The Festival’s 2022 season is headlined by mega-hit mainstage productions
of Shakespeare’s comedy MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, the smash-hit musical MAMMA MIA!, and a blockbuster Showcase Series.
INCLINE VILLAGE, NV – Entertainment, food, family, and friends will converge once again under the stars on the scenic shore of Lake Tahoe this summer as Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (LTSF) launches its 50th Anniversary Season in 2022. Showcasing live entertainment seven nights a week, July 1 – August 22, 2022 at Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, LTSF’s 2022 lineup 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, www.MTIShows.com.
Much Ado About Nothing will be directed by LTSF Producing Artistic Director, Charles Fee. Mamma Mia! will be helmed by director, Victoria Bussert. Both productions will be performed in rotating repertory, Tuesdays through Sundays at 7:30 p.m. Discounted Two-Show Packages are on sale now.
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 storytelling 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. Patrons may choose to bring their own food or drink for picnicking. Complete information about picnicking and cooler size limitations may be found at www.laketahoeshakespeare.com/visit/faq.
Mainstage Production Tickets:
Adult tickets range from $30 – $105. Youth tickets (age 25 and under) range from $15 – $27. Tickets may be purchased online at www.LakeTahoeShakespeare.com or via phone at 1.800.747.4697. 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 Package 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 2022 Two-Show Package. Package discounts have already been applied to the pricing that appears on the LTSF website. No promotional code information is necessary. Two-Show Package tickets may be purchased online at www.LakeTahoeShakespeare.com or via phone at 1.800.747.4697.
The Festival’s 2022 Season Is Augmented by a Showcase Series Lineup:
- Reno Philharmonic: Blockbuster Broadway Monday, July 11, 2022 @ 7:30 pm – Single Tickets: $69-$185 / Tables: $375-$750 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)
- The 8th Annual Prim Jazz Night: Lee Ritenour & Dave Grusin Monday, July 18, 2022 @ 7:30 pm – Single Tickets: $35-$105 / Tables: $210-$420 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)
- Sierra Nevada Ballet: Swan Lake Monday, July 25, 2022 @ 7:30 pm – Single Tickets: $30-$84 / Tables: $168-$336 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)
- Reno Jazz Orchestra: Hotter Than July: The Music of Stevie Wonder & Tina Turner Monday, August 1, 2022 @ 7:30 pm – $30-$94 / Tables: $188-$376 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)
- Reno Philharmonic: John Denver’s Greatest Hits Monday, August 8, 2022 @ 7:30 pm – Single Tickets: $69-$185 / Tables: $375-$750 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)
- Queen Nation: A Tribute to the Music of Queen Monday, August 15, 2022 @ 7:30 pm – Single Tickets: $35-$105 / Tables: $210-$420 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)
- Reno Jazz Orchestra: Diane Schuur & Ernie Watts Monday, August 22, 2022 @ 7:30 pm – $30-$94 / Tables: $188-$376 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)
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 35,000 attendees from across the country to the specially built Warren Edward Trepp Jr. 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 D.G. Menchetti Education 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 Young Shakespeare, a series of performances produced specifically for younger audiences that are presented free of charge during the summer at Lake Tahoe and throughout region.