Shakespeare in the Park

TNT Presents our 16th Year of Shakespeare in the Park:

As You Like It, coming May 24th - June 8th, 2019

Take Note Troupe has been bringing free Shakespeare in the Park productions to the community since 2003. We are committed to making The Bard accessible, engaging, and relevant. How does TNT continue to dish up a fresh interpretation of literature that’s been around for over 400 years? TNT has a magic formula you can read about here.


The more you know, the more there is to love about the Bard--and TNT knows their Bard.  Besides competing many times in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s National High School competition, we’ve also adapted 6 of his plays and written an original play about his relativity to contemporary high school students called Passing the Bard .


We’ve performed for thousands of Shakespeare enthusiasts and garnered some serious awards.  It’s always delightful to hear generous comments from either surprised first time attendees or the loyal fans who have come for years to enjoy the show.

Shakespeare in the Park 2019 is brought to you in part thanks to a generous grant from the Union Pacific Foundation.







Become a Sponsor of

15th Annual Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest


For 16 years, TNT has brought free, family friendly, high quality Shakespeare performances to communities in our area. In 2018, over 4,000 attendees came to our 8 shows. Your business can be a sponsor of this exciting community event, with Shakespeare as he meant us to experience it-- with music, dancing, costumes, humor, and energy!

The Bard Level $5000 -- Be our top billed Sponsor at all 10 shows throughout the community! We’ll hang your company’s banner at each venue and include your logo in all our advertising (print and online), as well as tagging your business and using your hashtag on all social media related to Tempest. You’ll be recognized as the Bard Level Sponsor during announcements at the show and in the printed program. VIP seating for you and your guests at our opening night at the State Theater in Auburn. We will also include your full page ad in our printed program.


Globe Theater Level -- Be the sponsor of the shows at one of our venues. You will receive recognition being the sponsor during the welcome, with your logo appearing on our website and your business mentioned in the printed and online program. We’ll tag your business on social media promotions of the event. We will hang your company’s banner at the amphitheater on the nights you sponsor. Specific venues and sponsorships amounts below:


$2500 -- Join the City of Rocklin in being our official sponsor of the 3 Quarry Park performances. This is our largest audience, being the last weekend of the production. Also included is space for a ½ page ad in our printed program.


$1700 -- Join Historic Folsom District in being our official sponsor of the 2 performances in their beautiful amphitheater. Also included is space for a ½ page ad in our printed program.


$1000 -- Choose one of our other venues, each with one performance- Auburn Library Garden Theater, Roseville's Vernon Street Town Square, or our field trip performance for local schools. Includes space for a ¼ page ad in our printed program.


Black Friars’ Level $500 -- Have your business listed in our printed program as a sponsor and space for a ¼  page ad in our printed program.

Stratford Level $250 -- Have your business listed in our printed program as a sponsor and space for a business card sized ad in our printed program.


For more info, send an email to


May 24th, 2019 Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center (State Theater) 7:30pm

Performances at other venues May 29-June 8, 2019. More information coming soon.

For details about auditioning for and participating in this production, go to classes and select Shakespeare in the Park.




Most of our Shakespeare in the Park performances are free in the park and do not require a ticket, however we welcome donations, as these productions are expensive to bring to the public. You should plan to arrive early and bring along low-backed chairs or a picnic blanket and  a jacket, as the evenings can be cool after dark.

Our opening night, May 24th, 2019, will be a benefit performance at the Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center (State Theater). Tickets will be sold through their website and proceeds will benefit the theater's restoration. We have teamed up for many years with the folks at APPAC and support their efforts to keep the arts alive in our community.


The Tempest June 2018
Taming of the Shrew June 2017
A Midsummer Night’s Dream June 2016