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Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Expands Performance Calendar for 45th Year

May 30, 2017
Media Contact

Rae W. Matthews
(775) 298-0154

Charles Fee, Producing Artistic Director
Bob Taylor,
Executive Director

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


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 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 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

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.