Shakespeare Festival St Louis - Green Show

GREEN SHOW

Enjoy light entertainment while breaking bread with family and friends! Shakespeare festivals around the country craft the show to fit local interests. At Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, our 90-minute Green Show includes local entertainers, family activity and craft area and a 20-minute version of the mainstage show performed by members of the Shakespeare Squadron.


Nightly Schedule

Green Show entertainment kicks off at 6:30, so there are plenty of reasons to join us early in the Glen! Musical performances are at 6:30PM unless otherwise noted. Shakespeare Squadron’s Love’s Labors Lost will be performed Thursday -Sunday nights at 7:15 p.m.

5/30 6:30PM  Mark Pagano
5/31 6:30PM  School of Rock
6/1 6:30PM  St. Louis Osuwa Taiko / Juggling Jeff
6/2 6:30PM  Poetic Justice / Juggling Jeff
6/4 6:30/7:15PM  Muny Kids Fox Performing Arts Charitable  Foundation
6/5 6:30/7:15PM  Farshid / André & Ashby
6/6 6:30PM  Elliott Pearson
6/7 6:30PM  Gavin M.
6/8 6:30PM  Andrew Dahle
6/9 6:30PM  Poetic Justice
6/11 6:30/7:15PM  Hillary Fitz / Le’Ponds
6/12 6:30/7:15PM  Farshid / André & Ashby
6/13 6:30PM  Cara Louise
6/14 6:30PM  The Burney Sisters
6/15 6:30PM  Thames
6/16 6:30PM  Poetic Justice / Juggling Jeff
6/18 6:30PM  Alexis Tucci
6/19 6:30PM  Tonina
6/20 6:30PM  Frankie Valet
6/21 6:30PM  The Opera Bell Band / Juggling Jeff
6/22 6:30PM  Poor Monsters
6/23 6:30PM  Poetic Justice / Juggling Jeff

The “Mini Play”

A 25-minute adaptation of Love’s Labors Lost that introduces the audience to the play’s characters and plot, performed by members of the Shakespeare Squadron. Enjoy this preview of the mainstage performance every Thursday – Sunday night on the Green Show stage beginning at 7:15pm.

Love’s Labors Lost (in 25 minutes)
Director: GAD GUTERMAN
Lead Teaching Artist: DELANEY PIGGINS

DANIEL CLEAR………………………………..Biron
REY DEAN…………………………………Princess
CASS GOLDRING…………………Moth / Marcadé
ELLA HAMLIN……………………Maria / Nathaniel
ELI HURWITZ…………………………….Ferdinand
WILLIAM JAFFE………………………..Longueville
LAUREN KEELEY………….Roseline / Jaquenetta
ARCHER McGROSSO……Catherine / Holofernes
GABE MEAD…………………………………Armado
JUDE REED………………………………..DuMaine

The Shakespeare Squadron offers advanced acting and Shakespeare training for young artists ages 11-18. Semester-long master classes in fall and spring offer instruction in text, poetry, acting technique, movement, voice, character work, and ensemble theater. The group also performs at special events around St. Louis throughout the year. As part of the Festival’s Green Show, the Squad performs a 25-minute adaptation of the mainstage production Thursday-Sunday nights, as well as nightly pop-up scenes throughout Shakespeare Glen.


Backstage Tour

Free backstage tours begin at 6:30 PM and last approximately 20 minutes. Get a behind-the-scenes view of the Festival, chat with stage crew, get a peek in the sound/lighting tent and maybe visit with an actor preparing for the performance. School and community groups can arrange private tours at 6PM – email amagee@sfstl.com to set up your group tour.


Family Art Activities

Families with children are invited to join us for a variety of crafts, such as making crowns and capes, creating musical instruments, or constructing Shakespearean puppets! Children participating in the activities must be accompanied by an adult.