Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

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Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

Held each year since 1972, the popular Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival takes place along the beautiful shores of North Lake Tahoe at Sand Harbor State Park. The six-week performance series of Shakespeare's best plays attracts tens of thousands of guests and is the most widely-attended fest in the Tahoe area.

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Organization: Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
Dates: 07/10/2015 - 08/23/2015 update info
Time: 5:00:00 PM - 10:00:00 PM
Event Cost: Free
Venue: Sand Harbor State Park in Lake Tahoe,NV
Contact: Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
Event Details:

New for 2015, we are thrilled to offer an expanded two-show season and Subscription Package savings!

Enjoy our best savings of the season, over and above our Earlybird Single Ticket(s) price discount, when you purchase tickets to BOTH Romeo and Juliet and The Fantasticks as part of a Subscription Package. Choose the Subscription Package Ticket price when you select your seats to take advantage of this new Subscription Package discount. Please note, you must purchase the same number of Subscription Package Tickets to each production to qualify for this special Subscription Package discount.

Romeo and Juliet

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

By William Shakespeare

Shakespeare's powerfully poetic and tragic tale of love and loss will steal your heart and leave you breathless. Transcending the hate of warring factions, two young, star-crossed lovers risk all they have to be together. However, the same passion that stirs the lovers' hearts also fuels the wrath of their feuding families and exacts heart-rending results.

The Fantasticks

The World's Longest Running Musical

Book by Tom Jones

Music by Harvey Schmidt

Lyrics by Tom Jones

A charming and romantic musical about one young couple, two "feuding" fathers and an infinite love that transcends over time, The Fantasticks whimsically whisks audiences on a journey of imagination into a world of moonlight, magic and memory. Along the way, love is found, lost and rediscovered again after a poignant realization that "without a hurt, the heart is hollow."

  • Throughout the month of July and into August
  • Plays, theater Acts and a special Midsummers series
  • Runs July through August each year

Overview: Now in its fourth decade, the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is dedicated to bringing culture and enjoyment to all residents and visitors of the Tahoe area while providing a little education about "The Bard" himself – William Shakespeare.

When: Throughout the month of July and into August

Where: Sand Harbor State Park

Fees: Costs may vary by event

Details: Spanning six weeks during Tahoe's beautiful summer months – usually early July to mid August - this wonderful theatre event is the best attended festival in Lake Tahoe. In recent years, more than 30,000 individuals have purchased tickets for one or more of the three Shakespearian productions that are staged each year at beautiful Sand Harbor State Park on the shores of North Lake Tahoe. (Lately, the fest has also added some non-Shakespeare offerings as well.)

In addition to the plays, the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival also offers a week-long post-season event called "Midsummer Nights", where visitors can enjoy a variety of dance, music, and theatre arts offerings, featuring local, regional, and national talent.