Category Archives: SCS News

REVIEW Good Times: Stellar acting and sharp wit in this new take on the epic tragedy

BY CHRISTINA WATERS, POSTED ON AUGUST 2, 2016 Kate Eastwood Norris (Hamlet), and Carol Halstead (Gertrude) in Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s 2016 production of Hamlet in The Grove at DeLaveaga Park. Photo by Jana Marcus. One night I was transfixed by the sight of a woman being nominated for President of the United States, the next [...]

PHOTO CALL: HAMLET in The Grove at DeLaveaga Park

HAMLET, 2016 (click to enlarge) Buy Tickets Donate to #BuildTheGrove 2016 Season Info Subscribe to Santa Cruz Shakespeare News Blog by email

REVIEW SF Gate: A promising 3rd act for Santa Cruz Shakespeare

By Lily Janiak, SF Chronicle, Sunday, July 31, 2016 Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s new venue, the Grove at DeLaveaga Park, was planned, funded and built in just over a year. You have to climb hills and traverse a golf course to get there, but you’re rewarded with rustic elegance: a spare stage nestled within a eucalyptus grove. The [...]

PHOTO CALL: A Midsummer Night’s Dream in The Grove at DeLaveaga Park

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 2016 (click to enlarge) Buy Tickets Donate to #BuildTheGrove 2016 Season Info Subscribe to Santa Cruz Shakespeare News Blog by email

REVIEW SC Sentinel: Santa Cruz Shakespeare enchants in its new home with A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By Joanne Engelhardt, Santa Cruz Sentinel, POSTED: 07/20/16 Fairies in turquoise pajamas. A red-haired sprite wearing a fluffy white dress with turquoise hugging the skirt. A king, resplendent in white with a turquoise floral pattern on his pants and a crown with turquoise gemstones. His bride, a vision in a long white gown with turquoise touches. Even the [...]

REVIEW Good Times: A wonderful cast and a sense of adventure

GOOD TIMES, BY LISA JENSEN   POSTED ON JULY 19, 2016 It’s fitting that Santa Cruz Shakespeare chooses A Midsummer Night’s Dream as the inaugural production for its spanking new venue at DeLaveaga Park. That they even got the stage erected in time for opening day is no less a feat of magic than anything devised by Puck and his fleet of [...]

Sentinel: SCS has a new home and a fascinating new approach to HAMLET

By Wallace Baine, Santa Cruz Sentinel  POSTED: 06/29/16, 3:13 PM PDT  If you know nothing about Hamlet — William Shakespeare’s most famous character and one of the most well-known fictional characters in English-language literature — then you at least know what third-person pronoun to use to profess your ignorance. But this summer, Santa Cruz Shakespeare is challenging [...]

Santa Cruz Shakespeare Raises $1.1 Million to Fund New Outdoor Theater

July 6, 2016, Santa Cruz, CA – Santa Cruz Shakespeare (SCS) is pleased to announce that it surpassed its initial goal of raising $1 million to fund its new outdoor theater: The Grove at DeLaveaga Park. The total revenue raised to-date is $1,107,273.41. This includes gifts received, as well as outstanding written pledges, which will be paid [...]

VIDEO: Director Paul Mullins talks HAMLET

To kick off the start of rehearsals for the 2016 season, we hosted our annual company meet-and-greet on June 14, 2016. The directors of this season's shows talked a little bit about the play's they're directing. Enjoy this clip of Paul Mullins, Hamlet director, talking about his approach to the play. See Paul's bio below. [...]

VIDEO: 5 Weeks to Reach Our $1 Million Goal to Build The Grove

by Mike Ryan, Artistic Director       Posted May 27, 2016 Donate to #BuildTheGrove 2016 Season Info Buy Tickets Subscribe to Santa Cruz Shakespeare News Blog by email

The Grove: Lease signed, ground broken

by Aimee Zygmonski, Managing Director       Posted April 5, 2016 It’s been a busy past few weeks here at Santa Cruz Shakespeare! I’m sure you’re wondering what we’ve been up to at DeLaveaga. We have signed a lease with the City of Santa Cruz. Currently, the lease is for two years, but we’re slated [...]

Our Trip to Ashland 2016

by Mike Ryan, Artistic Director       Posted March 22, 2016 We have just returned from our second annual trip to Ashland, Oregon, where we saw three of the first four shows of OSF’s season. Now that I have had a day to sleep off all of the excitement, I thought I would write [...]

Santa Cruz Shakespeare Announces 2016 Season

February 26, 2016, Santa Cruz, CA – Santa Cruz Shakespeare is thrilled to present its 2016 summer repertory season, with performances beginning July 12 and playing through August 28 at its new home in The Grove at DeLaveaga Park, 501 Upper Park Rd. in Santa Cruz. VIDEO: Mike Ryan announces 2016 Season The 2016 season, the [...]

Our Quest for Our New Home: The Time is Now

New Home 2016 Update from Mike Ryan, Artistic Director, Santa Cruz Shakespeare, Posted February 3, 2016 For the sixth blog post in “The Quest for Our New Home” series, I've done a video blog from the new home site in DeLaveaga Park. Please watch! City Council Meeting – Tuesday, February 9, 7:00pm Santa Cruz City Hall [...]

IN THE NEWS: Planning Commission supports Shakespeare troupe’s move

POSTED: 1/21/16 By Jessica A. York, Santa Cruz Sentinel SANTA CRUZ >> The setting for Santa Cruz Planning Commission’s hearing Thursday night to consider permitting Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s relocation was an apt performance space — the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. More than 100 people turned out with about 16 speakers weighing in as the commission considered [...]

Our Quest for Our New Home: Save the Dates!

New Home 2016 Update from Mike Ryan, Artistic Director, Santa Cruz Shakespeare, Posted January 14, 2016 This is the fifth blog post in “The Quest for Our New Home” series. I’d like to start by sending out a huge thank you to all of you who have written to the City Council of Santa Cruz on our [...]

Our Quest for Our New Home: A Call to Action!

New Home 2016 Update from Mike Ryan, Artistic Director, Santa Cruz Shakespeare, Posted January 4, 2016 This is the fourth blog post in “The Quest for Our New Home” series. This summer from the stage in the Glen, I told all of you to make sure to follow us so that I could let you know [...]

Our Quest for Our New Home: Show Support

New Home 2016 Update from Mike Ryan, Artistic Director, Santa Cruz Shakespeare, Posted November 20, 2015 This is the third blog post in “The Quest for Our New Home” series. This blog post is about how you can best express your public support for Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s proposal for The Grove at DeLaveaga. (In fact, I [...]

Our Quest for Our New Home: Application Submitted

New Home 2016 Update from Mike Ryan, Artistic Director, Santa Cruz Shakespeare, Posted October 6, 2015 This is the second blog post in “The Quest for Our New Home” series. In the first post, I talked about the Park’s Department’s RFP (request for proposals) and the various considerations that went in to selecting DeLaveaga as our [...]

IN THE NEWS: Shakespeare Takes Leave of its Iconic Setting

POSTED: 08/26/15, 2:51 PM PDT By Wallace Baine, Santa Cruz Sentinel William Shakespeare never laid eyes on a redwood tree. But for generations of theater lovers in Santa Cruz, Shakespeare and the redwoods are as natural a pairing as wine and cheese, chips and salsa, coffee and, well, anything. The orientation of stage and audience [...]