I've said it before, and I'll doubtless say it again: Go to the Great River Shakespeare Festival. They produce utterly unsurpassable Shakespeare, well worth driving hundreds of miles to see.
Preview performances start tomorrow; opening night is Friday.
Here's a quick link to my reactions to last year's festival.
And here's a trailer for their Much Ado About Nothing—it looks fabulous, and I love the tagline: "What Love Dares." Good stuff.
Links: The Great River Shakespeare Festival.