2011/12 OnStage Previous Performances
All venues are subject to change.
All prices are subject to change.
All Tickets Purchased On Line are Final and Non-Refundable
Season passes are now available!
Arts For the Schools presents Hearts For Arts featuring Na Lei Hulu
Saturday, August 27, 2011, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., Truckee Regional Park
View a past performance (video)
Bring your lawn chair and find your favorite patch of grass to enjoy an amazing performance by Na Lei Hulu. Featured on the front page of the San Francisco Chronicle’s famous pink section, performing in the mountains for YOU! This is a great way to support visual art instruction and performing art education for our local students!
Learn more at www.naleihulu.org
Please note – No outside food or beverages will be allowed into the park for this event.
Adults $35, Children $15 (under 2 are free)
Ticket price includes performance from Critically Acclaimed Na Lei Hulu, Hawaiian festivities and Luau featuring Hawaiian fare from Chris Banovich, Owner, North Tahoe Catering Co!!
Purchase tickets below or call (530) 582-8278
Trails & Vistas 2011
Event founder, Nancy Lopez, is also a long time Artist in Residence for Arts for the Schools.
Saturday, September 17, 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 18, 10:00 a.m.
Spooner Lake in the Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park
Tickets are now available for the often sold-out Trails and Vistas art hike. Get in on the first ever Trails and Vistas to grace the Lake Tahoe region - Spooner Lake in the Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park. Family Hikes are for wiggly children of all ages, where kids can be kids. Lead by our wonderful KidZone Museum volunteers. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meditation Hikes, Leisure Hikes and our regular hikes are also offered on Saturday and Sunday, September 17 & 18.
In "Reflections & Rhythms" audience members will hike along a gentle two and a half mile long single-track trail in groups of up to thirty people. Pausing at live music and dance performances, sculptures, poetry readings and innovative artistic expressions along the guided hike. Participants experience art in a completely new way in the grandeur of the Lake Tahoe region.
Fall into Peace with creativity! Come by and make peaceful artwork at Truckee Thursday on August 18 with Nancy Tieken Lopez of Trails and Vistas, and August 24 with SAFE Alliance for a Community art Mural for "Peace One Day". Trails and Vistas will be making art cards, 5" x 7" throughout the summer and at the art hike in September. Or create an art card at home for the mural and mail to: For Goodness Sake at 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA 96161. On the back please list your name, age and town.
Learn more at www.trailsandvistas.org
Michael Cooper, The Masked Marvel!
Thursday, October 13th, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
North Tahoe High Theater
Masked Marvels & Wondertales! Michael Cooper spins tales and weaves stories using an unusual and colorful cast of characters. Creating a world where dogs wear hats, wild stallions are tamed, giant noses sneeze and fish bait candy to catch children in a pond, Masked Marvels & Wondertales is an unforgettable experience. Referencing his childhood growing up on a ranch, Michael Cooper captivates his audience with tales of thrilling adventure, silly antics and outlandish possibilities. A show for all ages, Masked Marvels & Wondertales is sure to capture hearts and stimulate imaginations.
Learn more at www.themaskedmarvel.com
Bare Dance - Contemporary Dance Company
Friday, November 4th, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Truckee High Theater
BARE Dance is brought to us by the InnerState Project Dance Grant Funded by the James Irvine Foundation. BARE's versitile approach to movement has been described by the dance community as poetic, visual and powerful. The company was a finalist at the 2005 and 2007 "Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival", won second place in 2009 for "Silk or Cotton" and recieved the Paid Engagement Award in 2010 for "Close(r)". BARE will be working with local dance students to create an opening piece for their professional dance performance - don’t miss the opportunity to see locals shine with these stars!
Learn more at www.baredanceco.org
Online sales have sold out. Limited tickets available at the door.
Mark Twain - Spend an Evening with Mark Twain
Friday, December 9th, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Mark Twain Cultural Center, Incline Village
Relive Mark Twain's western experience as portrayed in Roughing It by the Ghost of Mark Twain, McAvoy Layne. Also featuring 1601 a ribald fireside conversation that will make a cast iron dog laugh. This is history and humor for the intellectual stomach and will. Located at the Mark Twain Cultural Center. 760 Mays Blvd. Suite 10, in the Village Center.
Learn more and order your tickets online at www.marktwainculturalcenter.org
Jazz Reach - Multi-Media Jazz Concert
Friday, February 3rd, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Cal Neva, Frank Sinatra Showroom
This immersive, globally themed main-stage program features performances of all new commissions by prominent, internationally recognized jazz composers hailing from countries as diverse as, West Africa (Lionel Loueke), Israel (Omer Avital), Cuba (Yosvany Terry), Puerto Rico (Miguel Zenon), India (Rudresh Mahanthappa) and the United States (Marcus Strickland). Each unique composition is inspired by elements of both the American jazz tradition and the indigenous music of each composer’s respective country of origin. What makes this evening incredible is that the opening piece will be performed by 35 local jazz musicians from Incline Village, North Lake Tahoe and Truckee who have trained with these talented musicians to bring a remarkable history of jazz to life for the community. Many thanks to Cal Neva for sponsoring this event!
Learn more at www.jazzreach.org
Diamano Coura - West African Folklore & Dance Company
Friday, March 30th, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Truckee HIgh Theater
Diamano Coura strives to portray West African music and dance specifically as forms not simply for entertainment or exhibition, but rather, means by which communities educate, communicate, organize, and preserve their ancestral past. Diamano Coura, in the Senegalese Wolof language, means "those who bring the message." Make sure to see Diamano Coura and come away with something from the other side of the world - and which you could only experience in the mountains of Tahoe by attending their culturally rich performance.
Learn more at www.diamanocoura.org
Fishtank Ensemble - World Music with a Twist
Friday, June 1st, 7:00 p.m.
Community Arts Center, 10046 Church Street, downtown Truckee (the old rec center)
Fishtank Ensemble is a high energy cross-pollination of worldly musicians that brings a unique blend of Flamenco, Balkan, Turkish and Tango. Do you remember Vagabond Opera? If you liked them you will love Fishtank!
Learn more at www.fishtankensemble.com