...]

J.M. Barrie’s playlet Half an Hour in previews at the Shaw Festival

Those who risk all and lose have to face the consequences.
 Media Release #16
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, June 30, 2010….Can a life change in 30-minutes? Half an Hour,  J.M. Barrie’s intense story of a woman who’s only got half an hour to change her life, aims to answer this question in real time. Gina Wilkinson, director of last season’s [...]

Shaw’s comedy John Bull’s Other Island in previews at the Shaw Festival

When an Englishman is sentimental he behaves very much as an Irishman does when he is drunk.
Media Release #15
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, June 23, 2010…. John Bull’s Other Island, Bernard Shaw’s farcical fairy tale, is currently in previews at the Court House Theatre. Artistic Director Emeritus Christopher Newton directs the Shavian satirical story that had King Edward [...]