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“Guys and Dolls was entertaining” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shaw Festival Theatre

Shaw Festival Theatre
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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.
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Toronto, Canada
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“Guys and Dolls was entertaining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

We treated ourselves to this show for our anniversay and we were not dissapointed. The show was very well done, and the acting good. Anywhere you sit is good as the theatre is not huge.We could see the actors and costumes very well.The seats are very comfortable.We got a travelzoo deal and found the performance well worth what we paid.The Shaw location within Niagara on the Lake makes it a really nice day's outing. We were fortunate to be staying across the street at the Shaw hotel and thoroughly enjoyed our weekend.

Visited May 2013
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“Never Disappointed...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

Have been coming to the Shaw for over 15 years at least once a year - never seen a bad play! Saw 'Our Betters' and 'Lady Windermere's Fan this time - both excellent. The company always has something to suit every taste. Highly recommend a visit.

Visited May 2013
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Shawfest, Marketing Coordinator at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Thank you for your recommendation. We hope that other guests make it a tradition to make Shaw an annual event as well! We try to have a variety of plays each year so that there is something for everyone. Thank you for your dedication to us for the past 15 years – you are what make us able to continue doing what we do!
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Toronto, Canada
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“Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

Loved this play! My first time at the Shaw Festival did not disappoint. Having been to the Stratford Festival many times I must say that the Shaw Festival is on par. Will not hesitate to return.

Visited May 2013
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Toronto, Ontario
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“A little Guys for your Dolls”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

Brilliant performance. We are so very glad that the Shaw Festival has infused other play writers into the mix with the pieces by George Benard Shaw. Guys and Dolls was well performed and the music was fantastic. It was so good that I had to stop myself from singing along. If you are in town and have the time, go and see this performance. The actors made you feel that you were in 1950s Broadway, NYC right alongside them.

Visited May 2013
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Shawfest, Marketing Coordinator at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
We try to keep fresh and up to date by adding some new playwrights into the mix, as well as keeping with old favourites and traditions. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review – patron feedback is so important to us and it’s great that you have given us a glowing recommendation. Thank you!
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“Lady Windemere's Fan - Outstanding”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

What a great show! The stage/set was very impressive. The curtain effect like opening up a photo graph was charming. The Oscar quotes between sets were good. Actor volume was a bit low. Pop / contemporary music was fun.

Visited May 2013
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