Arts & Entertainment

2012 La Cañada Flintridge Shakespeare Festival

Beginning Friday, June 29th, and running through Sunday, August 5th, VanguardRep will present its 3rd annual summer festival, La Cañada Flintridge Shakespeare Festival (LCFShakes). Inspired adaptations of Shakespeare’s classic love stories Juliet &her Romeo and 12th Nightwill play in repertory Thursday through Sunday evenings in the beautiful outdoor Byrnes Amphitheater on the historic campus of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy (former site of the famous Biltmore Hotel, only minutes from Glendale/Pasadena).

Opening first will be Juliet &her Romeo created and developed by VanguardRep’s Matthew Kellen Burgos. This three-person deconstruction examines choice vs. fate and the impact of time on the powerful and ethereal force of love through the eyes of Shakespeare’s immortal star-crossed lovers. It’s a re-imagining of the classic not to be missed!

Showing in rep will be Sam Ross’ fast-paced, hilarious and physical adaptation of the popular comedy 12th Night that will be sure to make you laugh out loud!

You won’t want to miss the perfect family night opportunity: a picnic and entertainment under the stars, on the crest of the scenic San Rafael Hills with breathtaking panoramic views of the San Gabriel Valley and Pasadena Rose Bowl. The amphitheater is ideal for large attendance events offering FREE, convenient parking, secured ticket booths, concession areas and fully equipped handicap restrooms with convenient access to the theater.

With the objective of invigorating theatre in Los Angeles and beyond, VanguardRep supports a salaried, resident ensemble of actors, directors and designers. Working and growing together play by play, season by season, this company is committed to collective risk-taking towards an ever-evolving repertoire of increased depth, nuance and complexity.

Tickets and Festival Passes are available at or by calling 818-745-3327.


Byrnes Amphitheater, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
440 St. Katherine Dr.
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Performance Dates (curtain at 8:30pm):

Juliet &her Romeo: June 29-July 1 (Opening Weekend); July 12-13;
July 21-22; July 26-27; August 4-5

12th Night: July 6-8 (Opening Weekend); July 14-15;
July 19-20; July 28-29; August 2-3

June 28, 2012

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