Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

Sand Harbor State Park Visit Website Jul 5, 2019 – Aug 25, 2019

Imagine your toes in the sand, a fantastic bottle of wine nearby, a gourmet meal and first-class entertainment with your friends and family, all while basking in a perfect Lake Tahoe sunset. You’re not dreaming, you’re experiencing the enchantment of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor State Park. The amphitheater is one of the most scenic venues in the world.

Two extraordinary productions offered in the 2019 season!

Back by popular demand, there will be two productions featuring gorgeous costumes, stunning sets and one of the most talented professional acting companies in the West! For ticket information and to purchase online, click here.

  • The Taming of the Shrew – The only thing that stands between Bianca and a bevy of eligible suitors is her quick-tempered, elder sister Katherina. 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?
  • Million Dollar Quartet – On December 4, 1956, 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. Step back in time to experience 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.

Monday Night Showcase

A multi-event Showcase Series augments the Festival’s main-stage productions and includes a diverse array of live music and entertainment from a variety of genres. A different performance will be featured each week; for the featured performances, click here. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling (800) 74-SHOWS.

Dining and Drinks

The LTSF entertainment experience is complemented by al fresco dining at its on-site restaurant – Shakespeare’s Kitchen, which offers a wide variety of food and beverage options. Patrons may choose to bring their own food or drink for picnicking. The main gate and amphitheater opens at 5:30 p.m. allowing early access to the concession area which includes Shakespeare’s Kitchen, The Bar and BardWare (merchandise souvenirs). Arrive early and enjoy a pre-show cocktail, mingle with family and friends in the newly renovated and expanded dining area, marvel at the awesome views of Lake Tahoe or simply bask in the afternoon sunshine.

D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program

The Festival’s series of education programming is highlighted the D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program. Free performances produced for younger audiences at Lake Tahoe and throughout Northern Nevada.

Location, Parking, Miscellaneous Info

Warren Edward Trepp Stage
The Theater at Sand Harbor
Sand Harbor State Park
2005 Highway 28
Incline Village, NV

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. (bring your own picnic cooler or purchase dinner at Shakespeare’s Kitchen)
Show starts at 7:30 p.m. and ends approximately at 10 p.m. (there is a 15 minute intermission)

Parking to attend a show is $10 (valid for entry of 5 p.m. or later). Passes may be purchased online or at the gate. Sand Harbor’s parking lot is “first come, first served” and may be delayed as spaces become available. Purchasing an online pass in advance is offered as a convenience only and does not guarantee a parking space.

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