The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival has announced its 2019 featured productions featuring William Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew,” his uproarious battle of the sexes directed by Sara Bruner, and “Million Dollar Quartet,” a Tony-winning rock ‘n’ roll tribute inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins directed by Hunter Foster. The festival runs from July 5 to Aug. 25.
The 2019 Showcase Series lineup will be announced in Spring 2019. Tickets are on sale now at laketahoeshakespeare.com.
“Taming of the Shrew”
The only thing that stands between Bianca and a bevy of eligible suitors is her quick-tempered, elder sister, Katherina. That is until fortune-hunting Petruchio takes up the challenge to tame Kate and make her his wife. A madcap marriage and much mayhem ensues in a beguiling battle of wits and wills between the sexes which ultimately reveals an unlikely romance. Can love tame a shrewish heart and surprise an unbridled bachelor?
“Million Dollar Quartet”
On Dec. 4, 1956, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley fatefully found themselves together in a Memphis recording studio. The historic rock ‘n’ roll jam session that resulted was electrifying. Step back in time to experience this irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets and celebrations, which boasts powerhouse performances and an incredible score of rock ‘n’ roll, R&B and country hits, including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog” and more.