NEWS: We reached our funding goal for The Grove!

Santa Cruz Shakespeare is thrilled to announce that it has completed its fundraising goal of $1.37 million for its new outdoor home in DeLaveaga Park: the Audrey Stanley Grove. The Grove’s construction was funded with pledges and one-time donations from over 950 households in the Santa Cruz community and beyond. Artistic Director Mike Ryan says, [...]

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NEWS: 2017 Summer Season Announcement!

Santa Cruz Shakespeare is thrilled to announce its 2017 summer season, with repertory performances beginning July 7 and running through August at its new home in DeLaveaga Park. For its second season in the company’s new outdoor venue, The Audrey Stanley Grove in DeLaveaga Park, SCS will kick off summer performances with the hilarious comedy, [...]

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VIDEO: Chamber of Commerce Organization of the Year

Santa Cruz Shakespeare is proud and honored to have been named 2016 Organization of the Year by the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce! Watch the video, produced for the Gala Awards Reception held on Nov. 5, 2016, that tells the story of our momentous journey of building The Grove and mounting the 2016 Season! This award goes [...]

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2016 Season Apparel

Get your Grove Groove On! Celebrate the Grove and the 2016 Season in style with these limited edition t-shirts, hoodies, and sweatshirts! Order online today. Orders must be place by Tuesday, Aug 23. Starting at only $22! Order Apparel

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REVIEW SC Sentinel: Santa Cruz Shakespeare triumphs with a new spin on HAMLET

By Joanne Engelhardt, features@santacruzsentinel.com, POSTED: 08/04/16 Kate Eastwood Norris (Hamlet) in Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s 2016 production of Hamlet in The Grove at DeLaveaga Park. Photo by Jana Marcus. Are there any words left to describe the brooding Dane “Hamlet,” brought to life hundreds of years ago by William Shakespeare? There’s at least one, thanks to [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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. [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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