We are also very proud to announce that we've "upgraded" our category with Actors' Equity Association which will enable us, beginning in 2019, to have performances with us counted for "points" by actors in the Equity Membership Candidate program. This represents an opportunity for us to become an even more active participant in the career growth of young actors in the area -- and one more of the theaters working to help actors stay in the area to pursue their craft. Part of our commitment to the greater Milwaukee/southeastern Wisconsin community has always been to hire local actors and this will be one more way that we meet that commitment.
Finally, we'll be introducing you to our King Lear Director VERY SOON!
Your hint(s) are that she is currently in the midst of performing in a show in Chicago! We'll want her to have a few minutes to give you some of her thoughts about bringing this show to life, so stay tuned for all of that information in the next few weeks!
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.