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Stratford Festival sees largest jump in attendance since 1999
Attendance reached more than 480,000, generating $29.7 million in revenue for the Festival, which in its first year with Antoni Cimolino at the helm as artistic director was well received by reviewers and the general public.
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Festival to honour Shatner with Legacy Award
“I am proud and happy to be a Canadian and proud and happy to receive this Canadian award,” said Shatner upon learning of the honour. “I guess I am just proud and happy.”

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Bedford out for Merchant of Venice
Bedford is suffering from a medical condition which, though treatable, requires immediate attention.
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Festival's Fiddler jouyous, celebratory, and heart-wrenching
Scott Wentworth shines as Tevye
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Curtain rises on Festival's 61st season
Dignitaries and theatre fans mingle on the red carpet
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Rock royalty visits Festival
Musical icon Pete Townshend made a special stop in Stratford Wednesday to visit with the cast and crew of the Stratford Festival’s production of Tommy and take in an evening preview of the famous rock musical at the Avon Theatre.
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Festival reports deficit in 2012
The Festival looked back on the year that was at its annual general meeting Saturday.
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Festival box office officially open for 2013
This season, the first under artistic director Antoni Cimolino, features 12 productions, from classical to contemporary, with Shakespeare as the centerpiece.
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New app presents rare insider’s view of Festival
The Stratford Festival's latest app, "Stratford Behind the Scenes," is an interactive voyage through an entire season, revealing the secrets of theatrical production, demonstrating that the artistry that takes place behind the scenes is every bit as magical as the performance itself.
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Festival recognized for accessibility work
Sara Ropp and Jessica Jantzi, acting on behalf of the Stratford Accessibility Advisory Committee, presented the Festival’s director of human resources, Shelley Stevenson, with a certificate of recognition Monday evening.
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New group for Festival’s Langham Workshop
“This is a dynamic and very talented group of directors,” says artistic director Antoni Cimolino. “They come from across Canada and have widely different experiences within the theatre but are united in their love for and dedication to staging the classics. We are very excited to welcome them to the Festival.
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Tickets go on sale for Festival's 2013 season
The Stratford Festival’s box office opens to members on Monday, Nov. 12 at 9 a.m., putting them first in line to purchase tickets for the 2013 season.
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Robert Thomson, lighting designer, wins Siminovitch Prize
Lighting designer Robert Thomson, a veteran of Stratford and Shaw festivals, Canadian Stage, National Ballet and Tarragon Theatre, wins 2012 Elinore & Lou Siminovitch Prize.
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New director, name and logo for Stratford Festival
Tickets for the 2013 season go on sale to members on Nov. 11 and to the general public Jan. 5.
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Buses to bring theatre patrons from Toronto
“We want to make it as easy and affordable as possible for people to get to Stratford,” says Festival executive director designate Anita Gaffney.
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Festival ends season with deficit
Generally sluggish attendance and the lack of a major box office hit (like Jesus Christ Superstar in 2011) left the festival with a considerable revenue shortfall.
Maggie Smith receives Festival’s Legacy Award
She was honoured with the Festival’s Legacy Award, presented to her by Christopher Plummer, in a star-studded ceremony at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.
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Fore a good cause
Stars of stage and screen came out for the second annual Pete Donaldson Classic at the Stratford Golf and Country Club on Monday.
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