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.
We were ECSTATIC last summer during A Midsummer Night's Dream to host John McGivern and the crew of Around the Corner as part of their "official" visit to Brewer's Hill. They filmed an interview with Todd Denning, our Oberon, as well as the general delightful environs of the show. Now, that episode is now scheduled to air! Which is beyond cool to start with.
But wait, it gets better!
There will be a preview party at Lakefront Brewery. And all our friends and fans are invited to turn out. In fact, we'd really love to have lots of you proudly flying your Shakespeare in the Park banners (figurative, anyway**) to show the rest of the neighborhood just how excited you all are to have us in their/your midst.
Besides...brewery! John McGivern! John Gurda! Get all the details straight from John McG, then read below for more from us:
What else do you need to know?
This was all arranged by the fantastic people at the Historic Brewer's Hill Association, so be sure to appreciate them, in whatever way seems appropriate, for putting this soiree together.
If you'd like to come out, there's no need to RSVP -- doors open at 6:00, just show up! That said, feel free to post a comment telling us to look for you in what will surely be a crowd!
**We would be aided in spotting you if you elected to sport a Shakespeare in the Park t-shirt (or mug or shower curtain...) that you could find here!!
Finally, if you can't be at the preview party, you can (and should!) still catch the episode when it airs two days later on MPTV (channel 10.1), Thursday, February 25 at 7:00 pm.