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Shakespeare festival presents holiday classics



(Editor’s Note: A correction has been made to the location for the Dec. 19 performance of “A Christmas Carol.” It will be held at the Grand Sierra Ballroom at the Resort at Squaw Creek.)

lake-tahoe-shakespeare-festivalThe Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival presents a December jam packed with performances designed to celebrate the season. Committed to providing the finest cultural events in the Reno Tahoe community, the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival brings a diverse lineup of performing arts including inspiring dance and singing, the magic of children’s theatre plus the unmistakable sounds of Handel’s Messiah.

“As a community partner in the arts, we’re pleased to be able to collaborate with our local performing arts organizations to celebrate the holidays with events throughout the region,” Catherine Attack, executive director of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival said. “Although our main festival season is during July and August, we think it is imperative to share the gift of performing arts with the public year round.  Our ensemble of performances brings to each community an opportunity to celebrate and be thankful.”

December performances include:

  • The Sierra Nevada Ballet, “A Peanut Cracker – The Story in a Nutshell”:  Carson City Community Center Dec. 5 at 2:30 and 7 p.m.
  • Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus of Sierra College, “Classically Christmas”:  Alpine Ballroom, The Resort at Squaw Creek Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 13 at 4 p.m.
  • Nevada Shakespeare Company, “A Christmas Carol”:  Laxalt Theatre Dec. 12 at 2 p.m.; Frank Sinatra Showroom, Cal Neva Resort and Spa Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 20 at 2 p.m.; and Grand Sierra Ballroom, Resort at Squaw Creek Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Reno Baroque Ensemble – “Handel’s Messiah”:  Lakeside Ballroom, Hyatt Regency at Lake Tahoe Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m.; Nightingale Hall, University of Nevada Dec. 20 at 4 p.m.

Purchase tickets online at LakeTahoeShakespeare.com/holiday or by calling 800-74-SHOWS (800-747-4697).  Ticket prices vary depending on the performance but start anywhere from $10 to $25 for general admission.

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