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And the winner is … Shaw Festival finds Ontario’s next great crooner

Media Release #22
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 5, 2013 . . . The Shaw Festival is pleased to announce the winner of the Luck Be a Crooner Tonight contest. Jessica Wilson from Welland, Ontario, wowed the esteemed panel of judges — The Shaw’s Music Director Paul Sportelli, Jazz FM’s Heather Bambrick, and internationally renowned Yamaha Canada Music [...]

The Light in the Piazza begins previews this evening at the Shaw Festival

“Someone could be looking for a someone like you.”
Media Release #21
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 4, 2013 . . . The sights and sounds of love come alive in The Shaw’s production of the Tony-award-winning musical The Light in the Piazza. Director Jay Turvey reunites with the creative team from last season’s Trouble in Tahiti and [...]

Enchanted April now in previews at the Shaw Festival

“San Salvatore has a way of making one forget all about time”
Media Release #20
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, June 26, 2013 . . . Enchanted April, Matthew Barber’s Tony Award-nominated play, is currently in previews at the Festival Theatre. Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell directs the Shaw Festival’s production of this joyfully restorative tale set amongst the wine, wisteria [...]

Brian Friel’s Faith Healer now in previews at The Shaw

“Was it all chance? Or skill? Or illusion? Or delusion? Precisely what power did I possess?”
Media Release #19
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, June 17, 2013 . . . Faith Healer, Brian Friel’s compelling portrait of an artist at odds with his gift and the mysterious paths that memories take, is now in previews at the Shaw [...]

Lunchtime Trifles — a pair of perfect one-act plays now in previews

Media Release #18
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, June 5, 2013 . . . Trifles, this season’s Lunchtime offering of the two one-act theatrical gems Trifles by Susan Glaspell and A Wife for a Life by Eugene O’Neill, is now in previews at the Shaw Festival’s Court House Theatre.

Peace in Our Time: A Comedy – a new adaptation of Shaw’s Geneva now in previews

“Where the spotlight is, there the despots will gather.”
Media Release #17
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 24, 2013 . . . Peace in Our Time: A Comedy by celebrated Canadian playwright John Murrell, a reworking of Bernard Shaw’s political comedy Geneva, is now in previews at the Shaw Festival’s Court House Theatre.

Shaw Festival’s future includes Canada’s most exciting playwrights

Media Release #16
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 23, 2013. . . Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell announced today that the Shaw Festival will partner with some of Canada’s most highly-regarded theatre artists — Peter Hinton, Michel Marc Bouchard, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Alisa Palmer and Hannah Moscovitch — on three exciting new plays.

Get your croon on! Shaw Festival wants to find Ontario’s next great crooner

Media Release #15
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 21, 2013 . . . Can you croon a song like Sinatra? Sing out a sultry tune like Billie Holiday? The Shaw Festival is celebrating the opening of Guys and Dolls, this year’s musical, with Luck Be a Crooner Tonight: unleash your inner guy or doll – a contest to [...]

Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan begins previews at the Shaw Festival

“I can resist anything except temptation”

Media Release #14
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 9, 2013 . . . An ambitious new production of Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan begins previews today on The Shaw’s Festival stage. Director Peter Hinton returns to The Shaw for his first Wilde play, following his critically acclaimed Shaw Festival directorial debut in [...]

Shaw Festival extends iconic musical Guys and Dolls

Media Release #13
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 6, 2013…Already shaping up to be one of the season’s hottest tickets, Guys and Dolls will continue to captivate audiences for 15 extra performances at The Shaw’s Festival Theatre.
Polish director Tadeusz Bradecki helms the vivacious cast of Elodie Gillett as Sarah Brown, Kyle Blair as Sky Masterson, Jenny L. [...]