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Shaw Festival Theatre

10 Queen's Parade | Box 774, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
800-511-7429
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Owner description: The Shaw Festival – bringing great theatre to life in the heart of Niagara Wine Country. One of the world’s finest theatre companies, the Shaw... more » Owner description: The Shaw Festival – bringing great theatre to life in the heart of Niagara Wine Country. One of the world’s finest theatre companies, the Shaw Festival is celebrated for its vivid and exhilarating productions of plays by Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries (1856-1950), and plays about the period of Shaw’s lifetime. Join us for a compelling theatre experience with plays in four theatres from April to October in historic Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Located between Toronto, ON and Buffalo, NY, near Niagara. « less
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

WE saw Lion KIng and Book of Mormon in New York City, but loved Cabaret in Niagara on the Lake--clever set, powerful re interpretation of Lisa Minellis role. And of course the music is familiar and powerful

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North Royalton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed three plays...Charity begins at home, Philadelphia Story and Cabaret. The Emcee in Cabaret stole the show and was excellent in Philadelphia. We plan to travel to Niagara again next year, especially if Juan is starring in any of the plays. We are definitely fans. The outlet mall nearby was a big disappointment but we were mainly there for... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Wonderful restaurants, wineries, live theater and shopping near this Bed & Breakfast. Also, good proximity to Niagara Falls.

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Cabaret...Likely the best Shaw we have seen...and as good as Broadway. Great set, choreography, acting, singing...BRILLIANT

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Fayetteville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Loved Juno and the Paycock, a true Irish drama, witty, side-splitting lines culminating in gut-wrenching tragedy. So Irish! Finally, an accurate production of Cabaret. Saddest "musical" right up there with West Side Story, but with even more pathos. Great music with chilling message. Sorry Liza, this is the real deal! Priestly's "When We Are Married" is great slap-stick comedy, if... More

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GRAND ISLAND
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Ten performances remain for “The Philanderer.” That is, if the actors don’t collapse first. Countering the concept of playwright George Bernard Shaw as stuffily philosophical, director Lisa Peterson has put together a slapstick-and-tickle production best described as Benny Hill with compound sentences. “Philanderer” doesn’t just fool around. Director Peterson unearths the original third act which Shaw, under the urging of... More

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Canal Fulton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Awesome!!!!! This performance was absolutely one of the best we've experienced at the Shaw! This was as well done as any Broadway show we have seen!

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Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you are a theatre lover, this is a must go-to destination. We have never been disappointed over the years that we have made a pilgrimage. Fabulous theatre, a charming, charming town to house it, all adds up to a great experience. This year our favorites of the shows we saw, were When We are Married, The Philadelphia Story, and... More

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Saw three excellent plays, the standard of the performances were, as always very high.the only downside weird the very uncomfortable seats in the George.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A range of genres & playwights - not just GBS - which must appeal to everyone. Most of the productions are interpretations of the texts that communicate to modern audiences as well as purists. One production however, 'When We Are Married' suffered from a traditional approach which did J.B. Priestley no favours despite excellent performances from the cast. This is... More

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