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2022 Main Stage Show

2022: Romeo & Juliet

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet will return to Shakespeare Royal Oak July 28-August 7. In this professional outdoor production, Romeo and Juliet are survivors of climate crisis and war. Where there once was government, warring factions fight for control of Verona. Yet in this bleak world Juliet discovers love, and dreams of a better life with Romeo. Together they defy the stars; daring to love – and creating beauty in a world where none was promised. This timely take and professional production will be directed by Stephanie Buck with combat design by Michael Brian Ogden. 
Romeo and Juliet's final weekend is Friday and Saturday, August 5 and 6 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 7 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 and available for online ordering below. The Starr Jaycee Park box office is also open one hour prior to each performance. Online ordering is recommended as shows do sell out. Tickets purchased for performances on July 31 or August 4 can be used at any of the shows August 5-7. For questions please see our FAQ section or email to admin@shakespeareroyaloak.com

Romeo & Juliet: Behind the Scenes

2022 Romeo & Juliet

Directed by Stephanie Buck
Jalen Wilson-Nelem
Olivia Kiefer
JM Leija
Jowi Estava
Lady Capulet
Michael Brian Ogden
Lord Capulet
Dennis Kleinsmith
Lord Montague
Dan Johnson*
Friar Lawrence
Alaina Whidby
Nick Yocum
Isaac Haviland
Dryden Zurawski
Carman Cooper
Anna Marck
Rory Quist
Princess Beyonce Jones
Sam Wright
Friar John
* = Actors’ Equity Association Member

First Friday

Friday, July 29, 2022 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM

It's our VIP Fundraiser in the Park!

Join us before our first Friday show in the VIP Tent for wine and charcuterie, photos on the Shakespeare Royal Oak stage, a silent auction, and much more. Then skip the line with pre-seating for Romeo + Juliet.
$130 per person*
Purchase tickets by July 25
Don't forget to bring your own chair or blanket. Support nonprofit professional theatre in Royal Oak and enjoy the best outdoor Shakespeare anywhere!
*Includes one show ticket, a $30 value.
2022 Shakespeare Royal Oak Teen Ensemble Show

2022: As You Like It

For 2022, SRO Teen Ensemble will stage a fast-paced adaptation of William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy As You Like It. The play follows the story of two cousins, Rosalind and Celia, as they flee the oppressive upper-class society of their family within the royal court to follow their own passions into the Forest of Arden. This year, students will meet the added challenge of moving Shakespearean verse out of the Tudor period and into the totally tubular 80s. Inspired by the women who shaped modern rock and the wild styles of our favorite hair metal bands, the Forest of Arden will become a sticky-floored concert venue and the courts transform into a yuppie-packed board room. All the world’s a stage and all the men and women are merely players, dude; so join us as we jam out to the bodacious bars of the Bard.
The experience concludes with three performances of As You Like It, on July 31 at 7:00 p.m., August 1 at 7:00 p.m., and August 2 at 7:00 p.m. No tickets are required. Please donate what you will at the gate.
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