Scrooge Returns To Niagara-on-the-Lake In The Shaw Festival's A CHRISTMAS CAROLScrooge Returns To Niagara-on-the-Lake In The Shaw Festival's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Heralding the Old Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake's transformation into the ultimate Christmas village, the Shaw Festival's production Artistic Director Tim Carroll's adaptation of A Christmas Carol  hits the stage November 14 to December 23 at the Royal George Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: STAGE KISS is a Delightful Summer Romp at SHAW FESTIVALBWW Review: STAGE KISS is a Delightful Summer Romp at SHAW FESTIVAL
by Michael Rabice - Jun 21, 2018

When the stage directions in a script indicate 'to kiss' any good actor knows it will be 'stage kiss.' That is, kind of awkward at first attempt in the rehearsal hall, but hopefully with practice becomes convincing enough to the audience without the actors actually becoming emotionally involved with each other during the run of the play. That's alot of information to digest for an action that merely calls for two people playing their lips on each other's . Briefly stated, that is the underlying premise in the Shaw Festival's delightful romp, STAGE KISS playing at the Royal George Theatre. (more...)

Sarena Parmar's The Orchard (AFTER CHEKHOV) Makes Its World Premiere At The Shaw FestivalSarena Parmar's The Orchard (AFTER CHEKHOV) Makes Its World Premiere At The Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

The Shaw Festival proudly presents the world premiere of Sarena Parmar's The Orchard (After Chekhov) - a moving, modern Canadian reworking of Anton Chekhov's kaleidoscopic play The Cherry Orchard. Ravi Jain directs this fresh adaptation about a Punjabi-Sikh family fighting to save their orchard from foreclosure in early 1970's Canada. The Orchard (After Chekhov) begins previews June 7 at the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre. ? (more...)

BWW Review: Tailor made Hometown 'A CHRISTMAS CAROL' at SHAW FESTIVALBWW Review: Tailor made Hometown 'A CHRISTMAS CAROL' at SHAW FESTIVAL
by Michael Rabice - Dec 4, 2017

Tailor Made Hometown 'A CHRISTMAS CAROL' Charles Dickens himself would most likely approve of the charming version of his classic story of miserly Ebeneezer Scrooge and his influence over everyone in a quaint hometown. The Shaw Festival's Artistic Director Tim Carroll has programmed A CHRISTMAS CAROL in their intimate Royal George Theatre for the first time ever this holiday season and by all accounts it was a smashing success even before it opened--the show sold out all of it's near 6 weeks weeks before an audience set foot in the theatre-- and has already started selling tickets for the 2018 production. (more...)

Sold-out Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Begins This Week at Shaw FestivalSold-out Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Begins This Week at Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2017

The Shaw Festival's inaugural production of A Christmas Carol starts its sold-out run Wednesday, November 15 at the Royal George Theatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake. (more...)

Sold-out Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Begins This Week at Shaw FestivalSold-out Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Begins This Week at Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

The Shaw Festival's inaugural production of A Christmas Carol starts its sold-out run Wednesday, November 15 at the Royal George Theatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake. (more...)

Artistic Director Tim Carroll Announces Casting For The 2018 Shaw FestivalArtistic Director Tim Carroll Announces Casting For The 2018 Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

Artistic Director Tim Carroll announces the Shaw Festival's 2018 ensemble. This season's 56 actors will take to the stage in 14 productions, plus numerous Secret Theatre experiences. (more...)

Michael Therriault Stars as Scrooge in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Shaw FestivalMichael Therriault Stars as Scrooge in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

Christmas arrives in Niagara-on-the-Lake on November 15 with the first preview of Charles Dickens's classic A Christmas Carol at the Royal George Theatre. (more...)

THE MAGICIAN'S NEPHEW, STAGE KISS, HENRY V and More Slated for Shaw Festival's 2018 SeasonTHE MAGICIAN'S NEPHEW, STAGE KISS, HENRY V and More Slated for Shaw Festival's 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Artistic Director Tim Carroll and the Shaw Festival reveal the complete playbill for the 2018 season. Having introduced Festival patrons to Two-Way Theatre in 2017, the Shaw Festival will continue to invite the audience into the creative process, giving them a real voice in the theatre experience. (more...)

Shaw Festival to Stage Interactive ANDROCLES AND THE LIONShaw Festival to Stage Interactive ANDROCLES AND THE LION
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Under the direction of Artistic Director Tim Carroll, Bernard Shaw's charming retelling of the beloved Aesop fable Androcles and the Lion is an interactive spur-of-the-moment theatre experience. The fusing of audience engagement with music and song, along with Shaw's delightful text, creates a distinctly different performance every time. Previews of Androcles and the Lion begin June 6 at the Court House Theatre. (more...)

Powerhouse Cast Tapped for Shaw Festival's DANCING AT LUGHNASAPowerhouse Cast Tapped for Shaw Festival's DANCING AT LUGHNASA
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Krista Jackson, former Shaw Festival intern director and Zone 41 Theatre's artistic director, returns to direct Brian Friel's award-winning masterpiece Dancing at Lughnasa. Beginning previews on May 14 at the Royal George Theatre, this production features a quintet of fiercely talented Shaw Festival ensemble members - Fiona Byrne, Diana Donnelly, Claire Jullien, Sarena Parmar (in her Festival debut) and Tara Rosling - as the formidable Mundy sisters. (more...)

Shaw Festival's A.D. Tim Carroll Announces Casting for 2017 SeasonShaw Festival's A.D. Tim Carroll Announces Casting for 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The Shaw Festival proudly announces casting for Artistic Director Tim Carroll's first season. The Shaw's 2017 ensemble is a mix of new faces and Festival favourites - each actor ready to entertain and excite audiences in this season's 11 productions. (more...)

2016 Dora Awards Held Monday; VIP Presenters Announced!2016 Dora Awards Held Monday; VIP Presenters Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Jacoba Knaapen, Toronto Alliance or the Performing Arts (TAPA) Executive Director and Dora Mavor Moore Awards Producer, announced the VIP presenters today for the 37th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, to be held on Monday, June 27 at Harbourfront Centre's open air Concert Stage (formerly WestJet Stage), a 1,300-seat venue covered by a transparent roof with open sides. (more...)

Groundling Theatre to Launch with THE WINTER'S TALE at Coal Mine Theatre This WinterGroundling Theatre to Launch with THE WINTER'S TALE at Coal Mine Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Groundling Theatre Company's inaugural production, a full staging of William Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE, will be presented as part of the Coal Mine Theatre's second season of adventurous theatre, running January 28 - February 20, 2016. One of the most psychologically engaging romances in the English language, this intimate chamber production of THE WINTER'S TALE will be directed by Graham Abbey, founder and artistic director of Groundling Theatre Company. (more...)

Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE to Play Coal Mine TheatreShakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE to Play Coal Mine Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Groundling Theatre Company's inaugural production, a full staging of William Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE, will be presented as part of the Coal Mine Theatre's second season of adventurous theatre. One of the most psychologically engaging romances in the English language, this intimate chamber production of THE WINTER'S TALE will be directed by Graham Abbey, founder and artistic director of Groundling Theatre Company. (more...)

Groundling Theatre to Launch with THE WINTER'S TALE at Coal Mine Theatre This WinterGroundling Theatre to Launch with THE WINTER'S TALE at Coal Mine Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

Groundling Theatre Company's inaugural production, a full staging of William Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE, will be presented as part of the Coal Mine Theatre's second season of adventurous theatre, running January 28 - February 20, 2016. One of the most psychologically engaging romances in the English language, this intimate chamber production of THE WINTER'S TALE will be directed by Graham Abbey, founder and artistic director of Groundling Theatre Company. (more...)

Tarragon to Stage Bollywood-Inspired MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHINGTarragon to Stage Bollywood-Inspired MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Tarragon Theatre proudly presents the world premiere of a Bollywood-inspired adaptation of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing - set in Brampton, Ontario! (more...)

Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh Star in Stratford's ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, Opening TonightGeraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh Star in Stratford's ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

With a string of hit musicals to his credit at Stratford, including 42nd Street, Camelot, Evita and West Side Story, director Gary Griffin returns to the classics in his fifth Festival season with Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra. Starring Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh, the tragic drama began previews on Sunday, August 3, at Stratford's Tom Patterson Theatre. The production officially opens tonight, August 14. (more...)

Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh to Star in Stratford's ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, Opening 8/14Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh to Star in Stratford's ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, Opening 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

With a string of hit musicals to his credit at Stratford, including 42nd Street, Camelot, Evita and West Side Story, director Gary Griffin returns to the classics in his fifth Festival season with Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra. Starring Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh, the tragic drama begins previews on Sunday, August 3, at Stratford's Tom Patterson Theatre. The production officially opens on Thursday, August 14. (more...)

Noel Coward's HAY FEVER Begins Previews at Stratford FestivalNoel Coward's HAY FEVER Begins Previews at Stratford Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Last season, the Stratford Festival staged a wildly popular production of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit; this season, another Coward classic will be presented at the Avon Theatre, the outrageously witty Hay Fever. Directed by Alisa Palmer, this hilarious comedy began previews on Wednesday and officially opens on Thursday, June 19. (more...)

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