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Familiar Faces and Audience Favourites Return to The Shaw in 2014

– Key casting and creative teams for upcoming season announced –
Media Release #34

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (November 11, 2013) – The Shaw Festival is delighted to announce principal casting and creative team details for its 53rd season.

“This season, we are thrilled to welcome back several familiar faces not seen on the stages of The Shaw [...]

Shaw Festival ticket sales up $2 million over 2012

Media Release #33
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (November 6, 2013) — The Shaw Festival’s 2013 season proved a winner with audiences and critics alike, attracting 270,570 people (71% of capacity) to its 744 performances. With a season running from April 3 to November 3 and ten productions playing in four theatres, box office revenues topped $16 [...]

Nominations for third annual Gina Wilkinson Prize now being accepted

Media Release #32

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (October 15, 2013) – Nominations for the Gina Wilkinson Prize, named in honour of Canadian actor, playwright and director Gina Wilkinson, are now being accepted. The annual prize is intended to recognize and assist female theatre artists attempting to transition from one theatre discipline into the discipline of theatre [...]

Take a peek behind the Shaw Festival’s curtain or enjoy a musical interlude

-   Shaw Festival takes part in fourth annual Culture Days -
Media Release #31
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (September 26, 2013) — Experience culture during Culture Days. Pull back the curtain and discover what really takes place backstage or relax and enjoy a Sunday morning concert at the Shaw Festival. As part of the annual national celebration, The Shaw [...]

Shaw Festival 2013 ticket sales surpasses total ticket sales for 2012

– Arcadia most successful production in Studio Theatre’s history –
Media Release #30

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (September 16, 2013) – The Shaw Festival announced today that ticket sales for 2013 have outsold 2012 — revenues exceeding $15 million against last year’s $13.8 million — with 7 weeks still to go. Additionally, at the conclusion of its [...]

A delightful mixture of classical & modern works grace Shaw Festival’s 2014 stages

Media Release #27
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (August 12, 2013) – On the heels of its 2014 Festival Theatre playbill announcement, the Shaw Festival revealed today the productions planned for the Court House, Royal George and Studio Theatres, as programmed by Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell.
“The 2014 season positions The Shaw as a theatre of contemporary ideas,” [...]

Celebrated composer & lyricist Adam Guettel makes rare appearance at The Shaw

—    Guettel speaks candidly with Shaw Festival Music Director August 9  —

Media Release #26
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 31, 2013) – The Shaw Festival hosts Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist Adam Guettel in conversation with Shaw Festival Music Director Paul Sportelli on Friday, August 9 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Court House Theatre. This [...]

The Shaw announces Festival Theatre’s 2014 playbill

— Festival main stage currently experiencing a hat-trick of audience and critically favoured productions —
Media Release #25
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 25, 2013 . . . With three acclaimed and popular productions currently playing on its Festival Stage, the Shaw Festival today announced how it intends to repeat the hat-trick in 2014.

Shaw Festival’s sold-out production of Arcadia now in previews

“We’re better at predicting events at the edge of the galaxy or inside the nucleus of an atom than whether it’ll rain on auntie’s garden party three Sundays from now.”
Media Release #24
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 19, 2013 . . . The Shaw Festival is pleased to announce its production of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia is [...]

Shaw Festival takes centre stage in new PBS documentary

Media Release #23
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 9, 2013 . . . The Shaw Festival pulls back the curtain and offers viewers a behind-the-scenes glimpse in The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain. The new PBS documentary is scheduled for broadcast nationwide on PBS stations (check local listings) and locally on WNED-TV Buffalo/Toronto, Friday, July 19 at 9:00 [...]