Buy your tickets this weekend & save 1/2 off the 2nd ticket (for July 14-31, Mon-Fri shows, upper/lower gallery )--a decent $11-20 savings. You will also be entered into a drawing for 2 free rounds of golf (hubby would be happy).
I've been enjoying the Shakespeare Festival annually for nearly a decade now. It's great to be able to bring your own gourmet picnic. The last couple years we also took the kids to the free Young Shakespeare matinee performance as well.
Our fav place to stay in Tahoe with the kids is definitely Embassy Suites. $169/night for 4-star 2 rm suite. Best of all it includes the complimentary manager's reception (all you can drink :) and a breakfast buffet...when you have 4 kids you can't beat the price!!