Valhalla’s first play of the summer concludes this week |

Valhalla’s first play of the summer concludes this week

Ginger Nicolay-Davis, Valhalla Summer Arts and Music Festival
David Hamilton, left, Ginger Nicolay-Davis, Brett Robinson and Diana Evans star in "God of Carnages," which will be performed this week at the Valhalla Boathouse Theater.

“God of Carnage,” the 2009 Tony Award winner for Best Play continues its second weekend in the Boathouse Theatre.

Local audiences have loved this play of manners, without the manners. With outstanding seasoned actors and director, this performance delights audiences with its glimpse into what happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behavior of their children. Do they have a calm and rational debate between grownups about the need to teach kids how to behave? Or do they have a hysterical night of name calling, tantrums and tears before bedtime? This is a very funny look at parenting and relationships. Anyone who has kids or been in a relationship will have a great time! Don’t miss what the International Herald Tribune called “an expert piece of stagecraft, and savagely funny”

Thursday through, July 12-14 is the final week of performances at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 15 at 2 p.m. at the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre. Tickets: $18 in advance or $20 at the door. Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended.

Houston Jones a California based high-octane Americana quintet is here to entertain! Formed in 2001, the band performs a strong original repertoire that ranges from bluegrass and folk to blues and gospel.

Houston Jones features, Glenn Houston (lead guitar), Peter Tucker (drums and percussion), Travis Jones (lead vocals and acoustic guitar), Chris Kee (standup bass, cello and guitar), and Henry Salvia (keyboards and accordion). Don’t miss this wonderful night of entertainment. Tickets: $18 and $15 at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 16 in the Boathouse Theater.

Stop by and see our Artist in Resident, Nancy Clarke, July 12-18 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the historic Grand Hall. Nancy will show her original oil landscapes of the Lake Tahoe area and Carson and Hope valleys as well as the Eastern Sierra. Clarke is a member of the Carson Valley Artists Association, the Nevada Artists Association and the Women Artists of the West.

Dee Manning of Moraga, Calif., and South Lake Tahoe, will be joining Nancy to show her original watercolors of Yosemite, the Eastern Sierra and Lake Tahoe. Manning was a member of the Carson Valley Artists Association when she lived in Walker, Calif. She is a member of the California Watercolor Association and the La Morinda Art Association.

Both artists have shown their paintings at the Tallac Historic Site, in the Grand Hall or Twin Cabins, for the past six years.

We are thrilled to have The Missoula Children’s Theater back in 2012. They will be preforming “The Wizard of Oz” Presented by the Tahoe Art Project July 16-20. Auditions will be held Monday, July 16 from 10 a.m.- noon. There will be up to 60 roles available for children ages 5-17. Rehearsals will take place from July 17-19 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. on the Valhalla lawn. The final performance will take place on Friday July 20 at 5 p.m. at the Lake of the Sky Amphitheatre at the Taylor Creek Visitors Center. Tickets are $10 and $5.

This is an amazing opportunity for our local children and everyone is encourage to come out an audition.

– 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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