Festival has been delighting audiences with classic theater under the stars for over 60 seasons. 

It's a midsummer night's dream that you don't have to wake up from! The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is coming back to Boulder this summer to bring us a little culture and a lot of entertainment.

"Since 1958, the festival has celebrated and explored Shakespeare and his continuing influence and vitality through productions of superior artistic quality, education, and community engagement," says the event website.

From June 7 to August 11, you can enjoy some of Shakespeare's most popular plays all under the Colorado skies. Beloved romances, iconic heroines, and a new play with a Shakespearean twist will all be brought to life by talented artists and actors.

This year's line-up:

  • Twelfth Night: Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre | June 8-Aug. 11 (June 7 Preview)
  • As You Like It: University Theatre (indoors) | June 22-Aug. 10 (June 21 Preview)
  • Romeo and Juliet: Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre | July 7-Aug. 10
  • King Charles III: University Theatre (indoors) | July 20-Aug. 10 (July 19 Preview); A new play inspired by Shakespeare.
  • King John: Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre | Sunday, Aug. 4, 6:30 p.m. 

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is a professional theater company in association with the University of Colorado Boulder. This year's cast was recently announced and includes Gareth Saxe, a Broadway veteran; festival favorites Rodney Lizcano, Anne Penner, Marco Robinson, and Amber Scales; a local favorite Emily Van Fleet; and composer Rinde Eckert. Read more about the full 2019 cast on the event's website. 

The 2015 Production of Othello

The 2015 Production of Othello. Courtesy of The Colorado Shakespeare Festival. 

"We are pleased to announce the complete cast for our 2019 season: a diverse ensemble made up of local Colorado artists, new faces from across the country and several acclaimed musicians to bring our season of Shakespeare’s most popular plays to life onstage," said the festival on Facebook.

Tickets for all performances are available now. Purchase online, by phone at 303-492-8008, or in-person weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the CU Presents Box Office. You can also stay up to date on news and alerts on the festivals Facebook page.

Have you attended the Colorado Shakespeare Festival? What have been your favorite performances? Let us know in the comments below.

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