For those of us who just aren’t convinced that summer is on its way until Shakespeare By The Sea makes an appearance, the announcement of its upcoming season is always cause to rejoice. And this year doesn’t appear to disappoint in the slightest.
The familiar pattern is intact: two plays by Shakespeare, one comedy, one drama; plus a very original (and always hilarious) musical family show. The family show is always a crowd-pleaser, and just as much fun (if not more so) for the adults in the audience as the kids. This year they’ve chosen to put their imaginative spin on Peter Pan, and we have high expectations. The comedy is a perennial favourite, All’s Well That Ends Well, and the drama is a timely (and lately in some parts of the world, controversial) pick, Julius Caesar.
Another bit of good news: SBTS’s black-box Park Place Theatre is open for business again after a 2014 fire caused enough damage to shut it down for far too long. Repairs have been made and it will now be the venue for weekend matinees, as well as their fall-back space for bad weather.
At 7pm this Wednesday, June 21st, we’re all invited to join the cast and crew of Shakespeare By The Sea at Park Place Theatre for a very special Sneak Peek at their new season. In addition to performances of select scenes from All’s Well That Ends Well and Julius Caesar, they’ll be debuting songs from SBTS’s original musical version of Peter Pan. Meet the actors, have some snacks and drinks (from their $5 cash bar), and take part in a silent auction fundraiser (you can check out the prizes here). Grab your tickets now.
If you can’t make if to the Sneak Peek, don’t despair. SBTS’s new season kicks off on Saturday, July 1st with Peter Pan. You’ll find the schedule for the entire summer here. Get your picnic gear ready, collect your friends, and make plans to head to the park!
Photo Credit (above): Jesse MacLean