Give Where You Live and Play – April 23rd, 2015

GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE AND PLAY –  April 23rd 2015 

On April 23rd, 2015, the El Dorado Community Foundation will join Tahoe Arts Project, along with dozens of non-profits in Eldorado county, in a 24 hour giving challenge. This event is a celebration of giving by many donors which will not just bring additional funding, but increased awareness of the nonprofit sector who work tirelessly to make our community a better place. Giving challenges are sparking excitement in many regions just like ours and have raised millions.

The El Dorado Community Foundation has been planning and preparing our version of the National Day of Giving, named GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE, and  designed exclusively for our own community of El Dorado County.  This virtual event will showcase El Dorado County nonprofits and give you an opportunity to support them by “funding a need”.

Todd Green March 27th, 2015

“Todd Green began studying guitar at the age of ten. He has been writing and performing his own music professionally since the age of fifteen. He studied composition and arrangement at Berklee College of Music, in Boston, Mass. At the same time he was studying privately with Mick Goodrich, jazz guitar legend at New England Conservatory of Music, Pat Metheny, Grammy Award winning guitarist and George Benson, international recording star. After spending five years in Boston, he moved to New York City where he performed with the top echelon of studio musicians and toured with bands throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.

While in New York, he began studying Western Flute, East Indian Bansuri Bamboo Flute (with Steve Gorn), and Tablas (Indian hand drums) with Ray Spiegel. At the time that he relocated to Western Montana,Todd decided to stop playing the electric guitar and concentrate on acoustic music. After spending 10 years there his next move was to Northern Nevada near Lake Tahoe where he has lived since 2001. Recently the electric guitar has reappeared and, as of the Fall 2012 concert season, will once again be part of his musical landscape.

Todd now performs nationally as a multi-instrumental solo artist in the college and fine arts markets. Frequently, along with his concerts, Todd conducts college master classes and interactive school clinics and assemblies. His columns on improvisation have been published in Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine.”

Dancing With The Tahoe Stars 2015

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Ticket prices range from $15 to $45 - Price includes service fees

Please Contact Ed Wright at 530-541-0353  or if you would like to purchase an entire table or have any problems purchasing online.


Tahoe Arts Project is pleased to present the3rd annual Dancing With The Tahoe Stars, a benefit for Tahoe Arts Project on Saturday, March 7th, at 6:30 pm at the MontBleu Theater.


Our biggest fundraiser of the year returns for another exciting night of dancing and entertainment! Last year’s event was a huge success, and we’re excited to be back this year with a bigger and even better event.  Included in this very special fundraiser, 10 members of the community will be participating in Dancing With The Tahoe Stars along with 10 professional dancers.  Similar to the popular TV show, they will be paired up with one of the professionals to learn a dance routine and, complete with costumes,  will perform their dance while our distinguished judges score them. Judges for the evening will be Don Bosson, Joan EliasPaul Middlebrook and Marcia Sarosik.  Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Dreu Murin.  


A HUGE thanks to the amazing local stars who volunteered to dance in this year’s event and have been hard at work preparing for this amazing fundraiser.  We are so grateful for all their dedication and support.


Come out and cheer on your favorite dancer and help choose the People’s Choice by purchasing votes! This interactive production will be fun for all ages and truly allows the audience to be a part of the show.  We hope to see you at the fundraiser, but you need not be present to support your favorite star.


Vote online for your favorite star!

Each Dollar Donated = 1 vote

Your donation will help determine the People’s Choice Award.
The star with the most votes will receive the award.

Help Choose the People’s Choice!


Jenn Boyd – Account Executive at Weidinger Public Relations

Dancing to Hip Hop with Josh Comprendio


Vote for Jenn Boyd  for People’s Choice Awards



Paul Bruso - Owner of Ernie’s


Dancing the Night Club Two Step

with Catherine Arens

Vote for Paul Bruso for People’s Choice Awards



Jason Collin – Administrative Director-Barton Health and Chief Officer of Awesomeness Epic Tahoe Adventures

 Dancing the Tango with Rhonda Keen


Vote for Jason Collin for People’s Choice Awards



Ginger Nicolay-Davis – Real Estate Broker and LTUSD Board Member

Dancing Broadway style with Dino Elias


Vote for Ginger-Nicolay-Davis for People’s Choice Awards



Martin Goldberg – Firefighter/EMT Lake Valley Fire District

Dancing to the Cha Cha with Sarah Guzman


Vote for Martin Goldberg for People’s Choice Awards



Joe Laub – Attorney

Dancing the Mambo with Robyn Lindner


Vote for Joe Laub for People’s Choice Awards



Lisa McDaniel – LTUSD Teacher

Dancing the Jive with Sebastiani (Bubba) Romagnolo


Vote for Lisa McDaniel for People’s Choice Awards



Howie Nave - Comedian, KRLT Radio Personality

Dancing to Country Michelle Langlois


Vote for Howie Nave for People’s Choice Awards



Corinna Osborne – Director of Hotel Operations Hard Rock

 Dancing the Waltz with Adam Hopkins


Vote for Corinna Osborne for People’s Choice Awards



Rita Wang - Pediatrician, Carson Medical Group and PALS Instructor, Barton Health

Dancing the Merengue with Jorge Orozco


Vote for Rita Wang for People’s Choice Awards



For more information, please call Tahoe Arts Project at 530-542-3632.

Tahoe Arts Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing professional performing arts in the schools and community of South Lake Tahoe.



Diane Ferlatte and Kealoha


Diane Ferlatte and Kealoha

Friday January 30th at 7:00pm

Lake Tahoe Community College Duke Theater

Tahoe Arts Project, celebrating our 28th season, is pleased to present two incredibly talent performers together on one stage.



Don’t miss your opportunity to see these two amazing performers together on Friday, January 30 at 7:00 PM at the Lake Tahoe Community College Duke Theater.

General admission seating begins at 6:30. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children and $10 for seniors and can be purchased at the CA and NV Visitors Center. To charge tickets by phone, please call 530 542-3632.  Tickets also available at the door.

DianePhotoDiane Ferlatte  is an internationally renowned storyteller, who has traveled the globe, from Europe to Singapore & Malaysia, from Australia & New Zealand to Colombia and Senegal, Kenya, South Africa, and of course all over the United States. She believes that telling and listening to each other’s stories not only enables us to learn about each other, but also to understand each other better. She views storytelling as a traditional art form that can promote literacy, imagination, and values in the young. While emphasizing African American stories, she loves to tell stories that hold truths touching upon our common humanity, including personal stories as well as many tales from across the globe. Having a background in music as well as American Sign Language, Diane frequently incorporates both into her performances. Erik Pearson, her musical sidekick, will accompany Diane on banjo & guitar.

Diane will be performing in the South Shore Elementary Schools January 26-30.  More information about her schools schedule is available here.


Kealoha is the first Poet Laureate of Hawaii. As an internationally acclaimed poet and storyteller.  He has performed throughout the world — from the White House to the `Iolani Palace, from Brazil to Switzerland.  He is the first poet in Hawaii’s history to perform at a governor’s inauguration, and in 2010 he was selected as a master artist for a National Endowment for the Arts program. He has represented Hawaii at the National Poetry Slam, and was ranked in the top ten of the nation’s best poets in 2007 and was honored as a “National Slam Legend” in 2010.  He is the founder of HawaiiSlam, Youth Speaks Hawaii (2-Time International Champions), and First Thursdays (the largest registered slam poetry competition in the world with an average attendance of 500+).  Kealoha has served as Hawaii’s SlamMaster since 2003, and has been on the Artists in the Schools roster since 2005.  He graduated with honors from MIT with a degree in Nuclear Physics (and a minor in writing), served as a business consultant in San Francisco, and played around as a surf instructor prior to becoming a professional poet in 2002.

 Kealoha will perform at South Tahoe Middle School and South Tahoe High School on January 29 and 30.  More information about his school schedule is available here.

Tahoe Arts Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing professional performing arts in the schools and community of South Lake Tahoe. For more information, please call 530 542-3632 or visit

Missoula Children Theatre Winter Session


TAP is very excited to present the return of Missoula Children’s Theatre this Winter!

From January 12th – 17th, 2015 MCT is back and this time the children will be performing The Jungle Book.


Must be 5 years old and in Kindergarten

Auditions are FREE and if cast, there will be a fee of $50 per child.

A limited number of scholarships are available. Call Peggy Thompson-Blowney at 530 542-3632.

More Information is available here.


MONDAY, January 12th, 2015


Sierra House Elementary School – Multi Purpose Room


January 13th-16th, 2015



(depending on role)

Sierra House Elementary - Multi Purpose Room


  Saturday, January 17th, 2015

  3:00 & 6:00 PM

   Adult $10 Child $5

South Tahoe High School Theater

Please mark your calendars now!

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Blue 13 Dance Company – Contemporary Indian Dance Theater – October 20th-24th


“From contemporary Bollywood to classic Indian fire dancing, from hip-hop to aerial/acrobatic dance, Blue13 stirs the pot thick and heavy, coming up with a totally original dish!”   - Rayhané S. Sanders   Campus Circle

 “Blue13 Dance Company is a contemporary Indian dance theatre ensemble based in Los Angeles, California.  Since 1999, the company has performed all over the United States and abroad in its signature Neo-Kathak and Bollywood-Tech styles, modern dance work that is highly energetic, colorful, and theatrical, and inspired by the classical and cultural dance of India.  The Company’s mission is to advance non-traditional contemporary dance, while preserving and cultivating the cultural and classical forms of India. Translating dance into enduring societal contributions, Blue13 dispels cultural stereotypes and connects diverse communities through cross-genre and multicultural live performances, dance education, and outreach that inspire global unity and togetherness.

Artistic director, Achinta S. McDaniel reinvents the cinematic Bollywood concept for the live concert stage, pulling precision, musicality and emotion from her ensemble to create work as rebellious and unconventional as its creator. Storytelling through dance is central to the company, as is a continual exploration of technique and collaboration with its diverse performers and choreographers.  The work is moody and emotional, and may range in one piece from a joyous quintessentially “Bollywood” high to a dark and brooding low- a group of 13 dancers satirizing Indian cinema, to a rhythmic footwork assault performed by 2 dancers with bell-clad ankles.  Blue13 presents the audience with an intelligent experience of performance that turns the cultural stereotype of Indian dance on its head. 

The ensemble has performed critically acclaimed works all over the U.S., in Europe, and North Africa, and has worked with renowned artists including Timbaland, Dustin Hoffman, Anupam Kher, director, Todd Haynes, Boman Irani, Manasi Scott, and legendary songstress, Kavita Krishnamurthy.  Director McDaniel and the company have also had work featured on feature films and commercials, and on television programs on MTV, CBS, NBC, WE, Sony TV, and on PBS.

Dance education and outreach are central to Blue13′s work, teaching Bollywood dance classes, workshops, and offering community outreach and interactive events.”

Tahoe Arts Project is excited to present Blue 13 to the schools and community  October 24, 2014 at the Mont Bleu Showroom.

The schedule of school performances is available here.

Achinta S. McDaniel adapts Romeo & Juliet and West Side Story in “Fire & Powder,” making its Northern California debut at the beautiful MontBleu Theater in South Lake Tahoe for one night only. Hip Hop Capulets battle Bollywood Montagues in the classic tale of star-crossed lovers, with dancers performing American street dance, funkified Bhangra, contemporary, and other Indian dance styles.

Fire & Powder features a rousing urban Indian soundtrack including Bollywood, Hip Hop, and Rock hits, and original music by artists from the U.S. and India. Musicians include live drummers, Dhol Nation, and composers like Tej Gill, Coffee Pot Productions, Plum, and DJ Persyst.

Friday October 24th, MontBleu Showroom 7pm

Tickets range from $8-$23

Including an Audience “Flash Mob


Tickets will also be available at the door


Disneyland Tickets Raffle

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$20 per raffle ticket

Winner will be announced on November 16th at TAP’s
Holiday Festival at S. Tahoe Middle School
To purchase tickets please call
Tahoe Arts Project at 530-542-3632

Also available online

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Wine Tasting at the Cork and More – Thursday October 16th, 7-9pm



Wine Tasting at the Cork and More – Thursday October 16th, 2014 7-9pm

Cork and More offers the best wines, cheeses, catering, deli, gift baskets, specialty foods, seasonal décor, & wedding cakes at Lake Tahoe for 37 years.  Did you know the Cork and More host a monthly wine tasting that benefits different non-profit organizations around South Lake Tahoe?

Join us Thursday – October 16th, 2014 at the Cork and more for wine tasting and hor d’oeurves for $15.  All proceeds will benefit TAP.

Call 530-544-5253 to reserve your tickets.  Spaces are limited so call today before the event sells out!  Hope to see everyone there!



3rd Annual Holiday Festival


We are so excited to announce the return of our Holiday Festival!

Saturday – November 15th, 2014 10:00am-4:00pm
Sunday – November 16th, 2014 10:00am-3:00pm


Tahoe Arts Project’s Holiday Festival features handcrafted arts and crafts, food, music and dance. ADMISSION IS FREE!!!

Event will feature up to 30 booths with handmade items.  If you’re an artist interested in a booth the artist application is available here.


Safari Rose – Thursday September 18th, 2014


Join us for an amazing night aboard the Safari Rose.

Enjoy the sunset and the amazing views of Lake Tahoe while enjoying delicious Appetizers and Wine.

(530) 542-3632 or email for more information

Thursday September 18th, 2014  $65 includes wine and appetizers.

Only a limited amount of tickets are sold for this fundraiser.