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Shaw Festival reports positive financial and artistic results of 2012 season

Media Release #3

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, January 25, 2013 . . . Shaw Festival Theatre Canada held its Annual General Meeting for the 2012 season on Friday, January 25, 2013 in the lobby of the Festival Theatre. In attendance were members of the Shaw Festival Board of Governors led by outgoing Chair Gary Comerford, Artistic Director [...]

Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell to receive honorary LL.D. for landmark achievements in Canadian theatre

Media Bulletin #8
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, November 8, 2012. . .The Shaw Festival’s Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree from Queen’s University for her landmark achievements in Canadian theatre, theatre arts and her promotion of new visions of Canada on the world stage. The degree will be conferred during the fall [...]

The Shaw Festival remembers best friend and supporter Walter Carsen

Media Release #27
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, October 10, 2012… The Shaw Festival has lost a dear friend in Walter Carsen. He will always be remembered here as a man who truly loved the arts and artists.

Nominations for second annual Gina Wilkinson Prize now being accepted

Media Release #26
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, October 9, 2012…Nominations for the second annual Gina Wilkinson Prize will open October 15, 2012. The Gina Wilkinson Prize pays tribute to Canadian actor, playwright and director Gina Wilkinson and her unyielding dedication, vision and indomitable spirit that imbued her work and her life. The prize is intended to recognize and [...]

Final curtain for Shaw Festival’s Ragtime coming up fast

Scheduled to close October 14; no extension for this season’s hottest ticket
Media Alert #1
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, September 28, 2012. . . The countdown to the closing of The Shaw’s Ragtime begins this weekend. With only 11 performances left and fewer than 900 tickets available, time is running out to experience the most buzzed about musical [...]

Take a peek behind the Shaw Festival’s curtain

Tour reveals the secrets of some backstage magic as part of third annual Culture Days
Media Release #24
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, September 19, 2012. . . Have you ever wondered what goes on behind-the-scenes at one of Canada’s most celebrated theatre companies? Here’s your chance to pull back the curtain and discover what really takes place back-stage at [...]

Registration for Shaw Theatre School now open

Popular ten week program for young theatre artists adds new sewing class for teens for 2012
Media Release #23
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, August 29, 2012. . . For ten weeks beginning Saturday, October 13, 2012, budding performers from grades 3 to 12 will discover the exciting world of theatre, explore their inner creativity and develop self-confidence through [...]

Shaw Festival’s August openings feature Hedda Gabler and Helen’s Necklace

Media Release #22
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, August 9, 2012…Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler and Carole Fréchette’s Helen’s Necklace make their official debuts tomorrow and Saturday night, respectively, at the Shaw Festival. Opening Friday evening at the Court House Theatre is Hedda Gabler, the powerful and dramatic Ibsen piece presented in a new version by writer/director Richard Eyre. The [...]

RBC Hometown Champions Cheer Tour makes a stop at The Shaw

Media Bulletin #4
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, August 2, 2012. . . The Shaw Festival will host the RBC Hometown Champions Cheer Tour on Friday, August 3, 2012. Jump into the back of the blue London-style RBC Cheer Tour Cab and record a video message of support for your hometown Canadian Olympic champion or for any of our [...]

New version of Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler begins previews tonight at the Shaw Festival

“These things come over me, just like that, suddenly. And I can’t hold back.”
Media Release #21
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 25, 2012….Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, in a dazzling translation by writer/director Richard Eyre, begins previews tonight at the Shaw Festival’s Court House Theatre.
A villain; a victim; a heroine; the female Hamlet; a playwright’s response to an emerging [...]