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

May 8, 2019

Media Contact

Rae W. Matthews

(775) 298-0154

Charles Fee, Producing Artistic Director
Bob Taylor,
Executive Director

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

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 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 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

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