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Shaw Festival 50th season has much to celebrate including extensions of two productions

Media Release #28
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, August 30, 2011… The extension of two shows, record breaking sales for the landmark musical My Fair Lady and clear evidence that the plays of Bernard Shaw are still relevant to theatre-goers across Canada and the United States are just some of the reasons the Shaw Festival has cause to celebrate.

Andrew Bovell’s stirring generational epic makes Canadian premiere at The Shaw

Media Release #27
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, August 25, 2011…Andrew Bovell’s When the Rain Stops Falling, the final production of the Shaw Festival’s 50th season, will officially open and make its Canadian premiere this Friday at the Studio Theatre.

Registration for Shaw Theatre School now open

Ten week theatre program for young thespians to start October 15 at one of North America’s most celebrated repertory theatres

Media Release #26
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, August 23, 2011. . . For ten weeks beginning Saturday, October 15, 2011, budding performers from grades 3 to 12 will discover the exciting world of theatre, explore their inner creativity and [...]

Andrew Bovell’s compelling family saga begins previews tomorrow at The Shaw

“The past is a mystery. And yet, perhaps it will be easier to explain than the fish.”

Media Release #25
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, August 10, 2011…When the Rain Stops Falling, Andrew Bovell’s stirring generational story, begins previews Thursday at The Shaw’s Studio Theatre.
An apocalyptic torrent of rain. An unexpected phone call from an estranged son. A fish falls [...]

World and Canadian premieres highlight weekend openings at The Shaw

Media Release #24
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, August 4, 2011…The world premiere of the Jay Turvey/Paul Sportelli passionate musical Maria Severa and the Canadian premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks’ Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog officially open this weekend at the Shaw Festival.  Opening first on Friday evening at the Court House Theatre is Maria Severa, a tale based on the life [...]

Two diverse worlds explored as The Shaw previews Maria Severa and Topdog/Underdog

Media Release #23
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 18, 2011…This season, the Shaw is theatrically going where it has never gone before, exploring two very distinct worlds with Maria Severa, the new musical from Jay Turvey and Paul Sportelli, and Topdog/Underdog by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks. Maria Severa and Topdog/Underdog both begin previews tomorrow at the Court [...]

Enlightening The Speed of Ideas: Shaw in the 21st Century, a theatrical forum to be presented at the Shaw Festival

Media Release #22
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 13, 2011… The Speed of Ideas: Shaw in the 21st Century, a theatrical forum, a two day conference of engaging debate and discussion about the core of the Shaw Festival’s mandate — the necessity of provocative ideas, will take place on July 23 and July 24, 2011 at the Court [...]

Re-envisioned Bernard Shaw political comedy On the Rocks begins The Shaw’s July openings

Media Release #21
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 7, 2011…The Shaw Festival’s 50th season summer opening weekend starts tomorrow evening at the Court House Theatre. The weekend kicks off with the world premiere of contemporary playwright Michael Healey’s reworking of Bernard Shaw’s political comedy On the Rocks. The opening performances continue on Saturday with the lunchtime presentation of [...]

Healey revitalization of Shaw’s On the Rocks now in previews at the Shaw Festival

“So much for the carrot. Here comes the stick.”

Media Release #19
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, June 15, 2011… Contemporary playwright Michael Healey’s reworking of Bernard Shaw’s political comedy On the Rocks, the first in the Festival’s new program that re-examines Shaw’s later, more complex plays, began previews yesterday at the Court House Theatre.

Original cast recording of Maria Severa now available

CD’s release coincides with the annual Canada-Portugal day celebrations on June 10
Media Release #18
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, June 9, 2011 . . .The original cast recording of the new musical Maria Severa is now available at Bernard’s, the Shaw Festival’s gift shop, and online at www.shawfest.com. Maria Severa will have its world premiere on August 5 at the [...]