Featuring William Shakepeare’s TEMPEST, directed by Freddie Ramsby.

Comedy, tragedy, foolishness, passion, love and laughter go hand in hand with picnics and families atnexStage‘s dazzling outdoor festival in the historic Forest Service Park in downtown Ketchum.

Synopsis: Prospero has been stranded on an island due to the machinations of the political elite. With the aid of his magic books, as well as the oppression of the islandʼs natives, Prospero conjures a great storm in order to bring his enemies to the island whereby he can enact his revenge. Yet as with every great Shakespearean Romance, an act of revenge is triumphed by reconciliation and forgiveness.


This will be the Ketchum Sun Valley Historical Society’s Induction Ceremony for the Sun Valley Ski Hall of Fame.

The ticket price will be $25.00 which will include hors d’oeuves and a drink. Tickets can be purchased at the Ski and Heritage Museums at 180 1st Street E Monday through Friday 12:00 to 4:00 or by calling 08-726-8118.

Ceremony should run 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Event will take place at the NexStage Theater.

The Sun Valley Shakespeare Festival

The Sun Valley Shakespeare Festival

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The nexStage Theatre’s 12th season of the Sun Valley Shakespeare Festival in downtown Ketchum opens August 16th 2012.

Shakespeare’s "Love’s Labour’s Lost" plays Thurs – Sun, August 16th thru August 26th, on the outdoor stage in the Ketchum Forest Service Park.


Love’s Labour’s Lost is the story of the Princess of France and her company of ladies, who tell the men wooing them that they must wait and undergo tests to prove that their love is not simply infatuation. The men then decide to isolate themselves for three years of study, vowing that they will keep no company with women during this time. Love’s Labour’s Lost is thought of as Shakespeare’s most flamboyantly intellectual play, abounding in sophisticated wordplay, puns and literary allusions.

Also featured in this year’s festival will be a new production of: "The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged)" written by The Reduced Shakespeare Company

"The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged)" plays during the Sun Valley Shakespeare Festival at the nexStage Theatre, 120 S Main Street, Ketchum.  Times and dates of the show TBA

From Fig Leaves to Final Judgment…The Good Book Just Got Better! An affectionate, irreverent roller coaster ride from fig leaves to Final Judgment as three comic actors tackle the great theological questions: Did Adam and Eve have navels? Did Moses really look like Charlton Heston? And why isn’t the word "phonetic" spelled the way it sounds? Whether you are Catholic or Atheist, Muslim or Jew, Protestant or Purple People Eater, you will be tickled by this romp through old time religion.


Tickets are $20 (general admission) by phone: 726-4TKS, from the box office at the nexStage Theatre, 120 S Main Street, Ketchum, Idaho 83340 or on site at the Forest Service Park at 5:30 pm before each performance at 6 pm.  Picnics, blankets & low chairs are welcome in addition to stadium seating. For children 12 years and under there is no charge, thanks to nexStage’s outreach program and the sponsorship of local businesses and the Idaho Commission for the Arts, who are helping to underwrite the SVSF this 12th year.  For more information: 208 726-9124 or

WinterSol Fest and the Wailers heat up Ketchum this Friday and Saturday!

With the community already dancing under a nine-inch blanket of fresh white snow, be prepared to keep your dancing shoes on  the first-ever WinterSol Festival comes to Ketchum.  The Sol Fest will bring concerts, parties, and a little action to downtown Ketchum starting Friday night. The lineup includes reggae legends The Wailers with Steve Fulton Music, as well as Vancouver’s Swollen Members, Passafire and Beats Antique. There will be street parties both Friday and Saturday nights as well, which will include a beer garden, spinning by local djs DJ Lenny and DJ Gerry, fire pits, a Red Bull drink station, and food concessions. The street parties will light up downtown on First Street between Main and Leadville, both nights from 8 pm- 12 am.

The musical lineup begins on Friday, March 5th,  with The Wailers at 7 pm in the nexStage Theater on Main Street in Ketchum. (Tickets are only $27 and doors open at 6:30). Later than night Swollen Members will rock the nexStage beginning at 10 pm (all ages, $25) and  Passafire will be performing beginning at 10pm at the Roosevelt (Tickets are $10, 21 and over only). The SolFest continues Saturday night with Swollen Members performing the nexStage again at 10 pm on Saturday, March 6th and Beats Antique at the Roosevelt (10pm, $10). With a plethora of musical choices these weekend, there is sure to be some grooving and powder-celebrating around town!