If you know about ‘Tahoe Time,’ you’ll get a kick out of ‘Guilty Pleasures’
Sure, living in Lake Tahoe can be great. But it can also be a pain.
And what do you do when things get frustrating? If you’re in the theater program at Lake Tahoe Community College, you put it all to music, of course.
Yes, once again it’s time for “Guilty Pleasures,” the live musical which documents the trials and tribulations of being a Lake Tahoe local. This summer’s program — the sixth annual — will be presented for four performances, beginning Thursday, Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m. and running through Sunday’s 2 p.m. matinee, all at the Valhalla Boathouse Theater.
“Basically it’s about all the troubles and challenges of living in this community,” said Tahoe native Matt Ault, 23, who portrays Dylan in the production. “I play a young, smart guy who has to perform community service for all of the bad things I have done. It’s never spelled out in the play, but I think it’s traffic violations.” Ault grew up in South Shore and attended South Lake Tahoe High, where he was a member of the school’s theater program.
“I’ve been acting in productions since I was 8,” he said. “The high school needed a kid to play a part in “I’m Sorry the Bridge Was Out,” and my mom brought me in for an audition and I got the part. I’ve been acting ever since.”
Ault lives in Los Angeles during the winter months, where he plays keyboard and sings backup vocals with his band, East of Fairfax. This is his first time appearing in “Guilty Pleasures.”
The latest incarnation of the popular local musical will have new characters and songs different from the previous four shows.
“The jokes and most of the music are always updated,” Ault said. “Each year they like to present something new.”
The Valhalla Boat House is located at the Tallac Historic Site, three miles north of South Shore on Highway 89.
Even though a lot of the musical has changed, audience favorites “50 on 50” and “Tahoe Time,” will be back.
For tickets and information, call (530) 541-4975 or visit valhallatahoe.com. Tickets are $18 general admission, $15 for students and seniors and $5 for children. Fans are encouraged to get their tickets early, as the musical is usually a sellout.