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Shaw Festival Eliminates Accumulated Deficit

Media Release #2 
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, January 29, 2010… Members of the Shaw Festival Theatre Foundation, Canada, gathered at the Festival Theatre today to celebrate the 2009 season and to receive the annual reports of the officers. 
Keith Mosley, Treasurer of the Board of Governors, reviewed the Shaw Festival’s financial position and officially declared that The Shaw has [...]

Shaw Festival 48th Season Closes

Media Release #29
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, November 5, 2009 . . . The Shaw Festival’s 48th season closed on November 1, and Executive Director Colleen Blake today released the attendance results for the 2009 season. With a turbulent 2008 winter, the Shaw Festival began rehearsals in March at 20% behind the year-to-date sales target. However as soon [...]

The Shaw Festival to host Amnesty’s Festival for Freedom Concert

Media Bulletin #10
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, September 17, 2009 . . .The Shaw Festival is proud to present the 21st Annual Festival for Freedom Benefit Concert in support of Amnesty International on Monday, October 5, 2009 at 8 p.m. at the Royal George Theatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

No new date scheduled for An Enchanted Evening with Measha Brueggergosman; ticket holders to be contacted

Media Bulletin #9
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, August 19, 2009. . . The highly anticipated return to the stage by soprano Measha Brueggergosman during the Shaw Festival’s An Enchanted Evening with Measha Brueggergosman on Sunday, August 9, 2009 was unfortunately marred by inclement weather and had to be cancelled.  The enthusiasm held by The Shaw and Ms. Brueggergosman [...]

Shaw Festival to celebrate the life of actor, director and playwright Neil Munro

Media Bulletin #7
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 24, 2009. . . The life and creative influence of Neil Munro, one of Canadian theatre’s most vital and compelling artists for more than 35 years, will be celebrated at The Shaw’s Festival Theatre on Monday, August 10 at 3:00 p.m. 
Neil Munro’s extensive career includes memorable successes as an actor, [...]

The Shaw Theatre Festival receives a $2.5 million bequest from philanthropist Mona Campbell

Media Release #14
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, June 9, 2009….The Shaw Festival is pleased to announce a remarkable $2.5 million bequest from long time patron and supporter Mona Campbell who passed away in 2008.

Slaight Family Makes $5 Million Gift to Shaw Festival Academy

Media Release #13
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 21, 2009…The Shaw Festival is thrilled to announce the establishment of The Slaight Family Academy at the Shaw Festival. A transformational gift of $5 million from the Slaight Family will endow The Academy and sustain it long into the future.

Garson Kanin’s social comedy Born Yesterday previews at the Shaw Festival Theatre

Media Release #10
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 5, 2009…One of the most popular and longest running postwar comedies in American theatre, Garson Kanin’s classic comedy Born Yesterday, began preview performances today at the Shaw Festival Theatre.

The Shaw Festival previews Eugene O’Neill’s A Moon for the Misbegotten

Media Release #9
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 1, 2009…Eugene O’Neill’s bittersweet love story A Moon for the Misbegotten began preview performances on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at the Court House Theatre.

The Shaw Festival receives $2.1 million in funding support from the Government of Canada

Media Release #8
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, April 27, 2009…Colleen Blake, Executive Director of the Shaw Festival, announced today that the theatre festival is receiving $2,131,860 million in funding through the Marquee Tourism Events Program (MTEP).