Indulge your theatre habit with our August double-double deal!

Throughout the month of August, indulge in great theatre with our amazing double-double deal – get four tickets for the price of two for any performance of Fiddler on the Roof, The Three Musketeers, The Merchant of Venice, Tommy, Blithe Spirit or Othello! You can mix and match this offer and see four shows yourself for the cost of two, bring a date to see two shows and only pay for one OR gather a group of friends and enjoy seeing one show all together for the cost of two tickets!

Here’s a look at a few of the stunning works on our stages this season:

The Three Musketeers:

Blithe Spirit:

Members of the company in Blithe Spirit. Photo by David Hou.

Members of the company in Blithe Spirit. Photo by David Hou.

Tommy:

Fiddler on the Roof:

Here’s what you need to do to take advantage of our August double-double deal:

1) Log into our website with promotion code 50353
2) Select any of the performances listed above and ensure that you select “Adult” as the price type
3) Select your seats and check out!

Don’t forget that you can see Romeo and Juliet for just $39 all season long!

*Purchase 4 regular-price tickets to any August performance at the Avon or Festival theatre excluding Romeo and Juliet and get 50% off each ticket. Offer may expire without notice. Not valid in conjunction with any other promotion, nor on previously purchased tickets (new orders only). Offer is not transferable. Excludes group orders (15 tickets or more to one performance date).  Price does not include taxes or A+ seating zones. Performances, casting, dates and pricing subject to change without notice. All prices exclude applicable taxes and handling fees.

All for one – and fun for all!

By Valerie Morelli

Before coming to the Festival I’d never seen The Three Musketeers – but from all the excitement around this season’s production, I knew that I was in for an amazing adventure. As the seats began to fill up and fog slowly started rolling onto the stage, I knew that I wouldn’t be disappointed – and I wasn’t! You’ll see what I mean after you watch this short trailer!

I was so amazed at how quickly the set kept changing throughout the show and how great the lighting designs were in creating different effects like sun streaming through trees.

The story – written by Alexandre Dumas and adapted for the Festival stage by Peter Raby – follows the daring young cadet D’Artagnan on his journey to become one of King Louis XIII’s Musketeers. When he and his friends Athos, Porthos and Aramis learn of a villainous plot by the Cardinal Richelieu to start a war with England, they wholeheartedly risk their lives to protect their beloved king, queen and country.

If you’re looking for a thrilling show to see with the family, then this is the one to catch!

This swashbuckling production delivers nail-biting battles, gorgeous seventeenth-century costumes and a host of colourful characters, good and evil. It’s a definite must-see for anyone looking for a fun-filled visit to the theatre!

Looking for a deal? Check out some of amazing savings opportunities you can take advantage of this season for The Three Musketeers. We’re offering $29 TiXX and $36 children’s tickets through our Family Experience program!

If you’re looking for something to do with the kids before the performance, check out Tales Under the Tent, a Forum event for 6- to 12-year-olds presented on the Festival Theatre grounds by the Stratford Public Library. Join them on Wednesday afternoons until August 21 for stories and games related to that day’s matinée on the Festival stage! You’ll find all the details at http://www.stratfordfestival.ca/forum under “Active Explorations.”

Enjoy a good laugh at Blithe Spirit – for only $39!

by Valerie Morelli 

Theatre advocate and newly selected marketing intern Valerie Morelli recounts her experience of seeing Blithe Spirit at the Festival. Enjoy her guest blog, PLUS a special offer!
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Earlier last week I had the pleasure of seeing Blithe Spirit at the Avon Theatre. It had been some time since I last sat down in those velvety red seats, but as I entered my row I was reminded of the charm of this one-time vaudeville house.

The theatre is beautiful, but even it couldn’t prepare me for the set that was hidden behind the curtain. As the lights dimmed and the crowd’s murmurs began to subside, the curtain rose to reveal an intricately designed English-style house in the Kent countryside. The crowd immediately “oohed” and “aahed,” and a few people even clapped! I’d never seen such detailed scenic work – it had clearly taken hours upon hours to complete.

I had never seen Blithe Spirit before, so at first I didn’t know what to expect – but Noël Coward’s brilliant, fast-paced script immediately assured me that I was in for a wonderful comedy. The ensemble is so strong and has great chemistry on stage, delivering laugh after laugh.

The play centres on an otherworldly dilemma: Charles Condomine (Ben Carlson), the husband of a seemingly perfect couple, accidentally summons the ghost of his late wife, Elvira (Michelle Giroux), when he hosts a séance with the help of a quirky medium, named Madame Arcati (Seana McKenna). Unfortunately, Elvira’s reappearance is no laughing matter for Charles’ current wife, Ruth (Sara Topham), who can tell that her ectoplasmic counterpart has devious intentions.

This show about a marriage thrown into comic confusion is definitely a must-see – and its ending is really exciting!

Michelle Giroux, Ben Carlson, Seana McKenna, Sara Topham. Photography by Don Dixon.

Michelle Giroux, Ben Carlson, Seana McKenna, Sara Topham. Photography by Don Dixon.

Join us for a laugh on May 25, 2013, and get tickets to Blithe Spirit for just $30 – including A+ seats!*

On Facebook? Try booking with Stratford Social Ticketing and creating an event page!

  • Visit our Facebook page and click on the Stratford Social Ticketing Tab
  • Select the May 25 performance of Blithe Spirit
  • Enter promo code 49201 in the “Have a Promo Code” box at the top of the “Select Your Seat” page
  •  Select your seats and check out!

OR

  • Log into our website with promotion code 49201
  • Select the May 25 performance of Blithe Spirit
  • Select your seats and check out!

Not available on May 25? No worries! We’re offering $39 tickets to see Blithe Spirit on May 29 and June 8, 13 and 16!**

  • Visit our Facebook page and click on the Stratford Social Ticketing Tab
  • Select Blithe Spirit on May 29 or June 8, 13 or 16
  • Enter promo code 49202 in the “Have a Promo Code” box at the top of the “Select Your Seat” page
  •  Select your seats (excluding A+) and check out!

OR

  • Log into our website with promotion code 49202
  • Select Blithe Spirit on May 29 or June 8, 13 or 16
  • Select your seats (excluding A+) and check out!

See you at the theatre!

*Offer may expire without notice. Only available for the May 25, 2013, performance of Blithe Spirit. May not be combined with any other offers or on previously purchased tickets. Price excludes applicable taxes and handling fee. Valid on selected dates only, while quantities last. Performances, casting and dates subject to change without notice. Excludes group orders of 15 tickets or more to one performance date. Not available by phone or in person.

**Offer may expire without notice. Not available on A+ seating. May not be combined with any other offers or applied to previously purchased tickets. Price excludes applicable taxes and handling fee. Valid on selected dates only, while quantities last. Performances, casting and dates subject to change without notice. Excludes group orders of 15 tickets or more for one performance date. Not available by phone or in person.

Score $49 tickets to Tommy – limited-time offer!

Pinball fever is running high at the Festival these days and we’re bringing the hype to Toronto tomorrow, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at First Canadian Place. We’ll be hosting Pinballapalooza – our largest promotional event to date – to celebrate our 2013 production of Tommy

If you’re not able to join us in Toronto for Pinballapalooza, you can still catch some of the action. We’ll be posting YouTube videos and tweeting live photos from the event all day long using hashtag #sfPinball, so follow along online through any of the Festival’s social sites! Longer videos of the live performances from the cast of Tommy will be shared the following week.

Robert Markus as Tommy. Photo by Michael Cooper.

Robert Markus as Tommy. Photo by Michael Cooper.

The sharing doesn’t stop with photos and videos – we’ll also be offering all of our social followers the exact same deal that Pinballapalooza attendees will receive. Starting tomorrow, May 16, score $49 tickets for any June performance of Tommy AND 20% off any production across the whole season!* This great deal is only available until May 17 at 5 p.m. EST!  You can book online, through Stratford Social Ticketing on our Facebook page, in person or through our Box Office at 1.800.567.1600.

Here’s what you need to do to take advantage of this rockin’ deal!

If you’re booking through our website, follow the steps below:

1)      Log into our website with promotion code 48935
2)      Select any performance of Tommy during the month of June to access $49 tickets OR select any performance across the whole season and receive 20% off your tickets
3)      Select your seats
4)      Check out!

On Facebook? Try booking with Stratford Social Ticketing and creating an event page!

1)      Visit our Facebook page and click on the Stratford Social Ticketing Tab
2)      Select any performance of Tommy during the month of June to access $49 tickets OR select any performance across the whole season and receive 20% off your tickets
3)      Enter promo code 48935 in the “Have a Promo Code” box at the top of the “Select Your Seat” page
4)      Select your seats and check out!

Create an event page and follow the steps above to book your tickets and invite your Facebook friends!

Booking in person or by phone? Quote promotion code 48935 when speaking to a Box Office representative.

If you’re in the Toronto area, join us tomorrow for live performances, a Guinness World Record attempt and free play on 100 pinball machines! Learn more about Pinballapalooza!

* Offer may expire without notice and excludes 2-for-1 Tuesdays and A+ seating. Excludes group orders (15 tickets or more to one performance date). Not valid on previously purchased tickets (new orders only), on exchanges or in combination with any other offer. Valid while quantities last. Performances, casting, dates and pricing subject to change without notice. All prices exclude applicable taxes and handling fees.