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Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Expands Performance Calendar for 45th Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 30, 2017
Media Contact

Rae W. Matthews
(775) 298-0154

Charles Fee, Producing Artistic Director
Bob Taylor,
Executive Director

rae@tahoebard.com
www.laketahoeshakespeare.com
www.facebook.com/laketahoeshakespearefestival

The Festival’s 2017 season features an additional week of performances and big savings on Two-Show Package Subscriptions.

INCLINE VILLAGE, NV (May 17, 2017) – Entertainment, food, family, and friends will converge under the stars on the scenic shore of Lake Tahoe this summer as Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (LTSF) launches its 2017 season. Due to audience demand, the Festival will add an additional week of performances of its two mainstage productions. Showcasing live entertainment seven nights a week, July 8 – August 27, 2017 at Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s 45th anniversary season is headlined by productions of Love’s Labour’s Lost, Shakespeare’s labor of love and laughter, and The Hound of the Baskervilles, a hilarious Sherlock Holmes whodunit based on the novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson.

LTSF Producing Artistic Director, Charles Fee, will direct The Hound of the Baskervilles. Love’s Labour’s Lost was originally directed by Tyne Rafaeli. The productions will be performed in rotating repertory Tuesdays through Sundays at 7:30 p.m.

In Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, Love’s Labour’s Lost, when a King decrees that his court be free of women so that he and his men may study without distraction, what could possibly go wrong? Nothing, until a beautiful princess and her delectable entourage pay a visit and put the men’s resolve to the ultimate test. Love letters gone awry set in motion a series of hysterical misadventures, which turns the court topsy-turvy in a Shakespearean study of “Wooing 101.”

When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on his estate with terror etched on his face and the paw prints of a gigantic hound beside his body in The Hound of the Baskervilles, the great detective Sherlock Holmes is summoned, with his trusty assistant Watson in tow, to unravel the mystery and investigate an ancient curse. This mystery classic is performed by three actors creating dozens of characters in what can only be described as a “tour de farce.” Packed with verbal and visual ingenuity, sleight of hand and a whirlwind of quick-changing characters – this suspenseful theatrical adventure delivers delightfully.

The LTSF entertainment experience is complimented by al fresco dining at its on-site restaurant – Shakespeare’s Kitchen. Alternatively, patrons may choose to bring their own food or drink for picnicking. Complete information about picnicking and cooler size limitations may be found at www.laketahoeshakespeare.com/visit/faq.

 

Tickets on Sale
Adult tickets range from $27 – $99. Youth tickets (age 25 and under) range from $15 – $25. Tickets may be purchased online at www.LakeTahoeShakespeare.com or via phone at 1.800.74.SHOWS. Discounts and dining areas are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information about group tickets and dining area availability, call 775.298.0154.

Two-Show Subscription Packages Afford Ultimate Savings

Patrons are invited to save when they purchase tickets to BOTH Love’s Labour’s Lost and The Hound of the Baskervilles as part of a 2017 Subscription Package. Subscription Package tickets may be purchased online at www.LakeTahoeShakespeare.com by selecting “Two-Show Subscription Package,” or via phone at 1.800.74.SHOWS.

 

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s 2017 Season Is Augmented by a Showcase Series Line-Up

  • Reno Philharmonic Bravo on the Beach: Reno Phil Rocks Tahoe! SOLD OUT!

Monday, July 17, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – Single Tickets: $60-$130 / Tables: $300-$600 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

  • Sierra Nevada Ballet The Sleeping Beauty – A Fairy’s Tale

Monday, July 24, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – Single Tickets: $25-$75 / Tables: $150-$300 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

  • Reno Jazz Orchestra Roots in the Blues

Monday, July 31, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – Single Tickets: $27-$89 / Tables: $178-$356 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

  • Reno Philharmonic Bravo on the Beach: Out of This World

Monday, August 7, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – Single Tickets: $50-$110 / Tables: $250-$500 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

  • Alexander Hamilton: An Interactive Historical Experience

Monday, August 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – Single Tickets: $24-$69 / Tables: $138-$276 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

  • Prim Jazz Night: White Hot Summer Groove featuring Peter White and Euge Groove

Monday, August 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – Single Tickets: $32-$89 / Tables: $178-$356 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

  • Reno Jazz Orchestra An Evening with Denise Donatelli

Saturday, September 2, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – Single Tickets: $27-$89 / Tables: $178-$356 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

  • Trails & Vistas World Concert: A Peace Project of Truckee Tahoe

Saturday, September 9, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – Single Tickets: $24-$69 / Tables: $138-$276 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

Sponsorships Opportunities Are Available
A wide range of customizable corporate sponsorship opportunities are available. For information, contact Rae Matthews at 775.298.0154 or via email at rae@tahoebard.com.

2017 Sponsors Include the Following Companies and Organizations

Brimm’s: A Catering Company • Dolan Lexus • Go Tahoe North • Joy Strotz Photography • KNPB • News 4, FOX 11 and My21TV• Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation • Ponderosa Properties • Reno Tahoe USA • Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty • US Bank

About Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established for the cultural benefit and enjoyment of all residents of and visitors to Lake Tahoe and the region. Annually drawing more than 30,000 attendees from across the country to the specially built Warren Edward Trepp Stage at Sand Harbor, the Festival is committed to producing the finest cultural events in the region. The Festival’s community outreach initiatives are highlighted by signature educational programs that include InterACT, an interactive school-based workshop series for students designed to educate future generations about the importance of the arts, theater and music, and the D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program, a series of performances produced for younger audiences presented free of charge during the summer at Lake Tahoe and throughout region.

Acclaimed Singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway Headlines Third Annual Wayne Prim Jazz Night

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 16, 2016
Media Contact

Rae W. Matthews (775) 298-0154

rae@tahoebard.com
www.laketahoeshakespeare.com
www.facebook.com/laketahoeshakespearefestival

Charles Fee, Producing Artistic Director
Bob Taylor,
Executive Director

 

AHC-Photo-SquareACCLAIMED SINGER-SONGWRITER ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY HEADLINES THIRD ANNUAL WAYNE PRIM JAZZ NIGHT

Special fundraiser seating is available. Proceeds benefit Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival.

INCLINE VILLAGE, NV (June 16, 2016) – Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (LTSF) invites audiences to enjoy songs under the stars with acclaimed singer-songwriter, Ann Hampton Callaway, at Sand Harbor in Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park on Monday, August 8, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Callaway performs as part of LTSF’s annual Wayne Prim Jazz Night. Tickets range in price from $32-$89 (single seats) or $178-$356 (tables of two or four), and are available online at www.LakeTahoeShakespeare.com or via phone at 800.74.SHOWS.

House right Premium and Café Table and Chairs seating sections have been designated as LTSF fundraiser seats for this concert. Tickets in these sections are $200 ($100 is tax deductible) and include wine and hors d’oeuvres at a private reception with Callaway in Sand Harbor’s Ramada Open-Air Pavilion, Premium Seating for the performance and coffee and dessert at intermission. Proceeds benefit Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. Seating is extremely limited. Fundraiser seating tickets are available by phone at 775.298.0163. Patrons who have already purchased general tickets to the concert may upgrade to fundraiser seating.

Ann Hampton Callaway

One of the finest singer-songwriters of our generation, Ann Hampton Callaway inspired The New York Times to write, “For sheer vocal beauty, no contemporary singer matches Ms. Callaway.” This statuesque performer dazzles music lovers and her talents have made her equally at home in jazz and pop as well as on stage, in the recording studio, on TV and in film. She is best known for starring in Broadway’s hit musical Swing! and for writing and singing the theme to the internationally successful television series, The Nanny. A devotee of the Great American Songbook– to which she brings fresh and original interpretations – her spontaneity, soulful charisma and spectacular voice will wow audiences this summer at Sand Harbor!

Click Here for other 2016 Showcase Series Events

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established for the cultural benefit and enjoyment of all residents and visitors to Lake Tahoe and the region. Annually drawing more than 30,000 attendees from across the country to the specially built Warren Edward Trepp Stage along the north shore of Lake Tahoe, the Festival is committed to producing the finest cultural events in the region. The Festival’s community outreach initiatives are highlighted by signature educational programs that include InterACT and the D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program. For more information, visit www.LakeTahoeShakespeare.com .

 

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Brings LAUGHTER AND SONG to Sand Harbor for 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 12, 2016
Media Contact

Rae W. Matthews
(775) 298-0154

rae@tahoebard.com
www.laketahoeshakespeare.com
www.facebook.com/laketahoeshakespearefestival

Charles Fee, Producing Artistic Director
Bob Taylor,
Executive Director

 

The Festival’s 44th season features summer entertainment under the stars, big savings on Two-Show Packages and expanded pre-set seats for Upper/Side Gallery.

INCLINE VILLAGE, NV (April 28, 2016) – Entertainment, food, family, and friends will converge under the stars on the scenic shore of Lake Tahoe this summer as Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (LTSF) launches its 2016 season. Showcasing live entertainment seven nights a week, July 8 – August 21, 2016 at Sand Harbor in Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s 44th year is headlined by productions of The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare’s double dose of laughter, and Forever Plaid, a pitch-perfect jukebox musical, and is rounded out by a Showcase Series line-up. LTSF Producing Artistic Director, Charles Fee, will direct The Comedy of Errors, and Victoria Bussert will direct Forever Plaid. The productions will be performed in rotating repertory Tuesdays through Sundays at 7:30 p.m.

Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors promises a double dose of laughs. When two twin brothers and their two twin servants are unexpectedly reunited after three decades apart, an unsuspecting port city is torn apart at its seams. Design-inspired by Rio de Janeiro’s colorful Carnival celebration, this production is sure to delight. With a zany cast of unforgettable characters, myriad mistaken identities and contagious musical rhythms, Shakespeare’s comedy delivers triumphantly on its famous title.

 

Forever Plaid offers a heavenly musical experience. One stormy night in the 1960s, four eager singers known as The Plaids met their untimely ends in a cherry red, 1954 Mercury on the way to their first big gig. In 2016, this quartet of comic crooners gets one last chance to return from the afterlife to do the show they never got to perform. The Plaids deliver delightfully with playful patter and angelic voices in a show that will have audiences rolling in the aisles when they’re not humming along to the great nostalgic pop hits of the 1950s. (Forever Plaid is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International. All authorized performance materials supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com. The show was written and originally directed and choreographed by Stuart Ross. Musical continuity supervision and arrangements are by James Raitt. Forever Plaid was originally produced by Gene Wolsk.)

“Given the incredible success of our expanded two-show season last summer, we will once again offer audiences two extraordinary productions,” says Producing Artistic Director, Charles Fee. “We hope you will join us for both of these hilarious, family-friendly productions, for two evenings, under the stars, on the shores of Lake Tahoe.”

The LTSF entertainment experience is complimented by al fresco dining at its on-site restaurant – Shakespeare’s Kitchen. Patrons may also choose to bring their own food or drink for picnicking. Information about picnicking and cooler size limitations may be found at www.laketahoeshakespeare.com/visit/faq.

Tickets on Sale
Adult tickets range from $27 – $99. Youth tickets (age 25 and under) range from $15 – $25. Tickets may be purchased online at www.LakeTahoeShakespeare.com or via phone at 1.800.74.SHOWS. Discounts and dining areas are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information about group tickets and dining area availability, call 775.298.0154.

Two-Show Subscription Packages Afford Ultimate Savings

Patrons are invited to save when they purchase tickets to BOTH The Comedy of Errors and Forever Plaid as part of a 2016 Subscription Package. Subscription Package tickets may be purchased online at www.LakeTahoeShakespeare.com by selecting “Two-Show Subscription Package,” or via phone at 1.800.74.SHOWS.

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s 2016 Season is Augmented by a Showcase Series Line-Up

  • Reno Philharmonic Broadway on the Beach SOLD OUT!

Monday, July 18, 2016 @ 7:30 pm – Single Tickets: $60-$130 / Tables: $300-$600 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

  • Sierra Nevada Ballet Cinderella

Monday, July 25, 2016 @ 7:30 pm – Single Tickets: $25-$75 / Tables: $150-$300 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

  • Reno Jazz Orchestra Such Sweet Thunder

Monday, August 1, 2016 @ 7:30 pm – Single Tickets: $25-$75 / Tables: $150-$300 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

  • Ann Hampton Callaway An Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter

Monday, August 8, 2016 @ 7:30 pm – Single Tickets: $32-$89 / Tables: $178-$356 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

  • Reno Philharmonic Ol’ Blue Eyes at the Beach

Monday, August 15, 2016 @ 7:30 pm – Single Tickets: $60-$130 / Tables: $300-$600 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

  • InnerRhythms Midsummer Nightmare: Totems

Friday, August 26, 2016 @ 7:30 pm and Saturday, August 27, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

Single Tickets: $32-$89 / Tables: $178-$356 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

  • Reno Jazz Orchestra Music of the Masters

Saturday, September 3, 2016 @ 7:30 pm – Single Tickets: $25-$75 / Tables: $150-$300 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

  • Trails & Vistas World Concert: A Peace Project of Truckee Tahoe

Saturday, September 10, 2016 @ 6:30 pm – Single Tickets: $24-$69 / Tables: $138-$276 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

 

Sponsorships Are Now Available
A wide range of customizable corporate sponsorship opportunities are available. For information, contact Rae Matthews at 775.298.0154 or via email at rae@tahoebard.com.

2016 Sponsors Include

Audi Reno Tahoe • Brimm’s: A Catering Company • Cedar Glen Lodge • Dolan Lexus • KNPB • News 4, FOX 11 and My21TV• Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation • Ponderosa Properties • Reno Gazette Journal • Reno Tahoe USA • Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty • US Bank

 

About Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established for the cultural benefit and enjoyment of all residents and visitors to Lake Tahoe and the region. Annually drawing more than 30,000 attendees from across the country to the specially built Warren Edward Trepp Stage along the north shore of Lake Tahoe, the Festival is committed to producing the finest cultural events in the region. The Festival’s community outreach initiatives are highlighted by signature educational programs that include InterACT, an interactive school-based workshop series for students designed to educate future generations about the importance of the arts, theater and music, and the D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program, a series of performances produced specifically for younger audiences that are presented free of charge during the summer at Lake Tahoe and throughout northern Nevada.

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Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival ANNOUNCES TWO-SHOW SEASON FOR 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 30, 2015

Media Contact

Rae W. Matthews
(775) 298-0154

rae@tahoebard.com

www.laketahoeshakespeare.com
www.facebook.com/laketahoeshakespearefestival

Charles Fee, Producing Artistic Director
Bob Taylor,
Executive Director

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Announces Two-Show Season for 2016

The Festival’s 44th season features summer entertainment under the stars, big savings on Two-Show Packages and expanded pre-set seats for Upper/Side Gallery.

Discounted Early Bird tickets are now on sale.

INCLINE VILLAGE, NV (November 30, 2015) – Entertainment, food, family, and friends will converge under the stars on the scenic shore of Lake Tahoe this summer as Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (LTSF) launches its 2016 season, which features two mainstage productions. Showcasing live entertainment seven nights a week, July 8 – August 21, 2016 at Sand Harbor State Park, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s 44th year is headlined by productions of The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare’s double dose of laughter, and Forever Plaid, a pitch-perfect jukebox musical.

LTSF Producing Artistic Director, Charles Fee, will direct The Comedy of Errors, and Victoria Bussert will direct Forever Plaid. The productions will be performed in rotating repertory Tuesdays through Sundays at 7:30 p.m. Discounted Early Bird tickets are on sale through December 31st. (Forever Plaid is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com. The show was written and originally directed and choreographed by Stuart Ross. Musical continuity supervision and arrangements are by James Raitt. Forever Plaid was originally produced by Gene Wolsk.)

Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors promises a double dose of laughs. When two twin brothers and their two twin servants are unexpectedly reunited after three decades apart, an unsuspecting port city is torn apart at its seams. Design-inspired by Rio de Janeiro’s colorful Carnival celebration, this unforgettable production is sure to delight. With a zany cast of unforgettable characters, myriad mistaken identities and contagious musical rhythms, Shakespeare’s great comedy delivers triumphantly on its famous title.

Forever Plaid offers a heavenly musical experience. On one stormy night in the 1960s, four eager singers known as The Plaids met their untimely ends in a cherry red, 1954 Mercury on the way to their first big gig. In 2016, this quartet of comic crooners gets one last chance to return from the afterlife to do the show they never got to perform. The Plaids deliver delightfully with playful patter and angelic voices in an unforgettable show that will have audiences rolling in the aisles when they’re not humming along to the great nostalgic pop hits of the 1950s.

“Given the incredible success of our expanded two-show season last summer, we are thrilled to announce that next summer we will once again offer audiences two extraordinary productions playing on our breathtaking stage at Sand Harbor State Park,” says Producing Artistic Director, Charles Fee. “We hope you will join us for both of these hilarious, family friendly productions, for two evenings, under the stars, on the shores of Lake Tahoe.”

The LTSF entertainment experience is complimented by al fresco dining at its on-site restaurant – Shakespeare’s Kitchen. Alternatively, patrons may choose to bring their own food or drink for picnicking. Complete information about picnicking and cooler size limitations may be found at www.laketahoeshakespeare.com/visit/faq.

Two-Show Subscription Packages Afford Ultimate Savings

Patrons are invited to enjoy the best savings of the season when they purchase tickets to BOTH The Comedy of Errors and Forever Plaid as part of a 2016 Subscription Package. Patrons can save up to 18% off regular priced tickets when purchasing two-show Subscription Package tickets. Subscription Package ticket discounts have already been applied to the pricing that appears on our website. No promotional code information is necessary. Subscription Package tickets may be purchased online at www.LakeTahoeShakespeare.com or via phone at 1.800.74.SHOWS.

Tickets Are On Sale Now. Early Bird Discounts Are Available Through December 31st.
Adult Early Bird tickets range from $25 – $94.Youth Early Bird tickets range from $15 – $25. Early Bird discounts have already been applied to the pricing that appears on the LTSF website. No promotional code information is necessary. Tickets may be purchased online at www.LakeTahoeShakespeare.com or via phone at 1.800.74.SHOWS.

The Showcase Series

A multi-event Showcase Series will augment the Festival’s 2016 mainstage productions and feature a diverse array of live music and entertainment from a variety of genres. The complete lineup will be announced in the spring of 2016.

Sponsorships Are Now Available

A wide range of corporate sponsorship opportunities are available. For information, contact Rae Matthews at (775) 298-0154 or via email at rae@tahoebard.com.

About Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established for the cultural benefit and enjoyment of all residents and visitors to Lake Tahoe and the region. Annually drawing more than 30,000 attendees from across the country to the specially built Warren Edward Trepp Stage along the north shore of Lake Tahoe, the Festival is committed to producing the finest cultural events in the region. The Festival’s community outreach initiatives are highlighted by signature educational programs that include InterACT, an interactive school-based workshop series for students designed to educate future generations about the importance of the arts, theater and music, and the D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program, a series of performances produced specifically for younger audiences that are presented free of charge during the summer at Lake Tahoe and throughout northern Nevada.

 

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival ANNOUNCES EXPANDED TWO-SHOW SEASON FOR 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 26, 2015

Media Contact
Rae W. Matthews
(775) 298-0154

rae@tahoebard.com
www.laketahoeshakespeare.com
www.facebook.com/laketahoeshakespearefestival

Charles Fee, Producing Artistic Director
Bob Taylor,
Executive Director

The Festival’s 43rd season of summer entertainment under the stars also boasts a Monday Night Showcase, an extended Summer Encore Showcaseexpanded Café Table seating, and big savings on Two-Show Packages.

INCLINE VILLAGE, NV (May 26, 2015) – Entertainment, food, family and friends will converge under the stars on the scenic shore of Lake Tahoe this summer as Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (LTSF) – a premiere summer event in the Reno/Tahoe region – launches an expanded season in 2015 that features two mainstage productions. Showcasing live entertainment seven nights a week, July 10 – August 23, 2015 at Sand Harbor State Park. Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s 43rd year is headlined by productions of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, and the world’s longest running musical, The Fantasticks.

LTSF Producing Artistic Director, Charles Fee, will direct Romeo and Juliet. Victoria Bussert will direct The Fantasticks (book and lyrics by Tom Jones; music by Harvey Schmidt). The productions will be performed in rotating repertory by a single company of actors Tuesdays through Sundays at 7:30 p.m.

A multi-event Monday Night Showcase and new Summer Encore Showcase will augment the Festival’s 2015 mainstage productions and feature a diverse array of live music and entertainment from a variety of genres. Monday Night Showcase performances will run from July 20 – August 17, 2015, and Summer Encore Showcase performances will run from August 27 – September 12, 2015. Details and a complete lineup are available online at http://laketahoeshakespeare.com/playbill .

“We are elated and proud to satisfy the artistic hunger of our loyal and adventurous audience members … for more world-class theater productions under the stars in our unparalleled and breathtaking natural venue on the shores of Lake Tahoe,” said LTSF Producing Artistic Director, Charles Fee. “Our ability to produce this expanded, two-show season is a testament to our community’s support of arts and culture at Lake Tahoe, the steadfast commitment of our visionary board of trustees, and the passion and considerable talent of our amazing artistic team of actors, directors, and designers.”

William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a powerfully poetic tale of love and loss, is the greatest love story ever told. Transcending the hate of warring factions, in defiance of their parents and in secrecy from their friends, two young, star-crossed lovers risk all they have to be together. However, the same passion that stirs the lovers’ hearts also fuels the wrath of their feuding families and threatens to exact heart-rending results.

A charming and romantic musical about one young couple, two “feuding” fathers, and an infinite love that transcends over time, The Fantasticks whimsically whisks audiences on a journey of imagination into a world of moonlight, magic, and memory. Along the way, love is found, lost, and rediscovered again in one of the great classics of the American musical theater.

The LTSF entertainment experience is complimented by al fresco dining at its on-site restaurant – Shakespeare’s Kitchen. Offering a wide variety of dining options, the Shakespeare’s Kitchen menu is available to view online at http://laketahoeshakespeare.com/visit/dining. Alternatively, patrons may choose to bring their own food or drink for picnicking. Complete information about picnicking and cooler size limitations may be found at www.laketahoeshakespeare.com/visit/faq.

NEW Two-Show Subscription Packages Afford Ultimate Savings

Patrons are invited to enjoy the best savings of the season when they purchase tickets to BOTH Romeo and Juliet and The Fantasticks as part of a 2015 Subscription Package. Patrons save up to $5 off regular priced tickets when purchasing two-show Subscription Package tickets. Subscription Package tickets may be purchased online at www.LakeTahoeShakespeare.com or via phone at 1.800.74.SHOWS

Tickets on Sale
Regular priced tickets range in price from $15-$89. Subscription Package ticket discounts have already been applied to the pricing that appears on our website. No promotional code information is necessary. Tickets may be purchased online at www.LakeTahoeShakespeare.com or via phone at 1.800.74.SHOWS. Discounts are also available for groups of ten or more. For group info and reservations, call (775) 298-0154.

2015 Monday Night Showcase Lineup:

Reno Philharmonic Orchestra
Broadway on the Beach

July 20, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Single Tickets: $50-$110 / Tables: $250-$500 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

Reserved Seating is SOLD OUT. 

Join us in Sand Harbor for Broadway on the Beach – an annual celebration of Broadway favorites featuring award-winning vocalists and the Reno Philharmonic led by music director Laura Jackson. This year’s Broadway soloists are the fabulous Christiane Noll, star of Ragtime, Chaplin, Urinetown, Grease, Miss Saigon, and South Pacific, and the dynamic Hugh Panaro, who is currently starring as the Phantom on Broadway and has been seen in Show Boat, Les Miserable, and The Red Shoes.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear Broadway’s best surrounded by the beauty of Lake Tahoe.

Sierra Nevada Ballet
Romeo and Juliet: The Ballet

July 27, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Single Tickets: $25-$75 / Tables: $140-$280 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

Enjoy a new interpretation of a famous classic love story brought to life through dance and set to the haunting music of Sergei Prokofiev. Considered one of the “great” full-length dance dramas of all time, Romeo and Juliet: The Ballet features a company of 30 dancers led by ballet professionals from across the country.  Shakespeare’s classic is re-imagined for contemporary audiences as the Sand Harbor production unfolds through the eyes of Lady Capulet, the mother of Juliet, highlighting the position of women during the Italian Renaissance.

MINDI ABAIR
Acclaimed Powerhouse Saxophonist/Vocalist

August 3, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Single Tickets: $29-$89 / Tables: $178-$356 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

In a career that spans seven solo albums and countless collaborations in the studio and live on stage, Mindi Abair, a two-time Grammy nominee, has made her mark on a broad stretch of the musical landscape that includes jazz, pop, rock, R&B, soul, funk and more. Her impressive list of credits include ten #1 radio hits, a two-season stint as the saxophonist on American Idol, a national tour with Aerosmith, collaborations with Bruce Springsteen and Booker T and appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman. Mindi will surely set Sand Harbor a-rockin’ this summer with her unique blend of infectious energy and extraordinary talent.

Mindi Abair supports Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival! Will you?
Our house right Premium and Café Table and Chairs seating sections have been designated as LTSF fundraiser seats for this concert! Tickets in these sections are $200 each and include a cocktail party and meet and greet with the artists! For more information or tickets, call (775) 298-0163.

TAHOE FAMILY SOLUTIONS
Miracle in the Andes with Nando Parrado

August 10, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Single Tickets: $50-$125 / Tables: $250-$500 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience world renowned speaker and author Nando Parrado as he takes the stage to share his extraordinary story of surviving the Uruguayan rugby team’s tragic plane crash in the Andes Mountains. This legendary tale of courage, teamwork, determination, faith, family, perseverance and the power of the human spirit will touch your heart and stir your soul. Many have read his best-selling book Miracle in the Andes or seen Alive, the movie that it inspired. Few have had the opportunity to experience his enlightening, powerful and memorable first person account – one that places a new perspective on the value of human life.

Reno Philharmonic Orchestra
Beatles at the Beach

August 17, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Single Tickets: $50-$110 / Tables: $250-$500 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

Imagine The Beatles playing in concert with a symphony orchestra. What would that have sounded like?  Find

out for yourself when Classical Mystery Tour performs live in concert with the Reno Philharmonic conducted by Jason Altieri. The four musicians in Classical Mystery Tour look and sound just like The Beatles! The full show presents some thirty Beatles tunes sung, played, and performed exactly as they were written. From early Beatles music on through the solo years, Classical Mystery Tour is the best of The Beatles like you’ve never heard them: totally live at Lake Tahoe.

INNERRHYTHMS
Midsummer Nightmare: Xistence

Friday, August 27, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 28, 2015 @ 7:30 pm

Single Tickets: $32-$89 / Tables: $178-$356 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

Midsummer Nightmare is back! Premiering at Sand Harbor State Park to sold-out audiences in 2007, the new Nightmare features a collection of exceptional performers that entertain with a wild mix of dance, special acts and live music. Representing “Air, Earth, Fire, and Water,” the performers tell the story of the battle between human and natural elements – an epic that explores our differences and embraces our dreams of unity and the future.

RENO JAZZ ORCHESTRA
“Perfectly Frank” Featuring Bobby Caldwell

Saturday, September 5, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Single Tickets: $25-$75 / Tables: $150-$300 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

Take a trip down memory lane with the Reno Jazz Orchestra and enjoy Sinatra’s most famous tunes performed by some of the finest jazz musicians in the West. Presented in true Sinatra style by acclaimed soul, pop, and rhythm and blues stylist and singer-songwriter, Bobby Caldwell, this swinging night of big band music and songs under the stars is sure to delight. If Frank Sinatra were alive today to celebrate his 100th birthday this year, he would be proud to play Sand Harbor!

TRAILS & VISTAS
World Concert: A Peace Project of Truckee Tahoe

Saturday, September 12, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
Single Tickets: $23-$68 / Tables: $136-$272 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

Grammy Award-winning Pacific Mambo Orchestra (PMO) will close out the Summer Encore Showcase with rhythms and beats performed in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese. A true Big Band, Pacific Mambo Orchestra mixes the tradition of the 1950s mambo-craze with an intoxicating contemporary energy and features thirteen extraordinary musicians and vocalists. PMO is one of the best Latin Big Band Orchestras in the world. Opening acts will include the soulful world-style blues of local musician Peter Joseph Burtt, Taiko drumming, violinist Scarlet Rivera and jazz harp musician Motoshi Kosako.

 

Sponsorships Now Available

A wide range of corporate, marketing and individual sponsorship opportunities are available. For information, contact Rae Matthews at (775) 298-0154 or via email at rae@tahoebard.com.

2015 Sponsors and Community Partners:
• Alpine Insurance
• Audi Reno Tahoe
• Brimm’s: A Catering Company
• Cedar Glen Lodge
• Constellation Brands
• Eldorado
• Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau
• KNPB TV
• KXRI FOX 11
• Nevada Arts Council
• Nevada State Parks
• NV Energy
• Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation
• Reno Tahoe USA
• Reno Gazette Journal
• Sotheby’s
• US Bank

About Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established for the cultural benefit and enjoyment of all residents and visitors to Lake Tahoe and the region. Annually drawing more than 30,000 attendees from across the country to the specially built Warren Edward Trepp Stage along the north shore of Lake Tahoe, the Festival is committed to producing the finest cultural events in the region.

The Festival’s community outreach initiatives are highlighted by signature educational programs that include InterACT, an interactive school-based workshop series for students designed to educate future generations about the importance of the arts, theater and music, and the D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program, a free series of performances produced specifically for younger audiences that are presented free of charge during the summer at Lake Tahoe and throughout northern Nevada.

 

LAKE TAHOE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES EXPANDED TWO-SHOW SEASON FOR 2015

Media Contact
Lee Koch
leek@tahoebard.com
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 9, 2014

Media Contact
Lee Weber Koch
(775) 298-0154

Charles Fee, Producing Artistic Director
Bob Taylor, Executive Director

leek@tahoebard.com
www.laketahoeshakespeare.com
www.facebook.com/laketahoeshakespearefestival

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Announces Expanded Two-show Season For 2015

The Festival’s 43rd season of summer entertainment under the stars also boasts a Monday Night Showcase, expanded Café Table seating and handling fee-free ticketing.

INCLINE VILLAGE, NV (December 9, 2014) – Entertainment, food, family and friends will converge under the stars on the scenic shore of Lake Tahoe this summer as Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (LTSF) – a premiere summer event in the Reno/Tahoe region – launches an expanded season in 2015 that features two mainstage productions. Showcasing live entertainment seven nights a week, July 10 – August 23, 2015 at Sand Harbor State Park, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s 43rd year is headlined by productions of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, and the world’s longest running musical, The Fantasticks. LTSF Producing Artistic Director, Charles Fee will direct Romeo and Juliet. Victoria Bussert will direct The Fantasticks (book and lyrics by Tom Jones; music by Harvey Schmidt). The productions will be performed in rotating repertory by a single company of actors Tuesdays through Sundays at 7:30 p.m.

A multi-event Monday Night Showcase series will augment the Festival’s 2015 mainstage productions and feature a diverse array of live music and entertainment from a variety of genres. Monday Night Showcase performances will commence at 7:30 p.m. on Monday evenings throughout the season. Details and a complete lineup will be announced in the spring of 2015.

“Building upon the momentum of the extraordinary growth that we’ve experienced at Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival over the past five seasons, we are elated to satisfy the demand of our audience for more world-class theater productions under the stars at our breathtaking venue on the shores of Lake Tahoe,” said LTSF Producing Artistic Director, Charles Fee. “Our ability to produce this expanded, two-show season is a testament to our community’s support of arts and culture, the steadfast commitment of our board of trustees and the passion of our talented artistic team of actors, directors and designers. Featuring gorgeous costumes, stunning sets and one of the most talented professional acting companies in the West, our 2015 productions of Romeo and Juliet and The Fantasticks are sure to delight the entire family.”

William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a powerfully poetic tale of love and loss, is the greatest love story ever told. Transcending the hate of warring factions, in defiance of their parents and in secrecy from their friends, two young, star-crossed lovers risk all they have to be together. However, the same passion that stirs the lovers’ hearts also fuels the wrath of their feuding families and threatens to exact heart-rending results.

A charming and romantic musical about one young couple, two “feuding” fathers and an infinite love that transcends over time, The Fantasticks whimsically whisks audiences on a journey of imagination into a world of moonlight, magic and memory. Along the way, love is found, lost and rediscovered again in one of the great classics of the American musical theater.

The LTSF entertainment experience is complimented by al fresco dining at its on-site restaurant – Shakespeare’s Kitchen. Offering a wide variety of gourmet dining options, the Shakespeare’s Kitchen menu will be announced in the spring of 2015. Alternatively, patrons may choose to bring their own food or drink for picnicking. Complete information about picnicking and cooler size limitations may be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

NEW Two-Show Subscription Packages Afford Ultimate Savings
Patrons are invited to enjoy the best savings of the season when they purchase tickets to BOTH Romeo and Juliet and The Fantasticks as part of a 2015 Subscription Package. Patrons save up to $10 off regular priced tickets when purchasing two-show Subscription Package tickets. Subscription Package tickets may be purchased online at www.LakeTahoeShakespeare.com or via phone at 1.800.74.SHOWS.

Tickets on Sale
Regular priced tickets range in price from $15-$89. Subscription Package ticket discounts have already been applied to the pricing that appears on our website. No promotional code information is necessary. Tickets may be purchased online at www.LakeTahoeShakespeare.com or via phone at 1.800.74.SHOWS. Discounts are also available for groups of ten or more. For group info and reservations, call (775) 298-0154.

Sponsorships Now Available
A wide range of corporate, marketing and individual sponsorship opportunities are available. For information, contact Lee Koch at (775) 298-0154 or via email at leek@tahoebard.com.

About Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established for the cultural benefit and enjoyment of all residents and visitors to Lake Tahoe and the region. Annually drawing more than 30,000 attendees from across the country to the specially built Warren Edward Trepp Stage along the north shore of Lake Tahoe, the Festival is committed to producing the finest cultural events in the region.

The Festival’s community outreach initiatives are highlighted by signature educational programs that include InterACT, an interactive school-based workshop series for students designed to educate future generations about the importance of the arts, theater and music, and the D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program, a free series of performances produced specifically for younger audiences that are presented free of charge during the summer at Lake Tahoe and throughout northern Nevada.

LAKE TAHOE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL’S 2014 SEASON FEATURES “AS YOU LIKE IT” AT SAND HARBOR STATE PARK

Media Contact
Lee Koch
leek@tahoebard.com
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 21, 2014
Media Contact
Lee Weber Koch
(775) 298-0154
leek@tahoebard.com
www.laketahoeshakespeare.com
www.facebook.com/laketahoeshakespearefestival

LAKE TAHOE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL’S 2014 SEASON
FEATURES “AS YOU LIKE IT” AT SAND HARBOR STATE PARK

The Festival’s 42nd season of summer entertainment under the stars also boasts a Monday Night Showcase, expanded Café Table seating and handling fee-free ticketing.

INCLINE VILLAGE, NV (May 21, 2014) – Entertainment, food, family and friends will converge under the stars on the scenic shore of Lake Tahoe this summer as Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (LTSF) – a premiere summer event in the Reno/Tahoe region – launches its 2014 season. Featuring live entertainment seven nights a week from July 11 – August 24, 2014 at Sand Harbor State Park, the season is anchored by the Festival’s mainstage production of William Shakespeare’s enchanting romantic comedy As You Like It; performed Tuesdays through Sundays each week at 7:30 p.m. Regional theater veteran Edward Morgan directs the production.

“We are thrilled to continue Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s four-decade legacy of producing extraordinary professional theater under the stars for the residents of and visitors to the Lake Tahoe region,” said LTSF Producing Artistic Director, Charles Fee. “The breathtaking view of Lake Tahoe is the perfect backdrop for our 2014 season.”

“Featuring gorgeous costumes, stunning sets and one of the most talented professional acting companies in the West, our production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It is sure to delight the entire family,” continued Fee. Comic twists and turns abound in the fertile Forest of Arden, where a disguised Rosalind seeks refuge after being wrongfully banished by her uncle. Her unfortunate exile is transformed into a charming adventure when she encounters some of Shakespeare’s most beloved characters – colorful fools, witty rustics, and the handsome, lovesick Orlando. A clandestine, gender-bending courtship ensues, changing the lost into unexpected lovers, in this timeless and transcendent tale.

A multi-event Monday Night Showcase series will augment the Festival’s 2014 mainstage production and feature a diverse array of live music and entertainment from a variety of genres. Monday Night Showcase performances will commence at 7:30 p.m. each Monday beginning July 14, 2014. Details and a complete lineup are listed below.

The LTSF entertainment experience is complimented by al fresco dining at its on-site restaurant – Shakespeare’s Kitchen. Offering a wide variety of gourmet dining options, the Shakespeare’s Kitchen menu will be announced in the spring of 2014. Alternatively, patrons may choose to bring their own food or drink for picnicking. Complete information about picnicking and cooler size limitations may be found at www.laketahoeshakespeare.com/visit/faq.

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival 2014 Season

2013 Season Enhancements Back by Popular Demand
To satisfy audience demand for the popular Café Tables and Chairs seating option that the Festival introduced in 2013, LTSF will expand the seating section for the 2014 season. Featuring wait service in a unique, roomy and social seating environment, Café Tables and Chairs are available for purchase by table and will accommodate pairs (Duo) or foursomes (Quarto). Patrons that select the Festival’s Lower Gallery seating section will again enjoy assigned seating in comfortable sling fabric chairs. In the general admission Upper and Side Gallery seating sections, audience members may opt for pre-set chairs provided by the Festival or open beach for blanket seating in the sand. Ticket handling fees have again been eliminated for all seating options and types in 2014.

2014 Monday Night Showcase Lineup:

RENO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Broadway on the Beach: Bravo Broadway
July 14, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Nearly sold out. Limited Upper/Side Gallery Tix Available: $45
Join the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra led by music director Laura Jackson, and featuring special guest Broadway vocalists Anne Runolfsson, Susan Egan and Gary Mauer, for an unforgettable evening of Broadway and pop classics in one of the world’s most picturesque performing venues.

“LIVING HISTORY” LAKE TAHOE CHAUTAUQUA
Thomas Edison & Henry Ford
July 21, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Single Tix: $22-$62 / Tables: $124-$248 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)
Edison and Ford were friends, and two of the most important figures in fomenting the great transition that occurred in America during the first half of the 20th Century as the nation shifted from a rural tradition to a modern urban society. They meet again at Lake Tahoe to discuss this extraordinary transformation.

SIERRA NEVADA BALLET
Swan Lake at the Lake
July 28, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Single Tix: $22-$70 / Tables: $140-$280 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)
An exhilarating new twist on the classic ballet, this Swan Lake is set within the beauty of Lake Tahoe and performed by a cast of 40 dancers from one of the West’s most extraordinary, professional ballet companies. Enjoy a breathtaking new version of the timeless story filled with drama, sorcery, seduction, bravery and devotion.

RENO JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Bring Me the Funk of James Brown
August 4, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Single Tix: $22-$70 / Tables: $140-$280 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)
Get into the groove and enjoy this fusion of “get-down” music saluting the Godfather of Soul – James Brown. Featuring superstar tunes from the 60s and 70s, it’s a must-see and electrifying synthesis of jazz and funk that will rock the High Sierra overlooking Lake Tahoe this summer!

TAHOE PLAYERS
Sweeney Todd
August 11, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Single Tix: $25-$80 / Tables: $160-$320 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)
Enjoy Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s tasty and thrilling theatrical treat, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. This classic musical thriller has simultaneously shocked, awed, and delighted audiences across the world. Sweeney Todd has been a bloody, worldwide success since its Broadway premier, winning 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

BOOKER T. JONES
An Unforgettable Soul and Jazz Concert
August 18, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Single Tix: $25-$85 / Tables: $170-$340 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)
Booker T. Jones set the standard for modern soul music. A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and recipient of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, this Hammond B3 organ master will thrill Sand Harbor patrons with a mixture of vocals and instrumentals. Audiences will enjoy his greatest hits like “Green Onions” and “Hang ‘Em High,” as well as new jazz from his recent album, Sound the Alarm. Booker T. supports Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. House right Premium and Café Table and Chairs Seating sections have been designated as LTSF fundraiser seats for this concert. Tickets in these sections are $200 each and include a cocktail party and meet and greet with the artists!

Tickets on Sale
Tickets for As You Like It range in price from $15-$85. Monday Night Showcase ticket prices vary by event. All tickets are available for purchase online at www.LakeTahoeShakespeare.com or via phone at 1.800.74.SHOWS. Discounts are available for groups of ten or more attending As You Like It. For group info and reservations, call (775) 298-0154.

2014 Sponsors & Community Partners:

  • Alpine Insurance
  • Aramark
  • Audi Reno Tahoe
  • Brimm’s: A Catering Company
  • Constellation Brands
  • Eldorado
  • Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe
  • Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau
  • Joy Strotz Photography
  • KNPB
  • KXRI: FOX 11
  • Lake Tahoe School
  • Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort
  • Nevada Arts Council
  • Nevada State Parks
  • NV Energy
  • Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation
  • Reno Tahoe USA
  • Reno Gazette Journal
  • Sierra Neurosurgery Group
  • Sierra Telecom
  • Lake Tahoe SummerFest
  • Wells Fargo Bank

About Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established for the cultural benefit and enjoyment
of all residents and visitors to Lake Tahoe and the region. Annually drawing more than 30,000 attendees from across the country to the specially built Warren Edward Trepp Stage along the north shore of Lake Tahoe, the Festival is committed to producing the finest cultural events in the region.

The Festival’s community outreach initiatives are highlighted by signature educational programs that include InterACT, an interactive school-based workshop series for students designed to educate future generations about the importance of the arts, theater and music, and the D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program, a free series of performances produced specifically for younger audiences that are presented free of charge during the summer at Lake Tahoe and throughout northern Nevada.

LAKE TAHOE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL SELECTS “AS YOU LIKE IT” FOR 2014 SEASON

Media Contact
Lee Koch
leek@tahoebard.com
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 2, 2013

www.laketahoeshakespeare.com
www.facebook.com/laketahoeshakespearefestival

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Selects As You Like It For 2014 Season

Charles Fee, Producing Artistic Director
Bob Taylor, Executive Director

The Festival’s 42nd season of summer entertainment under the stars also boasts a Monday Night Showcase, expanded Café Table seating and handling fee-free ticketing.
INCLINE VILLAGE, NV (December 2, 2013) – Entertainment, food, family and friends will converge under the stars on the scenic shore of Lake Tahoe this summer as Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (LTSF) – a premiere summer event in the Reno/Tahoe region – launches its 2014 season. Featuring live entertainment seven nights a week from July 11 – August 24, 2014 at Sand Harbor State Park, the season is anchored by the Festival’s mainstage production of William Shakespeare’s enchanting romantic comedy As You Like It; performed Tuesdays through Sundays each week at 7:30 p.m. Regional theater veteran Edward Morgan directs the production.

“We are thrilled to continue Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s four-decade legacy of producing extraordinary professional theater under the stars for the residents of and visitors to the Lake Tahoe region,” said LTSF Producing Artistic Director, Charles Fee. “The breathtaking view of Lake Tahoe is the perfect backdrop for our 2014 season.”

“Featuring gorgeous costumes, stunning sets and one of the most talented professional acting companies in the West, our production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It is sure to delight the entire family,” continued Fee. Comic twists and turns abound in the fertile Forest of Arden, where a disguised Rosalind seeks refuge after being wrongfully banished by her uncle. Her unfortunate exile is transformed into a charming adventure when she encounters some of Shakespeare’s most beloved characters – colorful fools, witty rustics, and the handsome, lovesick Orlando. A clandestine, gender-bending courtship ensues, changing the lost into unexpected lovers, in this timeless and transcendent tale.

A multi-event Monday Night Showcase series will augment the Festival’s 2014 mainstage production and feature a diverse array of live music and entertainment from a variety of genres. Monday Night Showcase performances will commence at 7:30 p.m. each Monday beginning July 14, 2014. Details and a complete lineup will be announced in the spring of 2014.

The LTSF entertainment experience is complimented by al fresco dining at its on-site restaurant – Shakespeare’s Kitchen. Offering a wide variety of gourmet dining options, the Shakespeare’s Kitchen menu will be announced in the spring of 2014. Alternatively, patrons may choose to bring their own food or drink for picnicking. Complete information about picnicking and cooler size limitations may be found at our Frequently Asked Questions Page.

2013 Season Enhancements Back by Popular Demand
To satisfy audience demand for the popular Café Tables and Chairs seating option that the Festival introduced in 2013, LTSF will expand the seating section for the 2014 season. Featuring wait service in a unique, roomy and social seating environment, Café Tables and Chairs are available for purchase by table and will accommodate pairs (Duo) or foursomes (Quarto).

Patrons that select the Festival’s Lower Gallery seating section will again enjoy assigned seating in comfortable sling fabric chairs. In the general admission Upper and Side Gallery seating sections, audience members may opt for pre-set chairs provided by the Festival or open beach for blanket seating in the sand.

Ticket handling fees have again been eliminated for all seating options and types in 2014.

Tickets on Sale
Tickets range in price from $15-$85 and are available for purchase online at www.LakeTahoeShakespeare.com or via phone at 1.800.74.SHOWS. Discounts are available for groups of ten or more. For group info and reservations, call (775) 298-0154.

Sponsorships Now Available
A wide range of corporate, marketing and individual sponsorship opportunities are available. For information, contact Lee Koch at (775) 298-0154 or via email at leek@tahoebard.com.

About Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established for the cultural benefit and enjoyment of all residents and visitors to Lake Tahoe and the region. Annually drawing more than 30,000 attendees from across the country to the specially built Warren Edward Trepp Stage along the north shore of Lake Tahoe, the Festival is committed to producing the finest cultural events in the region.

The Festival’s community outreach initiatives are highlighted by signature educational programs that include InterACT, an interactive school-based workshop series for students designed to educate future generations about the importance of the arts, theater and music, and the D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program, a free series of performances produced specifically for younger audiences that are presented free of charge during the summer at Lake Tahoe and throughout northern Nevada.

The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival's D.G. MENCHETTI YOUNG SHAKESPEARE PROGRAM

Media Contact
Lee Koch
leek@tahoebard.com
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

For Immediate Release
June 3, 2013

MEDIA CONTACT:
Joe Atack
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
joe@tahoebard.com
(775) 298-0175

(INCLINE VILLAGE, NV) If you’re seeking a summer experience that will bring a little culture and lots of memorable moments into your family’s life, set some time aside to enjoy a FREE, family-friendly, one-hour performance adaptation of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream presented as part of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program. The 2013 D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare production, an adaptation of the Festival’s mainstage offering, is designed with the young audience member in mind and runs July 29 – August 8 at Sand Harbor State Park in Incline Village, Nevada and a variety of other outdoor venues throughout the Reno and Lake Tahoe region.

“With a cast comprised of professional actors and infused with local Middle and High School students, the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program offers children and families in Reno-Tahoe and Carson area a fun and interactive performance of one of Shakespeare’s great comedies and is proof of the Festival’s commitment to educational outreach within our community,” said Joe Atack, the education director for the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival.

Now in its 12th year, the D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program has entertained over 50,000 children and their families over its history. Each year, the program affords aspiring young actors the opportunity to work with theater artists in a professional environment and perform at multiple venues throughout our community. Over a four-week period, with eight hour days, the students receive hands-on experience in acting, movement, voice and stage craft. In addition to the student performers, the cast also includes professional actors, designers and stage managers.

To reserve FREE Young Shakespeare tickets:
Call 800-74-SHOWS.
Visit www.LakeTahoeShakespeare.com.
Groups of 10 or more: Call (775) 832-1616.

2013 D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program
Performance Calendar: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
7/29 CVIC Hall, Minden, NV @ 10:00 AM
7/30 Warren Edward Trepp Stage, Sand Harbor State Park, NV @ 10:00 AM
7/31 Warren Edward Trepp Stage, Sand Harbor State Park, NV @ 10:00 AM
8/01 Warren Edward Trepp Stage, Sand Harbor State Park, NV @ 10:00 AM
8/02 Valhalla Boathouse Theatre, Tahoe Tallac, CA @ 11:00 AM
8/02 Valhalla Boathouse Theatre, Tahoe Tallac CA @ 2:00 PM
8/05 Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheatre, Bartley Ranch, Reno, NV @ 7:30 PM
8/06 Warren Edward Trepp Stage, Sand Harbor State Park, NV @ 10:00 AM
8/07 Warren Edward Trepp Stage, Sand Harbor State Park, NV @ 10:00 AM
8/08 Warren Edward Trepp Stage, Sand Harbor State Park, NV @ 10:00 AM

2013 D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare
Program Sponsors Include:

  • 1864 David Walley’s Hot Springs Resort and Spa
  • KNPB TV
  • Lake Tahoe Cruises and Zephyr Cove Resort
  • Nevada Arts Council
  • Nevada State Parks
  • Nevada Virtual Academy
  • Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation
  • Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation
  • Tahoe Tallac Association
  • Wells Fargo Bank

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About the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
About the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established for the cultural benefit and enjoyment of all residents and visitors to the Lake Tahoe region. The Festival is an advocate for producing one of the finest cultural events in the region. It annually draws more than 30,000 attendees from across the country to the Warren Edward Trepp, Jr. Stage at the Sand Harbor State Park.

The Festival’s community outreach includes InterACT, an in-school residency program designed to educate future generations about the importance of the arts, theater and music and the D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program, a free series of performances produced specifically for younger audiences – presented free of charge during the summer throughout Lake Tahoe and Northern Nevada.

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For tickets and complete info about our 2013 Mainstage
and Young Shakespeare offerings visit us online!
www.LakeTahoeShakespeare.com

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival's 2013 Season Features Shakespeare’s Magical Comic Masterpiece A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM a MONDAY NIGHT SHOWCASE, a BONUS SUNDAY CONCERT, and more!

Media Contact
Lee Koch
leek@tahoebard.com
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

NEWS RELEASE
May 15, 2013

Media Contact
Lee Weber Koch
(775) 298-0154

Charles Fee, Producing Artistic Director
Bob Taylor, Executive Director

leek@tahoebard.com
www.laketahoeshakespeare.com
www.facebook.com/laketahoeshakespearefestival

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s 2013 Season Features Shakespeare’s Magical Comic Masterpiece A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at Sand Harbor State Park.

The Festival’s 41st season of summer entertainment under the stars also boasts a MONDAY NIGHT SHOWCASE, a BONUS SUNDAY CONCERT, expanded Café Table seating, and handling fee-free ticketing.

INCLINE VILLAGE, NV (May 15, 2013) – Extraordinary entertainment, fantastic food, family and friends will converge under the stars on the scenic shore of Lake Tahoe this summer as Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (LTSF) – the premiere summer event in the Reno/Tahoe region – launches its 2013 season. Featuring live entertainment seven nights a week from July 12 – August 25 on the Warren Edward Trepp Stage at scenic Sand Harbor State Park, the season is anchored by the Festival’s mainstage production of William Shakespeare’s magical comic masterpiece, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; performed Tuesdays through Sundays each week at 7:30 p.m. LTSF’s Producing Artistic Director, Charles Fee directs the production.

“We are thrilled to continue Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s forty-year legacy of producing extraordinary professional theater under the stars for the residents of and visitors to the Lake Tahoe region,” said LTSF Producing Artistic Director, Charles Fee. “The breathtaking view of Lake Tahoe is the perfect backdrop for our 2013 production of Shakespeare’s magical comedy.”

Featuring gorgeous costumes, stunning sets and one of the most talented professional acting companies in the West, LTSF’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is sure to enchant the entire family. An exhilarating night of midsummer madness, this magical comedy brims with mistaken identity, mismatched lovers and mischief-making fairies. Boldly inspired by the marvelously mod influences of a rock ‘n’ roll infused 1960s London, the Festival’s production of Shakespeare’s comic masterpiece ensnares two pairs of lovers and a rustic troupe of would-be actors in a magical-mystery tour de force. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a joyful celebration of love lost, transformed and restored that casts a powerfully pleasing spell on audiences of all ages.

A six-event Monday Night Showcase performance series (enhanced by one additional Sunday bonus concert) will augment the Festival’s 2013 mainstage production and feature a diverse array of live musical and entertainment acts from a variety of genres. Monday Night Showcase performances will commence at 7:30 p.m. each Monday beginning July 15, 2013. Details and a complete lineup are listed below.

The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s 2013 season also features:

  • Expanded Cafe Table & Chairs seating: Due to high audience demand in 2012, LTSF will offer additional Cafe Tables and Chairs seating opportunities in 2013. This season patrons may select from tables that accommodate two or four patrons.
  • No ticket handling fees: Ticket handling fees have been eliminated again for all 2013 performances. The patron-friendly policy applies to all purchases (online, phone, etc.).
  • Assigned Lower Gallery seating: In 2013, NEW high-backed chairs will be waiting for patrons in the Lower Gallery seating section.
  • Complimentary Upper & Side Gallery chairs: Pre-set chairs will be available for patrons in the Upper and Side Gallery seating sections. Open beach for blanket seating in the sand is also available.

A family-friendly attraction for over four decades, the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival experience features extraordinary, live, summer entertainment at a stunning lakeside location that is complimented by al fresco dining at its on-site restaurant, Shakespeare’s Kitchen and refreshments at its lakeside bar, the StageSide Tap and Tasting Room.

2013 Monday Night Showcase Lineup:

The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra
Broadway on the Beach
July 15, 7:30 p.m.
Single Tickets: $39-$89 / Tables: $190-$380 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)
Enjoy the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra led by Laura Jackson and featuring Capathia Jenkins and Darius de Haas, as the acclaimed ensemble performs everything from Broadway classics to hits from rock musicals during an unforgettable night at a magical venue that is not to be missed.

Mrs. Robinson
A 2012 Hit Back by Popular Demand!
BONUS SUNDAY CONCERT: July 21, 7:30 p.m.
Single Tickets: $25-$60 / Tables: $120-$240 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)
Experience the energy and talent of one of the best bands in the land. Performing an infectious assortment of rock/pop’s greatest hits in full costume, this extraordinary ensemble will set Sand Harbor a-rockin’, featuring music from the 1960s to the present.

Reno Chamber Orchestra
Classical Music Under the Stars: Nevada Chamber Music Festival at the Lake
July 22, 7:30 p.m.
Single Tickets: $25-$80 / Tables: $160-$320 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)
Join Artistic Director/violist Theodore Kuchar, Grammy-nominated violinist, James Buswell, and Reno Chamber Orchestra principal musicians Ruth Lenz (violin), Rong-Huey Liu (oboe) and Peter Lenz (cello) for an unforgettable evening of chamber music under the stars. These stunning artists represent the internationally renowned Nevada Chamber Music Festival (presented annually by RCO).

Sierra Nevada Ballet
Coppelia
July 29, 7:30 p.m.
Single Tickets: $22-$70 / Tables: $140-$280 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)
A comic love story, Coppelia has roots in reality as well as fantasy. The ballet tests the relationship of the heroine, Swanilda, and the hero, Franz, through the romantic device of a beautiful doll created by the obsessive Dr. Coppelius. Coppelia features top professional ballet artists and a company of twenty dancers.

Reno Jazz Orchestra
The Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess
August 5, 7:30 p.m.
Single Tickets: $22-$70 / Tables: $140-$280 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)
Originally conceived by George Gershwin as an “American folk opera,” Porgy and Bess premiered in 1935. This summer, the seventeen piece RJO proudly introduces Tahoe audiences to the American classic which features jazz and gospel interpretations of immortal songs such as Summertime and It Ain’t Necessarily So. Joining the RJO is the Pat Esters Gospel Choir.

“Living History” Lake Tahoe Chautauqua
Eleanor Roosevelt and Ernie Pyle
August 12, 7:30 p.m.
Single Tickets: $22-$62 / Tables: $124-$248 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)
Enjoy a riveting pair of living history performances. Meet the landmark United States First Lady, Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, and discover her opinions about the individual’s role in a world torn by war, hardship, and uncertainty. Then, get acquainted with Ernie Pyle, the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter that chronicled the Great Depression and World War II – personifying the essential spirit and drama of the “Greatest Generation.”

TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus and Tahoe Players
Les Misérables in Concert
August 19, 7:30 p.m.
Single Tickets: $25-$80 / Tables: $160-$320 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

Les Misérables has thrilled audiences worldwide for over two decades. This summer, two regional companies will present the musical theater classic in an extraordinary concert format, for the first time ever in the Reno-Tahoe area, conducted by Maestro James Rawie and directed by Lily Baran.

Tickets:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Tickets range in price from $15-$85.

Monday Night Showcase: Ticket prices vary by event. Please consult the listings above for details.

All Tickets – Order online: www.LakeTahoeShakespeare.com
All Tickets – Order by phone: 1.800.74.SHOWS

(A Midsummer Night’s Dream ticket discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For group information and reservations, call 775.298.0154.)

2013 Sponsors & Community Partners:

  • Alpine Insurance
  • Brimm’s: A Catering Company
  • Cal Neva Resort
  • Charter Media
  • 1862: David Walley’s Hot Springs Resort
  • Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe
  • Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau
  • Joy Strotz Photography
  • KNPB TV
  • Lake Tahoe SummerFest
  • Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort
  • Nevada Arts Council
  • Nevada Energy
  • Nevada State Parks
  • Reno Gazette Journal
  • Reno Tahoe USA
  • Sierra Nevada College
  • Sierra Telecom
  • Wells Fargo Bank

A wide range of corporate, marketing and individual Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For information, contact Lee Koch at (775) 298-0154 or via email at leek@tahoebard.com.

About Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival:
The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established for the cultural benefit and enjoyment of all residents and visitors to Lake Tahoe and Reno. Annually drawing more than 30,000 attendees from across the country to the specially built Warren Edward Trepp Stage along the north shore of Lake Tahoe, the Festival is an advocate for producing the finest cultural events in the region. The Festival’s community outreach includes an annual educational program, InterACT, designed to educate future generations about the importance of the arts, theater and music and the D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program, a free series of performances produced specifically for younger audiences presented free of charge during the summer at Lake Tahoe and throughout northern Nevada.