The excitment is mounting at GreenStage! Rehearsals are well under way and our 27th summer of FREE Shakespeare in the Park gets under way one month from today!
What to do if you’re not rehearsing, directing, costuming, stage managing, teching, making props, choreographing fights, choreographing dance, getting ready for summer camps, designing programs, writing news stories, filling out online calendar listings, sending news releases, fighting off website hack-attacks from ISIS, wrestling with snakes, writing tremendous, run-on sentences, or any of the other zillion things it takes to get ready for 62 total performances of four different plays in 23 different parks for the six weeks between July 10 and August 15?
We have a few ideas:
- Sign up for GreenStage e-news. During the season we will do weekly updates of schedule or venue changes, traffic challenges, or other things you need to know to enjoy GreenStage performances. Keep in the know!
- Advertise in our program! If you have a business, product, or service to advertise, the GreenStage program is a cost-effective way to reach customers. Our shows draw around 12,000 people to area parks each summer.
- Sign up for Shakespeare summer camps. Got kids? GreenStage has Shakespeare summer camps for young thespians ages 5-15.
- Donate to GreenStage. Our performances are free but they do have cost. Your contributions now help us make the costumes and props, print the programs, and take care of the other costly tasks of putting on a play. Every bit helps!
- Follow GreenStage on Facebook and Twitter.
Every GreenStage performance is a special event. Some of them offer extras you might want to know about.
- The 15th annual Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival will be July 11-12 at Volunteer Park. With two GreenStage shows, plus a dozen other free performances from seven other area theater companies, it’s the unofficial kickoff of the outdoor theater season! Mad Dawgs Hot Dogs will be on hand with their wonderful wieners for hunger theater-goers.
- Backyard Bard offers double features at every Sunday matinee during the season! See both BYB shows in one sitting!
- Our Shakespeare in the Park shows offer three double features, on July 18 and 19 at Lower Woodland Park and on August 8 at Magnuson Park.
- Audience members can chat with the cast of Much Ado after the Sunday matinee August 2 at Discovery Park.
- A triple feature of The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Two Noble Kinsmen will wrap up our season August 15 at Volunteer Park.
We can’t wait for the fun to begin. Go see a play!
Source: current GS content