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Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival ANNOUNCES Blockbuster season in 2019

November 28, 2018

Media Contact
Rae W. Matthews
(775) 298-0154

Charles Fee, Producing Artistic Director
Bob Taylor, Executive Director

The Festival’s 47th season continues onstage seating, extended performance calendar and offers big savings on Two-Show Package Subscriptions.

Discounted Early Bird tickets are now on sale.

INCLINE VILLAGE, NV (November 28, 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 2019 season. Due to the popularity of extended seasons in 2017 and 2018, the Festival will continue with an additional week of performances of its two mainstage productions. 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.

The Taming of the Shrew will be directed by Sara Bruner and Million Dollar Quartet will be helmed by Hunter Foster. 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.

The only thing that stands between Bianca and a bevy of eligible suitors is her quick-tempered, elder sister Katherina in The Taming of the Shrew. 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, for The Taming of the Shrew only, LTSF will transform the Warren Edward Trepp Stage into an Elizabethan theater, including seating sections on stage – surrounding the playing area and creating an immersive experience for audiences. (Restrictions apply and seating is limited. Onstage seats are padded benches with backs similar in style to church pews. Seating is assigned.)

Audiences will step back in time in Million Dollar Quartet to December 4, 1956, when 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. 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 will set Sand Harbor rockin’.

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

NEW! Nevada State Parks Entrance Passes Available for Pre-Order

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 2019 events according to Nevada law. LTSF is pleased to afford patrons the convenience of securing Nevada State Parks Entrance Passes in advance of their visits as part of Festival ticket purchasing processes. Patrons are encouraged to consider adding-on a Pass as part of ticket purchases to facilitate ease of access during visitation. Passes are valid for a full day with in-and-out privileges. Complete information about parking may be found at

Two-Show Subscription Packages Afford Ultimate Savings

Patrons are invited to enjoy the best savings of the season when they purchase tickets to both Macbeth and Beehive: The 60s Musical as part of a 2019 Subscription Package. Patrons can save up to $32 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 the LTSF website. No promotional code information is necessary. Subscription Package tickets may be purchased online at 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 $30 – $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 or via phone at 1.800.74.SHOWS.

The Showcase Series

A multi-event Showcase Series will augment the Festival’s 2019 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 2019.

Sponsorships Are Now Available

A wide range of business sponsorship opportunities are available. For information, contact Rae Matthews at (775) 298-0154 or via email at

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 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 region.