Santa Cruz Shakespeare News Blog

SC SENTINEL REVIEW: Lighthearted ‘Pride and Prejudice’ doesn’t disappoint

ENTERTAINMENT THEATER Production by Santa Cruz Shakespeare runs through August 31. By Joanne Engelhardt, Santa Cruz Sentinel, published July 18, 2019. Lighthearted ‘Pride and Prejudice’ doesn’t disappoint There’s an undeniably airy quality you come to expect when you see a Santa Cruz Shakespeare play, and SCS’s first show of the 2019 season, “Pride and Prejudice,” […]

GOOD TIMES REVIEW: SCS’s Screwball ‘Pride and Prejudice’

  By Christina Water Published on July 17, 2019 by the Good Times Santa Cruz Kate Hamill’s madcap romp through the jewel in Jane Austen’s literary crown, Pride and Prejudice, had the Santa Cruz Shakespeare opening night audience laughing out loud. A lot. Part farce, part Monty Python, part game-show sitcom, this two-and-a-half hour spin […]


    By SHMUEL THALER | | Santa Cruz Sentinel July 11, 2019 at 5:10 am Allie Pratt and Karen Peakes portray Lizzy and Jane Bennett during a dress rehearsal of Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s staging of ‘Pride and Prejudice’ at the Audrey Stanley Grove at Delaveaga Park in Santa Cruz. The festival continues a […]


South Bay Accent Magazine – Summer Issue Theatre Calendar 2019  


Published 6/26/2019


Published with the Times Publishing – Aptos, Capitola, Soquel & Scotts Valley on May 22, 2019 Summer Festival Tickets On Sale Now for the 2019 Season   Santa Cruz Shakespeare festival tickets went on sale to the general public on May 15th. Repertory performances begin on July 9, through September 1 at the Audrey Stanley […]

MONTEREY WEEKLY: A behind the scenes look at Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s 2019 season

by Walter Ryce published April 18, 2019 by Monterey County Weekly   Mike Ryan, artistic director of Santa Cruz Shakespeare, is coming to Pacific Grove Public Library to drum up excitement for their 2019 season. He’ll do so partly by revealing how the company puts together a season. They do two Shakespeare plays each season […]

Kuumbwa Jazz & Santa Cruz Shakespeare Present: A WINTER’S TALE REMIX

Friday, June 28 @ 7:30 PM and Saturday, June 29 @ 7:30 PM at Kuumbwa Jazz in Santa Cruz. A Winter’s Tale Remix is a melding of theatre and jazz, in this production, Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale receives a reimagining by Santa Cruz Shakespeare actor Tommy Gomez and the Le Boeuf Brothers, an acclaimed jazz ensemble with local roots. This co-presentation supports the […]

SCS’s New Lease on Life: The Grove gets a 20-year contract

  Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s New Lease on Life: The Grove gets a 20-year contract Santa Cruz City agrees to a 20 Year Lease for SCS’s venue in DeLaveaga Park.   Santa Cruz, CA –Santa Cruz Shakespeare is overjoyed with their new lease terms for their theater venue The Grove in DeLaveaga Park. The City of […]

SCS continues Student Matinee Week in 2019

Our second annual Student Matinee Week presents Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors! The 2018 Student Matinee Week was a such a success, that we hope your school will join us for our 2019 Season.  The Comedy of Errors will remain open for five student-only matinee performances running from August 28-29, and September 3-5. These 10am matinees are […]

SCS announces the 2019 Season Productions

Santa Cruz Shakespeare announces 2019 Summer Festival Productions Celebrate the upcoming season of this beloved independent summer theatre.   Santa Cruz Shakespeare is thrilled to announce its 2019 summer season, with repertory performances beginning July 9 and running through September 1 at the Audrey Stanley Grove in DeLaveaga Park. SCS will captivate audiences for its […]

VIDEO: Thank you from SCS 2018!

THANK YOU for coming to The Grove in 2018! It was a wonderful 5-year anniversary season! We would love to hear from you! SCS benefits greatly from local and regional granting foundations when we are able to provide information about our audiences.  Take this short survey and help to continue to fund Santa Cruz Shakespeare.