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

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December 9, 2014

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Charles Fee, Producing Artistic Director
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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.