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The head that wears the crown: The Madness of George III debuts at Shaw Festival

- Tom McCamus stars as George at the Royal George Theatre -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (April 6, 2017) — Equal parts political comedy and biographical drama, Alan Bennett’s The Madness of George III explores the dangerous consequences when a king who loses control of his body, words and mind in the midst of his rule. The Madness [...]

Oi! Musical romp Me and My Girl kicks off Artistic Director Tim Carroll’s first Shaw Festival season

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (April 4, 2017) — The delightful musical-comedy Me and My Girl launches Tim Carroll’s first season as the Shaw Festival’s artistic director. Ashlie Corcoran, former Shaw Festival intern director and Dora-nominated artistic director of Thousand Islands Playhouse, directs this award-winning musical. Brilliantly updated by Stephen Fry and chock-full of infectious songs like The [...]

Carroll’s Carol: The Shaw Festival announces 2017 production of Dickens’s classic A Christmas Carol directed by Tim Carroll

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (March 15, 2017) – The Shaw Festival introduces a new annual holiday tradition to Niagara-on-the-Lake: Artistic Director Tim Carroll’s fanciful production of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol previews November 15, opens November 25 and runs through December 23 at the Royal George Theatre.

Shaw Festival announces Peter Jewett as new Chair of the Board of Governors

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (February 3, 2017) — At the Annual General Meeting earlier today, Andrew M. Pringle fulfilled his duties as the Shaw Festival’s Chair of the Board of Governors. During his remarks, Mr. Pringle passed the torch to Chair Designate Peter Jewett and announced new Board members Ian Joseph, Kevin Patterson, and Julian Rance.

Shaw Festival celebrates Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell’s tenure and announces the 2016 financial results at Annual General Meeting

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (February 3, 2017) — At the Annual General Meeting held earlier today, executives of the Shaw Festival announced the financial results of the 2016 season while celebrating Jackie Maxwell’s final year as artistic director. In front of an audience of patrons, staff, board members and the public, Executive Director Tim Jennings described both the [...]

Shaw Festival honours co-founder Calvin Rand’s legacy

- 2017 production of Saint Joan dedicated to his memory -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (January 5, 2017) — The Shaw Festival was saddened to learn of the passing of our Co-Founder, and Founding Board Chair, Mr. Calvin Rand of Buffalo, NY. In 1962, Mr. Rand and Brian Doherty produced four performances each of Bernard Shaw’s Don Juan in Hell and [...]

Shaw Festival Film Series showcases acclaimed Hollywood hits and engaging documentaries

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (November 14, 2016) – The Irish musical comedy-drama Sing Street kicks off the 2017 Shaw Festival Film Series on Saturday, December 3 at the Festival Theatre (10 Queen’s Parade) in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Now in its 12th year, the Film Series continues with weekly viewings of celebrated films and documentaries until Saturday, February 18. All [...]