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2020 Season Cancellations & Updates

A Message from Charles Fee, Producing Artistic Director & Bob Taylor, Executive Director

Dear Friends,

We are saddened to share news that we must cancel the entirety of Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s 2020 Season at Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park – including our productions of Much Ado About Nothing & Mamma Mia! as well as our Showcase Series offerings. As hard as this decision was to make, sometimes the show cannot go on, especially when the health and safety of our patrons, artists, staff, and volunteers is our top priority.

We are committed to your satisfaction as a valued patron of Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. Beginning May 18th, we will contact you via email with options and instructions to resolve your existing tickets to Much Ado About Nothing, Mamma Mia!, Queen Nation and The Rippingtons. We hope that you will consider making a tax-deductible donation of your tickets for these performances to Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. Your donation will go a long way toward ensuring the future of the Festival during these challenging times. Whether you choose to make a donation or request a refund, we thank you in advance for your patience as we navigate the complexities of the situation and strive to provide customer service of the highest quality.

Ticketholders of Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, Reno Jazz Orchestra, and Sierra Nevada Ballet performances will be contacted directly by those organizations also beginning May 18th.

We often look to Shakespeare for inspiration in difficult times, and marvel at the timeless wisdom of his plays. Never did we dream that, 400 years later, we would face similar circumstances to those of the early 1600s. Looking back, we see our situation reflected: the periodic closure of theaters for health reasons during Shakespeare’s lifetime was often a catastrophic time for audiences and theater artists; there was no money coming in to allow theater companies to operate; and it was uncertain when it would be safe to resume normal activity. A measure of comfort is gained remembering this has happened before, and knowing theaters did re-open, when it was safe to do so, and audiences and artists did return.

As theater companies like ours around the world temporarily pause programming, we count on you, our loyal audience members, to stand by us as we endure our “intermission.” Trust that we will do everything in our power to produce another unforgettable season in 2021 when the time is right and safe for all of us to be together again on the shore of Lake Tahoe, under starry moonlit skies, for evenings of unforgettable live performance.

In the meantime, as a lodestar to guide us as we navigate through these challenges, we share a quote from our Festival’s namesake.

“Have patience and endure.”

-William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Act IV, Scene i

On behalf of all of us at Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, we thank you for your understanding, loyalty, and continued support. We will get through this together.

Stay safe! We wish you well.
Charlie & Bob

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s 2020 Season at Sand Harbor Features a Pair of Mega-Hits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 25, 2019
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 48th Season is headlined by productions of Shakespeare’s comedy MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and the smash-hit musical MAMMA MIA!.

Discounted Early Bird Tickets and Two-Show Packages are on sale now.

INCLINE VILLAGE, NV (November 26, 2019) – Entertainment, family, friends and food/drink will converge under the stars on the scenic shore of Lake Tahoe this summer as Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (LTSF) launches its 2020 season. Showcasing live entertainment seven nights a week, July 3 – August 23, 2020 at Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s 48th season is headlined by mega-hit productions of Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare’s sublime battle of wits and wills, and Mamma Mia!, the smash hit feel-good musical. Mamma Mia! (Music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus / Some songs with Stig Anderson / Book by Catherine Johnson / Originally conceived by Judy Craymer) is presented through special arrangement with MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, www.MTIShows.com.

Much Ado About Nothing will be directed by LTSF Producing Artistic Director, Charles Fee. Mamma Mia! will be helmed by returning director, Victoria Bussert. Both productions will be performed in rotating repertory, Tuesdays through Sundays at 7:30 p.m. Discounted Early Bird Tickets and Two-Show Subscription Packages are on sale now. Early Bird Ticket discounts are offered through December 31st.

Beatrice and Benedick would rather exchange scorching insults than sweet nothings in Much Ado About Nothing. However, the pugnacious pair is forced to forge a partnership in order to defend house and honor, and salvage the true love of Hero and Claudio after deceptions destroy the lovers’ wedding day. Will the earnest endeavor to restore a young romance elicit an unexpected change of heart for the effort’s unlikely collaborators as well?

Mamma Mia! takes place on a tiny Greek island, where Sophie is making final preparations for her wedding day in paradise. Little does her mother Donna know that Sophie’s last-minute preparations include sleuthing out who her father may be among three possible candidates that she’s secretly invited. The story-telling magic of pop-hit songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter, family and friendship…which concludes with a trip down the aisle that audiences will never forget!

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 Much Ado About Nothing and Mamma Mia! as part of a 2020 Two-Show Subscription Package. Patrons can save up to $32 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 the LTSF 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 $30 – $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 2020 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 2020.

Sponsorships Are Now Available
A wide range of 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
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 38,000 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 region.

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Brings hilarity and hits with The Taming of the Shrew and MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET in 2019.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 2019


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

LTSF’s 47th season features onstage seating, big savings
on Two-Show Package Subscriptions and a blockbuster Showcase Series. w

INCLINE VILLAGE, NV (May 6, 2019) – 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 2019 season. Due to audience demand, the Festival will continue to offer onstage seating for its Shakespearean production. Showcasing live entertainment seven nights a week, July 5 – August 25, 2019 at Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s 47th season is headlined by productions of The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare’s uproarious battle of the sexes, and Million Dollar Quartet, a Tony-winning rock ‘n’ roll tribute, book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux and original concept and direction by Floyd Mutrux.

The Taming of the Shrew will be directed by Sara Bruner, and Hunter Foster will helm Million Dollar Quartet. The productions will be performed in rotating repertory Tuesdays through Sundays at 7:30 p.m.

In The Taming of the Shrew, the only thing that stands between Bianca and a bevy of eligible suitors is her quick-tempered, elder sister Katherina. That is until fortune-hunting Petruchio takes up the challenge to “tame” Kate and make her his wife. A madcap marriage and much mayhem ensues in a beguiling battle of wits and wills between the sexes which ultimately reveals an unlikely romance. Can love tame a shrewish heart and surprise an unbridled bachelor? Back by popular demand, this production will include seating sections on stage – creating an immersive experience for audiences.

On December 4, 1956, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley fatefully found themselves together in a Memphis recording studio. The historic rock ‘n’ roll jam session that resulted was electrifying. Step back in time with Million Dollar Quartet to experience this irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets and celebrations – which boasts powerhouse performances and an incredible score of rock ‘n’ roll, R&B and country hits, including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog” and more.

LTSF will continue to offer pre-set chairs for every ticket sold. Personal chairs are no longer needed. 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 $30 – $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 Taming of the Shrew and Million Dollar Quartet as part of a 2019 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 2019 Season Is Augmented by a Showcase Series Line-Up

  • Reno Philharmonic A Night at Woodstock

Monday, July 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – Single Tickets: $60-$140 / Tables: $325-$650 (Tables seat 2 or 4)

  • Reno Jazz Orchestra “The Queen of Soul” – A Loving Tribute to Aretha Franklin

Monday, July 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – Single Tickets: $29-$89 / Tables: $178-$356 (Tables seat 2 or 4)

  • Sierra Nevada Ballet Twelfth Night – A Ballet Noir

Monday, July 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – Single Tickets: $29-$79 / Tables: $158-$316 (Tables seat 2 or 4)

  • Reno Philharmonic Broadway Gold

Monday, August 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – Single Tickets: $60-$140 / Tables: $325-$650 (Tables seat 2 or 4)

  • Mirage: Visions of Fleetwood Mac

Monday, August 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – Single Tickets: $30-$94 / Tables: $188-$376 (Tables seat 2 or 4)

  • The 6th Annual Prim Jazz Night – Rick Braun: Trumpet Maestro

Monday, August 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – Single Tickets: $30-$94 / Tables: $188-$376 (Tables seat 2 or 4)

  • Reno Jazz Orchestra An Evening with Kurt Elling

Saturday, August 31, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – Single Tickets: $29-$89 / Tables: $178-$356 (Tables seat 2 or 4)

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

Saturday, September 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – Single Tickets: $24-$69 / Tables: $138-$276 (Tables seat 2 or 4)

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

NEW! Nevada State Parks Entrance Passes Are Available for Pre-Purchase

According to state law, a new $10/per vehicle/per day Nevada State Parks Entrance Pass will be required to gain access to and park at the Sand Harbor venue that LTSF calls home for all events. Patrons can secure Passes in advance as part of the ticket purchase process to facilitate ease of access during their visits. (Passes are valid for entrance to Sand Harbor after 5:00 p.m. on the date listed on the Pass only. LTSF does not benefit directly from Nevada State Parks Entrance Pass fees.)

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 38,000 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, and the D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program, a series of performances produced for younger audiences presented free of charge throughout region.

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

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival ANNOUNCES Blockbuster season in 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 28, 2018

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 47th season continues onstage seating, extended performance calendar and offers big savings on Two-Show Package Subscriptions.

Discounted Early Bird tickets are now on sale.

INCLINE VILLAGE, NV (November 28, 2018) – 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 2019 season. Due to the popularity of extended seasons in 2017 and 2018, the Festival will continue with an additional week of performances of its two mainstage productions. Showcasing live entertainment seven nights a week, July 5 – August 25, 2019 at Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s 47th season is headlined by productions of The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare’s uproarious battle of the sexes, and Million Dollar Quartet, a Tony-winning rock ‘n’ roll tribute.

The Taming of the Shrew will be directed by Sara Bruner and Million Dollar Quartet will be helmed by Hunter Foster. 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.

The only thing that stands between Bianca and a bevy of eligible suitors is her quick-tempered, elder sister Katherina in The Taming of the Shrew. That is until fortune-hunting Petruchio takes up the challenge to “tame” Kate and make her his wife. A madcap marriage and much mayhem ensues in a beguiling battle of wits and wills between the sexes which ultimately reveals an unlikely romance. Can love tame a shrewish heart and surprise an unbridled bachelor?

Back by popular demand, for The Taming of the Shrew only, LTSF will transform the Warren Edward Trepp Stage into an Elizabethan theater, including seating sections on stage – surrounding the playing area and creating an immersive experience for audiences. (Restrictions apply and seating is limited. Onstage seats are padded benches with backs similar in style to church pews. Seating is assigned.)

Audiences will step back in time in Million Dollar Quartet to December 4, 1956, when Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley fatefully found themselves together in a Memphis recording studio. The historic rock ‘n’ roll jam session that resulted was electrifying. This irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets and celebrations – which boasts powerhouse performances and an incredible score of rock ‘n’ roll, R&B and country hits, including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog” and more will set Sand Harbor rockin’.

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.

NEW! Nevada State Parks Entrance Passes Available for Pre-Order

A new $10/per vehicle/per day Nevada State Parks Entrance Pass will be required to gain access to and park at the Sand Harbor venue that LTSF calls home for all 2019 events according to Nevada law. LTSF is pleased to afford patrons the convenience of securing Nevada State Parks Entrance Passes in advance of their visits as part of Festival ticket purchasing processes. Patrons are encouraged to consider adding-on a Pass as part of ticket purchases to facilitate ease of access during visitation. Passes are valid for a full day with in-and-out privileges. Complete information about parking 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 Macbeth and Beehive: The 60s Musical as part of a 2019 Subscription Package. Patrons can save up to $32 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 the LTSF 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 $30 – $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 2019 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 2019.

Sponsorships Are Now Available

A wide range of business 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
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 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 region.

LTSF’s 46th season features NEW onstage seating and big savings on Two-Show Package Subscriptions.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 21, 2018

Media Contact
Rae W. Matthews

(775) 298-0154
rae@tahoebard.com

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

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival PRESENTS Macbeth and Beehive – The 60s Musical in 2018.

INCLINE VILLAGE, NV (May 21, 2018) – 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 2018 season. Due to audience demand, the Festival will continue to run an additional week of performances of its two mainstage productions. Showcasing live entertainment seven nights a week, July 6 – August 26, 2018 at Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s 46th season is headlined by productions of Macbeth, Shakespeare’s towering tragedy, and Beehive – The 60s Musical, Off Broadway’s groovy retro-hit revue, created by Larry Gallagher.

LTSF Producing Artistic Director, Charles Fee, will direct Macbeth, and Victoria Bussert will helm Beehive – The 60s Musical. The productions will be performed in rotating repertory Tuesdays through Sundays at 7:30 p.m.

In a maelstrom of politics and magic, Macbeth melds unforgettable characters and incomparable language in a fascinating drama of corruption and heroism. Prepare for an eerie evening of dazzling darkness (opening Friday the 13th), where specters and riddles foretell the futures of kings. But beware: “something wicked this way comes.” For this production, LTSF will transform the Warren Edward Trepp Stage into an Elizabethan theater, including new seating sections on stage – surrounding the playing area and creating an immersive experience for audiences! (Onstage seats are padded benches with backs. Seating is assigned. Available for Macbeth only.)

Beehive – The 60s Musical is an exuberant jukebox celebration of the women musicians who made the 60s truly memorable.  Beehive transports audiences on a nostalgic musical journey back in time. Featuring forty classic chart-toppers (and Aqua Net-glistening coiffures, of course), this groovy retro-revue highlights hits that range from the Supremes’ memorable melodies to Janis Joplin’s heart-rending rasp to Aretha Franklin’s soul and more. So break out your vintage best…and prepare to sing along, dance in the aisles and relive one of music’s truly golden eras.

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 $30 – $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 Macbeth and Beehive – The ‘60s Musical as part of a 2018 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 2018 Season Is Augmented by a Showcase Series Line-Up

  • Reno Philharmonic Remembering When Rock Was Young – The Elton John Tribute

Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – Single Tickets: $60-$140 / Tables: $325-$650 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

  • Sierra Nevada Ballet A Midsummer Night’s Dream – The Ballet

Monday, July 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – Single Tickets: $29-$79 / Tables: $158-$316 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

  • Reno Jazz Orchestra New Orleans, A Night in the Big Easy

Monday, July 30, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – Single Tickets: $29-$89 / Tables: $178-$356 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

  • Reno Philharmonic Bravo on the Beach: Best of Broadway

Monday, August 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – Single Tickets: $60-$130 / Tables: $300-$600 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

  • Super Diamond, The Neil Diamond Tribute

Monday, August 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – Single Tickets: $30-$94 / Tables: $188-$376 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

  • The 5th Annual Prim Jazz Night: Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers Back by popular demand!

Monday, August 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – Single Tickets: $30-$94 / Tables: $188-$376 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

  • Reno Jazz Orchestra An Evening with Tierney Sutton

Saturday, September 1, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – Single Tickets: $29-$89 / Tables: $178-$356 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

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

Saturday, September 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – Single Tickets: $24-$69 / Tables: $138-$276 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

 

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

2018 Sponsors Include the Following Companies and Organizations

Brimm’s: A Catering Company • 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.

LAKE TAHOE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL’S NEW 2018 SEASON FEATURES A TOWERING SHAKESPEAREAN TRAGEDY & AN OFF BROADWAY 60s JUKEBOX MUSICAL CLASSIC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 28, 2018

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

LAKE TAHOE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL’S NEW 2018 SEASON FEATURES A TOWERING SHAKESPEAREAN TRAGEDY & AN OFF BROADWAY 60s JUKEBOX MUSICAL CLASSIC

The Festival’s 46th season introduces NEW onstage seating sections, continues an expanded performance calendar and offers savings on two-show packages.

Discounted Early Bird tickets are now on sale.

INCLINE VILLAGE, NV (November 28, 2018) – 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 2018 season. Due to the popularity of the extended season in 2017, the Festival will continue with an additional week of performances of its two mainstage productions. Showcasing live entertainment seven nights a week, July 6 – August 26, 2018 at Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s 46th season is headlined by productions of Macbeth, Shakespeare’s towering tragedy, and Beehive: The 60s Musical, off Broadway’s groovy retro-hit revue, created by Larry Gallagher.

LTSF Producing Artistic Director, Charles Fee, will direct Macbeth and Victoria Bussert will direct Beehive: The 60s Musical. 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.

In a maelstrom of politics and magic, Shakespeare’s towering tragedy, Macbeth, melds unforgettable characters and incomparable language in a fascinating drama of heroism and corruption, making for an eerie evening of dazzling darkness where specters and riddles foretell the futures of kings. But beware: “something wicked this way comes.”

For Macbeth only, LTSF will transform the Warren Edward Trepp Stage into an Elizabethan theater, including new seating sections on stage – surrounding the playing area and creating an immersive experience for audiences. (Restrictions apply and seating is limited. Onstage seats are padded benches with backs similar in style to church pews. Seating is assigned.)

In an exuberant jukebox celebration of the women musicians who made the 60s truly memorable, Beehive: The 60s Musical transports audiences on a nostalgic musical journey back in time. Featuring forty classic chart-toppers (and Aqua Net-glistening coiffures, of course), this groovy retro-revue highlights hits that range from the Supremes’ memorable melodies to Janis Joplin’s heart-rending rasp to Aretha Franklin’s soul and more. So break out your vintage best…and prepare to sing along, dance in the aisles and relive one of music’s truly golden eras.

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 Macbeth and Beehive: The 60s Musical as part of a 2018 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 the LTSF 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 $30 – $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 2018 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 2018.

Sponsorships Are Now Available
A wide range of 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
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 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 region.

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.