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Shaw Festival Theatre

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Address: 10 Queen's Parade | Box 774, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
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The Shaw Festival – bringing great theatre to life in the heart of Niagara...

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.

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Me & My Girl - what a fabulous way to spend an afternoon!

This show is amazing! All of the actors (especially the leads) are wonderful and the show is so uplifting - you can't help but leave the theatre with a big smile on your... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This show is amazing! All of the actors (especially the leads) are wonderful and the show is so uplifting - you can't help but leave the theatre with a big smile on your face! Absolutely loved the costumes and set as well. The actors seemed like they were having as much fun as we were. This is the best live... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I very much enjoyed the Shaw presentation of Me and My Girl. We are members and saw a preview presentation. The ensemble is terrific. Singing and dancing just great, even some tap dancing. The Lambreth Walk closing the first half was stupendous. Remember Herman's Hermits, Leaning on the Lamp post was one of their hits and came... More 

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vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved me and My Girl. Excellent cast and production. The only disappointment was meeting a woman who had got tickets in a row for $28 that day on line when we paid 98 the same day sold by the chamber of commerce. Thanks

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St. Catharines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a delightful afternoon in a wonderful town visiting a beautiful theatre and watching a marvelois play. The talent in this production is amazing, the set is perfect and the time just flew by. I could have watched the whole thing over again. I am a regular Shaw visitor and this was truly one of my favourite plays. Treat... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This production of Me and my Girl is thoroughly entertaining from the get go! The scenery, costumes, characters and dialogue are spot on. Michael Therriault is authentic and funny and very athletic. Even the corny jokes are good. We always enjoy the Shaw and are so fortunate to have it in our backyard. Do yourselves a favour and take you... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of volunteers and staff to assist if you are new to the theatre. Food and drink on premises was very pricey.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw the second performance of Me and My Gal in the 2017 season. We enjoyed the performance but had a little trouble hearing the words from time to time and other times it was too loud. Our guess is the audio was still being worked out since this was the start of the season.

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Marcus T, Social Media Coordinator at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience with us! Previews give us to chance to understand how audiences will respond to a show and learn what adjustments need to be made to so that a performance can be at its very best, so it's very possible that the audio levels could look different by the time the show officially opens. We're really... More 

Burlington, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was truly disappointed in one aspect of Shaw's 2017 season opener, Me and My Girl; simply that there were so few people in attendance to see this marvelous production. The music, the acting, the sets, the costumes - nothing but spectacular. Loved every aspect of this show, and it can only get better as the season progresses.

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Marcus T, Social Media Coordinator at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks for joining us taking time to leave such a kind review of Me & My Girl. Hope to see you back at The Shaw later this season too :) More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had such a delightful time at the Shaw Festival yesterday seeing Me and My Girl - the characters were very funny, the cast well oiled, the dancing was awesome. Can a Cockney become an Earl? What would it be like to go from being a poor person to being recognized as an important and rich person? How would we... More 

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Marcus T, Social Media Coordinator at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this review

Danielle, we're so glad you enjoyed Me & My Girl. We're very proud of everyone involved in the production! Thanks for leaving such a kind review :) More 

Mississauga, Canada
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Reviewed February 11, 2017

We have attended many plays over the years at the Festival Theatre. It makes a great play even more enjoyable and the not so good plays bearable. Great for musical and the acoustics are such that you can the actor's without effort. You feel you have been to the theatre.

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