Ginger Nicolay-Davis
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July 3, 2013
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The Bard kicks of Valhalla

We are thrilled to open our season with The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). It is the Bard meets the Three Stooges. See the play that became a worldwide phenomenon, earning the title of London’s second-longest-running comedy after a decade at the Criterion Theatre. In 97 minutes you will be exposed to all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays by three actors. This Boathouse production breaks with tradition by making two of the actors girls! (Well, we didn’t actually make them girls, they already were, we just cast them in the show.) If you don’t like fast-paced, witty, and physical comedies with a smidge of improvisation, then do not see this play. Due to the ribald and bawdy nature of the bard, this play is considered PG-13.

“This irreverent deconstruction of Shakepeare’s work makes a dilly of poor Willy. A fantasia of zany energy that throws together Monty Python-ish drag and Mel Brook-ish anything-for-a-laugh gags, “Michael Musto, New York Daily News

The play runs July 5-7 and July 12-14 at 7:30 at the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre. Admission costs $18 in advance and $20 at the door.

Back for a second season, a real crowd pleaser, our summer music in the Park Series continues on our grand lawn July 7 from noon to 2 p.m. featuring Fabrizio. Bring your picnic basket, lawn chairs and sunscreen and relax near the shoreline of Lake Tahoe, under the large ponderosa pines that are famous at Valhalla. This event is free and not to be missed. Donations requested.

Don’t miss the group ZOOM (Zydeco On Our Mind) Guaranteed to get YOUR feet up off the ground and YOUR backsides off the Naugahyde!!

The captivating melodies and intense rhythms generated by ZOOM flow off the stage and completely engulf every member of their audience. Capturing an audience with their infectious music is nothing new for this passionate group of musicians. ZOOM has thrilled crowds in Northern California since 2007. Brought together by an uncommon attraction for the home-grown songs and unique driving second-line rhythms of New Orleans and the Deep South Swamps, ZOOM brings the unbridled magic of this genre to life in their memorable performances. ZOOM aka Zydeco On Our Mind redefines party music with their own brand of swamp pop/ New Orleans R&B/ Bayou funk/ Mardi Gras Jazz/ Southern Rock Contemporary Zydeco.

The show takes places July 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Boathouse Theatre. Admission costs $15 in advance and $18 at the door.

Spontaneous, hilarious, improvised comedy.

The Tahoe Improv Players have been entertaining audiences for more than 15 years. Come see the style that made shows like “Whose Line is it Anyway” famous. It’s fun for the whole family and you’ll laugh til you cry! Admission costs $18 in advance and $20 at the door. The show will take place July 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Stop by and visit our Artist in Residence, John Holland, July 5-11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the historic Valhalla Twin Cabins. John has been in the mural business for more than 30 years. From the supergraphics of the ‘70s to the realistic murals of today, John has been the first choice for decorative painting for hundreds of clients throughout the West Coast.

— Ginger Nicolay-Davis is the president of the Tahoe Tallac Association Board of Directors. Her column appears each week in Lake Tahoe Action during the Valhalla Summer Arts and Music Festival.


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Jul 3, 2013 05:31PM Published Jul 4, 2013 04:29PM Copyright 2013 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.