Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

Shawfest draws 9,675; Sondheim set for next year

  • Print

SHAWFEST 2012 drew paid attendance of 9,675, on par with the turnouts to previous Master Playwright Festivals dedicated to Michel Tremblay (2005) and Caryl Churchill (2010).

The 19-day celebration of George Bernard Shaw, which ended Sunday, did not crack the 10,000 ticket barrier for the third consecutive year but ended the box office decline that followed MillerFest, which sold 11,264 tickets. The three free lectures were attended by 233 patrons while 153 festival fans purchased ShawPasses.

Along with releasing the final figures for ShawFest, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre announced the subject of next year's festival is the great American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. The eight-time Tony Award-winner will be feted Jan. 16-Feb. 3, 2013, and his many fans can hope the lineup will include at least a couple of such master works as West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods and Assassins.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition February 8, 2012 C2

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Key of Bart: No Time Left for Stu

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • A black swallowtail butterfly land on Lantana flowers Sunday morning at the Assiniboine Park English Gardens- standup photo – August 14, 2011   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • Aerial view of Portage and Main, The Esplanade Riel, Provencher Bridge over the Red River, The Canadian Museum for Human Rights and The Forks near the Assiniboine River, October 21st, 2011. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) CMHR

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Do you think e-cigarettes should be banned by the school division?

View Results

Ads by Google