Community theater group finds home |

Community theater group finds home

by Caryn Haller

Carson Valley Community Theatre has finally got its act together.

They are taking over a performance and workshop space at the Carson Valley Arts Council building, which already houses its box office and storage space.

“We have everything there now,” president Lucille Rao said. “For us, it’s going to be a rehearsal hall. It’s great. I feel like we’re really moving ahead and meeting the goals we set as a theater company.”

The space is currently being leased by Sapphire Wizard who will be moving Dec. 31, and the community theater will take possession on Jan.1.

“We’re renting it to artists for classes during the daytime. It’s available to the public,” Rao said. “We’re looking for local musicians with original music to perform. We’ll have an open mic night. Kat Simmons is teaching a stand-up comedy class in March.”

In the past, CVCT has held auditions and rehearsals at Sharkey’s, Carson Valley United Methodist Church and Aspen Park clubhouse.

“It’s nice to be in one place, and not have to move things,” Rao said. “It will be nice to be able to have the space for our kids programs, auditions and workshops.”

Rao said she already has events planned for the new space.

A grand opening is 7-9 p.m. Jan. 11. All Hat No Cattle will perform.

The Young Thespians are having an acting class Jan. 18, and Stars of Tomorrow auditions are Jan. 17-18.

CVCT’s The Annex is located at 1572 Highway 395, Minden.

For more information, call Rao at (775) 843-3493.