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Phones lines open January 11 for 2014 Shaw Festival ticket orders

Media Release #1

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (January 2, 2013) — The phone lines will be open at the Shaw Festival starting Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 9 a.m. with Box Office staff ready to take ticket orders for the 2014 season. Online ticket sales at shawfest.com, by fax or by mail begin Wednesday, January 8, 2014. Order before January 31st and save: prices will increase after February 1st. The Shaw offers special pricing for students, seniors and those under 30. For more ways to save, visit shawfest.com. The Shaw Festival Box Office can be contacted at 1-800-511-SHAW (7429) or locally at 905-468-2172.Tickets can also be purchased in person at 10 Queen’s Parade in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Read the rest of this entry »

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Holiday spirit alive and well at the Shaw Festival

Media Bulletin #1

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (December 9, 2013) — Christmas merriment abounds at the Shaw Festival. This weekend’s visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake by jolly old St. Nick kicks off The Shaw’s seasonal activities. Read the rest of this entry »

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Shaw Festival’s Annual Film Series Features Acclaimed Films and Documentaries

Media Bulletin #13

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (November 19, 2013) – There’s still so much more to entertain you at The Shaw’s Festival Theatre this winter. The ninth annual Shaw Festival Film Series starts November 30 at 3 p.m., with the screening of Golden Globe and Oscar winning filmmaker Susanne Bier’s romantic comedy Love Is All You Need starring Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm. The Festival Film Series continues until February 15, 2014.  Read the rest of this entry »

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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 for some time,” stated Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell. “It is always a pleasure to have Ensemble members come back and reconnect with their fellow Shaw actors in new ways.”

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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 million – the highest ticket sales in The Shaw’s history. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 direction. The award recipient will be chosen from nominations brought forward by members of the Canadian theatre community. This year’s nomination deadline is December 15th, 2013; the recipient will be announced on March 10, 2014.
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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 presents Behind-the-Scenes at the Shaw Festival, a one-hour tour through the Festival Theatre on September 27 and 28, as well as a Coffee Concert performed by members of the Shaw Festival’s Orchestra and special guest on September 29. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 30-performance run on September 7, The Shaw’s production of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia became the most successful production yet in the 5-year history of the Studio Theatre. Read the rest of this entry »

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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,” remarked Jackie Maxwell, Artistic Director, Shaw Festival. “Our upcoming season continues to explore a unique mix of works from both The Shaw’s original mandate, and modern works that not only embody Bernard Shaw’s spirited legacy, but look at the world through a Shavian lens.”

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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 up-close and personal event is open to the public with tickets selling for $20.00. The event will include a Q&A with Mr. Guettel. To purchase tickets visit www.shawfest.com or call 1-800-511-SHAW. Read the rest of this entry »

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