My favourite Canadian festival
What use is sitting alone in your room? That's what we thought too so we find ourselves at the Shaw Festival for the second year running watching Cabaret at two o clock in the afternoon. It takes a bit of getting used to, immersing yourself in cool dark theatres while the sun beats down outside but you soon become accustomed to its ways. You might be a bit paler after a trip here but it is worth it for the theatre which is very well produced. Cabaret did not disappoint. Deborah Hay as Sally Bowles was incredibly moving as she sang the title song. Jackie Maxwell, the festival's artistic director, says the acting is every bit as important as the singing in the Shaw's one musical.
|NOTL has great gardens|
|Typical house in Niagara-on-the-Lake|
|Watching the sailboats on Lake Ontario|
|Balzacs our favourite outdoor hangout|
Read my next post about the Shaw and Niagara Falls
Here's a link to my posts about last year's Shaw Festival and Niagara region.