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ShawFest 2015
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Peter Millard as William

Light, witty, frothy, fun … they all perfectly describe Shaw’s much loved comedy, You Never Can Tell. Any which way you look at it, you will enjoy yourself thoroughly. Directed by Jim Mezon, who as Jackie Maxwell so succinctly stated, “… has directed and acted in more Shaw plays than virtually any artist on the continent, should open up this delightful piece in a fresh and revelatory way.”

Filled with a cast of characters that run the gamut from zany to icy, this is a show filled with pure delight. And all throughout the antics and laughter set against the backdrop of Chinese lanterns and the seaside is the stalwart William the waiter – played by longtime Shaw favourite Peter Millard – he will be dispensing advice, unruffled by the craziness going on around him. Peter shared that "I am honoured to be following in the steps of Gerard Parkes, Leslie Yeo, Stanley Holloway, Douglas Rain, David Schurmann and, especially, Jack Medley - to whose memory this production of You Never Can Tell is dedicated.”

Part of Shaw’s collection of Play Pleasant, You Never Can Tell features Gray Powell, Tara Rosling, Patrick McManus and Peter Millard.

Buy tickets to You Never Can Tell

At The Shaw, our season posters are always works of art. They make the perfect memento to remember your trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake and The Shaw. This season’s poster features the lovely and celebratory image created by photographer and artist Emily Cooper and stars the twins Dolly and Phillip from You Never Can Tell.

$14.95, tax & shipping extra.

To order contact The Shawp at 1.800.511.7429, ext 2276

Do you ever wonder about some of the privileges offered to Members? We have tailored a series of events for Members that we offer through the season. One of the most popular ones is the Members Dress rehearsal, offered to Members at the Sustaining level ($600) and above.

This year, the Members Dress rehearsal takes place on May 30 at 1 pm. Members get the special opportunity to see the final dress rehearsal of Pygmalion, Shaw’s classic “anti-romantic” comedy before it opens to the public.

Membership starts at $100 – please join us today by calling 1.800.657.1106 ext 2389 and become part of this special group of Shaw supporters!

Shaw Guild Garden Tour
Saturday June 6 from 10-4
The Shaw Festival Guild is hosting its 10th Annual Garden Tour this June. Come and admire eight spectacular secret gardens in Old Town Niagara-on-the-Lake. Tickets are $25. Call our Box Office or book online.

Niagara Pumphouse
247 Ricardo St. Niagara-on-the Lake
An exhibition of paintings by Nova Scotia Artist David Whitzman will be hosted by the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre. The show opened May 1 and continues to May 31.

Ghost Tours
Starting May 24
Experience Fort George after dark. Take a candlelit tour and learn the haunted history of Fort George and Niagara-on-the-Lake.
For more info on times and prices

Coffee Concert
May 24 11am
Festival Theatre
Enjoy a Sunday morning concert performed by members
of The Shaw's Orchestra. Approximately 45 minutes.
Donations appreciated.

Congratulations to Kimberly from Orchard Park, NY who has won this month’s contest for Backstage Pass subscribers. She will receive a pair of tickets to a 2015 performance of Pygmalion. Backstage Pass subscribers are automatically entered to win each month.