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Shaw Festival production and Ensemble members in the run for 2012 Dora Mavor Moore Awards

Media Release #14
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, June 6, 2012 . . . Accolades from the Toronto theatre scene reached across Lake Ontario with the announcement of the 2012 Dora Mavor Moore Awards nominations. The Shaw Festival learned yesterday the 2011 production of Topdog/Underdog, presented in association with Obsidian Theatre Company, received four nominations.

Shaw Festival’s historic 50th season ends with increase in attendance

Media Release #36
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, November 2, 2011 . . .The Shaw Festival witnessed a growth in attendance during its milestone 50th season, which also included an increase in the number of people who came to The Shaw to see the plays by its namesake.

Shaw Festival casts principal roles for Festival Theatre productions

Media Release #35
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, November 1, 2011…Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell proudly announced the casting and creative teams for the three plays featured next season on The Shaw’s Festival Theatre stage. In making the announcement, Ms. Maxwell noted: “I am so inspired by the range of talent we’ve assembled to make up our 2012 Ensemble. This [...]

Shaw Festival appoints Key Gordon Communications as new creative agency

Media Release #34
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, October 4, 2011…The Shaw Festival is pleased to announce the appointment of Key Gordon Communications, the Toronto-based award-winning advertising and design firm, as its new creative agency.

Shaw Festival Executive Director to retire from The Shaw in early spring 2012

Media Release #33
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, September 26, 2011…After over 17 years as Executive Director, Colleen Blake will be leaving the Shaw Festival in early spring 2012.

Molly Smith helms two musicals wowing audiences in U.S. and Canada


My Fair Lady at the Shaw Festival and Rodgers And Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! at Arena Stage are simultaneously breaking records 

Media Release #29
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario/Washington, D.C., September 14, 2011…Artistic Director of Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theatre Molly Smith finds herself with two record-breaking shows in North America at the same time: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s [...]

Shaw Festival 50th season has much to celebrate including extensions of two productions

Media Release #28
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, August 30, 2011… The extension of two shows, record breaking sales for the landmark musical My Fair Lady and clear evidence that the plays of Bernard Shaw are still relevant to theatre-goers across Canada and the United States are just some of the reasons the Shaw Festival has cause to celebrate.

Andrew Bovell’s stirring generational epic makes Canadian premiere at The Shaw

Media Release #27
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, August 25, 2011…Andrew Bovell’s When the Rain Stops Falling, the final production of the Shaw Festival’s 50th season, will officially open and make its Canadian premiere this Friday at the Studio Theatre.

Registration for Shaw Theatre School now open

Ten week theatre program for young thespians to start October 15 at one of North America’s most celebrated repertory theatres

Media Release #26
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, August 23, 2011. . . For ten weeks beginning Saturday, October 15, 2011, budding performers from grades 3 to 12 will discover the exciting world of theatre, explore their inner creativity and [...]

Andrew Bovell’s compelling family saga begins previews tomorrow at The Shaw

“The past is a mystery. And yet, perhaps it will be easier to explain than the fish.”

Media Release #25
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, August 10, 2011…When the Rain Stops Falling, Andrew Bovell’s stirring generational story, begins previews Thursday at The Shaw’s Studio Theatre.
An apocalyptic torrent of rain. An unexpected phone call from an estranged son. A fish falls [...]