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

May 21, 2018

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Rae W. Matthews

(775) 298-0154

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


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 Macbeth and Beehive – The ‘60s Musical as part of a 2018 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 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

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.