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Coward’s comic masterpiece begins previews today

“Everybody worships me, it’s nauseating.”
Media Release #9
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 3, 2012 . . . The classic comedy of Noël Coward returns to the Shaw Festival. Brimming with the renowned Coward wit and style, Present Laughter previews today at the Festival Theatre.  

Shaw Festival announces 2012 season

Media Release #30
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, September 20, 2011 . . . Looking ahead to the next 50 seasons of theatrical exploration, Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell officially announced the playbill for the Shaw Festival’s 51st season today.

Shaw Festival Eliminates Accumulated Deficit

Media Release #2 
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, January 29, 2010… Members of the Shaw Festival Theatre Foundation, Canada, gathered at the Festival Theatre today to celebrate the 2009 season and to receive the annual reports of the officers. 
Keith Mosley, Treasurer of the Board of Governors, reviewed the Shaw Festival’s financial position and officially declared that The Shaw has [...]

Long-Time Shaw Ensemble Member Mourned

Media Release #31
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, December 10, 2009….The Shaw Festival mourns the passing of renowned Canadian actress Goldie Semple. Ms. Semple died peacefully yesterday morning at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. She leaves behind her husband of 33 years, Lorne Kennedy, and their 14 year old daughter, Madeline.

Shaw Festival 48th Season Closes

Media Release #29
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, November 5, 2009 . . . The Shaw Festival’s 48th season closed on November 1, and Executive Director Colleen Blake today released the attendance results for the 2009 season. With a turbulent 2008 winter, the Shaw Festival began rehearsals in March at 20% behind the year-to-date sales target. However as soon [...]

Shaw Festival’s Town Preview Raises $8,050 for Niagara-on-the-Lake Charitable Organizations

Media Bulletin #8
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 29, 2009. . .This year’s Shaw Festival Town Previews of the Noël Coward triplet Brief Encounters raised $8,050 that will benefit twelve Niagara-on-the-Lake charitable organizations. Shaw Festival Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell and Executive Director Colleen Blake will present cheques to representatives of the chosen organizations at an official ceremony held [...]

Noël Coward’s Tonight at 8:30 series started with previews of Brief Encounters at the Shaw Festival Theatre

Media Release #6
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, April 14, 2009… Still Life, We Were Dancing and Hands Across the Sea, three of the best known one-act plays from Noël Coward’s Tonight at 8:30, began preview performances in Brief Encounters on Saturday, April 11, 2009 at the Festival Theatre.  Directed by Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell, this first triple bill [...]

Shaw Festival Box Office Opens for 2009 Season

Media Release #1
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, January 14, 2009 . . . The Shaw Festival Box Office is now accepting telephone and in-person orders from the general public for the 2009 season. Fax, online and mail orders began on January 5.
The Box Office has been open to Members of the Shaw Festival since November 8 and to [...]