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Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT Headlines the 2011 Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Season at Sand Harbor State Park
Jun 10, 2011
entertainment, fantastic food, family and friends will converge under the stars
on the scenic shore of Lake Tahoe this summer as the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare
Festival (LTSF) presents its 39th season - the premiere summer event
in the Reno/Tahoe region. Featuring live entertainment seven nights a week from
July 15 - August 21, 2011, the season is anchored by the Festival's production
of William Shakespeare's comic masterpiece, Twelfth Night; performed Tuesdays through Sundays each week at 7:30
Producing Artistic Director, Charles Fee directs the production.
"We promised our faithful audience a return to ‘real' Shakespeare last
year - and we're delivering on that promise", says Fee of this season's
production. "I am thrilled to be
directing this wildly funny, deeply moving play. Expect a lavish production with gorgeous
costumes, stunning sets and beautiful music - performed with wit and clarity by
one of the best professional acting companies in the West!"
Shakespeare's Twelfth Night is sure to enchant the
entire family. After a shipwreck on an unfriendly shore and the loss of her
twin brother Sebastian, young Viola must pose as a man to survive. Shakespeare's sophisticated comedy of
gender-bending mistaken identity is full of passionate longing and bittersweet
romance. Twelfth Night is an irresistible and poignant comedy that is one of
the Bard's most luminous plays.
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.
addition to its main stage production of Twelfth
Night, the 2011 LTSF season features:
- A Monday Night Showcase series: The Festival's five-event performance series
features a diverse array of live entertainment and musical acts that range in style from Broadway
to "genre-bending Americana" to "jam" band. Ticket prices vary. For a complete
schedule, consult the attached season schedule or visit https://www.laketahoeshakespeare.com/playbill.
Expanded Shakespeare's Vineyard wine tasting
Before each performance, patrons are invited to sample a three-tasting flight
of Robert Mondavi Winery varietal wines for the price of $30. Select Wednesday
performances feature Will's Wild
Wednesdays enabling patrons to enjoy tastings of reserve wines from California and Italian vineyards
for $35 per person. Participants at all tastings will take home a complimentary,
souvenir LTSF wine glass. For complete info, visit https://www.laketahoeshakespeare.com/dining/shakespeares_vineyard.
Extended pre-show dining
hours at Shakespeare's Kitchen: The main gate to the
LTSF's onsite dining area will open 5:00 p.m. to afford patrons more time to
enjoy their pre-show meal.
Handling fee-free ticketing: Ticket handling fees have been
eliminated for all 2011 performances. The new, patron-friendly policy applies
to all purchases (online, phone, etc.).
Assigned Lower Gallery seating:
Assigned Lower Gallery seating
enables patrons to avoid protracted early arrivals to stand in long lines to
claim formerly open seating. In 2011, assigned beach chairs will be waiting for
all patrons that purchase tickets in the Lower Gallery section.
Complimentary Upper Gallery beach chairs: Beach chairs will be
available to all patrons in the Upper Gallery seating section. Open beach for
blanket seating in the sand is also available.
Order online: www.LakeTahoeShakespeare.com
Order by phone: 1.800.74.SHOWS
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 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 that is presented
free of charge during the summer throughout Lake Tahoe and Northern Nevada.
2011 SEASON OVERVIEW
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Sand Harbor
Tickets: www.LakeTahoeShakespeare.com / 1.800.74.SHOWS
By: William Shakespeare
Director: Charles Fee
Dates: July 15
- August 21, 2011 (Tuesdays - Sundays @ 7:30 p.m.)
Ticket Prices: Adults
$25-$85 / Youth (under 15) $15-$20
Star Moxley (Costume Designer)
Helene Peterson (Choreographer)
Peter John Still (Sound Designer
Gage Williams (Scenic Designer)
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 7:30 p.m.
Philharmonic - Broadway on the Beach
Grab your beach chair, stick your toes in the sand and enjoy the magical music
of the Phil, conducted by Linda Jackson, with Broadway stars Doug LaBrecque and
Stephanie Block singing all the songs you love. One of the most prolific
concert performers of his generation, Mr. LaBrecque has been a soloist with
some of the world's finest symphony orchestras including The National Symphony,
The Israel Philharmonic (Tel Aviv), as well as Chicago,
and San Francisco.
Mr. LaBrecque performed with the Phil in 2008, with Broadway star Debbie
Gravitte at Pops on the River to smashing reviews. Ms. Block's most recent
Broadway smash was 9-to-5 working
alongside Dolly Parton and Allison Janney. Before that, she was starring as
"Elphaba" in the Broadway Company of Wicked.
Monday, July 25, 2011 @ 7:30 p.m.
Ballet Presents - Best of Broadway
musical theater medley, designed especially for the Shakespeare Festival, is
filled with live music, song and spectacular dancing. Musical numbers from some
of the all time favorite musicals such as Show Boat, Sweet Charity, Hello Dolly
and more will offer "a vivid performance under the stars for all ages and
musical interests", according to Artistic Director, Rosine Bena. A
highlight of the night will include a "Dance with the Stars, Under the
Stars" performance from some of the area's more admired residents paired
with the Ballet's professional artists.
Monday, August 1, 2011 @ 7:30 p.m.
For over 20 years
Mumbo Gumbo has been one of Northern California's
top groups, releasing 9 original CDs and collecting numerous "Sammie"
and "Best of Sacramento awards. The 7-piece band tours the Western United
States, bringing their "genre-bending Americana" music to their many
fans. Their big musical stew contains elements of soul, zydeco, folk, blues,
rock, cajun, Caribbean, and country all mixed into their uniquely festive
Monday, August 8, 2011 @ 7:30 p.m.
August 15, 2011 @ 7:30 p.m.
Doug Watson brings
twenty years of historical characterization experience to his presentation of
American humorist Will Rogers, an Indian-cowboy, one of the nation's most
beloved faces and voices of the 1920s and 30s. Known as the Bandit Queen or The Petticoat Terror of the Plains,
Belle Starr has taken her place in history among the outlaws and desperados of
what was then known as Indian Territory and what is now Oklahoma. Acclaimed
storyteller and living history performer, Karen Vuranch brings this remarkable
woman to life.
Jelly Bread is the combination of a pumping
rhythm section that grew up together playing in a gospel band, an award-winning
singer/songwriter who approaches music from a Ben Harper/John Butler point of
view, rootsy funk/rock guitar licks with a bit of dirt under the nails. Steeped
in roots, wallowing in funk, and marinated in soul, Jelly Bread's sound is all
wrapped up in the groove. Thumping bass lines, catchy guitar riffs, and
phenomenal drum beats blend with stay in your head vocal harmonies to classify them
as a perfect festival band. Known as a high energy live act that loves to
jam, they also write with surprising pop sensibilities... and like jelly,
they'll stick to you.