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Shaw staging free, limited-seating concerts indoors

There will be live entertainment onstage at the Shaw Festival this year, after all. Just not the usual mega productions we're all used to.

As of Oct. 28, the Shaw’s free concert series will move indoors to the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre, beside the Festival Theatre on Queen’s Parade.

There will be a limit of 50 guests and COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place.

Tickets are general seating and can be reserved by calling the Shaw Festival’s box office at 1-800-511-SHAW (7429).

Tickets for the concert series will not be available online. To allow a wider audience to enjoy these concerts, the Shaw is limiting patrons to two tickets per concert and two concerts per household.

The series features the music of Duke Ellington, Dorothy Fields and Cole Porter and the socially distanced indoor performances run Wednesdays to Fridays at 6 p.m.? and Saturdays at 2 p.m. through Nov. 20.

The 30- to 45-minute shows feature the talents of festival ensemble members Kyle Blair, Andrew Broderick, James Daly, Kristi Frank, Élodie Gillett, Alexis Gordon, Olivia Sinclair-Brisbane, Jonathan Tan and associate music director Ryan deSouza.

The Duke Ellington Revue and Dorothy Fields Revue are directed by associate artistic director Kimberley Rampersad with music direction by Paul Sportelli.

The Cole Porter Revue is directed by Tim Carroll, with choreography by Rampersad and music direction by Sportelli.
The concert series is funded by a $400,000 grant from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). 

For more information about the festival’s COVID-19 health and safety practices, visit shawfest.com/dutyofcare/.?

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