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ShawFest 2015
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Looking for something enchanting, clever and funny? Look no further than Sweet Charity and Peter and the Starcatcher. Travel back to New York City during the swinging 60s or take a wondrously magical and swashbuckling adventure. Looking for more music and song? Why not dare to enter The Next Whisky Bar? A cabaret-style show that centres on the timeless music of Kurt Weill.

Seeking a comedy with heart? Then Moss Hart’s Light Up the Sky is right up your alley.It’s a Broadway play about making a Broadway play. Peter Hinton’s Pygmalion will offer a modern look at the relationship between Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins. Bernard Shaw’s fascinating, beloved and most enduring play.

Does the modern world and recent history tickle your fancy? Look no further than Caryl Churchill’s contemporary classic Top Girls, and Tony Kushner’s dazzling drama The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures. Both plays will have you thinking long after you’ve left the theatre.

Want to be among the first to see a world premiere? Then The Divine: A Play for Sarah Bernhardt written by Quebec playwright Michel Marc Bouchard is just the ticket. And a perfect match to The Divine is The Lady from the Sea. Ibsen’s romantic play about a woman haunted by her past and the unexpected return of a handsome stranger. And to top it all off, enjoy JM Barrie’s The Twelve-Pound Look, a show decades ahead of its time

Pair your tickets with a wine and dine package. May we suggest a pre-theatre dining package in the heart of Niagara wine country at Trius or Peller Estates Winery Restaurant? Indulge in tasty farm-to-table cuisine at a reasonable price.

Packages start at $113 for lunch. For more info

Book September performances before February 1 and save an additional 10% on the early booking prices. Perfect for Autumn getaways.

Attend two performances between June 1 and July 6 for the special spring rate of $121 (Weekday) or $131 (Weekend). Blue seating; upgrade to Gold for an additional $10 per ticket.

Valid for all 10 plays! Enjoy your favourite productions over and over. A 2015 Season’s Pass (purchased before April 30) entitles the passholder to reserve tickets within 30 days (Members – 60 days) of any performance throughout the season.

Book by January 31! Ticket prices go up on February 1.

Our scenic painters are getting nautical creating a delightful sea-worn, barnacle covered set for Peter and the Starcatcher. Here’s a little peek.

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Peter and the Starcatcher

Though our stages may be quiet, behind the scenes we are hard at work building the productions which we will be presenting to you this coming season. Donations are an important part of helping us present our highest calibre of work to you. Why not begin the New Year by becoming a Member at The Shaw?

You will be able to take advantage of the many exclusive events we have in store for Members in the 2015 Season that will give you exciting insights into what goes on beyond the stage!

To inquire about Membership, or to make a donation, please visit or call 1.800.657.1106 ext 2556

We look forward to welcoming you as a Member!

If you find yourself out west in the New Year, swing by Theatre Calgary for a taste of The Shaw. Our 2014 production of The Philadelphia Story hits the Calgary stage in late January with most of the original cast. The delicious romantic comedy will run from January 27 until February 22. Buy Tickets
Including this season’s always popular You Never Can Tell, Plays Pleasant comprises four comedies intended to amuse readers but also to provoke them. Including Arms and The Man, You Never Can Tell and The Man of Destiny, this is the definitive text that also includes Shaw’s Preface of 1898.
$15.95 Plus 5% sales tax, $9.95 shipping and handling.
To order contact The Shawp at
1.800.511.7429 ext 2276 or
Throughout January and February the Festival Film Series continues with some very entertaining films and docs. For more info on the lineup, check out our website.
Celebrating 20 years, the Niagara Icewine Festival offers plenty for every taste, from elegant gala evenings to irresistible wine and food pairings and outdoor activities from exploring Ice Street Villages to marshmallow roasting along the famed wine route.

For more info on events and passes

Congratulations to Ben from Toronto 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.