Ginger Nicolay-Davis
Special to The R-C

Music, motherhood and more at Valhalla this weekend

Back by popular demand, the play Motherhood Out Loud comes to the Valhalla Art, Music and Theatre Festival this weekend.

The play explores the subject of motherhood via a collection of celebrated American writers, unveiling comedy and truths that span generations

Audiences that saw the May performance of the show at the South Shore laughed, cried and laughed some more, with one viewer calling it “one of the most poignant and funny plays about parenthood we have ever seen.”

Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, with a matinee showing at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door.

The picnic-friendly free music on the lawn series features Ike and Martin at noon Sunday. Ike Marr and Martin Shears have been making music together for 18 years. “From their first musical meeting in Phoenix, their chemistry was undeniable,” according to their website. “Sharing a passion for great songwriting, harmony vocals, humor and Bourbon, they forged a friendship and musical partnership that has wowed audiences all over the world.”

The festival is also thrilled to celebrate country music with one of Valhalla’s favorites, Joni Morris. Morris is well known for her own special tribute to the queen of country music, Patsy Cline. She has been playing to sold out crowds across the country with her other fabulous tribute shows as well. In the Legendary Ladies of Country Music at Valhalla, Morris will perform unforgettable hit songs by Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette and many more classic country artists. Morris plays 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door.

And finally, the spontaneous, hilarious, improvised comedy of The Tahoe Improv Players comes to Valhalla. The improvisational comedians have entertained audiences for more than 15 years. Come see the style that made shows like “Whose Line is it Anyway?” famous. It’s fun for the whole family and you’ll laugh until you cry. The show takes place 7:30 p.m,. Tuesday in the Valhalla Grand Hall. Tickets are $10.

Ginger Nicolay-Davis is the president of the Tahoe Tallac Association Board of Directors.

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The Record Courier Updated Jul 18, 2013 03:33PM Published Jul 18, 2013 09:50AM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.