Annual Stratford on the Avenue Theatre Festival

July 27-29 and August 3-5, 2018

The third annual Stratford on the Avenue Theatre Festival is scheduled for Friday, July 27th-Sunday, July 29th and Friday, August 3rd-Sunday, August 5th; with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm, and Sundays at 2pm.

The event is sponsored by House of Flavors Restaurant and is a production of the Stage Left Theatre Company, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization comprised of local individuals dedicated to providing a variety of theatre opportunities to the community and, eventually, hosting educational workshops and children's theatre events.

This outdoor theatre festival is held at Rotary Park (formerly City Park) in downtown Ludington and features classical play performances by the likes of Shakespeare, Molière, Wild, etc.

Attendees aree encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets for the show. Tickets are generally $5 for Seniors 55 and older and Students/Children, and $7 for all others.

Stay tuned for more details on the 2018 Stratford on the Avenue Theatre Festival!


Stage Left Gives Back

Stratford on the Avenue will be utilized by Stage Left to help raise funds for another non-profit entity each year. The 2017 beneficiary was the Lakeshore Resource Network, an organization whose mission is to "facilitate a network of resources to strengthen individuals and families in our community by helping to meet immediate needs and accessing opportunities for lasting solutions". The organization will do this through many means, including a centralized food pantry, meeting rooms for use by service providers, and access to resources for families in need.

2017 Cast

Romeo & Juliet... Sort of:

Romeo - Trenton Wahr
Juliet - Erin Thibault
Capulet - Joe Clark
Montague - Shannon Wonnacott
Nurse - Deanna Dibble
Friar - Jym Miller
Mercutio - Harper Klotz
Benvolio - Matthew Rasgaitis
Tybalt - Carlos Ortega
Paris - Trenton Wahr
Chorus - Renee Beer
Escalus/Servant/Apothecary- Kara Rose

Much Ado About Nothing:

Leonato - Sheila Lynn Bolda
Claudio - Carlos Ortega
Hero - Harper Klotz
Benedick - Joe Clark
Beatrice - Kara Rose
Don Pedro - Erin Thibault
Don John - Matthew Rasgaitis
Borachio - Trenton Wahr
Margaret - Erin Thibault
Ursula - Deanna Dibble
Dogberry - Deanna Dibble
Verges - Erin Thibault
Sexton - Sheila Lynne Bolda
Friar - Keith Hamilton
Messenger - Ed Santarelli

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Love Shakespeare or outdoor theatre in general? Visit Frankfort in July and August for the Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre Festival!

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