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Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s 2020 Season at Sand Harbor Features a Pair of Mega-Hits

November 25, 2019
Media Contact
Rae W. Matthews
(775) 298-0154

Charles Fee, Producing Artistic Director
Bob Taylor,
Executive Director

The Festival’s 48th Season is headlined by productions of Shakespeare’s comedy MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and the smash-hit musical MAMMA MIA!.

Discounted Early Bird Tickets and Two-Show Packages are on sale now.

INCLINE VILLAGE, NV (November 26, 2019) – Entertainment, family, friends and food/drink will converge under the stars on the scenic shore of Lake Tahoe this summer as Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (LTSF) launches its 2020 season. Showcasing live entertainment seven nights a week, July 3 – August 23, 2020 at Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s 48th season is headlined by mega-hit productions of Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare’s sublime battle of wits and wills, and Mamma Mia!, the smash hit feel-good musical. Mamma Mia! (Music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus / Some songs with Stig Anderson / Book by Catherine Johnson / Originally conceived by Judy Craymer) is presented through special arrangement with MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI,

Much Ado About Nothing will be directed by LTSF Producing Artistic Director, Charles Fee. Mamma Mia! will be helmed by returning director, Victoria Bussert. Both productions will be performed in rotating repertory, Tuesdays through Sundays at 7:30 p.m. Discounted Early Bird Tickets and Two-Show Subscription Packages are on sale now. Early Bird Ticket discounts are offered through December 31st.

Beatrice and Benedick would rather exchange scorching insults than sweet nothings in Much Ado About Nothing. However, the pugnacious pair is forced to forge a partnership in order to defend house and honor, and salvage the true love of Hero and Claudio after deceptions destroy the lovers’ wedding day. Will the earnest endeavor to restore a young romance elicit an unexpected change of heart for the effort’s unlikely collaborators as well?

Mamma Mia! takes place on a tiny Greek island, where Sophie is making final preparations for her wedding day in paradise. Little does her mother Donna know that Sophie’s last-minute preparations include sleuthing out who her father may be among three possible candidates that she’s secretly invited. The story-telling magic of pop-hit songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter, family and friendship…which concludes with a trip down the aisle that audiences will never forget!

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

Two-Show Subscription Packages Afford Ultimate Savings
Patrons are invited to enjoy the best savings of the season when they purchase tickets to both Much Ado About Nothing and Mamma Mia! as part of a 2020 Two-Show 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 2020 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 2020.

Sponsorships Are Now Available
A wide range of 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 38,000 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.