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The Shaw Festival: Extraordinary Theater and Nature in Niagara

Program No. 10396RJ
Enjoy three performances, engaging lectures and backstage access at the renowned Shaw Festival. Then dive deeper into the region’s culture with an icewine tasting at a local vineyard.

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At a Glance

Renowned for its stylish productions, the Shaw Festival is home to one of North America’s largest repertory companies. Immerse yourself in theater with performances, backstage experiences and lectures by Shaw company members. Round out your stay in Niagara with visits to Niagara Falls, the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory and a local winery for a tasting of Niagara’s renowned icewine.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to a few blocks; some stairs.

What You'll Learn

  • Enjoy private pre-show introductions to each play and post-show chats with cast members.
  • Complement your in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the Shaw Festival with orchestra seats to three performances.
  • Experience more than 2,000 free-flying butterflies in a lush, rainforest setting, then walk the footpaths of the Botanical Gardens and one of Canada’s finest collections of ornamental trees, shrubs and roses.
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Suzanne Merriam
Suzanne comes from a background of professional acting with experience in theatre, mask, puppetry, television, film and arts education. She has performed with Carousel Players and Theatre Beyond Words and has worked on two children’s television shows. Suzanne is passionate about using theatre in her work with young people. She is an instructor for Brock University where she also earned her Masters of Education. Officially Suzanne’s title is Senior Manager, but to those who have worked with her, she is known affectionately as “The Goddess.”

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Daina earned her degree in Fashion and Arts and worked as a Fashion Events Coordinator for five years. In 2003, she and her long-time partner both left their jobs to combine their artistic talents and start their own business, Chameleon Painting and Specialty Plaster. Partnering with leading designers, their work has been showcased in several decorating and design publications. Daina lives in Toronto and is passionate about the arts, travel and her local roots. She looks forward to sharing the Shaw Theatre Festival with you!
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Suzanne Merriam View biography
Suzanne comes from a background of professional acting with experience in theatre, mask, puppetry, television, film and arts education. She has performed with Carousel Players and Theatre Beyond Words and has worked on two children’s television shows. Suzanne is passionate about using theatre in her work with young people. She is an instructor for Brock University where she also earned her Masters of Education. Officially Suzanne’s title is Senior Manager, but to those who have worked with her, she is known affectionately as “The Goddess.”
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