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Shhh … It’s a Secret

- A group of Shaw patrons are now in the know -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 19, 2017) — Under the direction of Tim Carroll, Shawn Wright treated the audience to a performance in a late night edition of Secret Theatre.

To avoid missing out on the next happening, patrons can sign up for the Secret Theatre Club at www.shawfest.com to receive alerts about future events. Prices and availability will vary.

Secret Theatre is sponsored by Niagara Oast House Brewers.

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An Octoroon makes its Canadian premiere at the Shaw Festival

- Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ groundbreaking play is a no-holds-barred exploration of racial stereotypes -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 14, 2017) — The Shaw’s production of An Octoroon is perhaps the funniest, and certainly the most subversive, theatre experience this season. Riffing off of Dion Boucicault’s melodrama The Octoroon, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Obie Award-winning play is his sardonic, radical response to present and past attitudes of race. Directed by Peter Hinton, An Octoroon makes its Canadian premiere at the Royal George Theatre, beginning previews July 16. Read the rest of this entry »

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Everywhere and nowhere together in Middletown

- The Shaw’s production of this contemporary American play finds meaning in the mundane -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 11, 2017) Meg Roe directs the hypnotic Middletown, written by Pulitzer-nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning playwright Will Eno, as an intimate experience shared by actors and audience. The Canadian premiere of Middletown begins previews on July 13 at the Shaw Festival’s Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Shaw Festival sinks its teeth into Liz Lochhead’s seductive adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula

- Repressed erotic hunger and desire run rampant in this thrilling version of the legendary tale -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 6, 2017) — The Shaw Festival’s production of Liz Lochhead’s sultry adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula – a feminine-focused take on the iconic vampire story – begins previews July 8 at the Festival Theatre. Directed by Eda Holmes, Lochhead’s Dracula delves into the deeper sensual meaning of Stoker’s Gothic thriller. The result is a bone-chilling, beautiful narrative highlighting Victorian women’s sexual desire and the men who fear it – all under the guise of keeping a vampire who hungers for blood at bay. Read the rest of this entry »

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Shhh … It’s a Secret

- A group of Shaw patrons are now in the know -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 1, 2017) — This evening, a crowd gathered to experience the third Secret Theatre of the season. Onlookers were treated to a theatrical moment directed by Eda Holmes, with music composed by Gavin Bryers. The event featured David Ball, Wade Bogert-O’Brien, Marion Day, Diana Donnelly, Kristi Frank, Allan Louis, Emily Lukasik, PJ Prudat, Kimberley Rampersad, Ben Sanders, Steven Sutcliffe, Sanjay Talwar and Kelly Wong. Read the rest of this entry »

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Shhh … It’s a Secret

- A group of Shaw patrons are now in the know -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (June 21, 2017) — Tonight an audience gathered to celebrate the summer solstice as part of the Shaw Festival’s Secret Theatre. The crowd was treated to a theatrical experience directed by Moya O’Connell, with music direction by Paul Sportelli. The evening’s event featured the talents of David Ball, Ryan Cunningham, Marion Day, Sharry Flett, Cameron Grant, Martin Happer, Marci T. House, Jonah McIntosh, Marla McLean, Patrick McManus, Peter Millard, Natasha Mumba, Chick Reid, Cherissa Richards, Travis Seetoo, Jeremiah Sparks, Sanjay Talwar and Kelly Wong. Read the rest of this entry »

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C.S. Lewis’s The Magician’s Nephew to open the 2018 Shaw Festival

- The first production of the Shaw Festival’s 2018 season is revealed -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (June 15, 2017) — Commissioned by the Shaw Festival, Michael O’Brien’s adaptation of C.S Lewis’s The Magician’s Nephew opens the 2018 season on the Festival Theatre stage. No stranger to Narnia, Artistic Director Tim Carroll helms the first installment of this treasured fantasy series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Whimsical Wilde Tales conjures storybook magic for young and old

- Children add their special touch to on-stage action after taking part in a pre-show workshop -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (June 6, 2017) — Kate Hennig, who steps into the role of Associate Artistic Director later this season, adapts four of Oscar Wilde’s tales – The Happy Prince, The Nightingale and the Rose, The Remarkable Rocket and The Selfish Giant – for the stage in Wilde Tales. Children ages 6 to 12 can sign-up in advance for a one-hour pre-show workshop where they’ll work with the cast to add their special touch to the Lunchtime performance. Directed by Christine Brubaker, Wilde Tales begins spinning its enchantment June 8 at the Shaw Festival’s Court House Theatre. Read the rest of this entry »

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Shhh … It’s a Secret

- A group of Shaw patrons are now in the know -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (June 1, 2017) — Earlier today, a small audience of patrons took part in the Shaw Festival’s inaugural Secret Theatre. This undisclosed experience was directed by Diana Donnelly and featured Emily Lukasik, Jonathan Tan and Ric Reid in a piece by Hannah Moscovitch. This hush-hush affair is the first of many unique theatrical moments throughout the Shaw Festival’s season. Patrons can sign up for the Secret Theatre Club at www.shawfest.com to receive alerts about future events. Prices and availability will vary.

Secret Theatre is sponsored by Niagara Oast House Brewers. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Shaw’s Androcles and the Lion encourages audience play

- The audience will help to create a unique performance every time -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (June 1, 2017) — Under the direction of Artistic Director Tim Carroll, Bernard Shaw’s charming retelling of the beloved Aesop fable Androcles and the Lion is an interactive spur-of-the-moment theatre experience. The fusing of audience engagement with music and song, along with Shaw’s delightful text, creates a distinctly different performance every time. Previews of Androcles and the Lion begin June 6 at the Court House Theatre. Read the rest of this entry »

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