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ShawFest 2016
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Your magazine with the latest news and information about The Shaw - on and off the stage.

As our season concludes, it is never too early to look forward to the next! And while it’s still early days, we have a lot on the go already.

Our 55th Season is so chock-full of exciting new theatrical opportunities for you, including our three wonderful Festival theatre shows:

Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll’s classic and much celebrated book will hit the stage in a new stage adaptation by director Peter Hinton - a perfect treat for all ages!

A Woman of No Importance, Oscar Wilde’s wicked comedy, comes to life under award-winning director Eda Holmes’ watchful eye.

Sweeney Todd, the darkly comic and thrilling musical by Stephen Sondheim will mark Jackie Maxwell’s final directorial role as Artistic Director after 14 years of tremendous leadership! (I admit this is the one which I am personally most looking forward to seeing alongside my teenaged son Zach!)

In addition to this tremendous line-up (and seven other fabulous plays!) we have a number of special activities planned to commemorate and celebrate Jackie Maxwell’s final season.

And on a personal note, I am looking forward to my first full season here sampling some of that farm-to-table cuisine, enjoying the beauty of Niagara wine country and getting to know all of you. The excitement begins April 9, 2016 and we can hardly wait for you to get here!

All my very best,

Tim Jennings
Executive Director

PS: Ticket sales for our Members start November 7 (not too late to join – hint, hint) and then December 5 for the general public. I invite you to come and experience our exciting, fun, imaginative and welcoming world here at the Shaw Festival!

Thank you for a wonderful season! 2015 was a stellar year for The
Shaw with landmark productions of Peter Hinton’s modern take on Pygmalion, the brilliantly touching The Intelligent Homosexual’s
Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures
the mesmerizing The Divine: A Play for Sarah Bernhardt and the wonderfully magical Peter and the Starcatcher. Thanks to everyone
who attended this season. We look forward to seeing you again in 2016.

In addition to early booking pricing, there are many other ways to save in the upcoming 2016 Season. Here’s a few to consider.

Senior Daily Discount
NEW! 20% discount off regular and preview priced tickets available on Weekday performances April to June and September to October. Blue & Gold seating.

Alice in Wonderland Family Package
Package includes two adult and two youth tickets to see Alice in Wonderland. From $200 (Blue seating). Upgrade available.

Youth Tickets
Save on tickets for children 18 years and under. Purchase a
regularly-priced adult ticket or a senior-priced ticket and purchase youth tickets for $29 each.

For more Ways to Save call our Box Office at 1-800-511-7429.

Not yet a Shaw Member? Join now and,
along with the early ordering privilege, your
support will help ensure The Shaw can
continue to provide thought-provoking,
world-class entertainment!

Contact our Membership office at
1-800-511-7429 ext 2556 to find out more
about how Membership benefits us all!

Thank you!

These notecards feature illustrations from
The Nursery Alice, a shortened version of
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland that was
published in 1890 with Tenniel's originalM
drawings enlarged and coloured. There are
four cards each of two pictures — The White
Rabbit and The Mad Hatter's Tea Party —
eight notecards with envelopes. A perfect
gift idea!
Card Size 5” x 7”
Sales tax and shipping extra.

To order contact The Shawp at 1-800-511-7429, ext 2276
or email

November 12 to 19
Dine at some of Niagara-on-the-Lake's finest
restaurants with special three-course menus
at amazing prices. A delightfully tasty event!
For more info visit

Candlelight Stroll
December 4
Enjoy a guided stroll winding through the historical
town, accompanied by local choirs and seasonal
entertainment. Proceeds from candle sales support
local charities. For more info

Film Series
December 5
Returning this month is our annual film series!
More info about the lineup and documentaries
will be coming soon

Congratulations to Amy B. from Wilmington, DE who has won this month’s contest for Backstage Pass subscribers. She will receive a pair of tickets to a 2015 performance of A Woman of No Importance. Backstage Pass subscribers are automatically entered to win each month.