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Commercial Production for Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival 2018 Season

By August 27, 2018Video

Each year Tahoe Production House produces the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Commercials and films the shows for archival purposes. This year they featured Macbeth ~ Shakespeare’s Towering Tragedy, Behive: The 60s Musical ~ Off Broadway’s Groovy Retro Hit Revue, and the Young Shakespeare Program.  Take a look at the commercials below!


Man with crown being placed on his head

Shakespeare’s Towering Tragedy
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Charles Fee
In a maelstrom of politics and magic, Shakespeare’s towering tragedy melds unforgettable characters and incomparable language in a fascinating drama of corruption and heroism. We invite you to join us for an eerie evening of dazzling darkness, where specters and riddles foretell the futures of kings. But beware: “something wicked this way comes.”

For this production, we will transform our Warren Edward Trepp Stage into an Elizabethan theater, including NEW SEATING SECTIONS ON STAGE – surrounding the playing area and creating an immersive experience for audiences!

Beehive- The 60s Musical

60s Woman With Microphone

Off Broadway’s Groovy Retro-Hit Revue
Created by Larry Gallagher / Directed by Victoria Bussert

An exuberant jukebox celebration of the women musicians who made the 60s truly memorable, Beehive transports audiences on a nostalgic musical journey back in time. Featuring forty classic chart-toppers (and Aqua Net-glistening coiffures, of course), this groovy retro-revue highlights hits that range from the Supremes’ memorable melodies to Janis Joplin’s heart-rending rasp to Aretha Franklin’s soul and more. So break out your vintage best…and prepare to sing along, dance in the aisles and relive one of music’s truly golden eras.


Each year the D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program presents an interactive, one-hour adaptation of an LTSF mainstage production that is created with the young audience member in mind at Sand Harbor State Park. We also share the production with other venues throughout the Reno/Sparks, Minden and Tahoe/Truckee region.

This FREE program (suggested donation $5 per adult; $1 per child) affords an amazing live theater experience for young audience members and their families while simultaneously providing opportunities for young and aspiring actors from regional middle and high schools to participate in the production as performers!

Since its inception, Young Shakespeare performances have connected over 60,000 children to the classics – thanks to generous support from LTSF Chair Emeritus, and Young Shakespeare namesake, Geno Menchetti.


Mission Statement

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established for the cultural benefit and enjoyment of all residents of and visitors to our region. We strive to plan, produce and advocate the finest cultural events at Lake Tahoe while educating future generations on the importance of including theater, music and art in their everyday lives.


The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor remains a fun, casual evening on the beach, but under the stewardship of the Board of Directors and Festival management, it has also become one of the outstanding outdoor cultural events in the United States. In addition to producing professional productions of Shakespeare and other classics for nearly 25,000 patrons each summer, the Festival’s Monday Night and Summer Encore Showcases, featuring the best of the region’s arts and culture organizations, reaches an additional 5,000 audience members. LTSF’s educational outreach programs reach over 7,000 young people each year, through two free programs, the D. G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program, an interactive adaptation of a Shakespeare play for children performed at Sand Harbor and around the region during the summer, and InterACT, an in-school residency program which explores Shakespeare and the classics in schools throughout the region during the academic year.