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Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival's 2013 Season Features Shakespeare’s Magical Comic Masterpiece A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM a MONDAY NIGHT SHOWCASE, a BONUS SUNDAY CONCERT, and more!

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Lee Koch
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

May 15, 2013

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Lee Weber Koch
(775) 298-0154

Charles Fee, Producing Artistic Director
Bob Taylor, Executive Director

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s 2013 Season Features Shakespeare’s Magical Comic Masterpiece A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at Sand Harbor State Park.

The Festival’s 41st season of summer entertainment under the stars also boasts a MONDAY NIGHT SHOWCASE, a BONUS SUNDAY CONCERT, expanded Café Table seating, and handling fee-free ticketing.

INCLINE VILLAGE, NV (May 15, 2013) – Extraordinary entertainment, fantastic food, family and friends will converge under the stars on the scenic shore of Lake Tahoe this summer as Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (LTSF) – the premiere summer event in the Reno/Tahoe region – launches its 2013 season. Featuring live entertainment seven nights a week from July 12 – August 25 on the Warren Edward Trepp Stage at scenic Sand Harbor State Park, the season is anchored by the Festival’s mainstage production of William Shakespeare’s magical comic masterpiece, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; performed Tuesdays through Sundays each week at 7:30 p.m. LTSF’s Producing Artistic Director, Charles Fee directs the production.

“We are thrilled to continue Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s forty-year legacy of producing extraordinary professional theater under the stars for the residents of and visitors to the Lake Tahoe region,” said LTSF Producing Artistic Director, Charles Fee. “The breathtaking view of Lake Tahoe is the perfect backdrop for our 2013 production of Shakespeare’s magical comedy.”

Featuring gorgeous costumes, stunning sets and one of the most talented professional acting companies in the West, LTSF’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is sure to enchant the entire family. An exhilarating night of midsummer madness, this magical comedy brims with mistaken identity, mismatched lovers and mischief-making fairies. Boldly inspired by the marvelously mod influences of a rock ‘n’ roll infused 1960s London, the Festival’s production of Shakespeare’s comic masterpiece ensnares two pairs of lovers and a rustic troupe of would-be actors in a magical-mystery tour de force. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a joyful celebration of love lost, transformed and restored that casts a powerfully pleasing spell on audiences of all ages.

A six-event Monday Night Showcase performance series (enhanced by one additional Sunday bonus concert) will augment the Festival’s 2013 mainstage production and feature a diverse array of live musical and entertainment acts from a variety of genres. Monday Night Showcase performances will commence at 7:30 p.m. each Monday beginning July 15, 2013. Details and a complete lineup are listed below.

The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s 2013 season also features:

  • Expanded Cafe Table & Chairs seating: Due to high audience demand in 2012, LTSF will offer additional Cafe Tables and Chairs seating opportunities in 2013. This season patrons may select from tables that accommodate two or four patrons.
  • No ticket handling fees: Ticket handling fees have been eliminated again for all 2013 performances. The patron-friendly policy applies to all purchases (online, phone, etc.).
  • Assigned Lower Gallery seating: In 2013, NEW high-backed chairs will be waiting for patrons in the Lower Gallery seating section.
  • Complimentary Upper & Side Gallery chairs: Pre-set chairs will be available for patrons in the Upper and Side Gallery seating sections. Open beach for blanket seating in the sand is also available.

A family-friendly attraction for over four decades, the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival experience features extraordinary, live, summer entertainment at a stunning lakeside location that is complimented by al fresco dining at its on-site restaurant, Shakespeare’s Kitchen and refreshments at its lakeside bar, the StageSide Tap and Tasting Room.

2013 Monday Night Showcase Lineup:

The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra
Broadway on the Beach
July 15, 7:30 p.m.
Single Tickets: $39-$89 / Tables: $190-$380 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)
Enjoy the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra led by Laura Jackson and featuring Capathia Jenkins and Darius de Haas, as the acclaimed ensemble performs everything from Broadway classics to hits from rock musicals during an unforgettable night at a magical venue that is not to be missed.

Mrs. Robinson
A 2012 Hit Back by Popular Demand!
BONUS SUNDAY CONCERT: July 21, 7:30 p.m.
Single Tickets: $25-$60 / Tables: $120-$240 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)
Experience the energy and talent of one of the best bands in the land. Performing an infectious assortment of rock/pop’s greatest hits in full costume, this extraordinary ensemble will set Sand Harbor a-rockin’, featuring music from the 1960s to the present.

Reno Chamber Orchestra
Classical Music Under the Stars: Nevada Chamber Music Festival at the Lake
July 22, 7:30 p.m.
Single Tickets: $25-$80 / Tables: $160-$320 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)
Join Artistic Director/violist Theodore Kuchar, Grammy-nominated violinist, James Buswell, and Reno Chamber Orchestra principal musicians Ruth Lenz (violin), Rong-Huey Liu (oboe) and Peter Lenz (cello) for an unforgettable evening of chamber music under the stars. These stunning artists represent the internationally renowned Nevada Chamber Music Festival (presented annually by RCO).

Sierra Nevada Ballet
July 29, 7:30 p.m.
Single Tickets: $22-$70 / Tables: $140-$280 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)
A comic love story, Coppelia has roots in reality as well as fantasy. The ballet tests the relationship of the heroine, Swanilda, and the hero, Franz, through the romantic device of a beautiful doll created by the obsessive Dr. Coppelius. Coppelia features top professional ballet artists and a company of twenty dancers.

Reno Jazz Orchestra
The Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess
August 5, 7:30 p.m.
Single Tickets: $22-$70 / Tables: $140-$280 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)
Originally conceived by George Gershwin as an “American folk opera,” Porgy and Bess premiered in 1935. This summer, the seventeen piece RJO proudly introduces Tahoe audiences to the American classic which features jazz and gospel interpretations of immortal songs such as Summertime and It Ain’t Necessarily So. Joining the RJO is the Pat Esters Gospel Choir.

“Living History” Lake Tahoe Chautauqua
Eleanor Roosevelt and Ernie Pyle
August 12, 7:30 p.m.
Single Tickets: $22-$62 / Tables: $124-$248 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)
Enjoy a riveting pair of living history performances. Meet the landmark United States First Lady, Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, and discover her opinions about the individual’s role in a world torn by war, hardship, and uncertainty. Then, get acquainted with Ernie Pyle, the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter that chronicled the Great Depression and World War II – personifying the essential spirit and drama of the “Greatest Generation.”

TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus and Tahoe Players
Les Misérables in Concert
August 19, 7:30 p.m.
Single Tickets: $25-$80 / Tables: $160-$320 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

Les Misérables has thrilled audiences worldwide for over two decades. This summer, two regional companies will present the musical theater classic in an extraordinary concert format, for the first time ever in the Reno-Tahoe area, conducted by Maestro James Rawie and directed by Lily Baran.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Tickets range in price from $15-$85.

Monday Night Showcase: Ticket prices vary by event. Please consult the listings above for details.

All Tickets – Order online:
All Tickets – Order by phone: 1.800.74.SHOWS

(A Midsummer Night’s Dream ticket discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For group information and reservations, call 775.298.0154.)

2013 Sponsors & Community Partners:

  • Alpine Insurance
  • Brimm’s: A Catering Company
  • Cal Neva Resort
  • Charter Media
  • 1862: David Walley’s Hot Springs Resort
  • Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe
  • Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau
  • Joy Strotz Photography
  • Lake Tahoe SummerFest
  • Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort
  • Nevada Arts Council
  • Nevada Energy
  • Nevada State Parks
  • Reno Gazette Journal
  • Reno Tahoe USA
  • Sierra Nevada College
  • Sierra Telecom
  • Wells Fargo Bank

A wide range of corporate, marketing and individual Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For information, contact Lee Koch at (775) 298-0154 or via email at

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 Reno. 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 an advocate for producing the finest cultural events in the region. The Festival’s community outreach includes an annual educational program, InterACT, designed to educate future generations about the importance of the arts, theater and music and the D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program, a free series of performances produced specifically for younger audiences presented free of charge during the summer at Lake Tahoe and throughout northern Nevada.