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: 07/08/2016 - 08/21/2016 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:

Two great performances:

Forever Plaid

A pitch-perfect Jukebox musical!

Written and originally directed and choreographed by Stuart Ross Musical continuity supervision and arrangements by James Raitt Originally produced by Gene Wolsk

Directed by Victoria Bussert

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.

The Comedy of Errors

By William Shakespeare

Shakespeare's double dose of laughter!

Directed by Charles Fee
Double your pleasure with a fantastic Shakespearean farce. 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 greatest comedy delivers triumphantly on its famous title.

  • 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.