MyNorthTickets Now Sells Lakeside Shakespeare Tickets

Lakeside Shakespeare Theater Sells Tickets to its Events and Programs on MyNorthTickets

Traverse City, MI (June 24, 2013) –MyNorthTickets, a subsidiary of MyNorth Media producers of Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine, is now selling tickets on behalf of Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre at Tank Hill in Frankfort, Mich. 

"Our mission has always been to connect our audience with great Northern Michigan events. Adding the Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre means it is even easier for people, and especially Benzie County, to attend and enjoy great theater," says MyNorth Media president and founder of Traverse Magazine, Deborah Wyatt Fellows. "The Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre is a wonderful addition to our list of events, organizations, festivals and attractions selling tickets on" 

The Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre was founded to share the thriving, creative and artistic force of the Chicago Theatre community with the Benzie County community.  The theatre also has established a mutually beneficial relationship in art, theatre and theatre education. In 2003, Elizabeth Laidlaw created the organization to bring free, outdoor performances of Shakespeare to the Benzie community under the name of Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre. 

Recently, MyNorth sold tickets to a performance of “An Evening in Verona,” at the Oliver Art Center.  This show was a fundraising event for Northern Michigan’s own professional Shakespeare Company in an effort to build community and highlight the upcoming 2013 season.  LST included music of wandering minstrels, interactive scenes and treated guests to local food and wine.

Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre will be able to process ticket sales using the MyNorthTickets services online, via phone and on-site box office management options. Services include selling tickets from the website as well as on each organization's website.

Fellows explains that someone can come to to find a Northern Michigan hotel, cottage rental or a home, seek out a restaurant, hike or a picnic beach, and now get tickets to ride a boat, enjoy a show or concert or even take a cooking class. "It's all right here –easy and accessible from your tablet, smartphone or computer," she says.

The MyNorthTickets website has been adding new organizations since it launched in October 2012 and now sells tickets for more than 50 organizations. The current list of organizations ranges from Manistee to Traverse City to Leelanau, Petoskey, Charlevoix and even Suttons Bay and covers a wide variety of Northern Michigan activities including cooking lessons, winery tours, boat rides, concerts, theater, festivals and more.

"The Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre Company is a welcomed addition to the list of Northern Michigan theater organizations included in the MyNorthTickets community," says Drew Warner, account executive for "Working with MyNorthTickets, we're able to improve their visibility with our audience of more than a million and allow customers to buy tickets online 24 hours per day."

About Lakeside Shakespeare Theater

Artistic Director Elizabeth Laidlaw founded Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre (LST) in 2003.  LST features the performing and technical talents of a rotating company of over 30 of Chicago's finest theatrical artists working in tandem with our partners and artists from the Benzie County community.  Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre makes its home in Frankfort, Mich.  Dedicated to being a center for Shakespeare and dramatic arts in Northern Michigan, LST performs its annual season each summer at Tank Hill in Frankfort.

LST offers workshops for children, teens, and adults during its summer season at Tank Hill, and in the Spring and Fall at Oliver Art Center.  The summer session workshop culminates in a performance on the Tank Hill stage. The workshops have grown every year, and the programming continues to expand to meet the demand, including one who is now a company member.

Most performances and workshops are offered free of charge; donations are welcome.  LST is a non-profit arts group.

It is Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre's goal to continue to expand their reach beyond Benzie, and beyond theatre, to become a hub of artistic challenge and opportunity for many artists and to develop further appreciation and support for the performing and visual arts in Northern Michigan.