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Annual Shaw Festival Film Series Feature Cinema’s Best

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (November 18, 2015) – Winter is coming, but no need to hibernate. Beginning December 5, stay warm and entertained with weekly screenings of critically acclaimed films and documentaries during the Shaw Festival Film Series at the Festival Theatre (10 Queen’s Parade). All profits from the Film Series benefit the Shaw Festival’s 2016 season.

Shaw Festival announces principal casting for Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell’s final season

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (November 5, 2015) — Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell and the Shaw Festival announce principal casting and the creative teams for the 2016 playbill. The 2016 season features new and core ensemble members and beloved returning artists celebrating Ms. Maxwell’s final season and 14-year tenure at The Shaw.

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’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 [...]

Sweet Charity now in previews at the Shaw Festival

- Julie Martell returns to the Festival as the indomitable Charity Hope Valentine -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (April 17, 2015) — The Shaw’s production of Sweet Charity, the Tony Award® -winning musical, begins previews today at the Festival Theatre. Directed by Morris Panych, Sweet Charity electrifies the stage with the sounds of New York in the late [...]

Box Office phones lines open January 10 for 2015 Shaw Festival ticket orders

- Online, fax and mail orders accepted beginning January 7 -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (January 5, 2015) — Shaw Festival Box Office staff will be ready to take ticket orders over the phone for the 2015 season starting Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 9 a.m. Online ticket sales at shawfest.com, by fax or by mail [...]

Shaw Festival celebrates the season

- Seasonal festivities bring joy, good cheer and support local community initiatives –
Media Bulletin #1
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (December 4, 2014) — It’s beginning to look, and feel, a lot like Christmas and the Shaw Festival is ready to revel in the holiday spirit.
The Shaw will once again take part in the annual Santa Claus Parade [...]

Shaw Festival Film Series screens TIFF official selections and docs

- Annual Niagara-on-the-Lake film festival celebrates its 10th year –
Media Bulletin #9
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (November 20, 2014) – The annual Shaw Festival Film Series, one of the most highly anticipated winter social events in Niagara-on-the-Lake, begins screening the best of Canadian and international feature films and documentaries on Saturday, December 6 at 3 p.m. [...]

Shaw Festival announces principal casting for 2015 season

– New and noteworthy names, familiar faces and returning favourites seen in extraordinary roles –
Media Release #23

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (October 29, 2014) – The Shaw Festival today announced principal casting and creative team details for its 54th season.

“I am very happy with our casting for the 2015 season,” said Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell. [...]

Edward Bond’s The Sea first of three shows to officially open this weekend

- July opening weekend culminates with new production of Shaw’s The Philanderer –

Media Release #12

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 11, 2014) — The Shaw Festival celebrates the official openings of three more productions beginning Friday evening at the Court House Theatre with The Sea, a provocative mix of drama and comedy by Edward Bond. [...]