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Also, we want you to have a good time with this, HOWEVER pictures of the cast are strictly prohibited (union rule).
As 2017 enters its final hours, it's appropriate to thank everyone who has turned Shakespeare in the Park from a dream into eight summers of funny, poignant, scary, tragic and triumphant theatre!
The donations of hundreds of individuals and businesses and grantmakers, the assistance of dozens of partners, the work and talent of the actors and crews and staff -- and the willingness of all of you to go along for the ride...that's what made all of our milestones possible. None more so than those we passed this year.
Enjoy this look back as we prepare to clear even higher hurdles in the year ahead:
Be sure to SHARE it and bring your friends and acquaintances into the fold. AND tell us in the COMMENTS what YOUR favorite line or scene was!!
We're very happy to announce that Sazama's Fine Catering will have a food concession and cash bar beginning at 6:15 p.m. every night, including selections like:
mozzarella marinara and sour cream & chive fries
Note: The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is a non-profit organization and asks that you leave your adult beverages at home. You can purchase wine, beer and cocktails from Sazama’s Rivers Edge Patio. Proceeds from sales help offset expenses and ensure the continued success of the Marcus Center and its resident groups (including Optimist Theater). Please do your part to support this event.
In addition, Shakespeare in the Park Members will be able to enjoy table service in the Member Hospitality area!
Read the full press release here
2017's Shakespeare in the Park
will be presented at the Peck Pavilion at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts!!!!
Shakespeare in the Park is joining the Marcus Center's company as a new resident group. The Marcus Center has a rich history of providing top-notch free entertainment via their Live @ Peck Pavilion summer series. Inviting Shakespeare in the Park to join the fun is a natural partnership.
You can read the full press release here, issued today by Optimist Theatre.
There are a LOT of reasons that we are excited about this partnership, including the opportunity to enhance the audience experience, to broaden our community outreach...to offer you Saz's catering before the show (really!). We'll keep you informed as some of the new logistics of coming to this year's show come together.
In the meanwhile, pre-production is revving up: auditions and casting are in progress. We're fundraising like mad to ensure that we are able to meet all of our new obligations.
Of course, it's not at all too soon
to mark the 2017 Shakespeare in the Park
show dates for Much Ado About Nothing on your calendar:
Weekends, July 6-22, 2017
As with each step forward that Shakespeare in the Park has made over the last seven years, this is only possible because of a devoted core of donors and members who believe in our mission. Thank you for helping this new leap forward happen!
Of course, if you have questions about this change, contact Susan by e-mail or at 262.498.5777.
As usual, there is a seeming "quiet time" in the winter that belies the steady build of prep work towards the new season of Shakespeare in the Park. We will have a LOT to tell you in the coming weeks, so stay tuned. If you are not yet subscribed to our newsletter, by all means, get on the list and/or follow us on Facebook.