From “Sweeney Todd” to Booker T., the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival has announced a diverse lineup for a new Monday Night Showcase series this summer.
The series will be in addition to the festival’s 2014 production of “As You Like It.” The festival runs from July 11 through Aug. 24. Monday Night Showcase performances begin at 7:30 p.m.
“Great Live music and fine arts entertainment set against the magnificent backdrop at Sand Harbor State Park is an unparalleled combination,” according to an announcement from the festival. “So get ready to enjoy the region’s finest artists and musical acts each Monday at our scenic amphitheater.”
The Monday night series kicks off July 14 with a performance by the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra.
“Broadway on the Beach: Bravo Broadway” will feature Broadway and pop favorites.
“This once-in-a-lifetime concert will showcase Broadway vocalists Anne Runolfsson, Susan Egan and Gary Mauer with the Reno Philharmonic led by music director Laura Jackson,” according to the festival.
The series continues July 21 with “Chautauqua: Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.”
“Edison and Ford were friends during their lifetimes, and were two of the most important figures in fomenting the great transformation that occurred in America in the first half of the 20th Century as the nation shifted from a traditional rural populace into a modern urban society,” according to the festival.
“We are proud to have them meet again at Lake Tahoe to discuss the successes and challenges of their careers.”
The Sierra Nevada Ballet will perform “Swan Lake at the Lake” July 28, the Reno Jazz Orchestra will perform “Bring Me the Funk of James Brown” Aug. 4 and the Tahoe Players will put on “Sweeney Todd” Aug. 11. The Monday night series concludes Aug. 18, with a performance by soul and jazz great Booker T. Jones.
For more information on “As You Like It,” as well as the Monday Night Showcase, visit www.laketahoeshakespeare.com.