Thank you, Benzie County!

Thanks to everyone who helped make our 13th season such a success — we look forward to seeing you again next year.

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Our 2017 performance dates will be July 18-28

Check back soon for the announcement of our 2017 season

All shows performed at Tank Hill

Performances are free to the public and no tickets are necessary.  A nominal suggested donation of $15 per person helps offset production costs incurred by bringing these shows to Benzie County.

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Thank you!

Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre is made possible by your generous contributions, by grants from The Seabury Foundation and The Robert and Patricia Colby Foundation, and by corporate sponsorships from The Schindler Appleford Group and The Benzie Current.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our mission over the past 12 seasons. We exist to perform solely in Benzie County, and we rely on your continued support of your very own theatre company.  If you are able to help keep this midsummer dream alive, please visit our donate page.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Very special thanks to Eden Hill Greenhouse (2034 Eden Hill Road, Beulah: 231-882-7226), Joel Buzzell & Saskia Van Wolferen, Liv Buzzell, The Frankfort/Elberta Chamber of Commerce , The Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts, Amy Glass, Janet & Jeff Hessler, Andrew Laidlaw, Loyola University Chicago and April Browning, Elizabeth Shrake, Principal Matt Stapleton and Frankfort-Elberta High School, Stewart Talent/58 graphics, Michal C. Wadsworth, Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital, St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Jim Grabovski, Joshua Mills, Aubrey Anne Parker, Robert and Kerrie Kornexl, Owen Langlois, Charlotte Gruman, The Guitar Works, Ltd, (Evanston, IL), Jim Weber, Harold’s True Value Hardware (Evanston, IL), Patrick Block and the City of Frankfort.

For more information about what’s happening in Northern Michigan, please contact The Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce (231) 352-7251 or the Benzie County Visitors Bureau (231) 882-5801, or go to

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