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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. [...]

Registration for Shaw Theatre School on now

— Interactive ten-week program conducted by Shaw Festival professionals back for its sixth year —
Media Release #21

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (October 7, 2014) — Register your budding performer now for the Shaw Theatre School in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Beginning Saturday, October 18, students in grades 3 to 12 will explore their inner creativity, develop self-confidence and foster theatrical [...]

Shaw Festival Takes Part in Annual Cross-Canada Culture Days

- Participants can take a peek behind the Shaw Festival’s curtain or enjoy a live musical interlude –
Media Release #20
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (September 23, 2014) — Celebrate arts and culture with a visit to the Shaw Festival during the fifth annual Culture Days celebrations. As part of the annual national celebration, The Shaw presents the [...]

Executive Director Elaine Calder to retire from the Shaw Festival in September 2015

- Veteran arts executive to retire after 30-year career –
Media Release #19
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (September 12, 2014) — Executive Director Elaine Calder announced to the Shaw Festival company today that she will be retiring towards the end of the 2015 season and moving to her new home in Victoria, B.C. to be closer to her [...]

Shaw Festival adds two extra shows of When We Are Married to meet demand

- J.B. Priestley comedy still set to close October 26 -
Media Release #16
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (August 14, 2014) — Due to popular demand, two additional performances of the J.B. Priestley comic play When We Are Married have been scheduled. Tickets for the newly added performance dates are now on sale and can be purchased at www.shawfest.com [...]

Shaw Festival reveals 2015 playbill

- World, Canadian and Festival premieres highlight season -
Media Release #15
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (August 2, 2014) — The Shaw Festival today announced the 2015 season playbill. The Shaw’s 54th season features 11 productions including the re-envisioning of two enduring Shaw comedies and two newly commissioned Canadian works.
The 2015 season will feature Sweet Charity, Pygmalion, Light Up [...]

Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop makes Shaw Festival debut at Studio Theatre

Newsroom Post #11

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 16, 2014) — The Mountaintop, Katori Hall’s powerful and provocative portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the eve of his assassination on April 4, 1968 begins previews today in The Shaw’s Studio Theatre. Presented in 2013 as part of The Shaw’s Reading Series, this season’s full production of [...]

Shaw Festival gives back to community at annual cheque presentation

- Fifteen local groups benefited from this season’s town previews –
Media Bulletin #7
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 7, 2014) — Local Niagara-on-the-Lake charitable organizations once again benefited from the proceeds raised through the Shaw Festival’s Town Previews Program. Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell and Executive Director Elaine Calder hosted a cheque presentation on Friday, July 4, 2014 [...]

Revived lunchtime A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur in previews at Shaw Festival

- Tender one-act comic story of heartbreak and healing now on stage at Court House Theatre -

Newsroom Post #10

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 3, 2014) — The Shaw Festival brings Tennessee Williams’s forgotten one-act play A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur back to the stage. Directed by Blair Williams, this rarely seen comical charmer is [...]

Sean O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock in previews at the Royal George Theatre

- Potent mix of humour, drama and politics in one of the great plays of the 20th century –
Newsroom Post #9

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 2, 2014) — Juno and the Paycock, one of the most performed and highly regarded plays of the 20th century, is currently in previews at the Shaw Festival. Directed [...]