Live Music & Theater – Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

Sand Harbor Beach – Incline Village

July 8th – August 21st, 2016

The Festival’s 44th season features summer entertainment under the stars, big savings on Two-Show Packages and expanded pre-set seats for Upper/Side Gallery.

INCLINE VILLAGE, NV (April 28, 2016) – 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. Showcasing live entertainment seven nights a week, July 8 – August 21, 2016 at Sand Harbor in Lake Tahoe Nevada 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, and is rounded out by a Showcase Series line-up. 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.


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 production is sure to delight. With a zany cast of unforgettable characters, myriad mistaken identities and contagious musical rhythms, Shakespeare’s comedy delivers triumphantly on its famous title.

Forever Plaid offers a heavenly musical experience. 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 a show that will have audiences rolling in the aisles when they’re not humming along to the great nostalgic pop hits of the 1950s. (Forever Plaid is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International. All authorized performance materials supplied by MTI. 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.)

“Given the incredible success of our expanded two-show season last summer, we will once again offer audiences two extraordinary productions,” 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. Patrons may also choose to bring their own food or drink for picnicking. Information about picnicking and cooler size limitations may be found at

Tickets on Sale
Adult tickets range from $27 – $99. Youth tickets (age 25 and under) range from $15 – $25. Tickets may be purchased online at or via phone at 1.800.74.SHOWS. Discounts and dining areas are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information about group tickets and dining area availability, call 775.298.0154.

Two-Show Subscription Packages Afford Ultimate Savings

Patrons are invited to save when they purchase tickets to BOTH The Comedy of Errors and Forever Plaid as part of a 2016 Subscription Package. Subscription Package tickets may be purchased online at by selecting “Two-Show Subscription Package,” or via phone at 1.800.74.SHOWS.


4 thoughts on “Live Music & Theater – Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival”

  1. This looks like a great event to bring the family.

    It would definitely be worth staying for both the shows and making a real outing of it, and grabbing those cheaper tickets would be the way to go.

    Is there plenty of available family accommodation?
    and How far in advance would you recommend booking accommodation?


    1. During the summer there are many accommodations for families: hotels, vacation rentals, RV camping and tent camping. During busy weekends and holidays, the best places fill up quickly. 4th of July, Christmas week and New Years week are the busiest. You need reservations a six months to a year in advance. During the fall and spring you can just drive up here a get a room when you arrive.

  2. Hi there,

    I found your article very interesting, I really enjoyed the reading as I love events especially under the stars. I live far away from Shakespeare, but my aunt lives in New Jersey so I will share with her this article:) I am sure she will be very interested.

    Thank you for this excellent article!

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