Stars & Shakespeare: A Benefit Soiree For Theatricum Botanicum
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The Mountain Mermaid will see a night of many stars turning out to help raise funds for Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum Shakespeare Theatre. It will be a drawing room sized adaptation-compilation of the best loved words and characters from Shakespeare’s plays. These stars will read and perform selected scenes and monologues. There will be costumed characters, madrigal singers, festive libations and Shakspearian nibbles and a silent auction featuring exclusive gifts, getaways and VIP

Theatricum Boo-tanicum | Photo by Claire Bryett Andrew
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Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum will transforms into a haunted BOO-tanicum October 28, 2017 for their 7th annual haunted fest. There will be ghost stories, game booths, festive food and libations, performances by Creative PlayGround, Peter Alsop and the comedy improv group Off the Grid just to get things going. There will even be zombie thespians.

The extravaganza begins at 4 pm and runs until 10 pm. The haunted house opens at 7 pm.

Tickets: General Admission $15; Kids 6-15: $10; Ages 5 and

Alan Blumenfeld, Bradley Gosnell and Christopher Wallinger Photo by Liam Flanders
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Theatricum Botanicum's performance of Shakespear’s The Merchant Of Venice couldn’t be more timely or modern. The play is a comedy tragedy. It’s perhaps one of this master playwrights most controversial works ever written. It raises biting questions even today about racism, religion, mercy and justice.

“The current resurgence of anti-Semitism and anti-immigrant sentiment, nationally and internationally, makes it more critical than ever to explore these issues through art and conversation,” said

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The longest running show in Broadway history. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s international award- winning phenomenon, The Phantom of the Opera, will come to the Pantages Theatre in 2009. Directed by Harold Prince, 130 cast, crew and orchestra members are directly involved in each performance, which requires 230 costumes, 14 dressers, 120 automated cues, 22 scene changes, 281 candles, uses 250 kg of dry ice and 10 fog and smoke machines.

The production became the longest running show ever on Broadway