February 26, 2013
Filed Under North Tahoe Events
Colorful costumes, resounding voices and contagious songs will soon fill the Truckee High School theater as the hard work of 30 students comes to fruition on May 10, the opening night of “Best of Broadway!,” a compilation of songs and dances from great Broadway hits including Chicago, A Chorus Line, Hair, Mama Mia, Rent, Spring Awakening and other favorites.
Dancers from InnerRythms Dance Centre will be performing in a number of songs including “Cell Block Tango” from “Chicago.” Inner Rhythms’ director Elizabeth Archer is the choreographer for the musical. The show’s volunteer vocal coach Linda Saxton, youth program director at the Nevada Opera, brings more than 35 years of musical expertise to the production. Costumes, designed by volunteer Jennifer Boehm, will vary from one scene to the next as the eras depicted in the various featured musicals – expect to see everything from flapper style dresses to bohemian and hippie outfits to present day street wear.
In years past community members, students and parents have filled the theater to sell out the shows. Tickets will be available beginning April 10 at Truckee Community Recreation Center located off the Pioneer Center round-a-bout at 8924 Donner Pass Road. Tickets will also be available each night of performance at the door (if they have not already sold out).
Performances will take place at 7 p.m. on May 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18 and there is a special Mother’s Day Matinee at 2 p.m. on May 12. Mother’s Day roses will be available for sale at the matinee. Each intermission features a bake sale with homemade delicacies, and there will be a raffle each night for items and gift certificates from local businesses with 100 percent of proceeds benefitting the Drama Club.