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Shaw Festival reports on 2015 season at Annual General Meeting

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (February 5, 2016) — Earlier today, the Shaw Festival presented the artistic and financial results of the 2015 season before an audience of patrons, staff, board members and the public. While celebrating an artistically exemplary season, The Shaw’s new Executive Director Tim Jennings explained the financial challenges faced in 2015 and announced a [...]

Nominations for annual Gina Wilkinson Prize now being accepted

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (October 21, 2015) — Nominations for the fifth annual Gina Wilkinson Prize are now being accepted. Established in memory of Gina Wilkinson – a valued member of the Shaw Festival company – the annual prize pays tribute to Gina and her unyielding dedication, vision and the indomitable spirit that imbued her work and [...]

Michel Marc Bouchard’s The Divine: A Play for Sarah Bernhardt premieres at the Shaw Festival

- World premiere of commissioned work by acclaimed Québécois playwright presented on the Royal George Theatre stage -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (September 4, 2015) — The Divine: A Play for Sarah Bernhardt by Michel Marc Bouchard, with translation by Linda Gaboriau, premiered to rave reviews earlier this season at the Shaw Festival’s Royal George Theatre. Artistic Director [...]

The Next Whisky Bar – A Kurt Weill Cabaret makes its world premiere today at the Shaw Festival

- Sold out limited run show features the music of German-American composer Weill presented in the specially created Studio Underground -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (August 21, 2015) — For six nights only – August 21, 22, 28, 29 and September 4 and 5 – the Shaw Festival presents The Next Whisky Bar – A Kurt Weill Cabaret [...]

The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures makes its Canadian premiere at the Shaw Festival

- Sweeping family epic begins previews today at the Studio Theatre -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 11, 2015) — Award-winning playwright Tony Kushner’s The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures (iHO) begins previews today at the Shaw Festival’s Studio Theatre. Directed by Eda Holmes, Kushner’s portrait of an unusual [...]

Moss Hart’s Light Up the Sky now on stage at the Festival Theatre

- Rollicking romp offers an affectionate peek into the ups and downs of a play’s opening night -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (June 26, 2015) — Moss Hart’s Light Up the Sky is now in previews at The Shaw’s Festival Theatre. Directed by Blair Williams, this backstage comedy features the comic talents of Claire Jullien, Steven Sutcliffe, [...]

Shaw Festival’s lunchtime production, The Twelve-Pound Look, on stage now

- Wickedly sharp one-act a feminist battle cry from the author of Peter Pan -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (June 11, 2015) — The Shaw Festival’s production of The Twelve-Pound Look, by prominent 20th century nobleman and writer J.M. Barrie, begins previews today at the Court House Theatre. Lezlie Wade directs this biting comedy that promotes female financial [...]

Shaw’s Pygmalion given modern rework

- Update makes tale of transformation resonate in present-day -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (May 31, 2015) — Peter Hinton’s contemporary interpretation of Bernard Shaw’s iconic Pygmalion begins previews today at the Shaw Festival. Retaining the provocative power of Shaw’s wit and humour from the original 1914 text, the Festival’s production of Pygmalion is set in modern [...]

Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls begins previews at The Shaw

- Talented women of the Shaw Festival ensemble showcased in powerful contemporary Shavian work -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (May 23, 2015) — The Shaw Festival’s production of Top Girls, Caryl Churchill’s ground-breaking play, begins previews today at the Court House Theatre. Vikki Anderson, in her Shaw Festival debut, directs the brilliant cross-generational cast of Fiona Byrne, Tara [...]

Niagara-on-the-Lake’s secret gardens revealed on June 6

- Annual tour gives rare view of landscape artistry, while supporting Shaw Festival Theatre Endowment Fund -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (May 4, 2015) – Eight of the finest private gardens in Niagara-on-the-Lake’s historic Old Town are showcased during the 10th annual Shaw Guild’s Garden Tour on Saturday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The one-day self-guided [...]