North Lake Tahoe’s stunning theatrical venues add new levels of life to performances, making any theatre experience here one to be applauded.
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor July 10 – August 17, 2008
Mix the fresh Sierra Nevada air, the crystal blue waters of Lake Tahoe and an amphitheatre carved in a white sandy beach and there’s no other venue in the country that provides the sensory stimulation found at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. The 2008 season is set to be a phenomenal year with the Festival’s first ever production of Richard III and the return of audience favorite, A Midsummer Night’s Dream along with the new original musical “CAMBIO.” The lake sets the backdrop for this year’s performances and even plays a role in the stories as each of the productions is designed to incorporate the natural environment with the performances. Contact 888-32-SHOWS (888-327-4697) for details or visit www.LakeTahoeShakespeare.com.
Lake Tahoe Chautauqua TBA Summer 2007
This compelling performance about the history of Lake Tahoe will not only educate your family, it will entertain and captivate them as well. Actors transport themselves – and you – into bygone eras through costume, storytelling and compelling action. After the presentation, actors field questions from the audience and respond based on their character and the era in which that person lived. It’s an interactive experience not to be missed.
Click on the link above or call 1-800-74-SHOWS for more information.
Dinner Theater at Sawtooth Ridge Café Ongoing
This favorite Tahoe City eatery hosts regular productions by local theater companies, including murder mystery theater, dinner theater and children’s theater. Open mic nights are every Wednesday. If you enjoy ballroom dancing, or would like to learn the moves, Sawtooth welcomes you Sunday nights for public dancing. 5:30 for cocktails, 6pm dance class and 7pm dancing.
Contact Nanci at 530-583-2880 for schedules and details.
Lake Tahoe Music Festival, July 17 – August 9, 2008
Tuning up for its 26th season, the Lake Tahoe Music Festival tempts music lovers with another season of diverse musical performances from Broadway to Bach and beyond, July 17 - Aug. 9, 2008. The performances, all outside with stars forming the ceiling, take place at four scenic venues throughout the North Lake Tahoe area including Homewood Mountain Resort, Alpine Meadows, Tahoe Donner and West End Beach at Donner Lake. Artists this year include Dave Koz, Dave Mason and Jim Messina, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and the Christian Scott Quintet, just to name a few. All venues are outdoors, inviting you to experience a cool, North Lake Tahoe evening picnic with accompanying classical music. Visit TahoeMusic.org call (530) 583-3101 for more details.
The Sierra Nevada Ballet Ongoing
The Sierra Nevada Ballet is a professional ballet company in Northern Nevada, presenting innovative, experimental performances. Regular dancers include international tap super star Sam Weber, and principal dancers Ananda Bena-Weber, Alejandra Llorente, Ramona Cachinero and Larissa Cassera. Performances take place in various venues throughout Nevada. Visit the website to find out about upcoming shows.
Click on the link above or call (775) 783-3223 for more information.