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Shaw Festival Announces Casting and Creative Teams for 2021 Main Season Productions Photo Shaw Festival Announces Casting and Creative Teams for 2021 Main Season Productions
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2021

Artistic Director Tim Carroll has announced casting for the Shaw Festival’s upcoming productions of Charley’s Aunt, Flush, The Devil’s Disciple, Sherlock Holmes and the Raven’s Curse, A Short History of Niagara and Trouble in Mind.

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Photo Flash: First Look at Rehearsal Photos of Jully Black and Measha Bruggergosman i Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Rehearsal Photos of Jully Black and Measha Bruggergosman in CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 6, 2020

Following announcements earlier this year of a new annual residency at the historic Winter Garden Theatre and the inaugural production of the residency - a reimagined and expanded staging of their 2012 hit, CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, again in co-production with frequent collaborators Obsidian Theatre  - The Musical Stage Company shares a sneak peek at this hotly anticipated show.

BWW Review: THE LADYKILLERS Only Mildly Amuses at Shaw Festival Photo BWW Review: THE LADYKILLERS Only Mildly Amuses at Shaw Festival
by Michael Rabice - Aug 28, 2019

The Shaw has once again programmed a play known by few. After their success at rediscovering Mae West's SEX this season, I was hoping that THE LADYKILLERS would produce yet another unearthed gem. This comedy, mostly unknown outside of the UK, was briefly revived on the West End in 2011,but it's humor may best be served in a different era.

The Shaw Festival Announces 2020 Season Playbill Photo The Shaw Festival Announces 2020 Season Playbill
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 7, 2019

Artistic Director Tim Carroll and the Shaw Festival have announce their 2020 season.

BWW Review: GETTING MARRIED at SHAW FESTIVAL Photo BWW Review: GETTING MARRIED at SHAW FESTIVAL
by Michael Rabice - Jun 25, 2019

To say that George Bernard Shaw's social commentaries were erudite would be an understatement. His keen eye and astute observations always allow the reader or viewer to take pause and contemplate life in a different light. The Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the Lake is producing one of his lesser works, GETTING MARRIED. Originally written for the stage in 1908, many of it's concepts remain unchanged regarding the institution of marriage and it's sanctity, but Shaw ingeniously takes us for a roller coaster of a ride in telling this story.

THE LADYKILLERS Makes Its North American Premiere At The Shaw Festival Photo THE LADYKILLERS Makes Its North American Premiere At The Shaw Festival
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 10, 2019

After taking London's West End by storm, comedy thriller The Ladykillers makes its North American premiere under the direction of Artistic Director Tim Carroll. The Shaw Festival's production of Graham Linehan's stage adaptation - based on one of the best-loved British films of all time - begins previews tomorrow at the Festival Theatre.

BWW Review: Aliens Bring Out the Humanity in WE ARE NOT ALONE Photo BWW Review: Aliens Bring Out the Humanity in WE ARE NOT ALONE
by Isabella Perrone - Jan 13, 2019

In Damien Atkins's WE ARE NOT ALONE, the playwright and actor leverages his own fears and judgements against an Arizona-based convention full of extra-terrestrial experiencers, believers, and alien-human hybrids to explore the concept of belief in a manner that brings our own existence into question with one simple question: are we alone in the universe?

BWW Interview: Damien Atkins on Aliens, UFOs, and His Examination of Extraterrestrial Photo BWW Interview: Damien Atkins on Aliens, UFOs, and His Examination of Extraterrestrial Encounters for WE ARE NOT ALONE
by Isabella Perrone - Jan 9, 2019

It's been four years since Damien Atkins's WE ARE NOT ALONE first premiered, but the play is finally making its Toronto homecoming at the Streetcar Crowsnest Theatre in a production directed by Chris Abraham and Christian Barry, and backed by Crow's Theatre, Segal Centre for Performing Arts, and 2b theatre company.

Damien Atkins Brings WE ARE NOT ALONE to Edmonton Photo Damien Atkins Brings WE ARE NOT ALONE to Edmonton
by Rachel Katz - Sep 19, 2018

Opening night is set for February 14, 2019 with previews starting February 12.

BWW Review: A WITTY WHODUNNIT IN 'THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES' at SHAW FESTIVAL Photo BWW Review: A WITTY WHODUNNIT IN 'THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES' at SHAW FESTIVAL
by Michael Rabice - Aug 20, 2018

How do you dust off an old classic and make it engaging and fresh for a 21st Century audience. The Shaw Festival has done just that in its gem of production THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. Many have heard the title but may not be familiar with the details of the intriguingly convoluted case that Sherlock Holmes and his pal Dr. Watson take on.

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES Comes to the Shaw Festival Photo THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES Comes to the Shaw Festival
by Stephi Wild - Jul 30, 2018

Craig Hall directs the Canadian premiere of R. Hamilton Wright and David Pichette's new adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic Victorian whodunit The Hound of the Baskervilles. Twist after suspenseful twist will keep audiences on the edge of their seats until the final curtain. Tinged with the familiar Sherlockian wit, this deliciously dark thriller begins previews on August 1 at the Festival Theatre.

Shaw Festival to See a Relocated HENRY V Photo Shaw Festival to See a Relocated HENRY V
by Julie Musbach - Jul 19, 2018

Co-directors Tim Carroll and Kevin Bennett relocate Henry V to a World War I dugout where William Shakespeare's drama of politics and war is acted out, experienced and debated among Canadian troops. Henry V, the first Shakespeare play to be produced at The Shaw, begins previews at the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre on July 22.

AGAINST THE HILLSIDE, DIDO OF IDAHO and BUMP to Premiere at EST in 2018 Photo AGAINST THE HILLSIDE, DIDO OF IDAHO and BUMP to Premiere at EST in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) has announced three World Premiere productions for the EST 2018 season.

YPT's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Extended Due to Popular Demand! Photo YPT's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Extended Due to Popular Demand!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 4, 2017

Young People's Theatre (YPT) is thrilled to announce that Beauty and the Beast will be held over to January 7 due to unprecedented demand!

Photo Flash: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Opens Tonight at Young People's Theatre Photo Photo Flash: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Opens Tonight at Young People's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

Young People's Theatre has become known for their joyous Holiday shows and this season's offering couldn't be better!

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