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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 [...]

New version of Ibsen’s The Lady from the Sea makes its world premiere at the Shaw Festival

- Rarely produced work re-imagined by Governor General Award-winning playwright Erin Shields in previews -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (April 30, 2015) — Canadian playwright Erin Shields’ new version of Henrik Ibsen’s The Lady from the Sea begins previews today at the Shaw Festival’s Court House Theatre. Directed by Meg Roe, the Shaw commissioned version – which was [...]

You Never Can Tell previews at the Shaw Festival

- Jim Mezon directs Bernard Shaw romantic-comedy of errors -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (April 26, 2015) — You Never Can Tell starts previews today in the intimate Royal George Theatre. Director and renowned Shavian actor Jim Mezon, along with an assembled cast of exceptional Shaw Ensemble talent, tackle Shaw’s wit and words in a fresh production of [...]

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 [...]

Peter and the Starcatcher kicks off Shaw Festival’s 54th season

- Previews of the whimsical adventure set sail April 8 at the Royal George Theatre -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (April 8, 2015) — The Shaw Festival’s 2015 season launches today with previews of Rick Elice’s Peter and the Starcatcher, the theatrical prequel to J.M. Barrie’s Peter and Wendy. Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell helms the voyage from London [...]

Tim Jennings to join the Shaw Festival as Executive Director

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (April 7, 2015) — Andy Pringle, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Shaw Festival, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Jennings as the next Executive Director of the Shaw Festival. Jennings will succeed Elaine Calder, who is retiring in September of this year.