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.
At least, we have dates for you to write in pencil.
And soon, we'll have a cast!!
Audition slots have all been scheduled, and from the 60± actors who will be seen, a cast will be selected by early in the new year.
Those fabulous men and women will be setting aside the weekends of July 9-12, 16-19, and 22 or 23-26 (more on that later), at a minimum. If the fruits of our upcoming funding campaign enables it, we will also include the weekend of July 30-August 2. So, start planning your summer activities accordingly. We'll certainly keep you apprised as things tentative become things final.