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2017 Season

ltsf_showpage_loveslaboursLove’s Labour’s lost

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Tyne Rafaeli

Shakespeare’s Labor of Love and Laughter!

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 hilarious Shakespearean study of “Wooing 101.”

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle / Adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson
Directed by Charles Fee

A Hilarious Sherlock Holmes Whodunit!

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, 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!

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2017 Showcase Series 

We are delighted to present this year’s Showcase Series performances. Due to the enormous popularity of some of our Showcase Series events, we strongly recommend that you prepare in advance for the purchasing process. Reserved seating tickets for some events will sell out within minutes, so please consider general admission seating when purchasing tickets. There are no bad seats in the house. And remember, we have a variety of wonderful performances this season; so if your first choice is not available, please consider exploring something new. We have something for everyone!

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Don’t miss this diverse lineup of fantastic live entertainment on the Warren Edward Trepp Stage at scenic Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park.

Showcase Series 2017 Line-Up

Reno Jazz Orchestra
An Evening with Denise Donatelli

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

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Experience a joyful journey through jazz and adult contemporary music when vocalist, composer and four-time Grammy Award nominee Denise Donatelli joins the 18-piece Reno Jazz Orchestra. Enjoy a swinging night of music and song that includes favorites from the 20s through the 50s and today with selections from Donatelli’s “Best Jazz Album of the Year.” Don’t miss this family-friendly concert performance featuring the big band sounds of the RJO alongside the stage-stealing charisma this amazing jazz artist.

Trails & Vistas World Concert
A Peace Project of Truckee Tahoe

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

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Trails & Vistas World Concert will close out the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Showcase Series with music from around the world. SambaDá musically unites the Americas celebrating the one common language that touch the hearts of all people throughout the world- MUSIC! Based in the rich musical traditions of Brazil, SambaDá also references salsa and cumbia, and blends them playfully with funk and reggae beats.

This extraordinary concert also features Tim Eriksen, “widely regarded as the best ballad singer of his generation” (BBC Radio). A consummate performer, Eriksen combines hair-raising vocals with savvy arrangements for fiddle, banjo, guitar and bajo sexton – transforming American tradition with Southern Appalachian and Irish songs. Embark on a journey down the Silk Road with Nava Dance Collective, under the direction of Miriam Peretz, performing traditional, sacred, and ethno-contemporary dance. Fared Shafinurey will captivate audiences with his powerful voice and soulful ingenuity on the setar – weaving in his own lyrics in Persian and English. Enjoy world rhythms with Liza Carbé and JP Durand (two founding members of the acclaimed Southern California band Incendio), a performance that will showcase a powerful ensemble of twin-guitar melodies. The evening opens with Mountain Eagle from the Washeshu nation of Lake Tahoe and local musician Angèle Carroll. End the night dancing under the stars!


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