Performances at Valhalla Boathouse
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Whether you are a fan of poetry, theater, storytelling or art, “The World of Carl Sandburg” is sure to please when performed at the Valhalla Boathouse Theater Friday and Saturday. A no-host bar with beer and wine starts at 6:30 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. and the play will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $12 if tickets are purchased in advance and will be $14 at the door.
The play is that of one character with many “voices” fluidly and creatively expressed by a cast of four within the timeless premise of the homespun wisdom that is indicative of our national fabric. Sampling first-hand from back porch meals after a day’s work in the field, Sandburg’s wisdom is completely reflective of a national characteristic shared by many despite our adversity. Sandburg’s poetry is more approachable than that of many writers. It has the quality of short stories, rich with narrative and full of the suggestion of characters.
Swing enthusiasts will have a reason to dance Tuesday, when local bandleader Fred Padden fires up his swing orchestra on a Tahoe stage for the first time in more than a decade. Padden entertained frequently at Tahoe Casinos and performed at Harrah’s and Sahara Tahoe. He has worked with legendary greats Johnny Mathis, Danny Thomas, Lola Falana and Paul Williams. The swing concert will be performed in the Valhalla Grand Hall with the orchestra situated in the oversized fireplace, leaving ample room for dancing. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. with beer, wine and refreshment available. Tickets are $15 in advance and $17 at the door.
Concerts and plays are performed at the Valhalla Boathouse Theater on the shore of Lake Tahoe, three miles north of the “Y” on State Route 89 just past Camp Richardson. For a more complete festival schedule, more information or advance ticket sales contact the Tahoe Tallac Association at 9530) 541-4975 or visit http://www.valhalla-tallac.com.