FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 30, 2015
Rae W. Matthews
Charles Fee, Producing Artistic Director
Bob Taylor, Executive Director
INCLINE VILLAGE, NV (November 30, 2015) – 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 2016 season, which features two mainstage productions. Showcasing live entertainment seven nights a week, July 8 – August 21, 2016 at Sand Harbor State Park, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s 44th year is headlined by productions of The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare’s double dose of laughter, and Forever Plaid, a pitch-perfect jukebox musical.
LTSF Producing Artistic Director, Charles Fee, will direct The Comedy of Errors, and Victoria Bussert will direct Forever Plaid. The productions will be performed in rotating repertory Tuesdays through Sundays at 7:30 p.m. Discounted Early Bird tickets are on sale through December 31st. (Forever Plaid is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com. The show was written and originally directed and choreographed by Stuart Ross. Musical continuity supervision and arrangements are by James Raitt. Forever Plaid was originally produced by Gene Wolsk.)
Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors promises a double dose of laughs. 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 great comedy delivers triumphantly on its famous title.
Forever Plaid offers a heavenly musical experience. 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.
“Given the incredible success of our expanded two-show season last summer, we are thrilled to announce that next summer we will once again offer audiences two extraordinary productions playing on our breathtaking stage at Sand Harbor State Park,” says Producing Artistic Director, Charles Fee. “We hope you will join us for both of these hilarious, family friendly productions, for two evenings, under the stars, on the shores of Lake Tahoe.”
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 www.laketahoeshakespeare.com/visit/faq.
Patrons are invited to enjoy the best savings of the season when they purchase tickets to BOTH The Comedy of Errors and Forever Plaid as part of a 2016 Subscription Package. Patrons can save up to 18% off regular priced tickets when purchasing two-show Subscription Package tickets. Subscription Package ticket discounts have already been applied to the pricing that appears on our website. No promotional code information is necessary. Subscription Package tickets may be purchased online at www.LakeTahoeShakespeare.com or via phone at 1.800.74.SHOWS.
Tickets Are On Sale Now. Early Bird Discounts Are Available Through December 31st.
Adult Early Bird tickets range from $25 – $94.Youth Early Bird tickets range from $15 – $25. Early Bird discounts have already been applied to the pricing that appears on the LTSF website. No promotional code information is necessary. Tickets may be purchased online at www.LakeTahoeShakespeare.com or via phone at 1.800.74.SHOWS.
A multi-event Showcase Series will augment the Festival’s 2016 mainstage productions and feature a diverse array of live music and entertainment from a variety of genres. The complete lineup will be announced in the spring of 2016.
A wide range of corporate sponsorship opportunities are available. For information, contact Rae Matthews at (775) 298-0154 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established for the cultural benefit and enjoyment of all residents 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 along the north shore of Lake Tahoe, 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 specifically for younger audiences that are presented free of charge during the summer at Lake Tahoe and throughout northern Nevada.