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ShawFest 2015
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Your magazine with the latest news and information about The Shaw - on and off the stage.

Charity Hope Valentine, the Fandango ballroom’s hopeful dance hall
hostess, dreams of a bigger, brighter and more romantic future.
Will she see her dreams fulfilled? The lively and pulsing world of
1960s New York City will burst on the Festival stage next April
with bright song and dance numbers like ‘Big Spender’ and
‘If my Friends Could See Me Now’.

Sweet Charity will be directed by Morris Panych (Arms and
The Man and Our Betters
) and if you remember the graceful
athleticism of Parker Esse’s choreography from
Guys and Dolls, you’ll love this sizzling and
jazzy production.

For more on the 2015 Season, click here.

Here’s a small preview of 2015 and
A revelation from 2014.

Over the past month, The Shaw’s production crew have been busy at the Scene Shop building a moving catwalk and elevator for next season’s Sweet Charity set! Here’s a sneak peek.

Want to know a little secret? This past season, after each performance of The Sea where Patrick Galligan’s character Hatch the draper would vigorously cut and slash blue fabric to shreds in front of Fiona Reid’s Mrs Rafi, our team from the Prop Shop would re-sew it back together seamlessly to save on tons of wasted fabric. The newly re-sewn material would go back to the Court House Theatre and be used for the next performance.

Here are a few of the many ways to save on great theatre.

Shaw Season’s Pass!
Enjoy your favourite productions again and again. A 2015 Season’s Pass entitles Members to reserve tickets within 60 days of any performance throughout the season (non-Members within 30 days). Valid on all 10 plays. Starting at $340 for Blue seating. Order by December 15 to receive by Christmas.

Peter and the Starcatcher Family Gift Pack
Limited-time offer! Buy your gift package for holiday gift giving and pick your dates later on. Gift package includes two adult and two youth tickets. $220 (Blue seating).

triple play pass
Buy your pass before April 30 for $174 and see three shows. Lock in your price now, reserve tickets later. Valid on Blue seating.

Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia at Mirvish

The Shaw’s production of Arcadia presented by Mirvish. Production is already in previews at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto. Shaw Members receive a 20% discount for the first two weeks of performances.

Call 1.800.461.3333 and quote SHAW14.
Not a Shaw Member? You can still order your tickets now through


November 13 to 20

An opportunity to dine at some of Niagara-on-the-Lake's finest restaurants with special three-course meals at amazing prices.

Please visit

Candlelight Stroll

December 5, 6pm

A guided stroll winding through the historical town, accompanied by local choirs and seasonal entertainment. Info at 905.468.1950

Our Festival Film Series kicks off on Saturday December 6 at 3pm. The food trucks will be returning as will the Friday night documentaries. Soon to come at are ticket prices, series lineup and info about the annual fundraiser

In an evocative and fast-paced adventure on the high seas and on a faraway island, an orphan boy named Peter and his mysterious new friend, Molly, overcome bands of pirates and thieves in their quest to keep a fantastical secret safe and save the world from evil.

This impossible-to-put-down novel leads readers on an unforgettable journey-fraught with danger, yet filled with mystical and magical moments.

A New York Times best seller. $10.99

Tax & shipping not included. To order contact The Shawp at 1.800.511.7429 ext 2276 or

As we conclude another successful season, now is the perfect time to become a Member! In addition to the many privileges which we offer to our Members, one of the most anticipated ones is the option for Members to order early. The early ordering period began on November 1 (depending on level of Membership) and runs until December 14. Not only do Members get the opportunity to order before the general public, but Members also benefit from first access to savings on every performance, before the ticket prices increase on February 1.

Members are the cornerstone of support for The Shaw – please join us today by visiting calling 1-800-657-1106 ext 2556 and become part of this special group

Congratulations to David S. from Ohio who has won this month’s contest for Backstage Pass subscribers. He will receive a pair of tickets to a 2015 performance of Pygmalion. Backstage Pass subscribers are automatically entered to win each month.